I've been a fan of Jamie Oliver for about as long as I can remember, both for his cooking style and his ethos on food in general. He's a strong advocate of healthy eating, especially for kids, and always comes up with easy recipes using seasonal ingredients to create well-balanced meals. He's got tons of cookbooks (15+) and his shows are almost always on TV, so there's definitely a huge selection . . .
Authentic (ish) spaghetti carbonara
One of the things I told myself when I started this blog was that I would not do tons and tons of pasta recipes. See, my favorite food is and always has been: pasta. I have to force myself to not eat pasta every day of the week (and twice on Sunday), and part of the reason I wanted to start cataloguing my recipes was so that I could use this as a resource for myself, when trying to answer the age . . .