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Old 12-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #21
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if i would have to make a trip to store, for ingredients,it more than likely not be made.
I have a huge stock of spices and other ingredients, so a special trip to the store isn't going to happen unless it is something special, especially if it is an ingredient that I'll only need a fraction of. Like others said, long lists of ingredients can put me off of a new recipe. Sometimes the recipe makes the dish much too difficult, more than it needs to be. Luckily I have many, many cookbooks, not to mention the 'net, so if I'm trying something new I can usually find a simpler recipe.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #22
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#1 Artificial anything.

#2 Too sweet.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:10 AM   #23
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I am with others on this, canned soup, packaged anything, and the recipe is a no-go for me.

Since I do a lot of baking, pudding mix, cake mix, cool whip etc.. (they end up in the oddest things) will cause me to pass over the recipe.

And again it isn't snobbery, if someone uses these ingredients, I will eat their food, but I just cannot justify putting all of those unnecessary, unneeded additives in my food when they really don't need to be there.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:46 AM   #24
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I agree with the picture being my first attraction. If it looks good, I read the ingredients. Lots of ingredients don't bother me because I like dishes like that, but the main ingredients have to be things I already like.

If there are ingredients I don't like, then I try to figure out if they can be easily omitted. If it still sounds good I might try it. I don't mind buying a few ingredients, but I have to be sure they will get used up.

As an example, I fell in love with MsMofet's Confetti Soup picture. I had most of the ingredients, and what I didn't have were things I liked, like a wild rice blend. I had been thinking of getting some, but what I saw in the stores was pretty expensive. I got some to make this recipe and now keep it on hand.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #25
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When a recipe calls for too many ingredients that I wouldn't even know where to find, or that I would spend a lot of money on only to use once maybe twice.
Or if it calls for mayonnaise/aioli and there's no good substitute.
Finally, if it's just too much to do in my tiny apartment kitchen I'll begrudgingly skip it. I'm also single so cooking something elaborate for myself is really demotivating at times.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #26
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Canned soup. Pre-packaged stuff. And, I do eat anything that has fake cheese in it or hotdogs.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #27
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Canned soup. Pre-packaged stuff. And, I do eat anything that has fake cheese in it or hotdogs.
I'm betting you meant to say "I don't". Do I win the bet?
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #28
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Hahahahaha! I must be the only gourmand in the crowd! While I certainly enjoy those fresh ingredients, I would not turn my nose up at anything made with cream of...soup. And I freaking LOVE green bean casserole. I admit I do not use the onion things, they gross me out. I use toasted almonds instead, mmmmm! I'm a bad bad girl, I use fake cheese, cheez whiz, hot dogs, you name it, I'll try it! I just plain old love food!

My pantry is pretty well stocked as well so I don't often run across a recipe I want to try that requires something I don't have. The weather would be the deal breaker on that one though.
The deal breakers for me are fussy bits. I don't like to fuss with presentation. I HAVE painted chocolate on leaves and done all those fussy things, but really...its about the taste for me. I don't need it to look pretty as long as it tastes good. I'll even eat Dirt n Worms!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:40 PM   #29
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Too many ingredients, especially if I don't have them in the house and are only available in quantities that I would never use up. For example, I have had an open, partially used bottle of pomegranite molasses in my pantry for over 4 years. I had a hell of a time finding it, and I can no longer find, or even remember, the recipe for which I bought it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #30
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Hahahahaha! I must be the only gourmand in the crowd! While I certainly enjoy those fresh ingredients, I would not turn my nose up at anything made with cream of...soup. And I freaking LOVE green bean casserole. I admit I do not use the onion things, they gross me out. I use toasted almonds instead, mmmmm! I'm a bad bad girl, I use fake cheese, cheez whiz, hot dogs, you name it, I'll try it! I just plain old love food!

My pantry is pretty well stocked as well so I don't often run across a recipe I want to try that requires something I don't have. The weather would be the deal breaker on that one though.The deal breakers for me are fussy bits. I don't like to fuss with presentation. I HAVE painted chocolate on leaves and done all those fussy things, but really...its about the taste for me. I don't need it to look pretty as long as it tastes good. I'll even eat Dirt n Worms!
Alix! A woman after my own heart! I will proudly use cream of something soup, dried packets of crunchy stuff, Velveeta, and hot dogs! My food may look like swill at times, but it tastes good. I also use low sodium and low fat ingredients, except for bacon.

Too many ingredients, complicated cooking methods, too many steps are a turnoff for me.
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