Wednesday, February 17, 2010

They aren't pretty, but they taste like heaven

recipe to follow, but here's a teaser:

La Familia

without the beauty of the heritage, it is my opinion that the food cant be properly appreciated. The hubs' family has taught me SO much in the kitchen, and there seems to be a story to go with every recipe. I thought I'd introduce you to "La Familia", so you'd have faces to go with the people I mention here. :) This picture was taken almost exactly one year ago, about 7 months before we lost Grandpa. :( We had so much fun celebrating Grandma and Grandpa's birthdays that day, and I will never forget how lovely the party was. We miss Grandpa every day, but his contributions to his family will never be forgotten.

In this pic, is the hubs' grandparents, the hubs, me, and the three kiddos. My MIL was taking the pic, so I'll post another of her in this post.

Grandma, and Miss Trin. Love this pic.

And a very special picture: Grandpa, two of the kids, and my MIL. Grandpa was so happy that day. So, so happy. :)

Part of the beauty in any cooking is the history and stories behind the recipes. Perhaps its why I enjoy cooking like I do. :) What a blessing it is to have family to share that beauty with.

In Güera's Kitchen

Hey All!

I had the idea few months ago to start a blog simply devoted to the preparation and history of Mexican cooking. As a "White Girl" (or Güera) raised in, and married into, the hispanic culture, I may not be completely qualified to teach others the art of Mexican cuisine, but I will certainly enjoy sharing what I have learned. My only goal cooking up mexican dishes has been to hear my husband say in complete honesty, "It tastes just like my Grandma's." It has happened a time or two, but those are really big shoes to fill, which is ironic considering she wears a tiny size 6.

Jump in and join in learning the art of mexican cooking, from the stuff you order in your favorite restaurant to the dishes that totally intimidate you. Stick around for the stuff you haven't seen on a menu too...thats the best stuff anyway.

Mi cocina es su cocina. :)