The idea behind Sandra Lee's show is awesome. Semi-homemade is the perfect kind of cooking for those of us who want to be Martha Stewarts but live in a Rachel Ray world. Plus, her Great American Story is kind of inspiring.
Here's the thing: she's annoying as all get out. Her voice, the sing-songy way she talks about the theme-o-the-day. The way she changes the kitchen colors and even her outfit to match said theme. It's all annoying. I especially hate it when she goes with some ethnic food theme and shows her complete misunderstanding of the culture in a slightly racist way. (Note to Sandra: wearing red and putting chopsticks in your hair does not mean you're dressing Chinese.)
And hey, I'm a drinker, but even I find the obssesion with having a themed-alcoholic drink for EVERY meal she prepares a little sad. Maybe it's the vision of Martha getting plastered in her gardening shed that it brings to mind. I dunno.
Ultimately, I think I'd love her cookbooks but I simply can't stand to watch her be Miss Prissy-Priss Closet Drunk. I want to scream at her to go to therapy.
I leave you with this... a whole lotta work for a store bought cake to look as ugly as possible: