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Penny Lane

Mar. 22, 2013 11:34 am 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2013 10:47 pm
There few things more comforting than a freshly baked loaf of bread.  It brings people together, it comforts our appetites and our souls.   I have heard all about these No Knead dough recipes, yet I resisted.  How can a no knead dough be better than a dough I worked so hard to create?  I… MORE
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Mar. 14, 2013 2:36 pm 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2013 7:43 am
Drum roll, please!   The numbers are in! On the weekend of February 23 - 24, 2013Sixty two amazing Allrecipeeps joined forces to make and photograph a total of 333 faceless recipes!  That's right!  48 hours of non stop cooking fun = 333 recipes that are now sporting pretty pictures.  What a… MORE
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Mar. 1, 2013 5:37 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013 6:53 am
As I am sure you have heard March is National Nutrition month.  As "National" awareness goes this is a good one. Let's talk about this a moment.  One month?  Not a year or a life time?  OK - one step at a time!  I am sure you have seen the newly revamped "My Plate" which I agree makes more… 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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