Greetings from Alabama!
Hello everyone. Okay, aside from greetings, where to begin? Found the site kinda accidentally while googling for info on a kneading bowl. I joined, asked a question and have been blown away by the help I've received. Totally fascinated reading the Forums and checking out recipes.
Grew up in a large family in Minnesota with folks who knew how to cook and bake. Mom's baking was so good, folks were buying her bread. I inherited her kneading machine, love of the kitchen and homemade but go in spurts and spells with my bread making. (Can tell that's fixin' to change!)
Have lived in Alabama for 30+ years, but (like Kansasgirl) still consider MN home. However, when I've visited 'home' for a week, I'm ready to get HOME! A white, sandwich loaf and brown-n-serves are my husband's favorites while I lean toward french bread and rolls - something with flavor that you can sink your teeth into. I did manage a 'fair' job with Buttermilk Clusters but need improvement and have asked some questions there. Am busy making jam for a few weeks and have run out of flour but am afraid you're stuck with me. WOW! Micki