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Do You Use Recipes Written In Paragraph Format?

I hate it when a recipe is written as a story with the ingredients in the paragraphs. Example: Combine 3 cups of flour with 1 stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It drives me insane that I have to search for the ingredients and I absolutely refuse to make anything from one of these recipes. Am I the only one who is bothered by it? Do you use recipes written in paragraph format? Image Source
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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i need to triple check amounts when i bake/cook so i just can't function with a paragraph recipe!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
If I'm interested in the recipe, then I'll paraphrase. I will write it out into simpler terms. I hate the long recipes, just give me those ingredients!!!!
sarahkushner sarahkushner 9 years
I want to know what I need to get out of the cabinent without searching through text...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
When I am in the kitchen i just want the "facts", recipe only.
mollipop mollipop 9 years
I do, but I have to rewrite the recipe in bulleted list format.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
so annoying and I usually end up skipping a step because of it! grr!!
slumberlite slumberlite 9 years
This is just cruel and should not be allowed. I don't care how good the recipe is.
mrsindiangirl mrsindiangirl 9 years
no!!! i like having all the ingredients' amounts listed up top, then step by step instructions
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
Yes, but I re-write it first. :P
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
sometimes, what i'll do is just copy and paste the recipe (if it's something online) and just split it up on a new document. it's a bit extra work but if the recipe looks worth it, then i'll do it.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I like the ingredients listed then they can be in paragraph from after that.. I like to know what I need without having to read it all
daisyray daisyray 9 years
Bullet format is so easy to reference, but if a recipe is worth it, or sounds worth it, then I'll suffer through the paragraph!
davie-k davie-k 9 years
That's the way my mum writes out recipes, I always have to change them!
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
Nope, I like my ingredients in list form!
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
That drives me nuts too. I like my ingredients and their amounts in a list, with the instructions in a list as well.
Vexedlovely Vexedlovely 9 years
I just rewrite all the ingredients, annoying but the recipe is usually worth it.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
I get mine online and then I cut & paste them into Microsoft Word so I can change the ingredients I want (to make it healthier) and break it up how I like it... 1. Intro to the dish. 2. Ingredient list. 3. Step by step instructions. I like it organized!
Marci Marci 9 years
If I ever receive a recipe that way and I know it's something I'll make down the road, I rewrite it because that's just annoying. And I always screw something up when it's in that format.
brokeinthecity brokeinthecity 9 years
Depends on the recipe. If it's something I REALLY want to try, I'll make an effort... Fabulously Broke in the City
laura1867 laura1867 9 years
would drive me crazy.
mollywog mollywog 9 years
If it looks like a really yummy recipe, I'll go through it and list the ingredients seperately like they are in what I'd call a "normal" recipe. But it's got to be a really good looking recipe for me to be willing to bother.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
when i'm cooking i like things to be written out individually. those recipes that are written as a story/paragraph take too much time to deciper.
MamaBee MamaBee 9 years
The format drives me nuts - without fail, I'll miss something in my shopping. I will try these kinds of recipes, but only after I've re-formatted them! The most upsetting encounter I've had is when my long-awaited and very expensive Larousse's Gastronomique cook book - the Bible of French cooking - arrived and the entire thing is in paragraph form ... and with metric measurements! It's lovely on the bookshelf, but gets very little use.
Morgaine29 Morgaine29 9 years
I am a firm believer in mise en place. Recipes is paragraph form make setting this up very difficult, so while I will try recipes in this format I really don't like them.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
I do when I come across them but I prefer the other format with the instructions numbered or bulleted.
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