I'm a busy elementary science teacher with a lot of time on my hands during the summer! During the school year, I like to cook to relax but don't have much time. I would like to cook more and bring home cooked meals to work instead of TV dinners.
My favorite things to cook
I like experimenting with international food and copying restaurant specialties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little, my favorite dish was Arroz con Pollo (Spanish rice and chicken). I still enjoy it and love making it for myself.
My cooking triumphs
I love it when people actually enjoy something I've made. When people like the food I bring, they say, "Ahora sí se puede casar." ("Now she can get married.")
My cooking tragedies
All the time! That's why I like having my mother around when I cook for advice. When I was ten, I baked chocolate chip cookies with a cup of baking soda instead of a teaspoon. Our neighbor's dog liked them.