Hello from Texas!
After returning from a trip to Paris (bonjour, y'all!) where we discovered the joys of fresh, no-preservative breads my lovely bride and I have decided to get serious about making our own. So, armed with nothing but a Kitchen Aid Artisan stand-up mixer and lots of will-power she's already mastered a very nice white bread and wonderful sourdough. I'm all set with my wooden spoon and the IQ of a carrot but am thinking about trying my hand at a traditional French baguette. This website looks like it will be a wonderful resource for the two of us.
So many breads, so little time!