As a nurse practitioner I am always looking for healthier recipes, or ones I can tweak to make healthier. I have been cooking for years, am a cook not a chef, and rarely meet a recipe I don't think I can improve upon! I always decrease the amount of peppers in a recipe (IMHO their flavor is way too dominant), salt (unhealthy) and sugar. I usually cook for my hubby, adult children and their assorted friends. From elementary school through college, I put on dinners at least once a week (chicken parm, BBQs, tail gates, after game dinners) for the 25 or 30 members of the kids soccer teams and their families. Also spent time cooking, putting up and delivering home cooked meals to my elderly mother-in-law ans her friends.
My cooking tragedies
Once bought a "hen" and grilled the pieces. It was so tough that even my German Shepherd could not chew it!