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Old 02-04-2016, 11:23 AM   #11
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Like you, Aunt Bea, I use inspiration as my guide. Just this week, I was prepping to make my version of tuna casserole.

In the back of my mind is the fact that tuna is OK, but just not special.

I thought about using canned salmon instead, figuring it might be better, and voila, a new addition to my regular rotation has happened.

I'd estimate that kind of thing happens several times a month. Some work out, some are just okay, and some are fails.

DC gives me lots of ideas. Often it's just the mention of an ingredient that starts my creative juices flowing.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:59 PM   #12
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Thank you, everyone. I was really beginning to worry since I had so many recipes in my links. I thought I was the only one who collected too many to use!
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:47 AM   #13
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I also have maybe hundreds of recipes to try. I try recipes from our members here most often though. If I've known a member for a while they feel more like a "family" recipe.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:00 AM   #14
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Like you, Aunt Bea, I use inspiration as my guide. Just this week, I was prepping to make my version of tuna casserole.

In the back of my mind is the fact that tuna is OK, but just not special.

I thought about using canned salmon instead, figuring it might be better, and voila, a new addition to my regular rotation has happened.

I'd estimate that kind of thing happens several times a month. Some work out, some are just okay, and some are fails.

DC gives me lots of ideas. Often it's just the mention of an ingredient that starts my creative juices flowing.
Z, one of my favorite dishes my mother made used to be creamed salmon and peas over mashed taters or rice. She used the canned salmon. It was my job to pick out all the cartilage. BTW, it is also a New England tradition to serve this dish on July 4th. Don't ask me why. I have no idea.

My daughter took me to get my hair cut today and then we went out to eat. She had a pineapple pizza (YUK!) and I had a fried chicken thigh and wing.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:38 PM   #15
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I have hundreds and maybe thousands of saved recipes I've saved to try. I have as many I've tried and lied that I don't make often.

Periodically I scan my untried recipes and pull a few to try. Then I buy the ingredients and go for it. On average I try 3-4 a month.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:28 PM   #16
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Because I test drive recipes and develop recipes for a company, there are weeks that I test drive 6-8 recipes and develop 4-.6 sides. When developing recipes, I pick a flavour profile and take it from the protein to the sides. When test driving a recipe, plating also comes into play. There is a lot that I take into account - colour, building the flavour profile, introducing a different way to use an ingredient, cost, etc. I guess I am not your average home cook...
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:17 PM   #17
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Because I test drive recipes and develop recipes for a company, there are weeks that I test drive 6-8 recipes and develop 4-6 sides. When developing recipes, I pick a flavour profile and take it from the protein to the sides. When test driving a recipe, plating also comes into play. There is a lot that I take into account - colour, building the flavour profile, introducing a different way to use an ingredient, cost, etc. I guess I am not your average home cook...
Since you're developing and testing recipes for pay, you're not talking about home cooking at all. I'm glad you're successful at it, but it isn't really comparable.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:29 PM   #18
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How often do you try a new recipe?

I probably try a different recipe every week or two. Then again, my recipes are always different even if they're for the same dish, I have a tendency to fling together stuff without a recipe. Thankfully I don't bake. That would make for some really interesting results.

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Flinging things together, yep that's me too. I rarely make a dish the same way twice. Even when I do make it the same way, it still gets changed gradually.

i once tried baking lots of different cookies. I had so many fails - cookies without sugar, too much baking powder. I finally decided baking was not for me and quit entirely. If I want baked goods, I just buy them from the shelves or in-store bakery! No more fails or flour on a floor that has recessed grout!
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:23 AM   #19
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Since you're developing and testing recipes for pay, you're not talking about home cooking at all. I'm glad you're successful at it, but it isn't really comparable.
But the recipes are for home cooks, so that is also a factor. Ease of preo, time it takes, etc. I develop a lot of the recipes in my head before I take them to the kitchen.
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My daughter took me to get my hair cut today and then we went out to eat. She had a pineapple pizza (YUK!) and I had a fried chicken thigh and wing.
You don't like the pineapple and ham Hawaiian pizza? Oh, that's my favorite!
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