I am a wife and mother of 2 wonderful boyz. I grew up in Northern CA and love the Bay Area. I have lived in Dallas/Ft Worth TX for 2 1/2 yrs and made some wonderful friends. I now live in Southern CA. I love to read, martial arts, run, bike ride, walk, listen to my iPod, and relax.
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican food. I also love to cook with my slow cooker or dutch oven. I am a busy Mom, so I don't often have time to cook anything fancy, but I do like to cook with as little processed food as possible. We eat fresh fruits and veggies, and a lot of chicken.
My cooking triumphs
I started off baking as a kid. As I got older, I expanded my cooking range. My Mom was a single parent and relied on me to start dinner for me and my sister. My Mom cooked what was easy and inexpensive. I guess I experimented on my own and became the cook I am because of it. So I guess I am self taught. I like to experiment and try new recipies and most of the time, they come out pretty good. My boys and DH LOVE fresh veggies and salads, so I think I have started them off right with their diet. I consider that my greatest triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Learning to cook on my "fancy" expensive grill has been a challenge. I am just learning the hot spots and timing issues with it. I have burned more than I care to admit.