Longer post coming, but may I rave about the recipe that has saved my bacon, nutritionally speaking? I have long bemoaned my ability to cook rice in a manner befitting human consumption, and thanks to Miss Eliza, I found this little gem. It is idiot-proof, specifically made for brown rice, and so delicious that even Isabelle, who has long hated anything rice-based, was stealing spoonfuls out of the dish. I cut down on the salt, and substitute olive oil for butter, most of the time, but other than that it is perfection.
I don't know much about Alton Brown -- I seem to remember he has strange hair and a manner befitting Bill Nye -- but between this and the lemon curd, I feeling rather warmly about him as of late.