Not much into baking, but that's about the only cooking where I follow a recipe... it's a "science", after all.
Just about everything else is, as I call it, a "dump" recipe. I know what goes in it but measuring really isn't used. ANY soup, stew, or chili falls under this umbrella.
Today have a pot simmering on stove to make my Grandmother's chili sauce. At this time of years, when life gives you TOMATOES, make some kinda sauce. I know she NEVER measured when she made it. She'd chunk up tomatoes (I don't remember her peeling them?), green bell pepper and onions and simmer till soft. Shed add cider vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, and ??, then cook down to about ketchup consistency.
I like mine smooth so will hit it with immersion blender at some point. Not into HOT but added some red pepper flakes. Needless to say, it probably never comes out the same twice, but have never had a FAIL batch. I love it almost anywhere ketchup is added.
Wanna share "dump" recipes?
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