I have no intention of reopening the discussion of whether or not these questions are appropriate at all. I don't love them, but I'm not really offended by them either. If we have to have just one category of "soft" questions, this might as well be it.
But one thing we do need to fix is the tags. They're all over the place with these questions. I've seen
[(type-of-ingredient)], and so on.
Originally, during the private beta, I think this was the primary use of the
[ingredients] tag, since that particular tag really has no other useful meaning. It was used as a shorthand for questions along the lines of "I have these ingredients, what can I make with them?" But admittedly, it's far from obvious that the
[ingredients] tag is actually supposed to be used on those questions.
Before this turns into another dog's breakfast, let's decide on a consistent method for tagging these. The questions are all pretty consistent, so it shouldn't be too hard.