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Old 12-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #11
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I'm just the opposite. I love following recipes to the letter. At least the first time around. That is, if I can find everything.

I do the same .. then if it's good enough that I want to do it a 2nd time that is when I make alterations so it's even better !

giggler, there are some things that you can successfully freeze. You might consider doing that with the extras left from a recipe. That way you already have some of the ingredients on hand for next time.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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I often freeze the whites, but have never frozen the yolks, do they freeze well please?
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #13
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Now the recipes that floor me are the ones that call for "one bag of chocolate chips" or nuts or marshmallows - do they mean a 250 g one or a Costco size!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #14
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Now the recipes that floor me are the ones that call for "one bag of chocolate chips" or nuts or marshmallows - do they mean a 250 g one or a Costco size!
I am completely turned off/angered by recipes that call for amounts that are not certain. There are 8, 14 and 28 ounce sizes of canned tomato that are readily available in the supermarket. Is the small one the 8 Oz. or are you only thinking about the 28 and 14 ounce sizes so the 14 is the small. Or do you live on another continent so all bets are off.

My anal retentiveness also causes some distress over terms such as, "a small onion". Small according to who? How about, "1/2 C diced onion". I know, I know, it really doesn't matter all that much if there is a little more or less onion in a dish. I'm just sayin'.

While I'm ranting, why the heck aren't we on the metric system in the USA? Nothing could be easier to work with and is it really that hard to learn? It's the decimal system. If you can count money, you can use the metric system. Be glad we're not using the British system of pence, shillings and pounds.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #15
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Andy, is that a 1 oz shot or a 26 oz bottle? LOL!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #16
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Andy, is that a 1 oz shot or a 26 oz bottle? LOL!!!
Keep it up and it'll be the 25.6 ounce bottle.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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I was thinking the same thing, Andy, only using the OP's "half pepper". I seen some pretty big variations in pepper sizes. Half of one could easily be the whole thing with another.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #18
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I'm just the opposite. I love following recipes to the letter. At least the first time around. That is, if I can find everything.
You are the cook I appreciate giving a personal recipe Pac. Change it up as you like the second time, but the first time I trust who gave it to me enough to follow the recipe as written if I like the ingredients.
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I'm just the opposite. I love following recipes to the letter. At least the first time around. That is, if I can find everything.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #20
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You are the cook I appreciate giving a personal recipe Pac. Change it up as you like the second time, but the first time I trust who gave it to me enough to follow the recipe as written if I like the ingredients.
Come to think of it, I think I'm due for those lamb meatballs with asparagus and lemon sauce again
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