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Penny Lane

Oct. 30, 2011 12:03 pm 
Updated: Nov. 6, 2011 9:00 pm
Why didn't I call her?    She would often call out of the blue - just to talk. Not this time...Why didn't she call me? I was thinking of her - so why didn't I call?  I saw her pictures while packing - they made me smile.I should have picked up the phone.....   Remembering her huge smile, her… MORE
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Oct. 30, 2011 10:08 am 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2011 6:29 am
By now you have all heard about October's AR Ambassador assignments.  Let me tell you until last month I had never heard of Barber Foods.  As many of you know I am not a fan of processed / frozen foods.   I was pretty skeptical about this assignment.   October was a crazy month for me -… MORE
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Oct. 23, 2011 4:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 29, 2011 11:06 pm
I love our new neighborhood - it is full of children.  With children comes excitement, energy and immediate friendship.  We had not even officially moved in before the grand-kids had met and made friends with the neighborhood kids. Kids make friends easily - within minutes they are playing… MORE
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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 If you would like to contact me directly please use the 'Contact Me' on my site.
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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