Originally posted by Eddie C.
Sounds good Jim. We are always adjusting things to tastes. Watch Emeril or any cook, they hardly ever measure anything. Plus my wife is Irish and doesn't go in for the spices like we do. That's why it's a bit generic and everyone has to adjust it to their liking. Don't be afraid to add or subtract something from the recipe. People have been doing exactly that, since the beginning of time.
Got to agree with you Eddie. For me, a recipe is just a guide. I look at a recipe and the first thing I think about is how to improve it.
Edited to add:
The above statement doesn't really apply to baking. The proportion of ingredients is critical in baking cakes and such.