Mary Jo Usedtobe is desparate for revenge of a different kind, penning multiple books including the controversial "My Divorce Sucked and Still Crying My Eyes Out." Now her latest culinary venture "Cooking For Your Cubster!" is ready for release - a "Muskrat Life" cookbook" peppered with copy cat gourmet recipes, homemade aphrodisiacs and tips for "being over the edge saucy."
"I wanted to do something really funky and an anecdote to the whole stinking divorce saga. This is for dumped women who are in their 30s, 40s oh hell why not right into their 80's and are starting all over again. Now you need to making a great living and don't necessarily need a man financially," Usedtobe told ET columnist, Demi Sakorski, "The whole idea of the muskrat book is to have a woman who are somewhat secure, dating a younger cubster and cooking up a storm for those young hungry growing boys. Lovin from the oven, fire in the furnace and lance romance for us dizzy old broads."
In keeping with her own dismal Hollywood experience, Usedtobe has named each of the 240 recipes after somewhat famous femme fatales who have been through a dirty rotten marriages and multiple break downs. "There's everything from Jennifer Love Hewitt Asparagus Leek Soup, Courteney Cox Crab Coconut Fluff, Rockerfella Betty Grable Oysters, Mariah Carey Big Boy Bannana Flambe, Proscuitto Halle Berry Basil On A Bun, Roasted Mary Tyler Moore Leg of Lamb and Rita MacNeil Tenderloin Of Stuffed Pork with Susan Sarandon Baby Shallots Over Blue Cheese Wiz Doritos," chuckles Mary Jo.
"The concept of being a muskrat is becoming a lot more mainstream, we've got people like Demi Moore who was beautifully preserved and once at the top of her game choosing to be with a much younger man and dumped for a teenage sex kitten. It's becoming really acceptable that you can have choices after your ex dumps you like a bag of stale chips," Usedtobe continued. "Then there is the likes of Kim Cattrall who was on 'Sex and the City' and obviously a sex maniac with a younger men during the series so we are playing on that, and now Susan Sarandon has been dumped too, she has young boytoy in tow now everywhere she goes. These women look fantastic thanks to plastic atoms. I think it just shows that some women have more personal control and many more choice and don't have to be obligated to a certain type of young stud muffin."
Another concept behind her book, which was co-conceived by K-Tel Marketing is that it caters to semi professional older women seeking much younger studs and is truly for those older women to help their significant other develop more "mature" tastes in the kitchen and boudoir.
"I thought it would be funny to introduce them to senior food - introducing them to coffee coco puffs and maybe a stiff liqueur chaser, you're trying to sophisticate their mommy palate," Usedtobe said. "I also want it to be kinky fun and super duper sexy but do-able. It's got to be fun for me and the boy."
Usedtobe also hopes the marriage-rocked celebrities honored by recipes in "Cooking For Your Cubster!" will unite all muskrat matrons and fill their void.
"It's a real treat - a simple cookbook with darn good recipes," she said. "It is a testament to older babes who can still look fantastic and are choosing how they live their life in the sac. I think that's a good message for all of us older super gorgeous and now single women who need some new assecories in their otherwise hum drum sexless life."