Do you follow the recipe? Cook without a recipe? Or start with a recipe and then end up doing your own thing?
I start with a recipe and then end up doing my own thing. Usually adding more ingredients, like lots of veggies we have on hand.
If I see quirks in the recipe, I don't use it. There are too many good recipes. If there's something in the recipe (product, utensil, instruction) and I don't know what it is, don't have it, cannot afford it, I don't make it. I don't like cooking something that requires a lot of work & time and turns out to be squat! I follow a recipe through first time and no substitutes ... if I don't normally stock those ingredients, I might make it as a special request - special request are rare! Unless it's dessert :)
I usually start with a recipie and then add what ever else I want
Depends on what it is.
First time I make something I try to follow the recipe unless something just sounds off and then I do my own thing. Normally after the first time I make something then I usually cook without it.
I google a few play around with them and then make up my own.
A little of all 3....once dh told me just do what it says...lol
When I first started cooking. I followed a recipe to the letter, then as I grew more experienced, I would alter a bit. Now I can usually tell how a recipe can be easily changed, and often don't use a recipe at all.
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