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Counter Intelligence: Confessions of A Working Mom

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
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
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Aug. 21, 2011 9:11 pm 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 4:46 pm
I've been craving CCF restaurant's corn succotash since I had it 2 months ago.  I've searched some recipes online and tried it for the first time tonight.  Even though I'm sure you can use frozen corn, I really feel using the freshest corn off the cob, grilled on the BBQ, is certainly worth… MORE
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1st Lady

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Covina, California, USA

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Nov. 2004

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

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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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