I Add My Own Spin To Recipes

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    A Treasured Memory..

    My grandmother was an amazing, strong, compassionate woman.  She lived her whole life on the farm, cared for her family, lovingly tended to her cows, her orchid and her gardens, and was a goddess in the kitchen!!She made everything from scratch, and never followed a recipe to a...
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2011
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    Individual Mini Meatloaf

    This is very cute to serve.Using your favorite meatloaf recipe with my twist.      I gather up a big handful of the meat mix, flatten and in the middle put in a slice of cheddar cheese and Jalapeno pepper slices.  Get another handful of meat, pack it over the "bottom...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2011

    Asian

    I add me  sugar to asian recipes. I know its a bit unhealthy well it may seem that way, but I add by tablespoon not one big blot o sugar. I have to be careful because sugar can burn in my wok, and burned sugar is hard to remove. I also add pineapple juice to most oof the recipes...
    TheEmoTrinityXXX TheEmoTrinityXXX
    13-15, F
    Dec 14, 2011

    Following A Recipe...

    Yes tried and true...a cup of this and a pinch of that and if you follow the recipe to a T...there is no reason why anyone would and could possible end up with anything unedible. My view on recipes...they are good...for a general idea...basic principal what the end of result...
    marlon70 marlon70
    36-40, F
    Mar 8, 2011

    Try And Eat Healthy

    When I cook, I try and add things to fortify my recipe. I recently bought some Flaxseed meal and I want to try substituting a little of that in the place of wheat flour when I bake. I also like to add apple sauce to baked goods to make them moist and I use plain yogurt...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Jul 30, 2011

    Add My Own Spin

    to recipes .. yes i do that too. I like having a large variety of spices and will usually add some that are not part of the ingredients list if i am following a recipe. It is fun to give it a new twist and a little extra zing :)
    phatnhapi phatnhapi
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    Mint Kiss Cookies

    Made some kiss cookies but didn't use the peanut butter cookie, instead used a thumbprint cookie base than pushed a mint truffle kiss in the middle. It was really good.
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    Dec 29, 2010

    My Own Spin

    I don't follow recipes to a tee.  I mostly always add my own spin to it and it turns out good too.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2011

    Cracking Out The Old Betty Crocker

                                                                   I used to cook quite a great deal before I was over medicated on Risperdal and Depakote for six months about ten years ago. I was quite the zombie for...
    jenvice jenvice
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2013

    It Gets A Little Weird

    I have lots of recipes & follow few of them. For me, cooking is a method not a set flavor , not a one time taste.  I sort of imagine a flavor & go for it.  Using what's in the refrigerator can be creative as well.      Meatloaf is fun & a favorite of mine. Last week I didn...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    Walnut-peach Sweet Bread

    Using your favorite banana bread recipe:Substitute the bananas for one cup of chopped peaches from a can of pie filling. I like to add a little of the thickened sauce as well.The bread turns out very sweet and ultra  moist.Toss in a handful of walnuts if you like them..Bake as...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2013

    Guilty As Charged

    Yup....I'm guilty. I love adding my own spin to a recipe. I can't say that my family always love the results. Whatever! I'm sure that the tried and trusted recipes that the Mrs. Beatons of this world left us were all formulated by some adventurous people in the kitchen...
    RoseViolet RoseViolet
    46-50, F
    Jun 24, 2011

    I cook nightly for my family

    and I love it. Adding to or creating my own recipe is my favorite thing to do. I'm thinking of starting my own cooking vlog...
    chocolatemaster27 chocolatemaster27
    26-30, M
    Sep 2, 2014

    Picky Eaters Get Creative

    It may be silly little changes or additions that I make but being such a picky eater I have to add my own twist. Things like Green Bean Casserole. I love fresh green beans and fine with the little crunchy onion top but I hate mushrooms so instead I use a potato soup or make my...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 5, 2010

    I always add my own spins to recipes.

    I Love to cook, I love cooking for others, and I normally follow a recipe, but from time to time, I do add my own twist, or a different spice here and there. Something to spice things up.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    Experimenting Recipes

    i seldom cook the same thing exactly the same way twice...lol...same same but different...(as the t-shirt says in thailand)...will always use what's available...add as the cooking goes lol...
    thirteenthsoul thirteenthsoul
    56-60, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    My favorite thing to fix is Southern Red Velvet

    Cake with cream cheese icing. I follow a specific internet recipe by the book -- except for one thing: I add a LITTLE more cocoa powder than it asks for. I think that little bit of powder makes it so much richer and more delectable.
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2014

    'Crispy Things In A Whatsisname Sauce'

    Many good recipies are born through accidents or modifications to tried and trusted recipies.  I have dabbled in the kitchen partly because I am not organised.  I'm compulsive and get a hankering for something I fancy to eat.  Inevitably there are insufficient ingredients to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 4, 2011

    Buffalo Eggplant

    I'm trying to fast and not eat meat right now and I was missing buffalo wings so bad and I had an eggplant and thought about doing a eggplant parmasian and put the buffalo sauce on it instead, Its a keeper.. I used garlicy hotwing sauce in with the egg wash and used panko...
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2011
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