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Baking Nana


Baking Nana
 
Home Town: Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA
Living In: Corona, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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Oct. 24, 2014 11:42 am 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2014 4:07 am
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About this Cook
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 BakingNana.com If you would like to contact me directly please use the 'Contact Me' on my site. http://bakingnana.com/contact-me/
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.
Recipe Reviews 792 reviews
Parmesan Fish Sticks with Malt Vinegar Dipping Sauce
I used Cod and this method worked well - I do this often but the 'sauce' wasn't quite right or maybe it is just because we like traditional tartar sauce. Whatever seasonings you use, this method will work well. Makes for a really fast and tasty dinner.

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Mexican Cheese Cake
A solid layer dip - I didn't use Miracle Whip though (we don't buy that) I used mayonnaise. Actually, I could have left the mayo out and it wouldn't have mattered. I used red and yellow peppers because we like those and usually have them on hand. This is one of those 'Throw it together fast" dips that is very flexible depending on what you have on hand.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2015
Easy Yorkshire Pudding
The bake time is off on this recipe by 8 - 10 minutes. Mine took 18 minutes at 425. The recipe doesn't call for salt which it needs a little of. Also, this makes 12 regular sized muffin pan yorkies. It does say "large" but I think the submitter meant the Jumbo size muffin pan.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2015
 
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