I know a lot of you AAR readers, like me, enjoy cooking.  Today I decided to make a stew to keep for a few meals later this week.  I used this recipe from Epicurious as a base, but took some advice from previous commenters, and added extra tomato paste, floured the pork before cooking it, and chopped some carrot, turnip, and parsnip and tossed that in before simmering.  I also had a Parmesan rind, which I let cook in the stew, and served it over egg noodles.

All in all, I think it was a great success and I know I’ll be making it again.

Do you use internet recipes, or pay attention to the comments and suggestions people make?  Do you like to experiment and improvise, or are you a strictly by-the-recipe cook?