I am wondering, when you're cooking do you always follow the recipe exactly ?
if it needs something and I don't have it, I don't always run (euh drive) to the store to get it.
I see if I have something else in the house that can replace it, or I just leave it out.
Like with the Pioneerwoman's Curried Chicken-Pasta ... ok, I didn't leave out the pasta or the chicken and the curry was in too, but no celery (too big bunches to buy for just one salad), I think I mixed mayo with yoghurt instead of sour cream and heavy cream, added more raisins in the mix because I didn't have grapes on the side ...
Or substitute onions and shallots, spring onion and chives, ...
If I don't really like one of the ingredients, I don't always up it in or less of it.
How about you ?