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Penny Lane

 
Dec. 6, 2010 5:51 pm 
Updated: Dec. 13, 2010 2:38 pm
Do you have difficulty when entertaining getting all the food on the table - hot and all done at the same time?  Entertaining is a nightmare when you are still stuck in the kitchen - chopping and dicing - juggling pots and pans with a sink full of dirty dishes as the door bell rings and your… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2010 9:53 pm 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2010 8:48 pm
You must have  a thick skin to be a cook / chef - it is required - part of the job description.   It comes with the turf.  There is no way to please all the people all the time.  As hard as we try - someone isn't going to be happy.    If you are cooking for clients - and ask for feed back… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 15, 2010 7:07 am 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2010 10:06 am
Recipe Rescue - 911   Yesterday, as I was searching through recipes, I came across a recipe that looked good to me.  This poor recipe only had one lousy review and no picture.   I posted the recipe on the Recipe Buzz and an idea was born for a new project.    Here is your Mission - if… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 26, 2010 5:53 pm 
Updated: Oct. 2, 2010 4:59 pm
A month in the planning and the AR cooks of Southern California (& Nevada) finally got to actually meet in person instead of our vitual kitchens on AR. The house was a buzzz of activity. The kitchen was jammed with wonderful women sharing food and friendship. Keri and her love MORE
Flowers from Marianne
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AR Meet Up - Where the friends gather - in the kitchen! K-Dub - Patty- Cozy and Marianne
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AR Meet Up - Where the friends gather - in the kitchen!
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Sep. 5, 2010 2:17 pm 
Updated: Sep. 20, 2010 2:46 pm
First let me just say I am not a germ freak. I have eaten from street vendors world wide, without a problem.  I eat my beef rare and I have a firm belief that pork & chicken should not be over cooked. I like my eggs over easy or soft scrambled. I am NOT a fan of processed lunch meats or MORE
Farm Fresh Carrots and Eggs.
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Aug. 22, 2010 6:34 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 4:10 pm
A Lazy Sunday Yawn – stretch......ouch, cramp in the calf. Pop out of bed, walk around. Whew, it's gone.   What time is it? 4:30 It's dark outside. Should I get up...hmmmm...might as well get a start on the day. A voice from the radio drones on and on. Mr. has left the radio… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 20, 2010 6:39 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2010 9:42 am
The Pickys have announced that they do not want any beef or pork. Mrs. Picky doesn't eat fish so that is out. Every vegetarian offering has been met with a thumbs down. Consequentially, I am left with chicken and turkey.   If you are not familiar with the Picky Family you might want to check MORE
Honey Whole Wheat Bread with Chicken Salad
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Nana's Prairie Bread
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Roasted Chicken, green beans and German Potato Sald
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Sweet Potatoes with Sauted Apples
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Aug. 16, 2010 12:29 am 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 10:23 am
Tonight "January" had many questions on my newly published recipe for Texas Egg Rolls - primarily on how to fold them.  Now - I imagine that she is pulling my leg and really just wants to be "difficult".  But that is OK - I am a good sport and just in case she /he doesn't… MORE
Guacamole - Perfect with Texas Egg Rolls
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Jul. 30, 2010 3:35 pm 
Updated: Sep. 17, 2011 11:16 pm
Hidden in the depths of my pantry was lurking a mysterious kitchen gadget. At one time .... many years ago it held much promise. The promise of perfect rice. Ten cups of rice at a time, all cooked to perfection. Ahhh - the dream! After a few failed attempts it was relegated to the depths of my MORE
 
 
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Jul. 22, 2010 11:01 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 9:08 pm
It had been a long tiresome day – no plans for dinner.....no plans at all, other than hitting the sack early. The phone rang at 4 PM.... “Hello, Auntie ?” a familiar voice sounded. “Well, I'll be darned, how are you? I've missed you.” I respond, thinking he is calling from… MORE
French Bread with the Kitchen Aid http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/62212293/French-Bread-with-t
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Baking Nana

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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

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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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