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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. 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
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
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Sisters Unite...Reunite I mean
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Nov. 3, 2011 4:22 pm 
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 8:01 pm
I’ve seen the artistic craze of Day of the Dead merchandise a lot in recent years.  I’ve even been to a Day of the Dead themed wedding, which I totally loved.  But Day of the Dead isn’t just about painted skulls, even though I haven’t met a painted skull I didn’t like.  Growing up in my… MORE
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Sep. 27, 2011 1:24 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2011 8:39 am
!Hola Amigos!….it has been proclaimed yet again…it’s HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!!! (September 15 - October 15)Being that I am Mexican, this time is near and dear to my heart.  I have the love for my country…the good old USA (I still get choked up at the National Anthem), but I also have deep… MORE
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Aug. 25, 2011 10:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 1, 2011 8:49 am
I have a confession to make…I ate cereal for dinner last night.  Yes, cereal.  Honeycombs to be exact.  My 15 yr old grabbed the first bowl which gave me the idea and I just went with it.  I gave into my exhaustion and right then decided I did not want to prepare a meal.  My DH was off… MORE
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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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