My name is Oriana, born and raised in Caracas – Venezuela. Currently, I live in the Washington D.C area with my husband and my three kids. I’m a recipe developer, photographer and food stylist freelancing in both digital and print media.
As a typical Latina, food goes far beyond just feeding my family. The food is an essential element of my culture, which presents love and tradition…customs that I’m committed to maintaining day by day, raising my kids bicultural and bilingual. I have a true passion for creating dishes in the kitchen that the whole family can enjoy, without complications and without spending a fortune.
On this site, you can find everyday recipes (most of them egg-free) from a real mom, Venezuelan recipes, anecdotes, some reviews/giveaways, and lots of photos (some very beautiful and some not so much)
I met my husband when I was 13 years old and we have been together ever since. We have a beautiful baby girl who is 26 years old – YES… we became parents very young!
After 20 years, we finally realized that my biological clock was already showing signs of it’s-now-or-never, and that’s when we decided to start all over again; later Matthew came into our lives in March 2011. We liked it so much that we decided to try again! In August 2012 our third child, Victoria, was born.
I started this blog in the summer of 2011. At that time, I visualized it as a way to document all my fears, experiences and feelings during this wonderful journey called Motherhood. Over time, my blog has evolved and now I use it to share my three greatest passions: Family, Food and Photography. That is how Mommyhood’s Diary became Mommy’s Home Cooking, in June 2016.
Blogging opened up a whole new world for me. Now I can also see the world through Photography. Although, I am a mere apprentice I cannot hide my passion for the subject. I am constantly learning and trying out new things. My first camera (my husband gave it to me as a Christmas gift) was a Canon T2i, then a Canon 70D, and I now use a Canon 5D Mark III. My favorite lenses are the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 and Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8.
Photos by Becky A. Gardner Photography