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Old 12-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Howdy from Houston, Texas

Just joined and this is my first post.

I'm glad I found this place, and I hope to pick up some pointers as well as menu ideas from the folks here, and perhaps pass on a few that I've learned over the years.

About me briefly:

My mom got me started cooking when I was a pretty young kid. As I recall, she started me off with oatmeal. And not the quick microwave stuff, either, which didn't exist back then. It came out of the big tube. By the time I was in my teens I already knew my way around a kitchen, and by my late teens I was working in restaurants as a cook -- hamburgers, pizzas, sandwiches, etc.

Over the years, I've done just about everything there is to do in a restaurant, from bussing tables to managing a small chain of pizza parlors. But even though I consider myself to be a good cook with a fair amount of experience, when my wife comes into the kitchen, I just get out of the way. And often take notes. She's worked as a chef most of her life, and has even been to a cooking school. And even though she's ethnic Chinese from Taiwan, she can cook anything. Mexican, French, Italian, Cajun, Chinese (of course) -- you name it. But I got her beat when it comes to Texas-style low-and-slow barbecue. She just don't get the low-and-slow part.

I joined mostly just because I enjoy cooking, but also because I'm always looking for tips and interesting menu selection for low-carb cooking, which can often get kind of boring after a while.

Okay, well, time to go explore the site.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC! You should fit right in. There are professionals, kitchen magicians, and beginning cooks and everything in between. Invite the Missus!

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC. You've found the perfect place for the things you are looking for. Jump right in. Ask questions. We love to help and learn from others.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:17 PM   #4
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welcome , we are glad to have you here.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC Michael! Look around, join in and most of all have fun!
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:05 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard! Glad u joined!
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:40 AM   #7
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...But even though I consider myself to be a good cook with a fair amount of experience, when my wife comes into the kitchen, I just get out of the way. And often take notes...
Welcome...glad to have you...oh, and notice my signature below regarding your queen in the kitchen..teehee (not the one about age)
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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Howdy! Welcome to DC. Always great to see a fellow Texan on the boards.

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:08 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm invites, folks. Man, there's a lot of stuff here, huh. It's gonna take me a while to absorb even a small amount of the resources here.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #10
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Hope you enjoy your stay here. I also would like to extend an invite to your lovely partner.

We may learn a thing or two, and having more friends is always a good thing.

Anywho, welcome.
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