I live in rural Arizona with my husband and two kids. I've always cooked with my mom and Gramma who were excellent cooks and teachers, but it is only recently that I've begun to really learn how to put together ingredients on my own to make a great meal.
My favorite things to cook
Growing up in New Mexico instilled in me a love of New Mexican style food. I love all things spicy - not just jalapenos, but Asian and Cajun food, too. I also love Italian and I very much love having a variety of recipes to choose from, so as not to get bored with the "same ol', same ol'".
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have GREEN chile enchiladas on St. Patricks Day and mom's scalloped ham and potatoes for most birthdays.
My cooking triumphs
I love it when my family says, "This is really good!" My favorite thing is finding recipes and tweaking them to my own liking.
My cooking tragedies
The time I didn't cook the potatoes long enough and they wouldn't mash, the time I made the burgers too thick and they wouldn't cook through, and the time I cooked the whole chicken for several hours and it was still PINK in the middle.