For the most part, I prefer a little wiggle room in my recipes. I like judging things for myself and having the freedom to change things if I want to. When I try making recipes that require measuring down to the teaspoon or strict adherence to techniques, I start to feel all antsy and fussy!
But I also fully admit that sometimes straying from the path can lead to unexpected places! Most recipes I make are fine if I add too many onions or add the eggs before the butter is fully creamed. But there are occasional less-than-tasty results. When I'm throwing a dinner party, I definitely tend to stick to the recipe more than I might otherwise!
What kind of a cook are you?
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