My favorite things to cook
Baking is my forte.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child, I enjoyed the kitchens of my aunts and grandmother. We moved away from Portugal when I was nine but I still have vivid memories of the wood oven in my grandmother's house where all the bread was baked. My mom and all my aunts would bring dishes to my grandmother's house where we all gathered for celebrations. My grandmother had nine children, so celebrations were frequent! There were birthdays, weddings, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and of course Easter and Christmas. My mom always brought a beautiful cake, and I think I've inherited that baking gene.