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Old 02-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone...new to DC!

Just joined this evening and loving the forum. I am 26, from NW North Carolina and have caught the cooking fever in the past few years. My boyfriend is always on Audi forums and I told him to find me a good forum I could explore and learn more about cooking, etc. Looking forward to learning from everyone and assisting when I can.

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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Just joined this evening and loving the forum. I am 26, from NW North Carolina and have caught the cooking fever in the past few years. My boyfriend is always on Audi forums and I told him to find me a good forum I could explore and learn more about cooking, etc. Looking forward to learning from everyone and assisting when I can.
Welcome to DC! It's a fun place with nice people.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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Thanks KathleenA!
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:10 PM   #4
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What kinds of things do you enjoy cooking?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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Welcome hotpocket just kidding... You will learn a lot here as well as having fun!!! Happy to have you in our family...
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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KathleenA, I was just searching for a good way to bake sweet potato fries, and saw some comments from you on the thread I found! Have you baked them successfully? My daughter loves sweet potatoes, but when I tried baking hand-cut fries, they were soggy and burnt...strange combo.

I enjoy trying anything! I love crock pot recipes, like soups, bbq chicken, and chili because I work 40 hours a week and want dinner quick some evenings! I also enjoy baking cookies. I make Italian and Mexican dishes a lot because they are favorites around my house. I think my best recipe is a huge "lean pocket" I make with reduced fat crescent rolls, broccoli, chicken breasts, garlic, onion, a little mayo, and cheese. It is so simple. I will have to post the recipe! :-)
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:21 PM   #7
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Welcome hotpocket just kidding... You will learn a lot here as well as having fun!!! Happy to have you in our family...
Thanks Mimi! I am very excited:-) The first thing I saw on here was your beautiful cake. I hope it is as yummy as it looks.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Thanks Mimi! I am very excited:-) The first thing I saw on here was your beautiful cake. I hope it is as yummy as it looks.
Yummier and it has absolutely no calories!!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:30 PM   #9
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My grandmother made wonderful sweet potato fries. She had a french fry cutter that would slice them into pieces about 1/3 inch in sticks and fried them. I toss mine with oil (usually olive) and bake them at 450 on parchment paper. Turn them every 10 minutes until they are done and browned a bit. When they come out of the oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then let them rest for about 10 minutes otherwise they are a bit mushy.

Like Grandma, I love to dip them in fruit vinegar or a bit of maple syrup. Oh, my grandmother peeled hers. I've had them with the peel on, which is fine if they are garden-fresh. Otherwise, peel them.

Try the high heat, parchment paper and turning them until brown. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to get them done for me.

Hmm...cinnamon is also yummy if dipping in maple syrup. :)
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #10
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Thanks KathleenA! I will try that. I love cinnamon and sugar on them, and a little salt. I read on that other post that a restaurant in FL serves them with horsey sauce. Interesting. Might even try that to see what it's like! Have a good evening.
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