Welcome to the group! I don't usually use a recipe either but have created several since I've been on Spark. I have to figure out my calorie consumption somehow. LOL One thing that helps me is that I have a pretty fair eye for estimating measurements so that I can enter things pretty easily without having to spend a lot of time actually measuring things.
I cook from scratch because that's what my family always did and it's how I learned to cook. I often have people ask me for recipes but so many things are more a method than a real recipe. It makes for an interesting time.
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
"In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward." -Spanish Proverb
"Aim high, but make sure you shoot or you'll never hit anything." My Dad
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