Cooking and meals together is a big part of my Mexican culture and family traditions. We cook and gather for meals, not only to savor the delicious food we made, but to enjoy the company of our loved ones gathered at our table.
I started cooking before I got married but it wasn’t until we were cooking meals in our own home that I really began experimenting with more recipes, techniques, ingredients and flavors. I have to say, I’ve had some hits and there have been misses, as well. But it’s been so much fun trying new things.
There have been some favorite meals and some that are on my cooking bucket list to try and conquer. And I can’t wait to savor every bite!
Made: Monkey bread
I made this a while back for Easter one year and it was delicious. Jessie grandmother, Mama Fay, would make monkey bread every year at Christmas and it always makes me think of her.
I love scones. They’re flaky and sweet and oh, so yummy! I love the idea of the time and various steps it takes to make them. I feel like it will effort will make them taste even better.
Made: Avocado toast
The recipe is easy but the end result is out-of-this-world. Slice of coated bread, spread of goat cheese and sliced avocado with a drizzle of malden salt on top. So simple to make but so satisfying to enjoy.
There’s nothing like a warm, savory stew on a cold fall day. I’ve been a little timid to try and tackle a stew recipe but I’m more than willing to try and see how it turns out.
Made: Chicken piccata and roasted potatoes
O. M. G. This is one of my favorite recipes to make and one of the most delicious, if I do say so myself. So flavorful and surprisingly easy to make, but the final result looks like a gourmet meal. Plus, you can’t beat a meal that includes lots of lemon.
Tri-tip, you are my Everest. I’ve always wanted to learn the proper way to cook a steak, tri-tip, and roast beef. My worry is always that it’ll come out too dry. I’m really looking forward to taking a cooking class at the end of the month where we’re going to learn how to cook a flavorful flank steak. Once I learn some basic techniques, I think I’ll be ready for some yummy grilling.
Any recipes you want to try? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to add some good new recipes to our collection.