I didn't care for her at first either but I've learned to take everything tv chefs say with a grain of salt. I've noticed factual errors on several of the shows. And i agree the singer is cheesy as can be but fun for a laugh. If you keep watching the Create Channel, you will find several other tv chefs who are just as annoying in their own way. Top among them in my opinion is Joe Cimineri,"There are no rules in cooking. Taste this." I once heard him say something like "Always make sure you...." and in the next breath repeat "There are no rules in cooking"
Hubert Keller has interesting shows. Cuisine culture with Ashley James is another good one although neither show seems to be on very often. But I watch all of them when I can and most of the time I learn something and am entertained for half hour.