I am a huge Ina Garten fan. When my sister and I were growing up, her Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa, was one of those rare things we never argued over. We didn't do much "cooking" as teenagers, but I think we liked Garten herself.
Here's a fun way to use those noodles- a pool noodle water wall! Tons of fun, takes seconds to put together, can be set up in the bath or outside, and afterwards you still have in tact noodles to use for their intended purpose- THE POOL! by CrashFistFight