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Ina Garten Says Taylor Swift Makes This Barefoot Contessa Recipe 'All the Time'

It’s no secret that Ina Garten is Taylor Swifts hero (remember her epic selfie with the Barefoot Contessa?) and that the singer often spends her days off in the kitchen. So, do they ever swap recipes?

Taylor Swift Pens Touching Ode to Ina Garten in TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World

We’re well aware of Taylor Swift’s mini (okay, huge) obsession with Ina Garten. But, really, who can blame her?

Ina Garten's Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Advice

Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner without your guests catching you still in your robe, maniacally stirring cranberry sauce with one hand while you stuff your bird with the other, is a level of kitchen preparedness that we all aspire to and only few achieve.

The alternative to this disheveled scenario — welcoming your guests fully dressed and groomed and surrounded by an aura of pleasant smells — usually looks something like Ina Garten.

Taylor Swift: I Like 'Smart, Exciting' Friends

Inside Taylor Swift's 4th of July Weekend with Jaime King, Lena Dunham & More Famous Friends

Taylor Swift spent the 4th of July with her star-studded friendship circle – and their Instagrams and Tweets prove girls really do just want to have fun.

Taylor Swift Lives Our Dream & Gets a Cooking Lesson from Ina Garten

We didn’t think it would be possible to be more jealous of Taylor Swift, but now that the country singer got a private cooking lesson from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa herself, in the TV chef’s Hamptons home, we’re officially green with envy.

Ina Garten's Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Ina Garten specializes in decadence without breaking a sweat.

Take her catchphrase – How easy is that? – as an example. It suggests that even intimidating dishes can be made totally doable, like these pretty and delicious shortbread cookies.

The Barefoot Contessa shares a recipe for a cookie with a universally-beloved flavor profile. Who could resist chocolate, Nutella and butter?