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Penny Lane

 
May 5, 2010 9:14 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 11:36 am
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 9, 2010 2:27 am 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2010 7:48 am
Nobody really cooks anymore. (Except those AR addicts of course) A couple of months ago my son, now in his 30's, married with a family told me about a conversation he had as he sat at a conference table with 12  or so execs....they were eating lunch.  A nutritious lunch prepared by the… MORE
Caprese Salad - the grandkids favorite snack.
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Broccoli Salad with Red Onions - fresh and easy to make.
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Avocados for Guacamole
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Guacamole - Perfect with Texas Egg Rolls
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Mar. 2, 2010 7:50 pm 
Updated: Oct. 18, 2010 10:19 am
Necessity is the mother of invention. Prov. When people really need to do something, they will figure out a way to do it.   Last night I made a 2.5 lb pork roast that I botched. We ate it...but hubby wasn't thrilled and neither was I. The flavor was good but it was tough. So, today… MORE
The Mother of Invention...
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Mother of Invention - 2
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Stir Fry Invention - Finished.
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Mar. 1, 2010 11:40 am 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010 10:06 pm
This past weekend I was asked to help prepare the food for an engagement party. I love doing events like this. This was a group of young men and women, in their late 20's & early 30's. Seems that they had all known each other their entire lives or at least since High School. They know how… MORE
Caprese Salad - the grandkids favorite snack.
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Fried Zucchini - CoCo's Style
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Penguins
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Cream Cheese Penguins
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Feb. 19, 2010 4:12 pm 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2010 5:25 pm
The "unofficial" arrival of Spring in our area cannot be found on a calendar.  There is no set date.  For our family the arrival of spring is heralded by the opening of "Decker's Farm Stand" and their fresh Decker Carrots and Strawberries. Decker's is special. … MORE
Farm Fresh Vegetables
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Pico de Gallo - Makings - Farm Fresh
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Potatoes - .79 cents for 10 lbs
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Farm Stand Vegetables
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Feb. 7, 2010 4:26 pm 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2010 6:37 pm
I got a heck of a deal on ham this week...so here we go...Ham It Up Week!.. Just in case you can't believe that Farmer John Hams were .79 a pound.  An amazing deal! I also went to my favorite produce market and got the most amazing red, yellow and orange bell peppers for .99 a… MORE
Vegetables for roasting
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Hearty Ham Casserole
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Broccoli Salad with Red Onions
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
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Jan. 25, 2010 11:15 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2011 11:01 am
I find great joy in baking bread. Hence my "name" Baking Nana.  The grand kids will call me and ask "Are you baking Nana?"  Yep - I am baking!  Beware! Yeast is addictive! I buy bread flour 25 pounds at a time for around $7.00. 2 pounds of yeast is $4.00 at Sam's Club or Costco. So for about… MORE
Ciabatta Bread
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Buttermilk Rosemary Bread
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Poolish French Bread
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Sour Cream Yeast Rolls
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Jan. 24, 2010 4:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 9, 2010 5:29 pm
To go along with that wonderful carnitas, (Simple Carnitas)one must have beans, rice and salsa.  A trip to Cardenas Market was in order.  The prices at the mexican markets in our area are amazing, especially produce. Refried Beans, Without the Refry.  Dry pinto beans were .50… MORE
Green Chili Pork Stew. Delicious!
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Shredded Pork For about $7.50
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Simple Carnitas - cooked whole.
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Refried Bean, Without the refry .50 including the chili pepper.
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Jan. 22, 2010 4:46 pm 
Updated: Feb. 2, 2010 3:34 pm
It occured to me the other day while on the Recipe Exchange that in this economy there is a great need to be able to stretch our grocery budgets to get the most bang for our bucks.  Having a limited food budget should not mean a week of ground beef.  Heck, that isn't always cheap… MORE
 
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Baking Nana

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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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 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.
 
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