Are you flexible? I mean with your recipes.
I know for sure that many cooks like to follow a recipe to the letter. My younger daughter has a culinary degree and she prefers to follow a recipe down to the last pepper flake. My older daughter is the opposite, she cooks on the fly. With 3 boys under her feet, she has to get everything prepared and cooked without too much fuss so she uses “a little of this and a little of that” approach.
Many recipes can be changed to fit your taste preferences even when the recipe ingredients have exact measurements. Knowing this I try my best to be sure I include exact measurements so that it is easy for everyone to try a recipe, and I do try to make a note as to where you can make changes or additions.
My earlier post this month was The Fastest Baking Experience Ever which included a drop cookie with lemon zest. This recipe can be easily changed by adding any flavor you prefer — or just eliminate the flavor if that is your preference.
I made this recipe again yesterday with orange zest and topped the cookie with melted chocolate and then added a little more zest to the chocolate as a garnish. Chocolate and orange is a delicious combination. Give it a try.
Because this recipe is so easy I make it often. This orange and chocolate version made a big hit. But who knows, next month there could be a request for something different. I will definitely share it when I come up with another favorite.