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Do You Measure Salt and Pepper?

I'm a huge fan of recipes, and while I love adapting them, I equally enjoy following the exact instructions. However, the other day I had a random realization: I never measure salt or pepper. Even if a recipe calls for a specific amount, I prefer to season to taste. How about you? Do you take the time to measure salt and pepper if a recipe calls for it?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
Nope, I season to taste.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I never use salt, but no I don't measure pepper. I always pepper to taste.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Bluesarahlou, Now THAT will never happen! :D Or as Grandpa in "Grumpier Old Men" says:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Fuzzles, I first read that as "bacon-avoidance", and I was momentarily horrified! :o
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
I practice baking-avoidance because nobody could possibly suck at it to the extent that I do. For cooking, I never measure anything. I'm strictly a toss-and-throw kinda gal!
lovesitc1 lovesitc1 6 years
Measure when baking, because you should. For cooking, I just season to taste.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I only measure salt when baking. Re: pepper, rarely, unless I get a very large amount specified. Then I'll measure it. For instance, if I'm making a stew and it calls for something like 1-1/2 tablespoons of black pepper, I'll measure it out and pour it in. Otherwise, I'll eyeball it and season to taste.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Yeah....baking is more of an exact science, so I measure everything when I'm baking. Cooking is more about your taste preferences, so I don't always measure them. :shrug:
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
I do measure salt for baking, but that's it.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
Oh I measure when baking as well, maybe I should change the question to, "Do you measure salt and pepper when cooking?"
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
When cooking, I usually omit salt and add lots of pepper. But after I answered I realized that I always measure when baking!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I usually do less salt (but more other spices) and more pepper.
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