Nice post! I am a grams lady and always weigh ingredients that need weighed. I think some scoop ingredients, some spoon into measuring cups, and so on... That can be disastrous. To me weighing is the most accurate and grams are accurate. Some over fill their measure cups and wonder why there's too much flour etc. A good thing to learn and/or be very knowledgeable about is conversions - culinary math. I've never used a RI "mix"' I looked for it once and it wasn't sold in that grocery store. I've only seen it sold online. UK touts their RI mix. I assume all that is needed is water added. The only products I see here are boxes to make cakes but I have never referred to them as a "mix". This word throws me off. lol I have called my measured out RI a mix - shrug. Ah! Language! lol I wish you well and hope you achieve consistency.