Veni, vidi, blogged!

I believe this is the portion of the game show where I introduce myself, tell you about my plans for this blog, set boundaries (ha!), impress you with my prose. That’s a really tall order, but I will tell you about me and the nervous beginnings of this humble blog.

I’m originally from Panama City, Panama. Way South from my current residence in Houston, Texas. I had the Panamanian version of Martha Stewart for a mother, except for the insider trading conviction. My mami, Patricia, was always the designated EventCoordinatorMenuPlannerExecutiveAndPastryChef for most every celebration or get-together we attended.

She loved learning new things, then experimenting with them, making them her own, and dazzling family and friends with her magic. But she wasn’t happy keeping these gifts to herself; she shared them with my Sis Magali and I, as well as anyone else who asked. Eventually she started her own cake decorating business, she’s a real pro still working an icing bag like nobody’s business.

In a way, this blog exists because of my mom. Because she introduced me to the kitchen at age 8, making me fall in love with everything that happens in that special room. It’s not a coincidence that people always gravitate to it. I hope you will come along with me as I learn new tricks and try new dishes and share some of my own.

Cookingly yours,


2 thoughts on “Veni, vidi, blogged!

  1. Dorothy Martinez says:

    As someone that has been eating your cooking for over 20 years, I can say you are the best cook I know and I’m very proud to be one of your oldest taste-testers. And I must say- “It’s about time you shared your talent with the rest of the world”.

    Love ya, Dot

  2. Mary Lyles says:

    You are absolutely the best cook I know and are the best role model my older daughter has in her quest for amazing food and its preparation.

    I am thrilled and awed by this blog and wish you all the best. All of your friends know you already are!


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