Just for the record, Guy Fieri drives me crazy. He's one of those small doses people for me. However, with that said, I must also admit that I freakin' LOVE "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." Every time I watch this show, I get inspired to make something. And usually, it comes out fairly edible. I can remember one of the first times I ever watched it, he was interviewing someone making smoked tomato gravy. The more I thought about that, the more I needed to try to make it. The very next day, I dragged out my Emeril cast iron, stove top smoker, and smoked a few halved roma tomatoes and sliced Vidalia onions. Instead of making gravy with them, I pureed some of them and used the puree to make grits. I can honestly say those smoked tomato grits were one of the best things I've ever made. And the leftover tomatoes were chopped and used to make smoked tomato salsa- that didn't suck, either.
I'm sitting here watching it right now, and he's watching some chic make a cinnamon roll, except instead of sweet, she's making it savory, with sausage and mushrooms. Sorta kinda like a stromboli-ish thing. I'm telling you right now, I'm making something like that tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for a post about it!