I say “recipes” because I don’t really write recipes, but guidelines. I will faithfully report the steps I take to create a meal, but measurements are entirely approximate. I don’t measure spices – I “eyeball” and taste and adjust, and that’s it. This means that I am an “improvisational” cook and you should try to be more like me.
Most of the time, I cook for one person: me. When you have a crazy schedule (dinner one night at 5:00 p.m., then at 11:00 p.m., then a packed meal eaten on a three hour train ride) its unreasonable to expect other people to abide by your mealtimes. So I don’t. That being said, whenever I have the opportunity, I force feed people my meals until they admit that my food is the schizzle izzle. I rarely waterboard my prisoners, cough, friends and family, so I think their tearful confessions prove accurate.
Still, if you want to feed more people than yourself, just increase the ingredients to suit. It’s easy peasy. So see, it's not that I write recipes poorly. It's that I'm trying to help you engage your creative cooking spirit. Spirit engaged? Go!