How much experimenting do you do in the Kitchen?

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Do you only use recipes and stick to them precisely, or do you like to experiment and try to come up with your own recipes? Are you a good cook?

I enjoy cooking most of the time. I also like to experiment in the kitchen. I've come up with a few decent meals although I've also had my failures.

How about you?
 

Blaine

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I experiment with some recipes sometimes I love it because it gives me freedom to be flexible. I can be strict with the recipe and sometimes tweak them a bit when I can not find the right ingredients. That is how we learn in the kitchen by trial and error until we perfect it. I just enjoy the process as I learn it.
 

Rizwani

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Being a good cook requires a certain fascination with tastes and flavor, a fascination I hadn't developed until recently. For the longest time I had a bland palette which hadn't really changed since...well since I can remember. I never really thought about experimenting in the kitchen, until of course I met my wife who has made me appreciate new foods, new aromas...new meals. These days, I cook meals I'm used to in a slightly differently way just for kicks, looking to find which way of cooking has the most memorable taste. I prefer to experiment more with spices and presentation, not entire recipes yet. That horse is yet to be tamed.
 

Alexia

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I like to try out new recipes in the kitchen and mix together my favorite ingredients. Usually it's only me who will eat them so it's okay. I try different pie combinations and also sauces as I like savory ones, but that are low fat and without any dairy so sometimes it's hard to get a good balance. There is a lot of trial and error, but eventually I adapt things to my own taste.
 

kianthras

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I like to change up the recipes that I see here and there, especially when I don't have all of the ingredients that they call for! Honestly, that is what happens more often than not, where I decide that a recipe looks good, and then I find out that I don't have everything and have to experiment so that whatever I decide to cook still tastes decent. The only problem is when I find something that really works and then forget what I did because I didn't write it down!
 

Josie

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I do a lot of experimenting and I never follow recipes anymore. Eating whole foods means it's pretty hard to mess up lol.. just go with it and whatever you end up with is edible.
 
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I think cooking is the field in which you can experiment, while in baking precise quantities of products are very important. So I am very precise when cooking, but I let my creativity show when I am cooking.