By Kemp Minifie

As more and more people get into cooking--whether inspired by hipster TV chefs, luscious food photos in magazines and blogs, or the need to save money by cutting out restaurant meals--recipes have become more important than ever. Although there are plenty of flawed recipes out there in cyberspace, the good, well-tested ones can be ruined by users' flawed assumptions.

Check out the slideshow above for the five most common mistakes I encountered during many years as a magazine food editor talking to countless readers.

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Image Credit: Romulo Yanes

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