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8/11/10 1:32 A

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Haha I thought it was about double dipping, too! I will tell everyone that if that grosses you out, don't eat anything I make. Because I taste it. And likely use the same spoon twice! emoticon
I was baking cookies the other day and took a few spoonfuls... emoticon I counted it as a few extra cookies. If I was just taste testing a little soup or sauce, though, I don't think I'd count it...

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2/21/10 6:35 P

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Oh, Littlesapphire, another anal-compulsive soul! emoticon

When I was trying to lose weight I was CRAZY about logging every bite of food. I'd cook pasta for the kids and either have them test it for doneness or bite one but throw it away. No tasting for me! But now that I'm maintaining I'm trying to take just tiny tastes and to remember to include that when I track my food.

I *thought* this thread was going to be about whether we taste food and then re-dip the same spoon back into the pot (see, I really *am* compulsive lol). I usually don't, but every now and then I've been known to stick that spoon back in there...YUK!

Of course, that's still better, IMHO, than my memories of my not-even-five-foot-tall Aunt Pompilia, standing over a huge pot of tomato sauce and stirring it with a wooden spoon, while the ash from her cigarette dropped into it (we all swore that was her 'not-so-secret ingredient').

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2/17/10 3:54 A

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I can't imagine that it is a huge thing unless you are trying some really oily something or another. I taste quite a bit but I tend to try and track on the high side too to try and make up for it. I suppose as long as you are consistent about how much you taste and you are getting the results that you want it really doesn't matter:D

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2/16/10 9:59 P

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I taste as I go, but not big bites, just a small sip. I also have Hubby taste when I am not sure if I think it is right. He takes a full spoon ful where I probably do about 1/8 of a tsp.

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2/16/10 1:48 P

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They say if you bite it, write it. However, I really don't pay too much attention when I am cooking. If you are really worried just make your serving size like 1.05 or so. Sparks automatically calculates the extra nutrition information:D

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2/16/10 11:43 A

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Oh my God never thought of that and the extra calories adding up. I cook pretty often and love trying out new recipes and I am one to taste everything i cook and sometimes you dont realize how often you taste till it suites you. thanks for bringing this to mine and other Spark members attention.
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2/16/10 10:16 A

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It would depend on if it was a high calorie item or low calorie. If it was low calorie I wouldn't worry too much. It might be easier to just guess an amount based on how many bites it takes to eat a serving.

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2/16/10 9:26 A

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Ok, so as cooks, I'm sure you're all familiar with the spoon-licking that can happen when you're cooking or baking. For me, when I'm cooking, I NEED to taste the food at least a couple of times to make sure the seasonings are right, especially when I'm cooking without a recipe or trying a recipe that I've never used before.

IS there any way I can count those calories? Or do you think it's so small that it doesn't count? Maybe I should spit it out after I taste it? What do you all think?

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