Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nasty, Mean-Spirited Fun!

I'm linking this post to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday meme. The letter this week is "N." For me, "N" stands for nasty, mean-spirited fun!

When my daughter was a baby, I didn't get out of the house too much. I spent my days entertaining her. During her naps, I would do something indulgent. One of my favorite past-times was to watch the show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. I would love to watch her make the most disgusting-sounding food. Then, I would hit the Television Without Pity site to see what people would post about the latest episode. It was always snarkfest fun! Television Without Pity has a whole forum with pages of threads for this show. I believe it's the only show on television they do that for. Other shows only merit a single thread. Sandra Lee gets pages of them!

To say this woman can't cook is an understatement. How she landed a show on the Food Network is beyond me. On one episode, as she was handling phyllo dough, I actually saw her lick her fingers to separate some sheets of dough! I'm sure the director could have done a retake of the scene but chose not to. It then occurred to me that they purposely have a bad cooking show for the entertainment value! It makes so much sense!

One of Sandra's classic recipes is her Kwanzaa cake! You have to see the video to believe it. Really, you have not lived a full life until you watch this awesomeness!



Another "great" recipe of hers is her version of spaghetti sauce. It involves taking a jar of spaghetti sauce, adding browned ground beef to it, along with jarred minced garlic and mushrooms. Then you add an entire jar of pre-peeled garlic cloves (the whole clove) into the sauce. In addition to the minced garlic that you already added and the garlic that's already in the jar of spaghetti sauce. I wonder what it tastes like to bite into a full garlic clove? Yummy!

Anyway, you get the idea! If you want to have non-stop laughs and have the stomach for watching totally nasty, disgusting "recipes" then I highly recommend this show!

At the very least, you HAVE to watch the video I posted!

29 comments:

  1. There is no way to redeem frosting from a can. I don't care what you toss in it. It's pure yuck.

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  2. This was the most disgusting thing ever! I really wanted to see if she was going to actually put it in her mouth, though, and the video cut off too soon.

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  3. That combination of flavors was truly and totally disgusting!

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  4. I really didn't think anything could make me feel better about my holiday cooking efforts (I'm the black sheep of the family kitchen), but you've succeeded! Friggin' HILARIOUS!

    How DID I get through the holidays without you??

    Can't wait to catch up on all you've been up to :-)

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  5. I liked your blog, from a children author of Concord, Ca.

    http://www.freewebs.com/william2233/index.htm

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  6. And don't forget the tables that she sets. You can barely find the plates with all the "decorating" crap she puts on there!

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  7. Yeah but her sister, Sarah, makes a mean pound cake.

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  8. OK, Audrey just watched that whole thing with me and is barely letting me type a comment cuz she wants to watch it again. So I take it that all of her recipes come from a can?

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  9. I couldn't agree more. I mean, seriously she's a COOK? When do we get our show? I can open a jar...

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  10. Wow...words cannot describe...

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  11. That looks disgusting!! I love how everything comes premade...ummm...you get a show for that?

    I never realized before. I knew she had her own show, but I never watched. Now, I might just to get a good laugh!

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  12. I'm with Cheryl. Frosting from a can is disgusting. And I barely cook. But I can make frosting. Seriously? Butter, milk, cocoa, p. sugar and a titch of vanilla. How hard is that?
    Just found you from Jenny Matlock. New follower, and I'm sure to watch a little more Sara Lee (oops, I mean Sandra).

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  13. That's quite a video...I never knew she actually had a show.

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  14. I had an argument with my niece over her (Sandra Lee's) so called talents. My niece thinks she is the greatest chef on TV. Oh puleeze! She's not a chef or even a cook. She's had no formal training what so ever. About that cake, yuck! And who puts candles that big on a cake anyway?Sorry to be so blunt, I call it like I see it! ~Ames

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  15. Super snarky fun! That cake is grotesque! And what about her reference to "store-bought from a can?" Isn't that redundant? I must say, though, I probably wouldn't have problems with her suggestion for spaghetti sauce... I generally add garlic to garlic. I can't get enough of it!

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  16. I think this show might make me feel better about my cooking.

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  17. Those huge, hideously-colored candles (and the knife "whirl" to get them in place)! And putting those seeds on top!!!

    Blecch.

    ;)

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  18. hiding somehwere--lol I actually watched that show a lot and LIKED It. LOL! see, I cook that way and yeah I know i suck at cooking. This sandra lee and I would be best buds...lol.

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  19. I have never heard of this show. Oh, thank you for more joys of snarkiness!

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  20. What's with those candles... made me laugh out loud! I like the way she said "everyone has cocoa". Doesn't she realize that most of us use the instant stuff now for hot cocoa? haha

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  21. There was a show in the 90's (what was then Food TV) David someone did it...and it was a show on how to make ice cubes! I kid you not. I am a foodie and she disgusts me, she makes the worst cooks in america, look like rocket scientist.

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  22. That's why she's so thin, even Sandra can't eat what she makes:@)

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  23. OMG! Who the H*** is this woman??? Well, the song that came on is one of my favorites--If I Could Change The World--Yep, I would get rid of her!!!

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  24. Cheryl..you're totally right! Where in the world did they find her? But on the other hand, look at how many other cooks they've put on Food Network now..She reminds me of Rachel Ray!!!

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  25. That has got to be the ugliest cake I've ever seen. I think you might have to re-submit this post for a couple of other Alphabe-Thursdays...maybe 'f' for fake cook or 'i' for icky cake or 'l' for good laugh! thanks for the laugh!

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  26. Ha! This totally made me laugh!

    I never heard of Television without pity but sometime when I have some time to spare I'm going to go check out of a few of the other TV shoes that make my brain hurt.

    Even when I've been recovering from surgeries, I can make myself watch Sandra. Although she is very pretty, maybe that explains it.

    Won't be making this any time soon, but I really did enjoy my stop here today.

    You make me laugh!

    A+

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