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Old 03-18-2017, 08:20 PM   #21
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For me recipes are ballpark guide lines, and I often change amounts, ingredients, because of personal preference or what I have on hand. Some of things I still cook is how I remember my mom doing it and as the years have gone by I don't know how much or little I may of change some of them.

So what I'm saying is it wouldn't bother me at all to have someone change it up a bit. Heck my deviled eggs or macaroni salad is never exactly the same and been asked multiple times for the recipe for both. My response normally after a moment of thought is I'm not sure I remember how I made this batch. No joke, one of these days I should start and write things down and make a written recipe from the ways I like certain dishes best.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:23 PM   #22
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I don't mind at all. I think thats part of the beauty when it comes to cooking, that we can adapt. When i can i try and credit the base recipe but I have so many that it is hard to remember where some came from.

If someone altered my recipe and it tasted bad and they said it was my recipe, i would most likely speak up and say it had some changes. But otherwise go for it!
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:03 PM   #23
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When you look up a recipe on the Internet, there are probably more than 100 versions of what you are looking for. They all are different in some small way. So where did the recipe start in the first place? Most likely the original was created by just one person and changed each time someone else made it.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:31 PM   #24
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I saw somewhere, can't remember where but, there is no such thing as an original recipe.
I mean, think about it.
The only real thing about cooking that has changed over the millenniums is technique.
AND, I too have posted numerous "recipes" on my blog and other Social Media sites; I never thought to look if one of those "Celebrity Chefs" pulled a copy-cat on me, but, oh well, GO FOR IT!
"A recipe is simply someone else's idea. Take it and make it your own!"
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:14 AM   #25
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Who cares if someone asks for, then modifies a recipe of yours unless they somehow make it poorly with their changes, then say it was your recipe, lol.

On the same note, I'm happy if someone can make my recipe better. And then I'll be making their recipe, with full credit to them.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:40 AM   #26
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unless they somehow make it poorly with their changes, then say it was your recipe, lol.
Thats really my only fear

And unfortunately, Ive had it happen, then announced to everyone that it was my recipe. I was horrified. I couldn't say anything , as not to embarrass the host , but I felt like I had to redeem myself at the next event.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:48 AM   #27
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Yeah, that's some choppy water. You almost have to make it again for the same folks to prove the recipe was sound.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:05 AM   #28
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It doesn't bother me...

The only exception is if someone says, "I changed this for that, added some XXX and didn't like how it tasted." Well, duh!!

Happened to me once when I passed on a crab dip recipe our family has used since the 60's...

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Old 05-08-2017, 11:31 PM   #29
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I saw somewhere, can't remember where but, there is no such thing as an original recipe.
I mean, think about it.
The only real thing about cooking that has changed over the millenniums is technique.
AND, I too have posted numerous "recipes" on my blog and other Social Media sites; I never thought to look if one of those "Celebrity Chefs" pulled a copy-cat on me, but, oh well, GO FOR IT!
"A recipe is simply someone else's idea. Take it and make it your own!"
Actually, if you've ever watched "Chopped!", then you have definitely seen some very original recipe creation. Sometimes it's an old one with "unusual"
(to say the least ) ingredients, other times it's totally unique. That's just an expected feature of the show.

I love to see the reaction of the judges when they are presented with an original creation that turns out to be a major mistake in judgement. Those ones will probably NOT be copied.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:31 AM   #30
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.... My response ..... is I'm not sure I remember how I made this batch.

No joke, one of these days I should start and write things down and make a written recipe from the ways I like certain dishes best.
I've tried to do that, write down the first three things and steps then get too busy and forget... when trying to go back ... can't remember! LOL

It's the exact same with taking pictures of a dish. Take some at the beginning, then forget completely and have only an empty plate to photo!
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