Penny Lane Blog at (11/2012)

Penny Lane

Nov. 25, 2012 9:25 am 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 6:52 pm
Each year as the holidays roll around I am acutely aware that this could very well be the last holiday that the entire family gets together.  It was with great joy that we welcomed our children, grandchildren and a couple of strays to celebrate Thanksgiving together.   We packed in 25 eaters… MORE
Images (0)
Comments (41)
Tags:  N/A
Nov. 7, 2012 12:16 pm 
Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 1:29 am
What will $50 + million buy you? It seems it was enough confuse & scare the voters of California with the threat of high food costs.  It was enough to deny us the right to know what is in our food.  Prop 37, that would have required GMO labeling in California, went down to defeat.  It was a… MORE
Images (0)
Comments (169)
Tags:  N/A
Nov. 1, 2012 5:57 pm 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2012 10:22 pm
Here it is, November again already!  Time to gear up for another Thanksgiving feast - Carb Feast 2012. Creamy Mashed Potatoes  Another year to make more memories, another year to gather with family and friends and tell those, "Remember when....." stories.One thing is for sure - if everyone gets… MORE
Images (0)
Comments (50)
Tags:  N/A
We do our best to make sure that Allrecipes user contributions are appropriate, but if you see anything questionable, please let us know so we can address the issue.
Click to Change your Profile Picture
Baking Nana

Member Since
Aug. 2009

Cooking Level

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy

Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Charity Work

Subscribe Today!

In Season

French Toast
French Toast

French toast is such a perfect breakfast, light lunch, or even supper on these warm days.

Crisp Cucumber Salads
Crisp Cucumber Salads

Try one of our 100-plus cool cucumber salads.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

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 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.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States