My aunt called yesterday and begged me to turn on Oprah. (I haven't watched it for the last few years, out of sheer determination not to be labeled as a SAHM who eats bon bons and watches daytime TV.)
Yesterday's re-run featured Suzanne Conrad, winner of the 2004 Pillsbury Bake-off, and her million dollar Oats and Honey Granola Pie.
This sickeningly sweet pie reminded me of a Depression-era recipe in which cooks use oatmeal in a pecan pie imitation. Conrad's trend-winning idea was pre-made granola bars, crushed in their wrappers and poured into the batter.
The Pillsbury Bake-off tends to favor recipes which assemble pre-made components instead of cooking from scratch. Also, the title sounds vaguely healthy, though it's anything but.
Hats off to Conrad, who said the $50,000 annuity she'll receive each year will be like paying her to stay at home with her kids.
Hometown hero Dave Ramsey will be on Oprah today. This no-debt crusader has been spreading his message here for years, and it's nice to see he's finally made a splash in the national media, too.
Oh, and the new Martha Stewart daytime show premiered yesterday. I watched her early show while I was still in college. No matter what people say, she brought a level of sophistication and importance to homemaking for women of my generation. I appreciate that.
Drats. I just might have to buy some bon bons after all.