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Apr. 28, 2011 4:25 pm 
I really try to make it a point to cook using fresh ingredients and/or from scratch, but since I don't know the first thing about making curry, I cheated. My friends took me to this restaurant here in So Cal (Puente Hills to be specific) that is a Japanese Curry spot.   I really… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2011 5:23 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2011 4:42 pm
**I know, I know, it is spelled ouis ouis, but for the sake of this post…work with me** It seems the only time I have a very delicious crepe is when I’m on vacation somewhere.  The other day I was at Costco and “impulse” purchased 2 large jars of Nutella (sold as one unit).  I… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2011 2:23 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2011 10:48 am
Not sure how I nominated myself to cook for our family New Year's gathering, but I also managed to "test" my abilities to make posole and enchiladas from scratch.  I've never made posole before and homemade enchilada sauce I did once before but threw so much stuff in it that I… MORE
Dec. 14, 2010 4:16 pm 
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010 12:30 pm
Is it me or does anyone else not even look at a recipe unless it's 4 1/2 stars or above?  I get a lot of the newsletters from AR and only look at the ones that are 4 1/2 stars.  Isn't that a bit snobbish?  Like not wanting to eat at a restaurant with a B rating.  There are so many wonderful… MORE
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Nov. 5, 2009 12:47 pm 
Updated: Nov. 12, 2009 2:00 pm
My budget seems to be getting tighter and tighter, but my family’s appetite gets bigger and bigger (two growing boys and a hubby that bikes 30 miles a day, and a college student).  Plus there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything I need done (work, kids activites),… MORE
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Aug. 4, 2009 4:03 pm 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2009 8:27 am
I love to cook, but sometimes, as with most things, with cooking it’s a matter of how I feel.. how I feel about myself, stuff going on around me, if I have to clean my fridge…etc. For the most part, I love cooking because it brings our family closer and I love to make people happy through… MORE
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Apr. 7, 2009 4:07 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2009 1:24 pm
Ok folks, in this last year, we renovated our kitchen.  My hubby totally objected to the whole idea at first and we fought like cats and dogs about it (a whole other blog).  But once he got started, it was like there was a baby in the house.  He oversaw and did much of the work… MORE
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1st Lady

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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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