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There is much to explore with 
Aug. 8, 2011 9:24 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2011 9:16 am
Since being asked to be an AllRecipes Ambassador I have learned so much about this site. 
My assignments have stretched my cooking abilities - helped me explore the site and brought new flavors and excitement to my cooking.
Something I had never paid attention to are the contests and Sweepstakes that AllRecipes and their partners offer. 
Did you know they offer prizes and sweepstakes? 
You can enter to win the Food Lover's Dream Weekend Sweepstakes and attend the Biloxi Beach VIP Casino Cook-Off Culinary Weekend. 
This is another really cool one ..Win a Cooking Class for Six!
Allrecipes brings you the Southern Menu Sweepstakes, inspired by the movie "The Help",
Stop by and check out these AllRecipes Promotions. 
I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on "Penny Lane". The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of "Baking Nana"  aka Penny.
Aug. 8, 2011 9:26 pm
BTW - If I win the weekend vacation to Biloxi, I will have to give it away - so, if you are in the area - stay tuned. You might get a free vacation!
Aug. 9, 2011 6:53 am
B'Nana, what happens with the contact an other information the contwsts acquire? Not intending to offend or accuse anyone, but I have been inundated by phone calls, sales reps, trash mail, trash and trashy email and spyware when I have entered contests.
Aug. 9, 2011 7:19 am
I know what you mean Mike. To be honest - I don't know - I will ask Jen. or I guess I could read the TOS... I didn't even know there were contests on AR.
Aug. 9, 2011 7:33 am
BTW - AR asked the Brand Ambassadors to write a blog about the Food Lovers Dream Sweepstakes. Hence - this blog.
Aug. 9, 2011 1:36 pm
They're asking me to turn off my secure connection (https) on face book. I'm not sure I want to do that.
Aug. 9, 2011 2:31 pm
I don't blame you.
Aug. 9, 2011 2:37 pm
I wouldn't do it either. I don't care for websites that keep reloading when I hit "back". I don't know what it means, just don't like it :) This sounded interesting until I had to buy a plane ticket and they "aren't liable for any damage to my computer in relation to the contest". I know it's required legal mumbo jumbo but really? No offense baking nana, I'm actually quite interested in all this talk about ambassadors.
Aug. 9, 2011 3:52 pm
Thats one thing I'm not good at....blogging. I like your style on this one! I'll have to figure something out for mine. Good work BN! :)
Aug. 11, 2011 10:45 am
Way to spread the work Baking Nana!
Aug. 11, 2011 10:45 am
*word* but good work!
Aug. 15, 2011 9:16 am
I checked with AR and the information that is collected for these sweepstakes is used only for the purpose of the sweepstakes and is not sold. :)
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About Me
Every morning my granddaughter calls and says, "Good morning Nana. Whatcha doing? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my name, Baking Nana. I love to bake bread and never get tired of it. Yeast is additive! Visit me at If you would like to contact me directly please use the 'Contact Me' on my site.
My favorite things to cook
I go through phases, Asian for a while then Italian then on to something else. I love experimenting with new flavors and different spices. Some times my husband will ask if we will ever have "ordinary" food again. Once in a while I have to toss him a burger just to keep quite! Actually, he is a good sport and my favorite taste tester.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In our family if it is your birthday you get to choose the menu. We have had some really interesting meals. In March we have 5 birthdays so we do one big party - what a crazy menu that is! Christmas dinner is very traditional. Sausage rolls, Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, gravy, Green beans with bacon, Mashed Potatoes (the really fattening kind) and trifle for dessert. If I were to dare to omit any of those items I would be lynched.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering really great bread is probably my biggest triumph. I am always so pleased when I create a perfect Asian dish.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few but none so horrible that I can't laugh about them now.
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