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Old 11-27-2016, 02:56 PM   #11
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Well, that was insulting, to be sure. The operative word there is "can't"....I've never said I can't bake! I don't bake, because I don't enjoy it, and I don't need to eat baked goods to feed myself well.

I'll march here beside Kay and GG. I don't bake because I don't like to. I CAN bake too. I'm just not a huge fan of sweet baked goods either.
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:19 PM   #12
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Count me in with Kay, GG, and Dawg, too. I have a couple of things I bake, but since I'm not a huge fan of sweets either, I give most of it away.

I'm sorry to hear it didn't turn out like you had hoped, Kay. I've had more than my share of baking fails over the years, and it sure doesn't add to my desire to bake more. Quite the opposite, actually.


As mentioned though, the directions/tips should have been clearer.
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:21 PM   #13
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No offense intended. I don't bake often because I don't eat sugar and I can walk away from sweets for days and days. However, my Dad is a sugar-aholic. For him, I will bake a pie, a cake, a batch of cookies all in one day. I end out throwing half of everything out because he doesn't eat them and Mom and I don't eat them.

For Christmas, I bought him the ATK baking book. Didn't mean to insult anyone, but really, if you can read a recipe to make a savory dish, you should be able to read the recipe to make a sweet dish. Just saying. And, I bought him a kitchen scale so he can weigh the ingredients.
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #14
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No offense taken. It's just that a lot of us don't enjoy baking as much as others might. Pretty sure we can all follow a recipe here!
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No offense intended...
In my experience, the only time people start off a statement with "No offense, but..." is when they are about to offend somebody. As Kayelle said - that was insulting.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:35 PM   #16
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...Didn't mean to insult anyone, but really, if you can read a recipe to make a savory dish, you should be able to read the recipe to make a sweet dish. Just saying...

...but you thought you'd repeat the offending statement anyway. You intent is clear.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:42 PM   #17
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In my experience, the only time people start off a statement with "No offense, but..." is when they are about to offend somebody. As Kayelle said - that was insulting.
Petty, petty, petty. As I have said many times since my Mom suffered a stroke and has been bedridden and my brother, my life friend, died. There are so many things in life that don't matter. Don't like what I wrote, too bad, get over it. In the big picture, it doesn't matter.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:45 PM   #18
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...but you thought you'd repeat the offending statement anyway. You intent is clear.
Whatever. You have no idea the road on which I am walking right now. If I am not diplomatic, well, I am busy trying to keep my head above water.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:10 PM   #19
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CWS, I'm sorry you're having a difficult time, but that doesn't excuse rudeness. You are not the first person to deal with serious family issues and you won't be the last. And you are not the only member of this forum who is dealing with such issues, either. Many of us have walked a similar road.

Maybe you should consider taking a break from offering advice or "just saying" until you get a better handle on things.
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Whatever. You have no idea the road on which I am walking right now. If I am not diplomatic, well, I am busy trying to keep my head above water.
Oh yes we do CWS........you have no idea how difficult the roads I and others have walked with our aging parents, and it was the most challenging days of my life trying to raise my children with a mother with cancer, and a father with Alzheimers. Life really sucked for me in those days, and I remember it well.
On the other hand, I gave it my best shot in not taking it out on others who had nothing to do with my problems at the time.
The truth is, you are not the first nor the last with these daunting challenges, and I wish you strength, courage and peace.
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