A few weeks ago Sister-in-law Amy asked if my chocolate chip cookie recipe was on my blog. "It's on the back of the chocolate chip package," I told her. "But don't you make changes?" she replied. Ah yes, she wanted my secrets.
In order to respond I had to visualize myself alone in my kitchen, tweaking with reckless abandon. I went through each step in my head, then texted her as much as I thought could help. Later that day she reported success.
There has been no record of the liberties I take with this classic recipe. Until now. Enjoy with reckless abandon.