New member from Illinois too
My name is Kevin. My wife and I live in East-Central Illinois. However, I'm sure you are wondering about the user name. We love hiking the Great Smoky Mountains. The first forum I joined was about the GSMs. 'SmokyMtnHiker' is my user name I used with that forum and now I use it for all forums I join; less user names to remember :-)
I am an avid home cook (a little baking) and she is a holiday home baker; mainly sweets. I've just started into the world of bread baking. My wife and I want to try to keep as much processed food out of our kitchen as we can and by learning to bake bread we can check that processed food off our list.
I look forward to learning a lot from all the members of this forum. Thanks.