I have loved to cook since I was allowed to use the stovetop. lol I have one child and love to cook for my family and friends. I'm always laughing, love to have a good time. I am inspired to cook from my family (those here and deceased) who show me love thru kisses, hugs, smiles and cooking. <3 I am biracial, black and puerto rican; my family is like the rainbow coalition! :D Wonderful cultures and backgrounds. <3
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Cakes, pies, cookies. Christmas cookies are so much fun every year! I also enjoy making various soul foods and Puerto Rican cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies are high in the rankings as my favorite holiday is Christmas. Thanksgiving I like to incorporate all of my families different cultures into the meal. Recently my stepfather passed away, he is from Italy, and he had a wonderful tradition of cooking a seafood feast on Christmas Eve. I would like to continue that tradition in honor of him.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to bake the famous chocolate chip cake that my Nana makes. I was so proud of myself! lol
My cooking tragedies
Failing miserably at making a homemade spaghetti sauce lol It was horrible. Since then I have made it and perfected (for me) it. But wow...that was really bad lol