I want to take back every ugly thing I've said about Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee

I want to take back every ugly thing I've said about Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

January 1st, 2008, 11:58 pm #1

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
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Joined: August 13th, 2003, 3:09 am

January 2nd, 2008, 12:06 am #2



....besides her physical attributes and her love of mixed drinks! She is a treasure.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

January 2nd, 2008, 12:11 am #3

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
that got me liking Bobby Flay, who I couldn't stand before! It's a good show.



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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

January 2nd, 2008, 12:25 am #4

and feel the same way. She had it rough and also gave it everything she had. I truly admire her.

I saw Bobby Flay's. I wasn't aware that he was a high school dropout.

Although I like his cooking, I still think he is a jerk.
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 2:41 pm

January 2nd, 2008, 4:05 am #5

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
While I've always appreciated her show (because as the mom of two young boys, I've gotten some rather good ideas from her!) I had NO idea how she got where she is - and what led her there.

I am very impressed!  This is one of those stories to tell young people everywhere!
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 3:57 am

January 2nd, 2008, 4:34 am #6



....besides her physical attributes and her love of mixed drinks! She is a treasure.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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January 2nd, 2008, 1:07 pm #7

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
If you haven't read Katharine Hepburn's autobiography, "Me"--don't. I read it, starting from a place where I admired her acting talent. I still do. But the bio convinced me that I wouldn't want to sit next to her at a dinner party, even if she was still alive. Summary: "I wanted it, and I got it." No real struggles, no real growth of character. I put down the book feeling sorry for her, because I'm not sure she really lived. I could be wrong, but the bio sure didn't convinced me otherwise.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

January 2nd, 2008, 2:48 pm #8

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
She still annoys me and doesn't get a pass on that if she's Mother Theresa. I don't begrudge anyone success, whether they fought for it or it came easily. If Ina Garten only got her success because she married well, then perhaps Sandra Lee only got hers on looks. Who cares? If I want to watch I will and if they annoy me too much I won't. SL may be a wonderful person, but I only get to see her on TV and when I do I will continue to flip the channel. I usually only last until she "pops" something- like food into the oven. Her schtick is lame. I forget the formula for her "hook". What are those scientific percentages again? 30% pre-made, %50 percent home made? Why so rigid and who's keeping it honest and who bloody cares anyway? It's lame. I only flip a little bit slower if it's the Barefoot Contessa. Her annoyance factor is pretty high as well but at least she cooks some food. And I've never see her "pop" a thing into the oven. Maybe if she showed some cleavage.

Nah.

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January 2nd, 2008, 7:57 pm #9

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
for any of you that read my bio on our forum, I stand proud, I came a long way and here I am, retired, baking bananna nut bread on one of my first days off. I cant even begin to describe how I feel. How did I pull this off?
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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 1:00 pm

January 5th, 2008, 3:48 am #10

I was flipping channels and stopped on Food Network show marathon called Chefography. I watched the biography of Sandra Lee, and I'm here to tell you that she had the most tragic life growing up. If you were the oldest child in your family and helped raise the other children, her story will tear you to bits.

On the other hand, I also watched the one on Ina Garten, and I am not impressed. We summarized her rise to fame as "have a rich husband and try your hand at anything you want and not have to worry about if you fail or succeed."

Although I have almost given up watching Food Network entirely, I am going to try to catch a few more of these Chefography programs.
...some Food Network executive's trophy wife. Nice to hear that she climbed to where she is, I respect that. But I still hate her show, although I sometimes watch it on mute.

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