I enjoy the show. She lives a life very different from mine, which is part of the appeal. I think the show has been on two or three seasons. She has two cookbooks which are much like the show. Her food isn't diet food, but everything I've made has been well received. She's sort of famous for her make-ahead mashed potatoes that are chock full of calories and fat. I don't like mashed potatoes, but I've made her recipe the last two Christmases and people scrape the bowl to get the last of them.
She also has a blog. It has been reported that she made a million dollars from her blog alone in 2011. I say, "Go, Ree!"
If you're looking for nutrition or originality, this isn't your kind of show. She's the new Paula Deen, the Butter Queen.
That make-ahead mashed potatoes recipe has been around for at least 30 years, and she makes a chocolate sheet cake that's the same as the classic Texas Sheet Cake, ingredient for ingredient. Yet she raves on trying to make it seem as if she invented it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: nettiejay,
I've never seen her show (although I've been aware of it), and I don't have any of her cookbooks.
I HAVE read her blog for years and thoroughly enjoy it. I also love her humor.
Her cooking style is closer to mine than other blogs I see on the Internet. Nettiejay might be right, in that I find Ree's recipes mirror more of the foods I grew up with and enjoy--not newfangled stuff.
And, I love reading the ranch stuff. Particulary about Abigail.
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Thanks for the comments. I think this show is new to Food Network Canada. I did follow her blog years ago when she was writing her story chapter by chapter of when she and Marlboro Man first met.
Doesn't really bother me that her recipes are not overly healthy. Neither are most on Food Network but they are interesting to watch and I often get ideas of things to cook. I often change recipes to make them healthier.
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