Hi there. My name is Stephanie Chavez and I am so glad you are here. This blog is my home away from home, so welcome! Relax, kick back, put your feet up and hang out a while. I’ll let you in on a few secrets about me.
I’m a Californian native with a Mexican upbringing, now living in Central Valley. I was raised mostly by my Mom and her siblings who were all brought to the U.S. when they were children after their mother passed away at the age of 40.
I’m married with two children and hold a Bachelors Degree in Child & Adolescent Development. My favorite part about being a ChAD major is working with infants. They always melt my heart.
Why a food blog?
Cooking has always been my escape, my joy, the only hobby that I can completely get lost in. I used to love watching my Tias cook. Like them and my Mom, I am the kind of person who loves to experiment in the kitchen. You know, the kind that cooks without measuring and usually says things like, “I think I’ll throw in a little bit of this, and a little bit of that,” and “Oh, let’s see how this tastes!”
There were many times in which my recipe experiments turned out perfect, like my Banana Oatmeal Muffins! Those were a total experiment gone right. Other times, some of my experiments came out not so perfect.
You should read the story about my failed Mexican Rice. That one will give you a good laugh!
Eventually, the not-so-perfect experiments got better. The only problem was that no one else got to see my work. Sometimes my recipes were a one-time deal. They came and went just as fast as they were created.
Spanglish Spoon: A Mexican-American food and lifestyle blog.
Blogging became my way of saving the good recipes with more details than a recipe card. I wanted to save them with step-by-step images as a way to see my progress and eventually share them with anyone who was interested in trying them.
So! My home on the interwebs became Spanglish Spoon – my own personal Mexican American archive.
It’s a blog about food, culture, love, family; but mostly about the stories that bring all these elements together. I hope you enjoy reading through my blog posts and find my cooking experiments enticing enough to bring into your own kitchen, or at the very least, come into mine and share a funny story sometime. I’m a sucker for funny childhood stories.
If you’d like to connect to discuss a partnership opportunity, or simply want to say Hello, feel free to email me at S[email protected]. I would love to hear from my readers.