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Penny Lane

Dec. 22, 2010 12:29 pm 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2012 2:14 pm
Are you making Prime Rib this holiday season?  How are you cooking yours? There have been a lot of questions on the buzz regarding Prime Rib and the best method to cook it.    Keep in mind that these are MY opinions - mine alone.  I thought I would share some of my experience - having… MORE
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Dec. 19, 2010 2:19 pm 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2011 3:43 pm
Have you seen this Jack in the Box commercial?     Known for their humorous - rather edgy commercials - I don't think this is funny at all and sends the wrong message.   I have included the link to the commercial below - watch it for yourself - Here is my brief re-cap.      Woman… MORE
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Dec. 15, 2010 10:52 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 9:48 pm
Asian Food!   As I have stated in my profile I go through phases - after the big turkey for Thanksgiving and the Hunks O' Meat while entertaining it was time to move on to something different...something lighter - so I am back to Stir Fry and Hot and Sour  Soup.  (Thank you Tao,… MORE
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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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Baking Nana

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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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