Who Follows Cookbooks?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm just wondering here, how actually follows a cookbook. I ask this because I worked for a company who sold overly priced cookbooks to people who didn't want or need them. I have some of those overly priced cook books but I found them at Goodwill for pennies on the dollar! lol I never use them though. I look at them and come up with my own recipes. They are just my "inspiration" for whatever I end up concocting.
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    I am a pretty picky eater so I definitely just use them as a guide. I don't like mushrooms and dh doesn't like onions so we get creative to add more flavor to a lot of recipes. I started using the spark recipes and set a goal to try one new recipe a week, I was doing four or five new recipes at first to get a healthier trend going. Dh and I picked 6 favorites that we can use weekly/alternate weeks, add some traditional meals with healthier tweaks, and now we've got 20-30 meals that we both enjoy! emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    I've bought a lot of cookbooks in my day but always seem to stick with the same two or three.
    1939 days ago
    I sometimes use cookbook; however, I prefer more assortment of recipes. I have come to love SP's recipes. I bought, but don't use, their cookbook.

    1939 days ago
    And the only cookbooks I do look at are the ones with pictures. I don't like plain cookbooks even if I don't follow the recipes. They bore me I guess. Or I want to know that mine looks like it's suppose to! lol
    1940 days ago
  • SUE5007
    I always follow it the first time. Then adjust it to my own taste after that. But that is exactly why I don't buy cookbooks. I look through them and there is a small number of recipes that I would make, and most of those are very similar to ones I already make. So I never buy them either. Though I did buy a neighborhood cookbook for $10. But again, I only make a handful of recipes. I get more recipes online than anywhere else.
    1940 days ago
    That's how I use a lot of my cookbooks too; more as a guide than following them exactly. I have gastroparesis and can't eat certain foods, so I adjust my recipes for that, and I also make adjustments to make them healthier if I can, and I substitute ingredients I don't like.

    I haven't bought any new cookbooks in a few years, it's just as easy for me to look them on the internet.
    1940 days ago
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