dearest ina

it's no secret that i'm a food network junkie.
like fo realz yo.
rachel ray used to be my favorite, but i'm a bit over her. paula deen too.
but, ina garten (barefoot contessa) used to be my least favorite, but i feel like she has suddenly become my favorite.
sidenote - i used to think the show was called barefoot contessa in a garden.

my mom loved ina.
maybe that has sparked my love for her.
or maybe it's that i have grown up and like to try more sophisticated flavors every now and then.
no one has ever made me want to cook with a leek more than ina.

maybe i'm intrigued by her life. i mean seriously, she lives in the hamptons. her husband is gone all week, so her week days are filled with cooking for all of her friends and little gay men. i love it!
i love that she cooks rich, full fat/full flavor foods and embraces it.
and although my 2013 should have a lot less fat, i'm feeling the need to cook it up...ina style.

or maybe it's that she loves paris too.
every year she spends new years in paris with friends.
come on! i need that life!

i want to throw parties and make yummies like ina.
you know...be a texas girl with hamptons style.
now that just sounds lovely.


  1. Hi there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog and can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)

  2. Ina is my FAV!!! Everything I have ever made of hers has turned out divine! She really is amazing, I love her cookbooks too! Anyway, I just found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. Feel free to check out our blog and follow back if you'd like. Hope you have a great new year!
    The Real McCoy(s)

  3. Follow your heart and be like Ina.I am from the meet and greet blog hop! http://recycleandrubbish.blogspot.com/

  4. Um-Paris for New Years! Yes PLEASE, ha!
    I'm a new follower from the Meet and Greet, love your blog, you make me laugh

    Maya D