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Old 04-29-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Smile Hi Everyone

Wow! You all seem so friendly. I'm excited about this, but it is very new to me. I am a divorced, 45 yr old full time nursing student, and mother of 2 wonderful teenage daughters in California. I was googling "crispy salty shrimp" and ended up here. I read a bunch of the posts in just a few of the threads and thought that you sounded like, if I registered, and threw something out there, you might be nice enough to grab me by my reins and give me a nudge. I LOVE cooking, and have so little time for it. I have enjoyed your meals vicariously through your posts, and I hope I can bring something to the table. Sincerely, Shannon

PS. I'm still looking for that crispy salty shrimp recipe.

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Old 04-29-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hi, Shannon! mr. callie is the shrimp cooker in our family - so I'm no help there...but want to welcome you to the group. Sounds like you are a busy lady!!
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Welcome Shannon. Come and visit often!
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:05 PM   #4
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Hi, Shannon in California. Welcome to the fine world of DC. Don't worry about not getting an answer to your initial question. We are a large group and, sometimes, it takes a little bit before the "right" member sees a request.

Glad to have you. Join in any time and get your daughters to join in on the fun. Who knows? They could discover the love of cooking!
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome Shannon to DC. Nice to have you here with us.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:32 PM   #6
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Thanks, callie, uncle Bob and Katie. Im just so excited to find this place. I google food stuff all the time, and I can't believe I havent come across this site b4. This is the first recipe that Ive had a hard time finding. I had it a few months back at little canton/scechzwan(sp?) resteraunt here in town, and when we went back a couple of weeks ago, it had closed. They were so different. They are appearantly a common appetizer at the mourning tea gatherings in China. I found lots of cute tidbits about them exept how to make them. I wish I'd paid more attention when I had them last. I thought I'd have another chance. I hate it when my OCD is validated. You all have such great quotes, Im going to have to think of something good.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:33 PM   #7
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Thank you too, Joann
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:40 PM   #8
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Hi,Shannon you will like it here,alot of really nice people.Dont be shy we are all family here.
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:55 PM   #9
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Hi Shannon and welcome to DC! I found DC about 6 mos ago and also wondered how this site escaped me for so long. Congrats on going back to school. That's a huge accomplishment for any parent, especially a single one!
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:57 PM   #10
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