Hello everyone! First I would like to say thank you for visiting my site. It’s great to have you!
I’m a mother, avid scuba diver, scuba instructor, food blogger and recipe developer. I was born on the small but beautiful island of Puerto Rico and raised in New York. As a New Yorker I can say I have had my share of international cuisine and one of my ultimate favorites is the Mexican cuisine! South-of-the-Border dishes have thrilled my imagination for as long as I can remember. Mexican dishes just have big, bold flavors!
Since I was a little girl I have always enjoyed cooking and now as an adult, it has become a passion. I have to say I draw my culinary inspiration from my mother. Thank you “Mami!” This very strong woman in my life, single parent to me, was the beginning of my love and pleasure of cooking. My “madre” taught me how to cook at a very young age, as early as 9 years old. We always looked forward to my “teaching time” and as I am a quick learner when it comes to the kitchen, it was always something I looked forward to! Those days with mami in the kitchen, cutting, chopping, pouring, stirring are sweet memories I hold close to my heart. As a single parent myself and an only child, I can say that most of what I know is due to this beautiful woman in my life and one of the best gifts she has given me is the art of cooking.
So let me tell you a little more about myself, I believe the more I know about my foodblogger, the more I can connect with them and absorb their recipe, mentally, spiritually and of course with mucho gusto y placer!! So I would like to do that for you, with myself.
I was a mortgage broker for many years and truly enjoyed my profession and career. I enjoyed the challenge, I lovvved seeing my clients happy faces. But when the economy took a crush, like many others, I saw myself with a decision to make….I decided I had put in my years and it was time to make a change…I haven’t looked back since! Since then I dabbled in certain things I have always enjoyed very much. I love jewelry, so I sold jewelry for awhile, I enjoy writing, so I wrote an ebook on where to source wholesale products, it’s called, “Where to Source Wholesale Products Like the Gurus Do.” I even sold electronics for a while. All this said, I came back to my passion, cooking. Even when I would work crazy hours in the broker industry, I still managed to make time every Friday night to create new recipes. At the time, I lived in Florida and every Friday night I would leave my office early and go to the local supermarket, pick up a few things, a bottle of wine and go home to relax and create!
I was always told, “Cathy, you need to write these recipes down!” “Cathy, you need to write a cookbook.” Well I will say, I finally took the advise and I am in the process of that now. I’m working on it, I’m writing it! Here early on, I would like to say, thank you to those who enjoyed those out of thin air recipes of mine and acknowledged me to do so, to write it.
I also have a hugeee passion for scuba diving. So much so, I acquired my scuba diving instructor license when I was only 20 years old. One of my greatest accomplishments since, it took me many years to achieve, to later on find myself, in a strict training of 4 months straight by a Navy Seal. Not easy my friends, not easy!
Okay, a little more about me and my world, I have a 16 year old son who is MY WORLD, MY JEWEL and BACKBONE!!! And no love of mine is even closely comparable to him!!! He is a great son who inspires me everyday. I thought for so long, as a single parent, can I really raise a man?! Well, so far I believe I may be doing a pretty decent job. His loves are two things, to become a Marine one day (been that way for him since he was 6 years old!) and ready for it?! Bull Riding!
One thing I want you to keep in mind is that, I normally cook without measurements of any kind so sometimes you may find that I may be off on an ingredient, maybe too much or maybe too little, so just adjust as you go along trying these appetizers. Even cooking times may be a little bit of an adjustment for you, a personal preference…a little longer, a little shorter, cooking time. Roll with the basics of my appetizer recipes and adjust accordingly.
Another thing is, I use a lot of exclamation points!!!!!!! Hope that doesn’t bother you much because it’s one of my forms of talking directly to you, aloud!!! If you met me personally, you would notice rather quickly that I talk with my hands a lot so when I cannot use my hands, the exclamation points take my place!! (chuckle)
So one day I was thinking, why not start a blog on one of my favorite cuisines? So here it is!
You will find a variety of mexican recipes, focusing on mexican appetizers! Have you found that many food blogs or websites focus on dinner and side dishes but few offer appetizers?! Well here I would like to focus on just that, appetizers, but of course not just appetizers, but mexican appetizers! Yummy! You will not only enjoy reading them but actually creating them, hopefully as much as I do! So let’s get started!
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