I was born and raised in Miami, Florida where my family settled in the early 60s after emigrating from Cuba. My brother and I were raised with a perfect blend of both our Cuban and American heritages, something we are both very proud of.
Over the course of my life, I learned to cook from all the great women in my family as well as my friends families. As someone who learns best by watching and being hands-on, I observed them as they prepared and cooked family meals. I would marvel at how they just KNEW how to throw ingredients together and make great food.
In addition to cooking, I am also an avid crocheter and freelance photographer. You can check out my latest crochet projects at here and my photography here. Select print from both mine and my husbands portfolios are available for purchase on FineArtAmerica.com and Redbubble.com. In case it wasn’t obvious by now, I’m also a web developer and have been building websites for almost 20 years – and it frightens me to say that! By the way, if you need a site for your business, get in touch with me for rates.
I love to cook and I cook with love. From black beans to flan, I owe my skills and knowledge in the kitchen to all the great women in my life. Unfortunately, my parents and grandparents have all passed away, but they left me with one of the greatest gifts you could ever impart on a child: the gift of cooking.
These recipes are theirs; this website is a tribute to them.