The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


Shannon Cooks's picture
Shannon Cooks


Hey all!

My name is Shannon. I'm new here (obviously) and love to bake bread. My newest obsession is baking bread to use for things like French toasts and grilled cheese sandwiches, but I got my start making French Bread and that's still my favorite.

I live in Delaware out in the suburbs where it's boring-- and I love it that way. lol

Hoping to learn and share lots here.


dablues's picture

Hi Shannon,

Welcome!  You definitely will love it here.  I'm sort of new.  Been around about 12 weeks and love this site.  I'm sure you will too, and everyone here is helpful.

ehanner's picture

Welcome to the site. This place is surely different from any other web food site I've come across. I look forward to seeing your work. We love pictures.



diah's picture

Hi Shannon

Welcome! Hope you will enjoy yourself in the web for bread making. Actually  I am new too for just 1 week 5 days. I am totally new in everythiing about this site. I hope we can share more on baking and tips together.


Happy baking



chip c's picture
chip c

 Hi Shannon,  try making a challagh loaf; it's great for F.T.

Teshie Cianca-Hampton's picture
Teshie Cianca-H...

I am also from Delaware, came here from Baltimore 7 yrs. ago, I am in Camden, Kent Cty. on Morgan's Choice Rd., I am also bored, but we love it, coming from Baltimore can you imagine? Lol, but welcome to the site this group is very nice, they are all so "know it all" no offense everybody, but I love them all, especially Dorota & Floyd, I am 60 yrs. old from Panama and I have been baking SOLO since my early 20, so this Website have been a God sent to me, I have learned so much from all of them but especially Mark. Love come and see me. Teshie the Panama Connection in Dover De.