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TexasTallGal

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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 11:51 AM

Let's start this off with her home page:

Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade

So pink. So scary.

We also have her recipes at the Food Network. Are those now fair game?

Edited by TexasTallGal, Jan 9, 2005 @ 11:55 AM.

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peggybetty

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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 12:04 PM

Im curious about the recipe reviews. Can we talk about them now? They are part of the show right?
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Cineaste

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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 2:54 PM

What does everyone think of this ? Does #1 sound like us? LOL
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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 2:58 PM

It sounds EXACTLY like us!
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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 3:28 PM

To a T I'd say.

And to answer the question: I'm a fan of the show, but not a fan of Sandra.

What does everyone think of this ? Does #1 sound like us? LOL


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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 3:30 PM

I would say that we are anti-fans of the show rather than fans.
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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 5:46 PM

It would appear that person is referring, I think, to ChgoRed, who has posted here on occasion. But I could be totally wrong.
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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 6:52 PM

Are you suggesting that we are all (urp throwing up a leetle bite in my mouth) Fandras? EEEWWWW!
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Posted Jan 9, 2005 @ 6:58 PM

Oh hell no. I just thought the musing of someone who doesn't get it was funny. I am no fan, merely a follower of the philosophy "Keep your friends close ,and your enemies closer." As long as I've got my eye on her, I can feel sure that one of her gut-bomb monstrosities won't be clawing its way through my digestive tract.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 2:51 AM

It's like watching a car wreck. Just can't look away...
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:46 AM

Lifestylist, do you have this one on your list to discuss with your lawyers? It's due out on the 18th of January.

http://www.semihomem...amilycircle.htm

Edited by keeperrox, Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:48 AM.

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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 2:48 PM

From her website:

If you know you'll be entertaining left-handed guests, seat them at the end of the table to allow extra elbow room and reverse the entire place setting for their convenience.


Okay, fuck that. Like most left-handers, I can handle a regular place setting. If I found myself sitting at a mirror-image arrangement like this, I'd feel free to mock the hostess. Loudly.

Edited by Hilary Dickulous, Jan 10, 2005 @ 2:49 PM.

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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 3:02 PM

Wait...I'm right handed but was taught to hold the fork in my left hand. What would she do then?
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 4:06 PM

Okay, not only is the left-handed advice messed up, but this (also from her website), seems to be messed up:

European settings place it tines down (fork prongs and spoon bowl down).


I've never heard of that being the case, besides, it wouldn;t show the design of the silverware - just the manufacturer's information, which may be what SLop is going for. Not only that, but that's not what this site shows. But they seem to show the spoon on the wrong side as well. Wedding Channel.com agrees with SLop, but since they have all sorts of nonsensical advice (especially when it concerns getting people to spend more money), I tend to ignore them.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 4:25 PM

European settings place it tines down (fork prongs and spoon bowl down).


The actual reason behind placing your silverware this way is if your silverware has monograms on it, seen mostly in older heirloom sets. The monograms are on the backs of the forks and spoons, so the table was set to show off the "family silver". I'm a big etiquette fan and learned this from Miss Manners.

Again, a case of SLop seeing/hearing something and regurgitating it without really understanding the reasoning behind it, like the whole "add different amounts of flour according to the time of year", "soak the skewers" and "don't add liquor directly to the pan even though you're not cooking over a flame and it won't affect you" issues.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 5:24 PM

I was talking to my goofy friend Peggy on the phone this weekend. I was baking corn bread from scratch. She said that she'd read that it is really good if you add canned corn and then serve it in metal cans.

I started screaming and then tried to explain what was wrong.

I should mention that Peggy is my goofy friend because she once called 911 because an opossum looked at her.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 6:50 PM

4Sibes, this bodes well. Now we have two identifiable fans of SLop: Your friend Peggy, I'm sure a very nice person, but one who believes she is under grave threat from a forest marsupial; and Dr. Chuck, a rather peculiar fellow in his own right, even if he weren't a convicted felon. In other words, people who genuinely admire SLop aren't necessarily playing with a full deck.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 6:55 PM

Who is this Dr Chuck?
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 7:10 PM

At least that Family Circle reference has "lifestylist" in quotation marks. That'd be her dodge against trademark infringement, wouldn't it?

