I have found that over the past 3 or 4 years my cooking has changed. I used to collect cookbooks and used them. A lot. Now, I know what we like, about how much I need to make, and with experience I have found what tastes good together. So I end up doing what I call punting. I just dump stuff together and simple preparation. No more long involved complicated stuff. Most of the time what I make turns out pretty well. Sometimes I have a disaster, but most of the time it bears repeating. Nothing is spectacular, but that is okay. Is this a sign of experience, old age, or just being tired of being the head cook in the family. I know folks who still use their cook books and recipe files every day. I just don't want to go to the bother of looking everything up. Are there others out there like me?