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4/5/09 4:36 P

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Good afternoon all.

Since I do my own cooking, if and when I follow a receipt I usually divide it into a portion that I can cook and eat in one meal, two at the most. About the only exception is a slow cooker or chill. The leftovers form them go into the fridge for meals down the road. Almost forgot, homemade soup also goes into that category.

Enjoy the day

Larry

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4/4/09 10:31 P

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I like recipes, but I do wind up using them as a guide as I'm very picky about what I eat. I do find though that recipes submitted by team members and in the team cookbook are a great start as they are already "portion modified." Most recipes are 4 servings or less.

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4/4/09 4:32 P

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Sounds really good! And healthy!

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4/4/09 10:01 A

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I like a recipe for guidance, and I love the web sites that include comments from those who have tried the recipe and give their opinions & suggestions.

The only recipe I've made up from scratch is one I put on SparkRecipes: Shrimp with artichoke & tomatoes
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4/4/09 12:17 A

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When I do use a recipe, I usually use it as an outline. I have started out making one thing and ended up with something completely different. In the last 10+ years I can only recall making 2 things that made it directly into the trash.

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4/3/09 12:02 P

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I'm with you Cheryl! I don't have creativity in the kitchen, but I really like searching for new recipes to try. For me, putting together a fun menu is enough of a creative challenge. Michele

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4/3/09 9:15 A

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I fall more in the recipe "challengeD" area...I don't seem to have any creativity with food..I need a recipe.



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4/3/09 7:27 A

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Good morning all.

I like to try new things, especially when I am cooking for someone else. I usually do not write down the receipt, however. In not doing that, I have not been able to recreate a good dish again.

Now enjoy your day

Larry

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4/3/09 6:39 A

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YES!!!! I'm always trying to use what I have in the pantry and frig for meals, keeping in mind what I need for a healthy diet. I'll either throw together what I think will taste good or tweak recipes. Since my DH doesn't eat the way I do, I probably have more freedom to experiment emoticon Go for it!
Kath

Edited by: KPHICKEY at: 4/3/2009 (06:42)
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4/3/09 6:26 A

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Are you kidding?
OF COURSE IT COUNTS!!!!
None of us would be over weight fi we did NOT LIKE EATING, so if you find something- ANYTHING that satisfies you and does not break your meal structure then MORE POWER TO IT!!!
When I am in reality diet zone I eat a lot of shrimp, tuna and scallops. NO RECIPE NEEDED!!! High Protein, virtually no fat and low calories. No recipe needed!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4/3/09 2:04 A

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If you try something new that you make up as you go, does that count?

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