I absolutely Love cooking! I had been looking at cooking shows since I was about 9yrs old when my grandmother who raised me first began teaching me to cook. She saw that I had an interest in cooking since I would always sit in the kitchen watching everything that she did and I would take notes on even her technique. I would also read any recipe magazines and books to learn as much as I could about cooking. I am Puerto Rican and Italian so I learned very early on to cook both types of food. It has always been my dream to open up a Puerto Rican/Italian resturant.
My favorite things to cook
I Love Baking and trying to make anything atleast once. Hey trial and error are words to live by. I make a mean Cheesecake. I also cook an excellent Flan de coco(coconut spanish custard)and Sweet Potato Pie. Lets not even get into my Puerto Rican style Rice Pudding;-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my most favorite and memorable family traditions are getting together with all of my family, playing some music and making Pasteles together. It can not get any better than that.
My cooking triumphs
Taking recipes and altering them to what I feel would be better and receiving lots of compliments especially when the person who gives you the recipe says that it taste better than theirs; now that is triumph.....
My cooking tragedies
Trying some recipes that just did not make the cut. That I personally gagged on and boy there were a few. Wow another tragedy comes to mind when we first moved to PA six years ago and I baked for the first time in an electric oven that was damaged. It would get hotter than the temperature that you would set it to and I burned everthing that I made at first until I figured out it was damaged but only after several burnt meals and cakes.