I'm a guy who loves food and especially loves to prepare it! I take joy hearing from my family how much they enjoyed what I make. My place is in front of the grill!!
My favorite things to cook
I love to grill or smoke food! I've done everything from steak, chicken, pork to dessert on the grill. Recently, I started baking alot. My son loves it since he's always the first to try what I make. I usually make dishes that are kid approved like meatball subs or french bread pizza where they put their own toppings. I love making appetizers that are easy to make and are always gone!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a stay at home mom so she always had something to eat at home. There was always beans and fresh tortillas on the stove. On Sundays, she would make a pot of stew or menudo and that would be our meal til later in the evening when she would make beef with green chile or chile rellenos. her dishes always had some kind of chile in it such as Anaheim peppers, jalapenos, or Serrano chile.I've learned from her the dishes that have been in the family. Now the family expects me to make her dishes while she relaxes!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking lessons came from my mom and hamburger helper! She wanted me to make sure I can make my own food especially when I went to college. At home, I saw grilling food as the easiest such as steaks and chicken breasts. I learned how to make variations on recipes from my brother to make it my own. Now when I bake something, I take it to work so my coworkers can try it out. I have to admit, they say I spoil them!
My cooking tragedies
I can't remember any tragedies in the kitchen except the occasional burning of the food or myself! My mom have been there to help me out or taste test what I'm making to ensure it comes out right.