In grad school, my main source for recipes was AllRecipes.com. I wouldn’t find out about food blogs until a few years later, and probably would have laughed if someone told me that years later I’d be writing for fun about baking and cooking. (I might have stopped laughing if you then told me that I would still be freelancing at this point.)
One thing that drove me nuts about All Recipes is that so many of the comments would go something like this:
This dish sucked! I subbed peanut butter for the broccoli, nixed the flour and doubled the tomato sauce, and it was TERRIBLE! (1 out of 5 stars)
I mean, really? That’s totally not the recipe, so how can you rate it?
This was back when I would follow every single recipe to a T for fear of messing it up.
Now I’ve really let myself go and mess with most cooking and baking recipes, even if they’re for something I’ve never made.
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