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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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Mar. 22, 2014 3:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2014 2:29 pm
We live in the land of sunshine.  Backyard pools abound.  The sounds of splashing, laughter and music fills the air, along with wafts of smoke from barbecues and grills. Kids playing in the waves!   Sounds like paradise, right? photo by www.airphotona.com Is it wonderful .... until tragedy… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Penny Lane
  
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
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 674 reviews
Avocado Sauce Eggs Benedict
Love avocado and I really liked these too. I agree that a thinner slice of tomato would have worked better for me. Thanks for an inspiring recipe!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2014
Baja Salad
A really nice fresh summer salad! I did use Cotija cheese instead of Feta - it is the Mexican equal to Feta. Double or triple the avocados! Black olives would be great to add to this. For the corn, I nuked an ear of white corn on the cob, cut the kernels off - wow what a great addition.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014
Asian-Inspired Ginger Dressing
I made this exactly as written using low sodium soy sauce. It is a just a little too sweet for me but hubby really liked it. (He loves the dressing at the Japanese restaurants too.) It makes a lot, more than the 8 servings indicated. That is OK though, it's nice to have a dressing in the fridge for a quick salad. Thanks for an inspiring recipe kwatson!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014
 
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