General Recipe Hint

If you’re like me, you don’t even follow your own recipes faithfully every time you cook them: a pinch of this here, a dash of that here; a substitution of something else because you happen to have a whole lot of it at the moment….  So what’s a cook who likes to improvise to do to keep track of the changes?

I annotate my cookbooks.

Any recipe I make, I jot down the date; the alterations made; and some notes about the results (what might I do differently next time?  or, don’t change a thing!).  Then, next time I go to cook, i don’t have to search my memory for what I might have done, because I have a note from my past self to remind me.

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