100% Proud to be an American who's 100% Puerto Rican!!!
I was born in West LA and have always lived in the "O.C." CA girl all the way. LONG family history of Laker fans. GO KOBE!!!!! MVP!!
My Dad was born in San Juan Puerto Rico moved to NY at 4 years of age and CA at 16!
My Mom was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to CA at 12!
My favorite things to cook
Actually my first love is baking.
This site's been a huge help to me and all I can say is there's a wealth of talented bakers and cooks on this site :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Arroz con Gandules, Pasteles de Platano, Tostones and Platanos Maduro for Christmas Eve. with my Mom and my Grandma who's in a better place now. Mom's still with us thank God & is the best cook I know.
My cooking triumphs
Most recently, with the help of another Puerto Rican lady(Noshery)
I made Guava Puff Patries for my Dad's bday and he just loved them. Did my heart good!!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at a "cake mix" recipe for sour creme cake. I used the "butter recipe" mix by mistake and it never turned out. I had to toss the whole thing and buy a cake on the way to our work potluck. ALWAYS USE the oil recipe is what I learned.