My favorite things to cook
baking sweets, chicken enchiladas, pasta, thin crust pizzas, soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
my family makes tamales every year at christmas. it began with my mom, aunt and me when i was 8 years old. since then, it's a roving cast of characters and we never know who's going to show up. it's loads of fun to work and chat while working up an appetite for the first batch to be that night's dinner!
My cooking triumphs
i made my first wedding cake this year. it was just a smaller 2-tier cake, but it was my first time using fondant, so i was very proud of it!