I used to make great chili. It was my mom's recipe, slightly varied, but I loved it. Now for some reason even though I do everything the same it just turns out bleah. Is it the quality of the ingredients? Nope - I've experimented with different brands, more $$, etc. It just doesn't turn out anymore. I have another recipe for rice, which involved doctoring up a box of Uncle Ben's, and it has been getting progressively worse every time I've made it over the last few years. My mom also makes this one and hers always turns out great.
Have I just lost the knack? Has this ever happened to you?