Oh you are all so nice! That is rare these days, so please, before I start my mini saga and lose half of you, let me say THANK YOU! (not hollering - just exuberant!)
I KNOW! Boy, did I find that out!! The first loaf I made I sat here smelling it the whole time it was baking and I hadn't eaten yet so I waited. Well, I squashed the daylights out of the poor loaf - it looked like something that belonged in the garbage! lol...but oh did it taste GOOD! I put a gob of real butter (shh...) on and some strawberry jam and was in heaven with a pile of smushed bread on my counter. Hehehe
.That sounds really good, thank you, thank you thank you! I'm going to try that with my next loaf - maybe tomorrow if I get it defrosting tonight...in other words, get my lazy butt off this computer chair and get it out of the freezer!
Boy, you weren't kidding! I was looking at some on the 'net and whoa - out of my range right now. I may just (finally) venture into trying my own. I always wanted to. I remember when I was about 17 I bought some yeast and fully intended to try it and never did. Wish I would have now and really don't know why I didn't. Chicken I guess - and I"ve done much more difficult things than that for pity's sakes.
Thank you also, for the tip on the book - I made a note here and will check into that.
I think I just did - and what do ya know, just in time for Valentines Day!! :)
Kyle - I just added my link to your free for all links..lol. I was looking at your site and saw that and well, how can a webmaster resist that, right? I have a hotlinks page but my site is still in progress, although very close to being done but I'd be happy to add a link to your's back when I get it up which I really have to make a point to do. I have to make a note or I'll forget again...
By the way Kyle, I enjoyed your site- it's really well done. I bookmarked it even to check out some more when I have - or take - some time for myself.
Once again, if you stuck with me through all this prattle, thanks so much. I have been in many cooking forums and well...how do I say it without sounding nasty.... Okay, so many were either dead or the people would turn a "newbie" off right away be being very critical and thinking they and ONLY they knew best about everything. I don't enjoy conversing with people like that. I like hearing others ways of doing things and ideas as I think we can always learn from each other...