My name is Providencia Silva. I am a single mother of three big boys. I also come from a very large family. When we have get togethers, we always have big dinners... Enough to eat more then once and to take home. Lol. We express our love and appreciation through food. I am the one who cooks a large meal everyday because I have three hungry boys and my brothers often comes to my house and eat food as well... It's because I've mastered my cooking for years.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking latin food and italian food. I would really love to explore other foods from other places. I really love mexican food, salvadorian food and indian food and want to try to learn recipes from these countries... I am Puerto Rican and I already know how to cook Puerto Rican/Dominican food... Want to try something different.
My favorite family cooking traditions
During the holidays-It's arroz con gandules (Yellow Rice with Pigeon peas), Pernil (pork shoulder. Seasoned over night), Pasteles (a traditional puerto rican dish), Macaroni Salad and Coquito (puerto rican egg nog)... But, in my family-there's no need for "tradition". We cook this and many more dishes all year long!
My cooking triumphs
If I learn it one time and able to get all the recipes to create the dish-I "WILL" make it and even add a twist or two of my own... I can look at a dish online or on TV and say, "I think I can make that."
My cooking tragedies
I am NOT a good baker! I wish I can bake more better and decorate a cake beautifully, but, I can't... Sad that I can make a nice plate of delicious food but can't make a nice cake. LOL!