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Counter Intelligence: Confessions of A Working Mom

 
Apr. 3, 2013 5:47 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2013 11:37 am
Ok, quick foodie confessional….Sometimes I get too excited about food, and I blurt out my excitement like I have food triggered Tourette’s syndrome.  My best friend always bumps me with a disapproving “ANGEL!!!??!!” whisper as if to say “Omg, I can’t believe you just said that out loud”.I’m… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 22, 2013 10:02 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2013 12:17 pm
Rosie the Riveter Deviled EggsYou never know…When the factory whistle blew at the end of the day, Rosie the Riveter probably slid down the fuselage of the plane she was riveting, and clocked out to make that walk home with her metal dome lunch pail in hand.  On that walk home she could’ve been… MORE
 
 
Jan. 4, 2013 5:28 pm 
Updated: Jan. 8, 2013 4:05 pm
Hola AR Friends and Family!!  Yes, it’s been some time since I’ve been hanging around this old place.  I’ve been re-nesting, making myself crazy with party planning and holiday cooking, and the occasional bout of feeling sorry for myself.  Now that the crazy holidays are over,  I’ve been… MORE
 
 
Aug. 22, 2012 12:17 pm 
Updated: Aug. 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Ok, well this hot sauce does not have an official name, so I gave it one.  This oh so creative name came from my extensive research (aka chasing) of the little peppers Carmen uses.  I had to try to figure this out because Carmen is the comadre (godmother to my ex-husband’s daughter) of my… MORE
Chiltepin Pepper aka Bird Pepper aka Chile Tepin
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Apr. 12, 2012 8:50 am 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2012 11:52 am
Just a quicky post to say that I made the best lasagna I've ever made last night.  Another dinner pressed for time and my baby's birthday was yesterday and of course he was requesting lasagna.  As if I had all day to brew a sauce, shred mozzerella, boil noodles, make roasted garlic… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 11, 2012 2:17 pm 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 8:43 pm
What a wonderful and blessed Easter we had...and crazy busy!  I'm not sure what compelled my niece to have her son's birthday party the day before Easter, but she did and somehow I got bamboozled into making Easter dinner for my family.  Which would not have been so bad if A) I wasn't told… MORE
 
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Mar. 1, 2012 2:25 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:01 pm
Hey everybody.  Or nobody.I just have to say that their ain’t nuthin sexier than a man who can cook!!!  Even a man who will even attempt to try to cook will always have a special place in my heart.  That is why I’ve “learned” my boys how to, at the very least, make a scrambled egg.  They’re… MORE
 
 
Jan. 3, 2012 12:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2012 2:58 pm
Hello AR WorldAs usual, I’ve procrastinated on a post.  Intention – to post New Years Day.  Resolution SMASHED!!But really…I don’t make resolutions on New Year’s…I make them all the time.  I always tell myself I resolve to do something and I just try doing.  Some days I have a resolute… MORE
Just for fun
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Dec. 28, 2011 4:57 pm 
Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 1:34 pm
Just a quick heartwarming holiday story. It’s about Tias and Tamales. This holiday season is a pretty significant one for me.  This is the year that I am documenting one of the most prized of my family traditions…tamale making.  My mom and Tias (aunts in Spanish) and cousins over the last 50… MORE
Malibu Rum
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Sisters Unite...Reunite I mean
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Dec. 6, 2011 11:37 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 4:57 am
Boy has it been cold!!!  For California that is.  So I don’t wanna hear from you folks back east that us whiney Californians don’t know cold.  You’re right, we don’t know cold.  But for us this is cold.  Promise me that, and I won’t balk that you guys don’t know what cold is in comparison… MORE
Cooking Champurrado
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1st Lady

Home Town
Covina, California, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2004

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Reading Books

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About Me
Born in Mexico...raised a California girl, I'm always trying to find my roots with my cooking. I have a big family with my mom as matriarch and master cook. So I have some big shoes to fill.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking food that my mom always made when we were younger. She doesn't really have any recipes, so it's a challenge. Every time she cooks, it's a unique experience since variations on ingredients are never the same. I also love Mexican food El Paso style. I would like to dabble more in Italian and Filipino dishes. My all time fav is BBQ and down home Southern comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a Mexican Family. Family gatherings center around the kitchen and dinning areas. I love having family around the kitchen cooking, sitting around the dinner table talking, laughing,joking, drinking and eating.
My cooking triumphs
Mastered flour tortillas in 2013!!!
My cooking tragedies
That I mastered flour tortillas in 2013...I think I gained 5 lbs in one week.
 
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