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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
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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Oct. 19, 2011 1:52 pm 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2011 6:16 am
In this titillating episode we meet the main character of Cactus Crest.  He’s a meaty character!...The bones and marrow of our little story.  No really, he is the bones and marrow of this story and specifically this dish.  And before you get squeamish, before I translate espinazo, let me… MORE
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May 5, 2011 5:30 pm 
Updated: May 10, 2011 7:59 am
Lately seems that I've been pulling more recipes from some of my favorite blogs than I have from my cookbook collection.  The next few posts will probably be of things I've kitchen tested from blogs, or fun stuff I find on blogs.    I totally love this recipe.  How could… MORE
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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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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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