4Sibes, I believe we shall have to demand a tasting and review of Peggy's can o'cornbread!

Edited by InnerCanuck, Jan 10, 2005 @ 7:12 PM.

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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 10:21 PM

uses her trademark semi-homemade approach to dish up this wide-ranging collection of tastes


From the upcoming Family Circle, I think that line sums her up very well indeed. I'll have to look at that issue (I think I saw it today) when I go to the store tomorrow for kitty chow!
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 10:58 PM

InnerCanuck, I believe we shall have to demand a tasting and review of Peggy's can o'cornbread!



Considering that Peggy likes to put tofu in devilled eggs and recently ate an entire can of pumpkin pie mix right out of the can, I'd have to say that I'd find the can o'cornbread to be far more palatable.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:02 PM

Like most left-handers, I can handle a regular place setting.


This is an obvious sign that she's insulted just about every other known group of people, and is just searching for more people to insult. I'm a lefty too, and can't imagine constantly being seated at the end of the table (after being pushed into the kitchen to tend bar, I imagine).
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:18 PM

Lifestylist, do you have this one on your list to discuss with your lawyers? It's due out on the 18th of January.


Thanks, Keeperrox , I saw that and sent a letter to the publisher and editor before I left town. I'll let you know what I hear. She is trying to get around the trademark issue with the quotation marks but in truth she is still using my mark. Time will tell...

It feels so odd to be out of town and not have access to the FoodNetwork. But even more important is internet connection so I can keep current on all of the new pages here. Great snarking on these new pages!
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:21 PM

This article is specifically about Gordon Ramsay (great show, catch it on BBCA if you can, you will be amazed!) but the opening paragraph does seem to be kind of down on our gal Sandy.
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Posted Jan 10, 2005 @ 11:51 PM

...the opening paragraph does seem to be kind of down on our gal Sandy.


It wasn't too complimentary of Ray Ray either.
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Posted Jan 11, 2005 @ 12:44 AM

If you want to make great tasting meals that are healthy and easy to prepare, take heart. St. Anthony Heart Hospital is bringing "Semi-Homemade®" chef Sandra Lee to Oklahoma City on January 27.

St. Anthony Heart Hospital (Skip the intro and click on her face.)

I can't even begin to express just how wrong this is.
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Posted Jan 11, 2005 @ 1:06 AM

Good gawd, TexasTallGal! We need to show up en masse! What the hell is wrong with St. Anthony Heart Hospital?
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Posted Jan 11, 2005 @ 8:05 AM

Good job, TexasTallGirl ! Worst case my sister (and her attorney husband) live in OKC - I'll have to be sure that she goes with some of her friends to give us a full report. I introduced her to the horrors at Christmas so I'm not sure that she'll want to go but if I let her in on the comedy value she might take one for the team.
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Posted Jan 11, 2005 @ 9:12 AM

Lee will share her ingenious Semi-Homemade® 70/30 philosophy—70 percent store-bought, ready-made products accompanied by 30 percent fresh and creative touches to allow anyone to take 100 percent of the credit for an incredible result. During the event, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and taste one of Lee’s recipes.

Oh.My.Dog. I think that we should send a copy of PornQueen's food o tron's breakdown of the reality of Sandy's "heart healthy" recepies.

Oh, silly me. I know what they're doing...they're trying to drum up some business! I would LOVE to be there to "ask questions".

Network in the fall of 2003 and was one of the highest rated new show launches in the network’s history. Lee’s website, www.semi-homemade.com, receives over 16 million hits annually.

Shit! Dammit, this is our fault!

Edited by OoogleEyes, Jan 11, 2005 @ 9:19 AM.

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Posted Jan 11, 2005 @ 10:05 AM

If you want to make great tasting meals that are healthy and easy to prepare, take heart. St. Anthony Heart Hospital is bringing "Semi-Homemade®" chef Sandra Lee to Oklahoma City on January 27.

Good grief! Is this for the wives who didn't kill their husbands the first time?
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