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Today,
I decided to cook something that, if it cooks correctly, should turn out pretty cool. Below are a series of riddles and ciphers that list the ingredients for what I am cooking. Can you figure out the ingredients and tell me what it is I am making?

1.
Careful with contents,
So I change what it looks like,
Sophistic accents.

2.
Here is the most basic component,
To disclude it makes me impotent.
Making up the bulk of the recipe
Look up to me as a neccessity.

3.
aoswaqsoepfcisuwudijrthehlmnaihoralacvpafytnkhatdjiyee
3x3_grid^3, 9nBlock

4.
Please pick peppers From the pepper person, please
He'll huff and huff; However, he'll heed Our howls.
Poor Patrick plays powerfully and only gets paid peas.

5.
Sacrifice a hand for a large reveal, which turned out to be for the best.
Quit quivering and hold your ground. To survive in this fort is the real test.
Look to the clown that never frowns to see the city come together and win.

For your answer to be accepted, you'll have to explain all of the ingredients, though I encourage partial answers.

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    $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie, Some have one, others have more than one $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 22 '18 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ @hagfy, sorry, stupid typos. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 22 '18 at 15:17
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I feel like you're probably making

A website?

Not sure I can explain all the ingredients/clues, but here's an attempt. First of all

The acrostics are
1-CSS
2-HTML
4-PHP
5-SQL

1. Careful with contents,
So I change what it looks like,
Sophistic accents.

This seems to describe Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), used to customize the appearance of a page

2. Here is the most basic component,
To disclude it makes me impotent.
Making up the bulk of the recipe
Look up to me as a neccessity.

Again, this seems to describe Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which is kind of the basis for a web page

3. aoswaqsoepfcisuwudijrthehlmnaihoralacvpafytnkhatdjiyee
3x3_grid^3, 9nBlock

Decoding this using a certain kind of cipher results in:
A pinch of JavaScript with a dash of jQuery is what you'll need make
JavaScript can be used to execute code embedded in HTML, and jQuery is a JavaScript library.

4. Please pick peppers From the pepper person, please
He'll huff and huff; However, he'll heed Our howls.
Poor Patrick plays powerfully and only gets paid peas.

PHP is another scripting language used for web development.
It seems the alliteration serves to emphasize the acrostic? Thanks to @Mohirl and @Cashbee for the nudges

5. Sacrifice a hand for a large reveal, which turned out to be for the best.

The Empire Strikes Back. Totally spaced on that one.

Quit quivering and hold your ground. To survive in this fort is the real test.

Based off the hints, guessing this would be a Lord of the Rings movie. And judging by the other answers, it would be The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Look to the clown that never frowns to see the city come together and win.

The Dark Knight?

That would mean the answers to the above are all

movie sequels.
Structured Query Language (SQL) is used to extract data from a database.
Many people use SQL as an acronym (as opposed to just an initialism), pronounced 'sequel', hence the connection to the film sequels.
There's also an uppercase 'T' in the paragraph, so maybe it's specifically using T-SQL to connect to a SQL Server database? Could just be my work seeping in, though...

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  • $\begingroup$ You've got everything correct so far. For number five, I would think about what each line is describing. For number four, think about what's in each line. Just a little more, and you'll have everything! :D $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 22 '18 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ For #4, rot13(Gur CUC npebfgvp vf ercrngrq zhygvcyr gvzrf) $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Aug 23 '18 at 9:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Mohirl, you've got that right! As for clue five, each line refers to a separate movie. If you can figure that out hagfy, I'm sure that you'll finish this puzzle :) $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 23 '18 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ For the first film, perhaps a certain 1977 sci-fi classic everyone knows? $\endgroup$ – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 23 '18 at 16:16
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, I see, the films all share a characteristic that is homophonic to (a certain pronunciation of) the language in question - That should make it obvious what the films are as well. $\endgroup$ – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 24 '18 at 9:42

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