Recipes: Do you use them?

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Recipes: Do you use them?

LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I use recipes
Lady Bear , Falsepast , Kissaki , Michele , Geogeo , MR Chickhabit , darthkitt3n , LoveYouLikeThat , Allstars316 , wdanas
10  (26%)
No, I cook everything from memory
Badass , gypsymama , Shellz31
3  (8%)
Sometimes
Rossie , humpday , K101 , Sinfully , Stinkytofu10 , Mamastoys , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , powerandintent , Peggi , Allison.Wilder , ksparkles16 , js250 , M.O.'s Girl , chantalgiardina , G&L , P'Gell , Owl , puppylove , OhMy! , lilys , elli , jinxydc , PolyLove , LoveBug721 , dv8
26  (67%)
Total votes: 39
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05/26/2012
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K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
I don't cook often, but I do use recipes for my peanut butter balls and oatmeal candy.
05/26/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Sometimes (as in most of the time)
05/26/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
i use them alot when trying new things. I usually find good ones on allrecipes.com
05/26/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
The recipes from the back of the mac & cheese boxes XD
05/26/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
If it's the first time I am making something I use recipes, sometimes I have the steps memorized.
05/26/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I use them when I am making a new dish but after that, I usually make the dish how I want it-rarely ends up the same!
05/26/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I LOVE to cook, and never use recipes..... don't measure either! I subscribe to the toss it in and taste method.
05/26/2012
Badass Badass
I technically do not OWN a cook book or a single recipe.
Everything I cook for mine is what I think will be good.

I'm making pork chops... Basil and garlic should be good. They bleed when I poke them? Okay, not done yet. --- type stuff.
05/26/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
It depends on what I cook, when needed I use a recipe, for example when I make something new.
05/26/2012
Michele Michele
I love to try new recipes but, I experiment a lot too.
05/26/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
It depends on what I cook, when needed I use a recipe, for example when I make something new.
It depends, when I learn a new one, or haven't memorized something yet, then yep, I do use a recipe... ^^
05/26/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I use recipes at least half the time I cook.
05/26/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I dont cook but I bake, and always use recipes when I do.
05/27/2012
MR Chickhabit MR Chickhabit
i cook all the damn time. just this afternoon i made chipotle hummus...but i didnt use a recipe.

okay, i use recipes when its something new.
05/27/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
It depends on what I'm making. If I've made it before, I cook from memory. If not, I use a recipe.
05/27/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
it depends what I'm making
05/27/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Mamastoys
I use them when I am making a new dish but after that, I usually make the dish how I want it-rarely ends up the same!
Ditto!! I seem to come up with tasty additions to improve the dish once I have made it for the first time.
05/27/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
sometimes but not often
05/27/2012
G&L G&L
Use recipes when trying new things but if its something we have cooked many times then we don't use them.
05/27/2012
Owl Owl
I usually use a recipe first time making something after that just do from memory. Baking though I always use a recipe! I don't want to mess anything up.
05/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
I do both. If it's baking, using a recipe is always a good idea. Baking is chemistry with applied heat! With the exception of biscuits and bread (which I make so often that I KNOW the recipes) I use recipes for baking.

For most dinner type meals, I usually forgo a recipe or read one and then do it my way. If it's something new, I'll read the recipe and then make it my own (usually by first removing any dairy products)

When I first learned to cook, I learned almost exclusively by reading recipes. I was clueless and had never cooked before, nor seen anyone other than my grandmother or aunts cook (my mother wouldn't bother to cook... then blame it on my father... made no sense)

I started getting cookbooks from the library and reading them as soon as we got our house. I learned quickly and am a pretty good cook, now. Before I was in my early 20s, I had no idea what to do with food. Most of what I had eaten came out of bags, boxes and cans.
05/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
For those who say, "I don't cook." I'm curious; what do you eat? Does someone else cook for you? Do you eat fast food or stuff from boxes and frozen stuff? I'm just curious, as my mother never cooked, and I was not exposed to interesting food as a child, unless I was with my dad, he and his family were fantastic cooks. But, at home, I wasn't exposed to cooking and had to learn as a young adult.

It wasn't hard, we didn't have a lot of money, so after I went through the 3 or so cookbooks I got for my wedding shower, I simply started taking cook books out of the library. It's amazing how quickly you can learn some interesting and useful techniques.

I recommend The Joy of Cooking for anyone and everyone. It's one of the best "starter" cookbooks, as are the "Betty Crocker" "Pillsbury" and "Fannie Farmer" type binder cook books. They teach you techniques and skills. Great stuff.
05/27/2012
puppylove puppylove
Sometimes I use recipes and stick to them, sometimes I use them more as a guide and kind of do my own thing with them and make substitutions or use different quantities.
05/27/2012
lilys lilys
sometimes cuz i do have a bad memory
05/27/2012
elli elli
I usually use recipes for baking and anything new I want to try making.
05/27/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
It just depnds on what im making.
05/27/2012
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Quote:
Originally posted by LoveBug721
Just wondering if anybody still uses recipes or do they just cook from memory?
occasionally I do, Thanks for sharing.
05/28/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I'm learning to cook different things. So right now i follow the recipes.
06/28/2012
Total posts: 29
Unique posters: 27