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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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Jun. 13, 2014 7:46 am 
Updated: Jun. 14, 2014 10:15 pm
Is the art of cooking dying? ¬† From the looks of the fast food landscape, the frozen dinner section and the heat and serve options in the super markets, one would think so.¬†Given the fact that everyone needs to eat, one would think everyone would learn to cook but such is not the case and… MORE
 
 
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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 721 reviews
Simple Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Excellent! Quick and simple. I did add one finely diced shallot with the garlic & butter. I used both the cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp white pepper. Pure comfort food & pretty healthy too.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Fresh No-Bake Fruit Pie
We really enjoyed this. A great way to use the bounty of summer fruit and berries. Fresh peaches would be a great addition. I used the short bread crust recipe from this site and used a tart pan with a removable bottom instead of a pie pan. Very nice presentation. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2014
Swiss Cheese and Bacon Scalloped Potatoes
My eaters loved these. I would suggest sprinkling salt and pepper on each layer. I used the slicing blade of the food processor to slice the potatoes which made it really fast and easy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2014
 
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