I liked this post about playing with recipes. Thought you might too!
Have you ever played with a recipe and ruined it?? I have! I am pretty much a rule follower and rarely mess with what the recipes say to do. But once, when I had less experience with cooking, I read a recipe that said 1/2 cup of butter. I assumed they meant melted butter and popped it into the microwave. It was only after I had melted it that I realized it was supposed to be softened butter! Oh well, did it really matter? (For those of you who don't cook, the answer is... yes.)
Well my chocolate chip bar cookies turned into chocolate chip cake! It was still good, but it wasn't what I had in mind.
Lesson I learned: Playing with recipes can be rewarding at times. But it's best to know your way around a kitchen if you're going to attempt anything really bold. :)