I'm a proud Navy Nuke housewife and fur-momma, who loves all things vintage and classic, who would much rather make things from scratch (from foods to crafts) than buy them premade.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake up sweet treats, although with just my husband and me here at my home I often give away a lot of treats to my neighbors so we don't pig out on them. I love to cook for people (I get a lot of enjoyment out of making people happy), but cooking for myself not so much.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm half Mexican half German so I grew up spending my Christmas Eve with my Dad's family (Mexican side) where we make dozens and dozens of tamales early in the day and enjoy them later in that night with a huge buffet of other foods from other Mexican foods to traditional holiday foods. On Christmas Day we wake up late have a good size brunch, and go to my Mom's family (German side) and have the traditional American Christmas foods. I love doing this I get to celebrate Christmas twice I would have fought tooth and nail to maintain this tradition, but I didn't cause my husband loves it too!
My cooking triumphs
Most girls hear from their husbands that they wish she could cook like his mom, although my husband date for 3 years before we were married I realized when we got engaged and moved in together that I had never cooked for him, which is weird cause I love cooking and grew up cooking but we had been in college and super busy, but anyways I was nervous cooking for him I knew his mother was a pretty good cook and I had only really cooked for family so I didn't know how I would stack up. Well I soon learned that the cooking traits that were my core values (always experiment, never following recipes, always asking others for there honest opinions and well thinking if I'm going to season something I should really season it!) were my saving grace. My husband doesn't think I'm as good of a cook as his mom, he thinks 10x better cook than her! Which feels pretty awesome.
My cooking tragedies
Just like all cooks there's things I've cooked that haven't come out quite right, or got burned, or a plethora of just cooking mistakes I have made. I am human after all ^.^