there was a time when i was addicted to the Food Network. it was bad. i would watch just about anything that came on, (except the southern lady. cannot stand her. and mario is a little....in love with himself for me) but everything else i would watch (this is one of the major factors in our decision to nix cable tv. mommy couldn't. step. away.....)
we came up with nicknames for just about every one of the "celebrity chefs." rachel ray became "peppy rachael ray" and then, just "peppy."
last christmas hubby got me this book. and just last week i finally broke it out. now, my issue with rachel ray is her short-cuts. most people love this about her. i just don't like adding the processed foods (like jell-o) into what i am making. and it's a little too "cutesy" for me, but that's just me. that being said, i have found some really great recipes in here.
the first one we tried was "pasta and trees." the trees of course are broccoli, but given that we didn't have any, i used green beans. it was just as good, i think! and my kids won't eat the broccoli, so there you go.
if i posted the recipe, would the peppy police come after me???
i intend to keep delving into this book to see what other treasures i can find. but tell me, do you have a favorite kid cookbook?