I have been keeping track of my recipes on my computer for at least the past six years. I just counted, and there are more than 150 recipes in my computer recipe file that I've made and modified, some of which are pretty awesome.
When I make a dish for the first time, I research different recipes and usually come up with a hybrid of recipes I've found on the internet and in cookbooks. I add my favorite ingredients, amp up the seasoning (I'm from Louisiana--I crave flavor!) and maybe try to add more vegetables or something. You get the picture. Each time I make a dish, I try to improve it, and I record the results.
Rather than continue to tweak away in private, I decided it would be fun to share the process with the internet. Stay tuned while I share my backlog of recipes and try out new dishes!