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Old 01-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Talking Hi from sunny So. California!

Hi everyone! My name is Susanne and I'm from sunny San Diego, CA. I found DC while looking for a discussion groups with real people who have the same love for food as I do. Unfortunately, the family cooking gene skipped right over me so I'm always looking to learn new and easy recipes/techniques.

Luckily, the baking gods looked down on me fondly and baking is the one thing I CAN do. I've become my large Filipino family's official baker. Cruel joke on me is that I'm a type 2 diabetic and I've had to learn how to tweak some of my favorite desserts into things that I can eat and enjoy. Logging those recipes and taking pictures of my cakes/cakepops/cookies/etc eventually evolved into my blog, Lil Ms Sueshine. I'll be blogging for a year come March.

Okay enough of my babbling. I'm excited to have joined this forum. I'm especially excited that this site has a section for diabetic cooking! Look forward to chatting with everyone about yummy food!

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Welcome Susanne! I envy you living in So.California, it's my dream to live there, specifically San Francisco!
Anyway I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do, and that's an awful lot!
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome. Go to Nutrition/Special Diets for help in your Diabetes endeavors. Meanwhile, can you make Filipino specialties. I can't even remember what the egg rolls are called, it's been so long since I had them. Please go to Ethnic and post any old family recipes!
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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Hey neighbor, welcome. I'm also in San Diego. Gorgeous weather we have had of late. Hope you are having a great new year so far.
Looking forward to your fantastic baked dishes.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
Kezlehan - I've always wanted to go the UK and I had the opportunity to visit London last October. VERY different from California!
Dawgluver - Is that your beagle? I have a beagle too. Eponine is 7 but still acts like a puppy.
Claire - The Filipino eggrolls are called lumpia...always a popular dish! They take a long time to make but are gone so fast. I'll definitely be exploring some of my family's old recipes this year.
Hammster - 70s and 80s this week in SD...who needs winter anyways, right? :)
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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welcome, i live in escondido calif. love this weather a lot. looking forward to your posts. diabetic too!
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:42 AM   #8
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Hi Susanne,
Welcome to DC.

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Old 01-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
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Welcome Susanne..waving from up here in Ventura County, Ca. Glad you have joined us.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Welcome to DC! You will find a lot of people with the same challenge you have and people who want to share! Enjoy! I want to be in CA--it is frigging cold in Ontario right now.
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