Does anyone watch Ree Drummond-aka The Pioner Woman's Food Network show or follow her wildly popular blog? I've just recently started watching her, and I find her meals and personality to be refreshing and comforting. She lives on a working cattle ranch with her cowboy husband and four kids, and films her show from a house on the property. Apparently, she's written a cook book that was #1 on the NY Times Bestsellers list, and has won seveeral awards for her blog.
Isn't she a right wing, home schooling, never a person of color or a gay person in 500 miles of her kind of person? Her entire family looks like white supremacists with the kids looking like Hitler's Youth.
I follow her blog. She could be all of those things, R2, but I've never gotten that from her.
As far as home schooling, if I lived in Crackerland OK, I would be home schooling any kids I had too.
She's the new Paula Deen. Her recipes are pretty much the same low-brow, high fat stuff that Paula cooks.
I like Trisha Yearwood, but her new cooking show is terrible. Her recipes are all small town southern crap.
I made two of her recipes and they were awful, but not as awful as her
Trisha Yearwood was interviewed in a cooking magazine. She said she likes to cook casseroles. Fair warning, I figured.
I find her insufferable and smug.
She was a "career woman" in LA until she was swept away to a ranch in Oklahoma by her hunky cowboy husband in a Harlequin romance come to life. Apparently former career girls make absolutely terrific housewives.
That is the source of her appeal. It's a very regressive portrayal of a woman's role in life that probably is a-okay with groups like One Million Moms. The only thing missing that would have made the message perfect is if she had been a career woman and a lesbian before meeting Mr. Right and giving up all her personal aspirations to follow him back to Okie and raise a mess o' young'uns.
That's something almost submersive about it.
Make that subversive, not submersive. DL needs an "edit" feature for us eldergays who are losing our minds.
R9 = a former grammar queen in my youth
I made a chicken dish of hers.
It was awful.
She and her perfect husband are now separated. I thought I wasn't capable of schadenfreude. Until now!
do you ever get used to the smell?
Separated, R12. Where did you read that?
Her husband, Ladd is HOT!!!!!
I made a couple of her recipes and they were both really good
I read it here on DL and they said it was on wikipedia but I just looked and it's not. That's too bad.
I stumbled across her existence a couple of years ago and I remember thinking that her recipes were completely next-level disgustingly simple (in a bad way) and unhealthy. Like a folksy personality dictating a Betty Crocker cookbook from 1956. Checking in on her now, it looks like she's evolved a little and is no more or less harmful than a randomly-selected issue of Rachel Ray's lifestyle magazine. I know there's a whole TWOP-style internet cottage industry built up around taking her down and while I recoil at that I think I have an irrational desire for her to be an alright broad - I remember clicking back through her awful Steak-Ums + Butter recipes hoping not to stumble onto the anti-gay right-winger land mine post I kept expectng to find.
She doesn't bother me. Rachel Ray, on the other hand...
I really like Trisha Yearwood's new cooking show...she seems very normal, authentic, and not so "actorly" like the Pioneer woman.
I watched a couple of her shows and I think her cooking is totally pedestrian. Steak, cheesy fries, cheesy eggs, cheesy everything for taste. No creativity whatsoever. Food Network is really going downhill..