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Old 05-09-2009, 03:49 PM   #21
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That seems inconsistent with her "full bio" on The Food Network's website, which includes this paragraph:
Lee then attended the world's leading culinary art institute, Le Cordon Bleu. She learned how to apply her Semi-Homemade® philosophy and savvy shortcuts towards gourmet recipes so that every over-extended homemaker could create and savor delicious dishes at home in less time and at a fraction of the cost. Since then, Sandra has become a New York Times best-selling author and has written sixteen cooking and entertaining books including four published in 2008. She has sold more than 2.3 million books since 2005 and has been awarded the prestigious International French Gourmand Award for Best Easy Cookbook.

Actually, I've seen interviews where she freely admits to dropping out of CIA - something conveniently omitted on the TVFN site (not surprising). This was the whole catalyst of her bagged, canned cooking style. She realized that she could use powdered garlic without getting any on her hands vs. chopping good, fresh cloves of garlic. She was only at CIA a few weeks and for SURE did not graduate.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:53 PM   #22
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I just love Sandra Lee

Luvs... Either i'm very badly going blind or i'd almost swear that your signature is... day by day... fading away... inotherwords, i can't hardly see it. lol
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #23
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Luvs... Either i'm very badly going blind or i'd almost swear that your signature is... day by day... fading away... inotherwords, i can't hardly see it. lol[/quote]


hmmmm, i checked it out & it looked fine. i guess it could be a little brighter.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #24
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hmmmm, i checked it out & it looked fine. i guess it could be a little brighter.
You might want to use a "hot" pink because your light pink doesn't really show up against a white background. I like your signature! :D
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:48 PM   #25
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glad you like it. i cna't change the color- that's my fave, baby pink! :)
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I saw most of her new show today. It was better than Semi-Homemade, but I didn't really hear any tips on how to save money that I didn't already know. For instance, she said:
- buy store brands instead of premium brands
- buy in-season vegetables
- buy bread from the clearance table
- use canned tomatoes instead of fresh
and some other stuff, none of which was news to me.

Her asparagus/bacon tart looked pretty good. She said it would feed 8 people--lol, not at my house!

So, overall better than Semi-Homemade but nothing to rave about
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #27
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hm. not a shocker. thanks, cooks.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #28
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i watched the show as well. i am like cooksie in that i saw nothing new. actually just half watched it. newspaper more interesting.
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in a sense it might be an decent concept for its target market. BUTT is anyone watching the food network who isnt passionate about food and fresh ingredients. I mean maybe they should premier her show on a broke college partying channel where people need tips on affordable food! I'm just speaking for myself but I dont want to watch that crap! Next we will see IRON CHEF: Battle Kraft Diner
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:01 AM   #30
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in a sense it might be an decent concept for its target market. BUTT is anyone watching the food network who isnt passionate about food and fresh ingredients. I mean maybe they should premier her show on a broke college partying channel where people need tips on affordable food! I'm just speaking for myself but I dont want to watch that crap! Next we will see IRON CHEF: Battle Kraft Diner

Foodies are not the target audience for FoodTV. They are aiming at the larger population of people who would like to pick up a new, easy recipe or two for dinner.
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