And introducing myself. :) Hi I am Laura and I write The Spiced Life. Anyway, I'm a little stuck on the originality question, especially as it pertains to baked goods. For example, on my blog right now are meringue cookies and biscotti, both of which use a BASE recipe that I really haven't altered (how could I? Alice Medrich is a genius), but the flavor profiles of which are completely mine--but only took a few ingredients to accomplish. I added white chocolate and Andes peppermint chips to the chocolate biscotti to create a peppermint chocolate biscotti; for the meringues I created a mint chocolate chip (2 additional ingredients) and an espresso (also 2 additional ingredients). Do these qualify as original (adapted) recipes?
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