The Food Network has become a favorite of mine. KimG turned me on to it last July and it was fun to watch while recuperating. It's been on frequently as there is so much info on good food, easy recipes and, the evening viewing is full of very entertaining shows. There are no dumb plots to keep track of, no silly characters and you can jump in anytime and enjoy a show. I won't say watching has increased time in the kitchen, but a few times I have been enticed to try a new recipe.
So, B is for Batter, Butter, Baking, and Blueberry Crumb Cake from the Barefoot Contessa.
From the minute Ina started this cake I was enchanted. It looked so easy, so pretty, and so delightfully yummy. Rarely does something sweet capture my attention and become an obsession, but I could not get this cake out of my mind. As soon as I felt able I whipped it up and was not disappointed.
Monday afternoon, while the snow swirl outside my kitchen window, I decided to warm up the house and fill it with the aroma of a baking cake. It WAS easy, it smelled divine and it tasted even better. Oh yes, I had a piece as soon as it was cool enough to cut. Smith enjoyed a piece later and declared it fabulous! The rest of it went to work with me and it was declared a winner by every person in the office.
It was fun to bake and fun to eat. You'll love it, too.