Hi. I'm not a very experienced blogger so it took me a little while to realize that if I have been spending a lot of time on a site I should probably introduce myself. I have mostly been a lurker, but have posted a few times.
A little about myself:
I have always been an enthusiastic and adventurous cook, but until the past couple of years, not much of a baker. I have always enjoyed quick breads and sweets: cookies, cakes, pies, but always thought that bread would be too time consuming. Then at some point I was nominated to make a loaf of bread for a family holiday meal and was so impressed with how much better my very simple loaf (Cooks Illustrated's American White Bread) was than those from the supermarket that I have been baking ever since!
That said, i just want to say that this is a very informative site! I have used several tips and am still discovering new treasures as I figure out how best to navigate. Thanks to everyone who contributes and of course thanks to the folks who manage TFL. I'll probably ask some redundant questions so I appreciate everyone's patience.