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The Pioneer Woman - Food Network

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ACubed Thu 09-Jun-16 16:37:40

I just wanted to offload this very guilty pleasure of mine...has anybody seen it? I am totally hooked on how shit it is! One recipe that she carefully described how to make was 'Fry Sauce'....ketchup and mayonnaise in a bowl (!). One other great one was teaching the audience how to make a 'White Wine Spritz'; pour out some white wine, add some soda water and an ice cube. Then you get glimpses of her emotionally detached cowboy husband, who seems very embarrassed by the whole thing. Great telly!

MelanieCheeks Thu 09-Jun-16 16:38:44

Oh i've seen this a few times, it's really awful-but-I-can't-not'look, isn't it!

QueenOnAPlate Thu 09-Jun-16 16:39:50

How very dare you. I luuuurve her. I want to be her. I've even read her autobiography 😳

expatinscotland Thu 09-Jun-16 16:41:06

I can't abide her. Or that crap show.

Flatcoatfan Thu 09-Jun-16 16:41:56

I'm hooked too. Everything she makes involves opening packets and cans then smothering it with cheese. Love it!

expatinscotland Thu 09-Jun-16 17:05:49

All a bunch of processed shite disguised as cooking.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 09-Jun-16 17:08:19

It sounds terrible - I clicked on this thread thinking it would be just the opposite, someone killing their own chickens and making corn bread on a griddle - but now I really want a white wine spritzer smile

Flatcoatfan Thu 09-Jun-16 17:08:43

With all the half and half covered in cheese it's only a matter of time before her cowboy husband keels over with a heart attack.

MTPurse Thu 09-Jun-16 17:10:20

I must admit to watching this if there is nothing else on.

Too much cheese grin

SqueegyBeckinheim Thu 09-Jun-16 17:14:32

I've only seen it once, she was making brownies for her sons with a packet mix and adding things like penut butter chocolate cups and M and Ms to the mix.

It's that weird sort of American non cooking cooking where it's all mixing ready made stuff like soup powder and canned dough together and calling it a home cooked meal.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Thu 09-Jun-16 17:14:48

I love it. It makes me want to add cans of pop, blocks of cheese and jalapenos to everything grin

However lovely the kitchen though I think the lifestyle must be claustrophobic - everything seems to revolve around his family, the kids are home schooled and going to church seems like a treat hmm

DH thinks it's total junk he is right and that I'm crazy for watching it. DD asks "mummy, why is she always smiling?" grin

expatinscotland Thu 09-Jun-16 17:18:55

'DD asks "mummy, why is she always smiling?" grin'

Probably because she's hooked on drugs.

ClaraLane Thu 09-Jun-16 17:21:28

I used to love PW until I found out about her husband's family's records for drink-driving. Plus I didn't realise how filthy rich she was either. The lodge she cooks in on TV isn't actually where she lives, that's a whole separate house elsewhere on the ranch. She also has nannies to homeschool the kids and it's rumoured she has staff behind the scenes on her website too so doesn't write everything herself.

expatinscotland Thu 09-Jun-16 17:24:18

'Plus I didn't realise how filthy rich she was either. '

You didn't? Her family is incredibly wealthy.

Of course she has staff behind the scenes writing stuff. They all do.

They're just peddling an image/brand.

Motherwithflaws Thu 09-Jun-16 17:24:55

I love her. She does love cheese though. And jalapenos.

Flatcoatfan Thu 09-Jun-16 17:24:55

She once told us all how she keeps her dog so clean. She makes it swim across the pond. It's a basset hound FGS. Can they even swim?

ElspethFlashman Thu 09-Jun-16 17:27:46

Ooh she has a breathlessly embarrassing romantic novel on Amazon which relates the turgid story of meeting Marlboro Man (yes really) when she was a big city urbanite and being swept off her feet by his rugged fundamentalist christianness manliness.

ClaraLane Thu 09-Jun-16 17:32:38

No I didn't realise until about 5 or 6 years ago when I did some research into her. Maybe I'm naive but I really thought she was a big city girl turned cowboy's wife because that's how she sells herself. I didn't realise until I bought her book blush that her family were very very wealthy either.

BluePitchFork Thu 09-Jun-16 17:55:40

what's not to love about cream&cheese&pop?

QueenOnAPlate Thu 09-Jun-16 18:13:47

Have you seen her kitchen aid? I'd swap my children for it.

ElspethFlashman Thu 09-Jun-16 18:21:17

Her blog is worth a stalk. All sunset tinged photos of the kids rounding up the cattle with breathless expressions of wonder at how perfect her children are.

clogher Thu 09-Jun-16 18:22:43

I love her huge selection of Le crueset pots and her pantry...

Crumblevision Thu 09-Jun-16 18:25:27

Ooh ooh I luffs TPW - what time is she on? Didn't realise they were so loaded though 😂

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 09-Jun-16 18:28:34

i watch sometimes! I quite like her on the whole

have said on here before about the big dinner she did for her fil and how she was whipping up massive dishes of family favourites all over the place and trilling on about her lovely SIL who had been asked to bring salad

I really wanted it to be like Phoebe and the cups and ice episode, but no the SIL brought a very simple salad and was generally patronised for the whole half hour.

BUT...PW is much nicer about her sil online..the sil trails about with all the children while PW only deals with the latest baby and making fancy dinners for them all, so they seem to rub along quite nicely on the whole.

Flatcoatfan Thu 09-Jun-16 18:31:42

I've been off work for 2 weeks recovering from surgery and watched her nearly every day. I'm back to work on Monday. I'm going to miss her. hmm

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