Get ready, because in this episode, we pull back the curtain to tell you about how a recipe is developed and how you can quickly decode a recipe to ensure that it’s right for you. Because nothing is more discouraging than cooking a meal that flops.
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There’s No One-Size Fits All Recipe
We know that you guys love a good one-size-fits all solution — because what busy parent doesn’t?! — but the truth is that there’s no universal way to define a “good” recipe. Sure, it has to be well-written and adequately tested, but that’s just the cost of entry. Beyond that, a recipe that’s good for you may not be good for me. A recipe that worked for last week’s schedule may not work this week. And a beloved recipe that works perfectly when you’re not watching your wallet may cause stress when you’re grocery shopping on a budget.
So how do you know when a recipe is going to work? By looking for different things at different times. And we break it all down this week.
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