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Do You Cook By The Book?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/07/24 11:20:56
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  • Terry McGinnis 2012/08/17 04:55:20
    No
    Terry McGinnis
    +1
    I have an extremely sensitive olfactory and palate. I constantly alter recipes to match what I sense is "off" to make them better. Most foods I make are undeniably better than any recipe I read from, and my undying customer satisfaction proves it.
  • Brosia 2012/08/17 03:35:06
    No
    Brosia
    +1
    Even when following recipes, I alter them slightly, to make my life easier or to rid myself of ingredients that my family will not eat.
  • Cricket 2012/07/26 20:13:42
    No
    Cricket
    +1
    Cooking by the book is boring
  • Jenny 2012/07/26 19:35:49 (edited)
    No
    Jenny
    +1
    I mostly cook by the book, but sometimes I like to add or exclude certain ingredients. So no, I don't exactly cook by the book.
  • BoardinOK 2012/07/26 19:23:32
    Yes
    BoardinOK
    +1
    The first time, yes. After that, I am either confident or wish to change part of it.
  • Sarah 2012/07/26 16:29:54
    Yes
    Sarah
    +2
    well even if i did i would tottaly fail i can even make grilled cheese without burning it -_-
  • Rachel Searvogel 2012/07/26 16:07:45
    Yes
    Rachel Searvogel
    +1
    Cutest effing song ever. Also, I'd completely ruin whatever I made if I didn't. xD
  • D.C.Verdone 2012/07/26 15:43:36
    No
    D.C.Verdone
    +2
    A little of both. Use the cook book as a guidline, then change things to what I like. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't XD
  • Chaya2010 2012/07/26 15:35:53
    Yes
    Chaya2010
    +2
    I'm not a very good cook so I try to do everything as per the instructions. There are only 3 dishes I can make from memory that look at taste okay. I have toddlers that are my critics, it is not edible they ain't eating.
  • helsinkiphil 2012/07/26 15:06:01
    No
    helsinkiphil
    +1
    Cook, no. Bake, yes. Cooking usually allows for a LOT of personal touch, and it's the only creative thing I can do - but I've found (often) with baking, if you don't play by the book you're screwed.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/07/26 11:54:39 (edited)
    Yes
    C. C. Rider
    +3
    Well,, the first recipe yes, then it is GLOVES off! LOL I take over from there. woman cooking
  • shywink 2012/07/26 11:18:38
    Yes
    shywink
    +3
    If you follow the recipe as close as you can, it's bound to turn out right. (Especially if you are a beginner cook).
  • Maryam 2012/07/26 08:05:56
    Yes
    Maryam
    +2
    sometimes I use the book to take advices
  • blackrings70 2012/07/26 05:23:22
    No
    blackrings70
    +3
    I add as I go and its awesome!!
  • thefatguy 2012/07/26 03:30:29
    No
    thefatguy
    +3
    No, I usually cook by the stove or the BBQ. Is this a trick question?
  • SammyGirl692 2012/07/26 03:18:27 (edited)
    No
    SammyGirl692
    +2
    I just give it a whirl and hope for the best XD this is why no one lets me in the kitchen -_-
  • Dagon 2012/07/26 03:14:56
  • malikasecrets 2012/07/26 01:55:18
    No
    malikasecrets
    +3
    I make meals from a shoe box not the book. this means what ever I have available i throw it in the pot and hope for the best. I do know how to cook very well though.
  • selena costa 2012/07/26 01:45:06
    Yes
    selena costa
    +2
    give me ideas
  • dominic garcia 2012/07/26 00:41:16
    No
    dominic garcia
    +3
    I have a collection of cookbooks, but I never use them. Does anyone want to buy them!!!!!! Just kidding, I am going to give them to goodwill, someone else might like the pictures......LOL......I did.
  • in vino veritas 2012/07/25 23:34:14
  • Elizabeth 2012/07/25 22:55:41 (edited)
    No
    Elizabeth
    +2
    i cook the way i want to. besides i'm a a good cook anyway
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/07/25 22:38:37
    Yes
    Stan Kapusta
    +2
    If i don't it usually tastes like dirt.
  • All American 2012/07/25 21:56:26
    Yes
    All American
    +2
    Usually, if I want it to turn out edible.
  • Stypayhorlikson♥ 2012/07/25 21:51:33
    No
    Stypayhorlikson♥
    +2
    when i cook no:/
  • Tigerlilycoconut 2012/07/25 21:30:11
    Yes
    Tigerlilycoconut
    +2
    I have ALOT of cookbooks. But sometimes I'll try something different to add that lil extra something
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/07/25 21:28:31
    No
    Juan O'Mara
    +3
    I use a cookbook at times to give me and idea but 90% of the time i picture my food and create it.
  • TasselLady 2012/07/25 20:40:46
    Yes
    TasselLady
    +3
    Only when I want a specific recipe. Otherwise I just throw things together and they turn out just fine!
  • Elz 2012/07/25 20:33:51
    No
    Elz
    +2
    i probably would if i had a book but i preferably like to cook things on my own.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/25 20:11:33
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Some recipes
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/07/25 20:06:18
    No
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +3
    I don't follow the rules... rules
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/25 20:03:34
    No
    Margaret Jacobson
    +2
    I make homemade soup with a lot of basics & a few" add ins" at times !! I like to make copycat recipes of favs at restaurants in my home !!
  • Xitlalilolly 2012/07/25 19:59:51
    Yes
    Xitlalilolly
    +2
    well sometimes i doo
  • bella 2012/07/25 19:54:25 (edited)
    No
    bella
    +2
    not really but most of the time they taste good except one time I tried to make cookies.... never again bad cookies
  • Sperry23 2012/07/25 19:21:46
    Yes
    Sperry23
    +3
    Always for the first time. Then I'll tweek it if necessary the 2nd or 3rd go around. Once I find the way I like it, I pencil in the changes or use a post-it. There are so many good recipes that I can't remember them all.
  • WGN 2012/07/25 19:17:57
    No
    WGN
    +3
    Once you learn the basics, you no longer need to follow the book exactly. When you know how to prepare the food, and what tastes go together, you can give the book the old heave ho.
  • Divya 2012/07/25 17:44:26
    No
    Divya
    +3
    i dont like to cook by book,,, :-) it wont work....
  • Dydy 2012/07/25 17:22:14
    Yes
    Dydy
    +2
    U have to bake by the book. If not the cake will be all messed up, and I don't cook. I only decorate/design foods my way.
  • Aksana 2012/07/25 17:09:27
    No
    Aksana
  • trueblue1233 2012/07/25 16:56:02
    No
    trueblue1233
    +2
    i cook my way or the highway

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