I just found this site and wanted to introduce myself. I'm retired after working all my life (it seems) and have started trying to bake. I'm not having much luck with anything I've tried so far. I made french bread and it looked wonderful but was very dry. I made wheat bread today and it looked wonderful but was a little dry and not much taste. I made an apple pie tonight and the crust was very thin after rolling it out and trying to get it into the pan and the top crust doesn't look like it's going to be very flaky. It's still in the oven but looks nothing like an apple pie I remember from childhood! Of course that was a long time ago. I really want to be an accomplished baker but I'm getting discouraged with the results I've had. Help!!!