In other words, what is it that makes up a recipe that's worth repeating, you know, the one that makes your top "do over" recipe. Is it just ingredients only? Plating the food, i.e. presentation? Friends and family? Or, is it combination of things?
During the winter I think the best recipes are those that give us "comfort foods". When my daughter grew up and got married she then stopped to think about a meal I had always prepared during the winter "Italian Pork Chops" and she had to call and ask for the recipe. My youngest daughter did the same thing when she had her own family,"hey mom, how did you make those pork chops?" Comfort food, something you remember eating as a kid and really liked it and want to make it yourself.