Have I told you I'm addicted to the Food Network? It's my crack. When my TV is on, if it's not tuned to American Idol or Make Me a Supermodel (kidding - I hate that show) it's tuned to the Food Network.
Rachel Ray got on my nerves pretty quickly (a couple years, tho) with her "Guys" and "Man overboards" and "Good to gos," and Paula Deen's laugh could curdle milk but I love Giada and Ina and Bobby and Tyler, to name a few. Everything they make looks delicious altho I'm here to tell you that's not always the case. While I'm watching, tho, they make things look so enticing that I inevitably go to the FN website and copy the recipes into my folders. I have thousands, most of which I've never made and none of which I can find when I'm looking for it. Like the other day, Bobby Flay made salmon where he smeared half a pound of butter on the skin (how could that be bad?), then salt and peppered it, then threw it on the grill to sear, and of course I had to have that recipe. I bought a piece of salmon today and am all ready to prepare that fat-ladened dish but can't find the damn recipe in amongst the 800 other salmon recipes I saved.
A couple days ago Ina was making a birthday dinner and she served French martinis. Then next came Bobby Flay and HE, too made French martinis. So I HAD to have a French martini. Yum. My new favorite drink. Another of these and who cares what I do with that salmon.