I started having interest in cooking when I realized that I had to provide nutritious meals for my girls. Although I work a full-time schedule, I always try to prepare a home cooked meal. It's my time to relax and I love watching people enjoy the food I prepare. I get the passion for cooking from my parents who were employed full time for 30+ years as a cook (mom) and baker (dad). It amazes me how quick they can whip something up from scratch.
My favorite things to cook
I love making quick, simple yet good meals! I also enjoy cooking dishes that remind me of my childhood (i.e. maccaroni soup (sopa de fideo), chile verde, rice pudding (arroz con leche). I enjoy anything with CHICKEN because it's so versatile that we never get bored of it. Also the easy stuff such as party dishes such as wraps, dips, appetizers, salsas, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sadly, I don't have any cooking "traditions" YET. I am just starting to hand off small cooking tasks to my oldest daughter and I can't wait for the day that both my girls get a little older and we make our own family traditions in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
Making anything that my girls will eat... they can be VERY picky!
My cooking tragedies
Can you say over-cooked refried beans! I know~I know it's the easiest thing to make. One day soon I will get it down!