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Home, Home on the Cooking Range

In case you haven’t already heard, The Pioneer Woman has gotten her own show on Food Network. Yee-haw! I have been a big fan of Ree Drummond’s blog and cookbook for awhile. Apparently I’m not the only one—the woman has 13 million people following her blog. And if her on screen personality is anything like her writing style, the whole rest of the world is gonna fall right in love with her too.

If you don’t have this cookbook, check it out. I tend to use it more in the winter because Ree serves up some very hearty meals to her cowboys & cowgirls. So far my favorite recipe is the lasagna—it is always a huge hit and bound to be a future post.

Anyway, I’ll be tuning in August 27 at 10:30. Will you?


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“The Next Food Network Star” neither next nor star. Discuss.

I love food. I love TV. But the combo on “The Next Food Network Star” is testing me. I don’t really trust it. Most of these people just want to be famous rather than be known for great food. Maybe mixing food and TV always breeds suspicion. I mean, it’s not like you can smell or taste the dishes yourself. Plus, Guy Fieri is the only winner of this show who has gone on to bigger and better things. (And while the sunglasses on the back of his head, man jewelry, and odd facial hair annoy me, I do like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.) But here I am, setting my DVR for Sunday nights.

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Season 7 (yes, seven) gives us an erratic model (who I truly thought was deaf when I heard her “accent”), a Vin Diesel (or is it The Rock? I get them confused) look-alike with a sweet center, an insecure Asian woman who is clearly the dark horse (dramatic irony?), and a fratastic (yet classically trained) muscleman who yelled at me to “STAY AWESOME!” What does that have to do with cooking? Anyway, as it stands, I’m pulling for the food blogger, Justin. He seems the most normal and maybe even witty.

Thank goodness radio host guy got the boot. If not, I think I would’ve had to draw a line in the sand. I suppose I’ll keep watching. I mean, I need something to tide me over until the next season of Top Chef.