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post #1 of 18
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:cool: Take a peak at Sandy's Barf-O-Rama to air Saturday.

"Romantic Dinner"

Oh yeah, we'll have a good time with this one!!!
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post #2 of 18
#1) Like it's SOOOO much trouble to make real coffee

#2) Gee, could we squeeze in just one more type of liquor in here? Four won't give me enough of a hangover. Maybe she should call this Long Island Coffee.

#3), Lets see, each shot of booze is more than 100 calories. Thank God we won't be picking up more form the whipped topping! That would have really blown the diet. Besides, artifical topping tastes best when mixed with artifical coffee, don't ya think? :eek:

Mark
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post #3 of 18
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....wait till you see the other crap on the menu! She goes from a Mexican-like appetizer to chicken & dumplings to a torte-like thing as well as this Viennese coffee cocktail-like thing. It's a real nightmare trip around the world! :confused:
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post #4 of 18
Who is this person? What is her major malfunction? :confused:

I'm no professional and I can tell that this is bad... kindof like that time I put lemon juice in bananna daqueries. :look: I swear that was the only lesson involving clashing tastes that I learned the hard way.
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post #5 of 18
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Hi, chinds85. We are talking about Sandra Lee and her Semi-Homemade show on the Food Network. She supposedly uses a 70/30 ratio of store bought/fresh ingredients in her menu. This is supposed to help cooks make easy, fast, delicious meals. :D :D :D

In reality, Sandra is not a cook, she's a decorator, her hubby supposedly is a big shot at FN and she has this bogus show that is hazardous to anyone wanting to learn to cook. Lots of unhealthy processed ingredients, artificial ingredients, unimagineable combinations, no culinary skills, and nonsensical themes. :(

Anyone who can merely make a decent meal at home will only watch this show for laughs (it is hysterical at times) that's how absurd it is. Yet FN airs and promotes it as a legitimate cooking show when I'm sure there are fine chefs out there that would love to have a show, and could teach good skills and recipes, but can't because this idiot is there. :mad:
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post #6 of 18
You may dislike her, but never, ever, post copywrite material here.
post #7 of 18
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kuan,
Thanks for bringing up a good point. I stated that it was off their site, they allow for downloading and e-mailing recipes, so I didn't think it violated any copyright laws. But I read their rules and you are correct. I've edited the post. Thanks, again. ;)
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post #8 of 18
Kuan has an excellent point.

I've decided there's not much she'll make that I'd like, so I'm done watching her.
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post #9 of 18
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Oh, there's nothing she makes that I would like, but I can't get over the stuff, and each episode is good for laughs. :D :D :D
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post #10 of 18
Kerryclan, all you do is gripe about the show, but you seem to be one of her most devoted fans. And if your goal is to see this woman off the air, then you are going about it the wrong way. All you are doing is encouraging more and more people to watch it, even if just for laughs. All the ratings systems, such as Nielson don't take into account whether a person likes a show or not, just who is tuning in to the show. So the more people you encourage to tune, the more you defeat your own "goals".
post #11 of 18
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Point taken, Pete.

However, griping about he show is not all that I do and I, like most viewers, am not a Nielson household, so I don't think it matters what's watched or why in most cases.

BTW, a lot of people find this show absurd and enjoy going over the various epidodes & pointing out the offenses. There are several forums that have extensive, dedicated boards just for commenting on Semi-Homemade. The original thread on this forum was not initiated by me and all have had positive replies and interest. Nothin' wrong with a little lively fun is there?

Perhaps this forum is not the place for it.
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post #12 of 18

props for kerryclan

i like the lampooning. it's funny and it's also spot on. one of the reasons
i come to this site is because it has a diversity of informed opinion.
post #13 of 18
Got ta' say, I've truely learned a TON from watching the Food Network. I find value in almost every show that's aired. However, Sandra's show has a specific audience and seems to be geared for people who can't cook well or can't do much for party decorations. Her recipes and decorations are a starting point for those without much experience. Can't say I've learned anything "specifically" from watching her show. But it doesn't mean that a novice can't.

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post #14 of 18
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Glad you have enjoyed the dialogue. I appreciate the post, redace. :)

I will also always give credit where it's do, so I have to say that yesterday's episode was an improvement. The menu was changed from what was on the FN site and yes, Sandy actually seared steak and made a kind of mole type sauce for the steak. It didn't look bad.

If this improvement is not a one time deal, perhaps the opinions expressed on various forums and viewer e-mail regarding the show are being seen and are having an impact for the better. I hope so.


Note: The cocktail and dessert were still old Sandy! :p
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post #15 of 18
Kerry:

I have found your posts and reviews of Sandra lee to be an absolute pisser. I have been signing on to ChefTalk more, just to see the latest posts about her. So Cheftalk's ratings have gone up!

Nevertheless, the constant critiquing, for whatever reasons, starts to get on some people's nerves.

It was fun while it lasted.

Mark
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post #16 of 18

ranting! but perfectly in control. see? look, i'm not even shaking. watch.

this broad and anyone like her deserves all the derision that can be heaped upon her.
i started cooking when i was EIGHT YEARS OLD so i wouldn't have to eat that kind of **** any more. doesn't anyone remember the horrifying gelatine edifices full of alien objects that everyone used to serve at event dinners? or the 'everything out of a can' hotdishes with the texture of diaper contents, topped with potato chips and finished with a ring of orange oil around the edge???? come on, theres a reason most people in america are overweight and unhealthy; and it's the popularization of the notions that a. you can trust that the crap in a box corporation has your nutritional best interests at heart and b. cooking is really, really HARD and unpleasant and dangerous and INCREDIBLY TIME CONSUMING otherwise. perpetuating these notions is exactly what ms. puddin' cups is doing.
jeff smith, rip, used to refer to this type of thing as 'some sort of mixture'. he wouldn't even use the word cooking, he called it 'heating.'
here's an idea. have selected excerpts of the forums dealing with sandy forewarded to the food network. i'll be the first one to give my consent.
post #17 of 18
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Thanks MarkV. It was intended to illustrate valid points in a fun way, nothing more. For those who enjoy that snarky/humor type of thing, great - you have a fun thread to read. Those who don't - this is an excellent forum, packed with good topics and threads, go elsewhere!

I belong to a few other boards and moderated a political/news forum until recently (you can imagine some of the posts on that one!). Whenever a particular thread or topic is not to my liking, or is getting on my nerves, whatever, I don't visit it. As long as the rules are adhered to and it fits the format, I don't suggest that the folks enjoying the posts change or stop for me. Perhaps some here prefer the entire forum to be more conservative/serious, etc.
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post #18 of 18
I just had something like this served to me last week!

Hey, someone else cooked it, and the beer was good. :) Sometimes plain old good company trumps all.
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