“Any diet that’s based on denying yourself the foods you really, really like is going to be temporary.”– Brian Wansink, Ph.D, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, former executive director of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and husband to a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Research shows that Americans are really bad at estimating calories. Like, really bad. Every now and then, you just gotta get out a cookbook. Like most people, I mostly use the internet, as there are so many recipes on the internet. Sometimes getting out some old tried and true not only brings back good memories, but also reminds you of just how long you’ve been cooking some of your favorites.