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Old 09-20-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: morrow,ga
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1) Most crock pot recipes online are written for huge crock pots (I only have a 4 qt)
2) Most have a ton of ingredients , even for the simplest thing, like chilli
3)a lot of times, the writer does not specify what size crock pot to use
4) I can't figure out how to scale down recipes for just me

anyone agree?
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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I just make everything in a large crockpot and freeze portions for later use.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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1) Most crock pot recipes online are written for huge crock pots (I only have a 4 qt)
2) Most have a ton of ingredients , even for the simplest thing, like chilli
3)a lot of times, the writer does not specify what size crock pot to use
4) I can't figure out how to scale down recipes for just me

anyone agree?
What do you consider to be a ton of ingredients....and what don't you understand about changing a recipe to make a smaller amount? In most cases it's pretry straight forward for a crock pot. ...it's not like it's baking where it can get more complicated.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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What do you consider to be a ton of ingredients....and what don't you understand about changing a recipe to make a smaller amount? In most cases it's pretry straight forward for a crock pot. ...it's not like it's baking where it can get more complicated.
Like 12 or more ingredients to me is a ton of ingredients. I only have a 4 qt crock pot.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Like 12 or more ingredients to me is a ton of ingredients. I only have a 4 qt crock pot.
Okay....but what are those ingredients? Spices? They don't take up much space but are needed.

Now...what do you find hard about halving a recipe?
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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Okay....but what are those ingredients? Spices? They don't take up much space but are needed.

Now...what do you find hard about halving a recipe?
well i guess it would depend on the recipe. but like if a recipe asks you for a 1/8 of something , then how would you half that? other things that are not fractions, I know how to half
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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well i guess it would depend on the recipe. but like if a recipe asks you for a 1/8 of something , then how would you half that? other things that are not fractions, I know how to half
Allrecipes - Recipes and cooking confidence for home cooks everywhere

This site and others have a handy feature that scale down recipes for you. Plus I rarely see crockpot recipes on there having tons of ingredients.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Allrecipes - Recipes and cooking confidence for home cooks everywhere

This site and others have a handy feature that scale down recipes for you. Plus I rarely see crockpot recipes on there having tons of ingredients.
Thank you !!!
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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Crockpot recipes are very forgiving. Just estimate the reduced amount of the ingredients. It all cooks for so long that everything pretty much mellows beyond recognition anyway, so if you put a single grain too much or too little of a spice calling for a tiny amount, IT WON'T MATTER! If you're really worried about something, just leave it out and be sure to go easy on the salt. It will be fine. Just relax and experiment and have fun with it.

Or you could just buy a bigger crockpot.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:21 PM
 
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well i guess it would depend on the recipe. but like if a recipe asks you for a 1/8 of something , then how would you half that? other things that are not fractions, I know how to half
Use an online measurement convertor or learn to do basic math.

Crock pots are not picky....an extra splash of soy sauce...a few too many grams of chili powder won't hurt.
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