Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Bible

When the mailman pulled up to our mailbox on Saturday I could have kissed him. I can't remember the last time I was so excited to see the mailman. Finally it was here! My long awaited cookbook or the Bible as I have dubbed it and DVD set from America's Test Kitchen was finally in my hot little hands. It was a belated birthday present from two of my sister in laws- Liz and Shanna. I will love them forever for this gift!

For those of you who haven't heard of Cooks Country or America's Test Kitchen, It is not only the best TV show on KBYU on Saturdays but America’s Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Their mission is to develop the absolute best recipes for all of our favorite foods. To do this, they test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until they arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

My idea of a perfect Saturday is waking up, making a yummy breakfast for my two boys, Jam at the gym and then catching my favorite cooking shows on KBYU. America's Test Kitchen is by far my favorite and I had been coveting this book and DVD set for months! Thanks Shanna and Liz! Tonight we are having two couples over for dinner and I am so excited to make my first two recipes from the book- Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Chocolate Blackout Cake. Mmmmmmmmmmm!


Brian and Shanna said...

Your so welcome!!! I'm excited for you to try out the recipes as well. Let me know how they turn out!!

Melwel said...

I love your enthusiasm for cooking!

Melisa said...

That's great. I love that show too even if the host can be a bit pompous at times they really do produce great recipes. I also LOVE how part of their test is if its economical. I may have to follow your lead and request this book sometime. I'm excited to see what else you try from your new bible :>