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Old 11-20-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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I'm not a genius

Many of you know I really enjoy cooking and baking bread. Today I was referred to as a "genius" in a post, and it caused me to pause and reflect why anyone would pay me such a high compliment, when I don't consider myself as being exceptional in the kitchen...just passionate.

Well, it didn't take very long to figure out, so I need to publicly acknowledge that my creativity has come from 8 months of being surrounded by hundreds of extremely talented people on this website. Your passion for cooking and baking, your creative meals from minimal ingredients and your use of exotic and unusual ingredients in both cooking and baking have been a real inspiration to me. I have truly been blessed by your willingness to share your talents with all of us, and your patience when I have been a bit slow in catching on. It's so true that if you surround yourself with successful people, that you too will become successful.

I've just scratched the surface in the kitchen, and I know there is so much to learn and so many experiments to pursue in search of better meals and tastier breads. I will do my best to be a good student in your school of food & life, but please understand that the credit goes to all of you. I am just a product of your sharing and your caring, and I will always do my best to make you proud as I continue to learn, and continue to share with others those things that have been freely given to me.

God bless each of you, and Thank You!

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Right on JoeV. I feel the same way about DC - AC
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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How blessed we ARE to have a person such as you in our midst!

Big Smiles to you Joe! As well as to the rest of our dear family!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:06 PM   #4
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Yep--you're definitely from N.E., Ohio. That was very sweet Joe. Your wife find herself a keeper.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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ah joe, you are a sweetie
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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LOL Joe, I was going to start a thread just for you and your genius!!!
(I wana try NYT as dinner rolls.... I think i will post that... )

Anyway, you're an excellent addition to this site, and you are wonderful because of your willingness to share!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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I know I'm not a cooking inspiration to anyone... but I am inspired by your cooking creations Joe. What you stated brought tears to my eyes and I think you are right on when speaking of the folks here at DC.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Thank you for your words, Joe (because I agree with them, not because I think I am an inspiration to anyone), and thanks for being you. You inspire me in so many ways I can't list them. Like I said in my visitor message, you have me wanting to thrift shop for a pasta maker....tonight!!!!!

By the way, I think your name should be "The Bread Man" because that is what you are becoming known as.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:02 PM   #9
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By the way, I think your name should be "The Bread Man" because that is what you are becoming known as.
AGREE!!! Maybe the mods here can fix him up with his own title!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 AM   #10
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man, joe, you make all of the other new people suck!

he hee.

dee said it best. WE are the lucky ones, to have your uniqueness added to our collective.
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