I'm on the road a lot as I am a flight attendant. But I carry a huge cooler with me because it saves me money on food and I tend to eat healthier and on my own schedule when I do. I love carrying leftovers to share with my crew. I am also an avid exerciser, and I love to read. My idea of heaven is a snow covered mountain and me in skis. ;)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Mexican food. I grew up eating it, but I like to try to make it healthier.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am normally the salad maker in my house. I love to use all types of vegetables to make the salad really colorful. I have been experimenting with making my own low-cal/fat dressings and it is not as hard as I thought it would be. I'd love to cook some of the main dishes, but there are too many older Mexican women in my family that have claim to those dishes!
My cooking triumphs
I get asked to bring specific dishes to parties. It makes me feel LOVED. ;)
My cooking tragedies
I once used ground snake (yes, you read that correctly!) thinking it was garlic powder. It was in a non-labled jar and I thought my mom had just put some bulk garlic in a smaller container.
The first time I made Mexican rice I didn't know it was hard until I took a bite. By then, the whole table had tasted it, but hadn't said anything. I immediately made everyone throw it away. I don't like when people force themselves to eat something just to not hurt my feelings!