Welcome to ChefTalk, Nora! What are your favorite dishes to cook? Are you teaching your kids to enjoy cooking as well?
I see you've been looking around the site. You're welcome to read the professionals' forums, too; but home cooks like you and I must consider those forums as "read only". With 10 years' worth of information here, you'll be keeping that search tool busy, I'm sure.
Enjoy the site.
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