Penny Lane Blog at Allrecipes.com (5/2011)

Penny Lane

 
May 30, 2011 9:09 pm 
Updated: Jul. 16, 2011 5:50 pm
I would really like to know -  Who was the first - very brave person, to actually eat these thistles?  None the less, I am so thankful that someone had the guts to tackle these dudes.  I first met Artichokes when I was about 13 years old.  They were foreign to me but my step mother Dorothy … MORE
 
 
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May 4, 2011 12:53 pm 
Updated: May 29, 2011 3:47 pm
Yes, believe it or not I really do like to do this.   No Baking Papa thinks I am nuts - he might be right. This weekend I have been asked to cater a hawaiian themed party for a college graduate. What started off as about 20 - 25 people has grown to… MORE
 
 
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Baking Nana

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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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