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the hobby room

I fill my spare time with hobbies of all kinds, my favorite involve food. I love cooking and baking and my family is happy to eat my efforts and offer feedback, so everyone wins!

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  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Favorite foods: cheese, chocolate, vegetables, pie, Thai

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