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Hey y'all, from South Carolina

kjknits's picture

Hey y'all, from South Carolina

Hey!  My name is Katie and I am new to this site.  Well, I have ended up here many times after googling for one thing or another, but I've finally registered.  I guess that makes me a former lurker.  Anyway, I am a stay-at-home mom, bookkeeper for our family business, consultant to the insurance company I used to work for, knitting blogger, and whatever else needs to be done.  I have two kids, ages 3-1/2 and 2. 

I have been baking for about 10 years--the bug started for me when I first got married and decided to make my own pizza dough.  My pizza has come a long way since then (particularly since I found PR's Neo-neapolitan recipe), and I also now bake four loaves of sandwich bread a week for my family.  Plus the various and sundry artisan style breads that I try from time to time.  I baked Jason's Cocodrillo Ciabatta today and now have a new favorite rustic bread.

Anyway, that's me. I look forward to getting to know everyone here!  (And as an aside, I am a lurking member of another rather well-known baking board, but sadly, that one isn't very friendly to those who aren't in the inner circle.  I can already tell this place is different.)

Susan's picture

Sounds like you'll be a great addition! How about sharing some pizza photos and recipes?


Darkstar's picture

Indeed welcome Katie.


I think you'll find that there are plenty of friendly people that are willing to help you if you have a problem here. Just as many that are happy to civily discuss differences in anything from technique to toasters. If you are new to baking (which I see you are not) you can use Floyd's lessons as a starting point for gaining knowledge. If you are experienced you can pull whatever you can get from the forums; and don't get me started on the recipe section. I still haven't made half of the ones I've wanted to try.


Now I'll echo Susan's request: Next pizza you make try to post a photo of it. Some have more trouble than others accomplishing this task but Floyd has a how-to for that too.

tattooedtonka's picture

And welcome, from a dang yankee...........I dont have an inner circle, unless you count the donut in my pocket.  So your good in my book....

Hope to see your posts soon.

Tattooed Tonka

Paddyscake's picture

Glad you are here..looking forward to all you have to share!!

zolablue's picture

Welcome to a great group of people with big hearts (well, mostly...hehe) all of whom are major dough lovers.  I know what you mean about the "inner circle" thing but you will not find that here. 

While I would love to renew my lessons in knitting (the only thing I ever made was a gorgeous shawl many years ago that I adored and promptly gave to a friend) but I'll settle for learning about baking from you.  :o)

kjknits's picture

Thanks for the warm welcomes!  I laughed about the donut-inner circle comment.  =)  I have quite a few favorite baking recipes and will be happy to share them here, when I can figure out how to do all of that.  And, I'm making pizza tonight, so maybe I can rustle up a photo.  A word of warning, though--my shaping technique is wanting.  They always end up oddly oblong.  But that gives it character, right?  Freschetta and DiGiorno can keep their perfect circles.  =)