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Old 10-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone! I'm a 63-year-old retired bachelor Nerd that has learned there is life other than frozen dinners and learning out to cook for 1 or 2, make my own condiments to reduce the salt and to can the stuff I love so much and can't really get/afford commercially.

I'm tossing out a few generations of recipe collections that are for 6-8 people that I would never make, even if I resized it. I realize their very existence has been an intimidation to never (learn how to) cook and getting rid of them has been a tremendous emotional awakening. Thanks to MasterCook and a few half-size 3-ring notebooks, I'm making my own recipe books of things that I "know" I will do. I'm excited and my female relatives are getting jealous of my endeavors.

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Old 10-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC mcnerd,you've come to the right place, nice to have you join us.

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Old 10-30-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to DC!!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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Hey I'm from So Cal as well. Glad the fires going out. The little bit of drizzle we had and the cooler temperatures really helped. Welcome.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hi, mcnerd. Welcome to DC. Sounds as though you're on your way to some satisfactory culinary achievements. Good for you. Stick around and enjoy all the wisdom you'll get from our wonderful members. We're glad you've found us.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:11 PM   #7
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Hi mcnerd---I'm also new to the group and wish you well trying new recipes. Have fun.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:26 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard mcnerd! Sounds like your off to a good start!
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:44 PM   #9
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welcome McNerd, from central california, I like your attitude the way you are cleaning out
your binders. I am in the process of making a family cookbook. and I have found out with
the search engines we have you don`t need a cookbook. just ask and you shall recieve.
But if you need instructive leadership on culinary situations you came to the right spot.
Again welcome and if you get the urge just jump in with both feet.
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