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Are you disapointed when you read a recipe and something from a jar is used?

  1. tonymead60 profile image93
    tonymead60posted 4 years ago

    Are you disapointed when you read a recipe and something from a jar is used?

    well I am, I feel that I could have bought the jar and read the label myself. I think it is cheating.


  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I have thought about that, too, tonymead60. But I hate to be critical. I notice that some of those types of recipes are promoted as "easy" or for saving time so I guess they have a certain intent when posting them. But I do feel you there; it does feel a little too easy. I try to post recipes that are from scratch which to me is more authentic. Thanks for the question.

  3. Daena B. profile image69
    Daena B.posted 4 years ago

    When I see a brand name, or canned food item on a recipe, my conspiratorial brain kicks in and I wonder if the recipe is actually a legit , user created one, or if it is just a marketing ploy to get me to buy a certain kind of mayonnaise (in which case, I would rather not).

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 4 years ago

    It depends on the situation. If a recipe wants pesto, I don't have a blender so I'd have to use the jarred stuff. I'm also inherently lazy, so I'm not likely to make spaghetti sauce or things like that from scratch unless I get in the mood to do it. If a recipe calls for a can of chopped mushrooms, though, I'll skip something like that for fresh.

  5. Handicapped Chef profile image79
    Handicapped Chefposted 4 years ago

    It really depends on what it is me being a chef I work mostly from a fresh state but if your talking about time and effort some time you may have to use a jar product at some point. I think older people woman with babies who some times really don't have time to cook from a all fresh state.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      absolutely I agree.

  6. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    No, it doesn't bother me. Not everyone enjoys cooking and at times shortcut recipes are just what is needed for a busy meal preparer.

    I admire people that enjoy creating meals and recipes from scratch but I am not one of them.

  7. Neinahpets profile image87
    Neinahpetsposted 4 years ago

    Not particularly.  If the recipe is meant to be a simple, quick dish that can be thrown together for the family and be fabulous despite working a long day then I'm all for it.   Unfortunately that can in turn mean higher sodium and such, but I always alter recipes even if I use jar stuff.  Add more veggies to spaghetti sauce, spices, etc.

    I'm happy to find recipes with canned cream of mushroom/chicken/whatever, or sauces... but I am NOT a fan of canned vegetables or things that could easily be fresh.  Canned mushrooms?  I'd rather cut some fresh ones. 

    I have recipes that involve using a can of cream of whatever, and jars of sauces mixed with various other things to create a special flavor.  I even will list box/can chicken broth rather than make homemade stock.   I prefer using a can or jar item as a base for ease of use than the sole favor held in the dish.

  8. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 4 years ago

    Not necessarily, they can be useful for when you are in a hurry and some things can be hard to make at home or need special equipment and though I love cooking and kitchen gadgets I can't have them all. I used things like bought passata and coconut milk or mayonnaise. As we have allergies often bought ingredients aren't suitable. I sometimes swap tinned or packet ingredients for fresh, like tinned mushrooms or fruit.

  9. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    no, it doesn't bothers me. Some recipes from the jar or boxes are useful and easy to prepare even though these recipes are posted on the web. At least, someone has found and upload them for our convenience.

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    richard alburoposted 4 years ago

    No. Because sometimes igridients are not available in fresh so we use stuff from cans or jars .

  11. dorothy0328 profile image75
    dorothy0328posted 4 years ago

    Absolutely not even though something may come from a jar or a box does not mean it cannot be good. If you know how to cook and you know how to doctor these items up then buying something in a jar may save you time and even money.

  12. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    That would only bother me if the so-called 'recipe' used only the commercial product, and called it a recipe for, say, spaghetti, and simply instructed you to pour the bottled sauce over the cooked noodles.
    But to include a commercial product as an integral ingredient when the rest is from scratch, no.  Sometimes, it is a legitimate ingredient, sometimes, as others have said, it is a matter of saving time.
    What bothers me far more, is when a recipe is misleading, calling something 'vegetarian,' for example, when the main ingredient is turkey or chicken.  Those are not vegetarian items, and people who do that need to educate themselves first.