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Old 08-20-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Wink Hello, from Michigan!

Hello, everyone! Just dropping by to say hello and briefly introduce myself!

I'm from Michigan, lived here all my life. I am single with two sons. The oldest left home last year when he got married; my youngest just left home, from Michigan to Arizona, to attend college. That's my "baby", so it's been a bit emotional to send him off into this great big world! I know he can take care of himself.....I think this is just a "mom" thing! Have been "dealing" with the empty nest syndrome!

I have two professions and five degrees! My kids called me a "professional student"!!! The first is a pastry chef, the other is a nurse anesthetist. My big joke when people would ask what I did for a living was that I put people to sleep.....and get paid for it!!! I'm retired from both but with the pastry bit, you would never know it! I still do just about the same amount at home as when I was working! It's really difficult to give up something you truly enjoy!

I am also 100% Italian (Sicilian, actually!), so I have a lot of Italian recipes to share, some history and humor, too!

Sure look forward to getting to know you! And if you ever have any baking questions, give me a shout! Here to help when and if I can!


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Old 08-20-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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Welcome Queen Guinivere! Roll out the flags and ring all the bells! The Queen is in the house. How are you doing? Glad to have you aboard. You will find all kinds of good people here, some who can cook like crazy, and some who are crazy to try cooking, and everything in between. You will see some sage guys and gals around here who tend to answer a whole bunch of questions, and accurately. We are a truly international bunch. Me, I'm from "da U.P., eh?" up in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Everyone around here calls me g-dub, or G.W., or Weed, or whatever. I love to help others learn the art and skill of cooking, and am fairly accomplished at it, though ameture. So I'll be one of those both giving info and asking questions.

And so, I have two questions: What part of Michigan do you hail from (Yooper or Troll, but you don't have to answer if you don't want to); what's your signature dish, the one that you created and can brag about? We all have a dish or two that we really love to make, and others love to have us make.

Again, welcome, glad you're here with us.

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Old 08-20-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hi, welcome to the group!
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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About time you came out!!! I've seen your name on the 'who's online' list! Welcome to DC!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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Welcome, hope you enjoy the forum!
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. I'm 100% Italian too tho 3 rd generation American. I would like to see your recipes.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:45 AM   #7
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard from one nurse to another! I have 3 brothers that live up there in MI ..... (Ann Arbor & Pinckney).
I absolutely love Italian food so any recipes you can share will be greatly appreciated. Did you learn how to cook through your mother, aunts and grandmothers? I'm not a big baker but I would love to know if you have a red sauce thats been passed down in your family. There used to be this amazing spagetti place we went to when we were little. Their sauce was unbelieveable and secret I should add. The guy took his recipe to the grave with him from what I have been told. I have yet to find a recipe that comes close but still keep trying.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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