Penny Lane Blog at Allrecipes.com (3/2014)

Penny Lane

 
Mar. 22, 2014 3:32 pm 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2014 9:44 am
We live in the land of sunshine.  Backyard pools abound.  The sounds of splashing, laughter and music fills the air, along with wafts of smoke from barbecues and grills. Kids playing in the waves!   Sounds like paradise, right? photo by www.airphotona.com Is it wonderful .... until tragedy… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 5, 2014 12:21 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 7:18 am
Will you be making Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day?   Seen as this is a once a year meal for many people I put together some tips and tricks for selecting and cooking corned beef.  A few recipes from AllRecipes and compared them.  Keep in mind that these are my opinions. BakingNana.com … MORE
 
 
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Baking Nana

Living In
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

Hobbies
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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