My friend and I were eating scones the other day and we were talking about how delicious they are and what a great chef the Barefoot Contessa (hereafter to be referred to as the 'BC') is. How does she do it? I'll tell you how: The BC's scones taste fantastic because she uses TWO full sticks of butter and about a barrel of powder sugar icing. My cooking tastes great too if I use a ton of butter and sugar and if I looked like Giada I would probably be in a different profession. But I do love the BC because she's not afraid of real ingredients - when you eat one of her scones you've been properly sconed and you typically don't go looking for other food after that.
So here's the takeaway: eat real food, be full, stop eating.