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Poll: Do You Use Exact Measurements When Cooking?

Do You Use Exact Measurements When Cooking?

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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
Like many others first time yes, after that I change to taste UNLESS it's garlic. At the very least, I always double it. So far so good!
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
for some reason i can never fallow one i always mess something up in it but it turns out good most of the time and when i cook my own stuff i never wright it down
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Same as Spectra - only follow the recipe when baking.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I tend to measure the first go around when making a new recipe but then eyeball the recipe when I want to adjust the taste and texture of the food.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't measure exactly unless I'm baking. Otherwise, I just try to get kind of close.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Only when trying a new recipe and always for baking.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Like everyone else, I do when using a new recipe... then I'll change it up. Baking though, is another story. Exact measurements only.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I can usually tell if a recipe hasn't enough garlic or something, and I'll add more. But the first time, I"m usually accurate.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I use recipes as a starting point for what herbs and spices work together but usually just eye-ball the amount. Baking I always get out the measuring spoons and cups.
Food Food 7 years
When making a new recipe, I always follow measurements, regardless of what it is. Once I know the recipe, I don't mind measuring less. But I always measure baking ingredients exactly. Baking seems like such a science, and it's not worth the risk of it not turning out right!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I loathe measuring. This is why I rarely bake! It's always fun to look at recipes for inspiration, though.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Yes when using a recipe I've never tried before. I usually alter recipes to my own taste though after I've tried them first. ;)
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
I almost always follow a recipe "as written" the first time I make it, so I have an idea how the recipe was intended to taste. If or when I make the dish again, I will make adjustments according to personal tastes. :)
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I almost always do. I love recipes!
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