In true grizzly fashion, I’m following my last two healthy posts with the largest gut bomb known to man: Ina Garten’s Pecan Squares. This recipe has…wait for it…wait for it…..N I N E sticks of butter. Yes, nine…I’m almost ashamed. But this extravagance and outrageousness also makes me kind of love it.
Have you jumped on the Food Network bandwagon like the rest of the planet? It’s been my number one channel (I don’t watch much TV) for at least 7 years now, and as time moves, the number of cooks I love continues to dissipate. I have always had a big crush on Alton Brown and his unmatched intelligence, Anne Burrell is super cool, Claire Robinson is my kind of girl, I cannot resist Nigella Lawson and her seductiveness, or Michael Symon, for that matter. But Giada annoys me (I cannot take her random pronunciation of Italian words), I love “The Food Dude (douche?)” Guy Fieri’s recipes but I kind of want to punch him and his backwards sunglasses in the face, I wish the Neely’s would stop making out, Sandra Lee is too obsessed with Cocktail Time!, I’m convinced Paula Deen wants to kill us all, and when is Bobby Flay going to chill with his amount of shows? Finally, don’t even get me started on Rachael Ray.