Figure out the difference in info

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hbrownOH

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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 08:44
I have several recipes that I would love to include them into the cookbook to help making them easier to add to the food calander. When I tried to input the ingredients the nutrition info is off(wayoff)from the information that is with the receipe. The sources of the receipe are verified. Does anyone know if I should add the ingredients based on per serving to get the correct numbers?
gnat824

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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 10:04
Go with your best judgment on which source is more reliable. Personally, I feel better about my recipes when I enter the ingredients in ounces rather than cups, especially for chopped veggies (where the size of the chop can make a big difference), shredded cheese (how small are you shredding it and how tightly are you packing it?) and for pasta (which I weigh dry before cooking it). Also check the label on the ingredients you'll actually be using- the recipe might be perfectly accurate for what they were using but if you have a different brand of chicken stock, marinara sauce, or whatever, the outcome might be different. In the end, you do your best to be accurate and then forget about it- some margin of error is unavoidable and I prefer not to drive myself crazy stressing over it.
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