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Old 09-07-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Dang DC - Dang DC - Dang DC - In the nicest way.

I am an OK amateur cook. Most of my meals got good reviews (Clean plates). Then I started visiting DC. The reviews of my food have gotten better, I am cooking most of what we eat. I have met bunches of great people.

I especially enjoy threads that teach me how to make some of the simple things that we go out and buy, ofr which we already have the components in the house. Like Pacanis' one on brown sugar,in which KatieE gave the how to to make your own brown sugar. The one on how to make your ownspreadable butter. The one that I have to look up on how to make self rising flour, I already have 5 or 6 kinds of flour inthe house, also fromwhat I learned on DC.

In general - Great site - Great People. Just wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you.



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Old 09-07-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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I'll second that!!!
I was so enthralled my first day I overcooked my pasta to mush!!!
I NEVER overcook pasta!!

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:38 PM   #3
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Although I havent been here long, I have made a significant change in what I cook AND what I will attempt to cook! My hubby loves my cooking more than ever....but even better he loves the fact that I am expanding & trying new things. It feels good to try something new & succeed!So I say thank you also!

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Looks like DC is doing its job: DISCOVER COOKING. DISCUSS LIFE.

Best site on the Internet!!!
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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i love discusscooking.
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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I couldn't agree more adillo-I love hanging out here.

Personally, being a part of DC, and having access to some truly great culinary minds, has allowed me to break out of that "comfort" zone that I was in for so long, and try new things!!

While some have been more successful than others, the journey has been a blast!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:21 PM   #7
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love love love d.c.

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Old 09-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #8
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Not only has DC changed the way I cook some things, but it has changed the way I eat. For instance, I used to always eat my steak well-done (that's how it was always cooked growing up), but now I eat my steak and prime rib medium-rare. Another example is the salad I had tonight (we ordered dinner in). I would have never thought to try this combination pre-DC days. I had a Gorgonzola-Walnut salad. It had greens, onion, tomato, croutons, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and blueberry-pomegranate vinegrette (it was supposed to have cucumbers, but I hate them). It was fantastic! So my friends at DC have opened my food horizons.

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #9
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I have cooked for 45 years and since I joined DC I have expanded my list of food that I have never cooked before. It is one fine place to hang out and learn.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:17 AM   #10
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I echo much of that - it has been good to learn new things and to find new ways of doing old things - and the gadgets I want have increased!

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