The Distributions and Recipes Initiative aims to address the challenges of Drupal's basic configuration by introducing a new feature called "recipes." These recipes will allow site builders to choose predefined sets of functionality for specific needs, such as blog sites, e-commerce sites, and more. Unlike traditional install profiles and distributions, recipes can be added, removed, and mixed with other functionality at any point during the Drupal application's lifecycle. The initiative targets site builders, maintainers of similar sites, distribution maintainers, and developers, offering them improved flexibility and ease of use. The initiative is organized into three primary tracks, focusing on Drupal.org improvements, Drupal features (Recipes and Config Actions), and Drupal installation remediation. Potential future phases include UI-based recipe installation and creation.