My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making recipes that my family has passed down for generations. My grandma is an excellent cook so I look to her for many of my family recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Helping my grandma make her "Strawberry Pie" for our family reunions every year.
My cooking triumphs
It's always a hit when I have introduced my family recipes to my friends out here in NM. They love that "Midwest" american cooking!
My cooking tragedies
When I first made my mom's "Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas" once I moved here to New Mexico, my friends had bought me some real, roasted green chile instead of canned. Not ever having made the recipe with roasted green chile, I chopped it up and mixed it in. While we eating our meal I noticed that my friends were pulling something out of their mouths. They then shared that they were pulling out the peels and that I was supposed to peel the green chile first! They were so gracious about it but we laugh to this day when it's brought up!