So I have to tell you a quick story, as I've been cracking up lately at recipe sites. I've been busy looking for a ton of new recipes and I always try to find ones that are posted with reviews. It really does end up saving you time in the long run.
What I really enjoy is reading all the reviews in detail and THIS is where you can see if a recipe is really working or not, because if a bunch of people make the same kind of change in a recipe then you know to try their version of the recipe over the original posted one. Some are pretty basic, like switching butter for margarine, adding extra seasoning, added some extra liquid or dry ingredient. That all seems pretty reasonable. However I just start to shake my head when they really start to change up the recipe, thus making it an entirely NEW dish that is nothing like the original. Ok so you want to make Asian inspired ginger soy sauce salmon dish, but you didn't have salmon so you used chicken and you don't like sesame seeds so you used pine nuts, and you don't have soy sauce so you used BBQ sauce... Um, brace yourself lady, but THAT's a new dish.
So I was on Pinterest (my other new love) a few nights back and there was this delicious recipe for a watermelon lime frosty beverage. Sounded good so I clicked on it. There were only two reviews but one of them said, well I didn't have watermelon so I used frozen peaches, and I don't care for limes so I used lemon juice. Ha. Made me guffaw out loud. She changed the two main ingredients so instead of having a watermelon lime frosty, this lady had made a peach lemon freeze. All while complimenting the original recipe as the "best she'd ever tried". So remember, tiny changes good. Too many changes = whole new ball of wax!
And never substitute wine for whine.
Don't even get me started on the flakes who do this crap... honest to GOD this drives me nuts!
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