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Penny Lane

 
Sep. 13, 2012 12:59 pm 
Updated: Sep. 26, 2012 8:49 am
I suppose everyone has their own idea of what the most hideous job in the kitchen is.  I don't really mind doing the dishes, although for some reason I don't really like emptying the dishwasher, but I do it without complaint.  Without a doubt the worst job would be cleaning the oven. Years… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 10, 2012 11:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 6:58 pm
As you probably have heard by now al fresco is an Allrecipes brand ambassador sponsor for the month of September.   As part of our assignments we have been asked to create a recipe using al fresco products.True to their claim of "all natural"  the product label confirms that there are no… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 21, 2012 2:24 pm 
Updated: Mar. 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Like the children's book, "If you give a Mouse a Cookie" so has been our journey with AllRecipes.  Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and good things come your way. If we hadn't signed up....If we hadn't found the Buzz ...If we hadn't posted....If we hadn't agreed to be a part of… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 17, 2012 9:52 am 
Updated: Sep. 3, 2012 1:29 pm
Without a doubt Organic gardening comes with hazards.  This year I opted to forgo even the use of Bt for tomato horn worms.  It is said that Bt is safe but after doing a little reading on the subject I decided to just grow a garden and deal with what ever I might find living and eating my… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 30, 2012 4:30 pm 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 3:27 pm
From the moment I clicked on the link that brought me to AllRecipes.com  I knew I had discovered something special.  It felt comfortable, like sitting in the kitchen laughing and sharing recipes while drinking coffee with a good friend.  Let's just say, it was love at first click.Throughout… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2012 10:50 am 
Updated: Jul. 18, 2012 2:57 pm
AllRecipes is celebrating their 15 Anniversary!In July AR will be hosting some of the Brand Ambassadors for a Birthday Bash at the AllRecipes headquarters in Seattle.  I am honored and thankful to be included in this wonderful event.  It isn't just a party though.  We will be attending seminars… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 2, 2012 8:43 pm 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012 8:56 pm
It is a disease, I tell you!  An addiction! Yes, it is contagious.  Beware!  This feverish frenzy has infected the Western Region and is spreading like wild fire. AllRecipes needs to start a support group - online rehab..... something!  This fever started quite innocently in Pennsylvania thanks… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 6, 2012 6:55 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2012 7:54 pm
I will admit it, I am the slowest eater in the world.  If not the slowest -  just about the slowest.  I like to savor my meals - taste every bite.  There is something very frustrating about fussing over a big dinner for hours and having it be over in a matter of minutes.Think of the rush… MORE
 
 
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May 24, 2012 11:57 am 
Updated: Jun. 1, 2012 4:48 am
Two years ago I had no idea that my life was about to change. Food, Fun and Friendship.  Who would have known that my life would be so enriched through a recipe site?  In September 2010 we took a leap of faith - broke all the rules and  a bunch of strangers gathered at my home for our first… MORE
 
 
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May 15, 2012 3:47 pm 
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:09 am
It has happened time and time again.  I fall in love and then it is gone.  They usually don't even say goodbye.  They just vanish, no warning, no goodbye.  No note.  Just gone.    I must be jinxed.   Today, it happened again. I fell in love last year - I don't usually allow myself to have… 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 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.
 
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