I love this app! Seriously it’s really amazing but one problem I have is that if it says the recipe will take 30 mins it always takes me closer to 45 and if it’s the first time cooking it it may take an hour. Maybe I’m just a slow cook but I do strive to make dinner as quick and simple as possible. With most recipes I have “mom hacked” them and made simple changes like buying already sliced carrots instead of whole carrots or using canned corn instead of on the cob. In one recipe I bake the sweet potatoes rather than cook in a pan so that they are cooking while I’m getting the rest of the dinner ready. Which is one reason I am happy to have the subscription because I can make not of these little tweaks to the recipes. I’d love if new recipes had a few suggestions on how to “hack” a recipe to make it simpler or faster (even just at the bottom with an asterisk or something). Another issue I have is that I feel like the meat takes almost twice as long to cook as stated. Again maybe I’m the only one with this issue but especially with chicken I feel it takes much longer to cook. For example I made wings with spicy carrots the other night and it says the chicken should cook two to three mins on each side and a total of ten mins. It felt like it took forever and because I’m paranoid that I’m going to serve raw chicken I googled how to tell when chicken is cooked and then checked each one with a thermometer. It felt like over kill but I didn’t know how else to tell if the chicken was done since it still looked raw in places after ten minutes.
One other thing is that when it says medium sauce pan or large pan that is actually more vague than it seems. I made the wedding soup the other day and it said medium pan so I used my medium pan but then had to switch it to a bigger one half way through because it didn’t fit. If it had in addition approximately how many quarts or how big in diameter a pan should be that would be helpful!
Again I really love the app and though I was long winded in this post these complaints really are minor in the grand scheme of things and I am happy to be subscribed to this app I think it’s worth every penny!