So, I should introduce myself
So, my name is Melissa and I love to cook! I've been married for 15 years this October and I have two children. A 12 year old (just started 7th grade) and a 3 year old - both boys (and the little boy in the avatar is the 3 year old and that's how I found him when I was putting in laundry... he found th open jar of nutella is big brother left for him! LOL YUM! YUM!)
As I said, I love to cook and everything I make is from scratch and before kids came along, I baked our bread from scratch, and after kids, we used a bread maker for awhile until I got to the point where I really gagged at the texture of it. I eventually gave that bread maker away.
I also decorate cakes for a hobby that pays a little. I'm an oddball in that I try to make cakes healthier by using natural ingredients and not all the fake crud that is out there. I also belong to a cake decorating forum which is great in its own right, but.... not many like-minded people with natural is better.
And then, here I am. I'm trying to start making breads again now that my son is letting me sleep (sometimes) now and I feel a bit more energized. I just can't stomach paying artisan bread prices in our area - $6-$8 a SMALL loaf!!!
I've been searchign the site and reading the lessons, but I have more and more questions the more I read. This site is great and so far everyone has been so great in their welcome and advice! Thank you!