Last night on the show it was bread week! Darlene made the most amazing looking twist and turn pesto wheel.
I wish that they put that recipe on CBS.com but they didn’t. But who am I kidding, bread!? Aint no body got time for yeast and proofing! I have to admit, anyone who makes a yeast bread is pretty talented in my world. Here is Elaine’s Old Fashion Loaf recipe. This also looked very good!
I think I am just as shocked as everyone else. This was totally unexpected. RIP James Gandolfini.
Anyone else catch Teresa Giudice on this week’s episode saying “I’m not interrogizing you sweetheart.”? I love it!!
Hi! I’ve found out that people are visiting my blog from a link on facebook. All Whitney Appleton Beery fans… AND Whitney Appleton Beery (link to her blog)!
I really enjoy the show The American Baking Competition on CBS! When it first started I wrote a post about my first impressions of the contestants, and the order I thought they’d be eliminated (you can view it here).
I am a big fan of the show! The reason I questioned if that was her real name is because it’s just a great name for someone who bakes! My first impressions were just that and I totally understand that reality TV shows are edited. I am sure Whitney is a terrific baker – she made it on the show, that’s a big deal!
The American Baking Competition Wednesdays on CBS… This show premired last night… and I had no intentions of watching it… but nothing else was on. I gave it a shot… and it was inspiring! It made me want to bake! It also taught me that the WORST thing you can do to a pie is have a “soggy bottom”. I think a lot of my pies have had soggy bottoms… I didn’t know this was a key indicator of a good or bad pie!! So since this is a competition show, each week a contestant is eliminated… I HAVE to share my predictions based on the first episode…
#1 Carlo Fuda: first eliminated… and I called it. He did bad on all three challenges.
#2 Whitney Appleton Beery: Is that really her name?! I think she’ll be second to go. She’s just too young (21)! The others have years of experience… she’s a little bit too cocky for my liking too.
#3 Jeremy Cross: He was so not impressive the first episode and likey to be eliminated very soon… it would be predictable to say he’s 2nd to go but I’m going to say he’ll be 3rd.
#4 James Reddick: The heart throb of the group… you have to have a young handsome baker for the woman watching the show to drool over. I think this will only take him so far… and the other ladies will beat him with experience.
#5 Darlene Pawlukowsky: She seems like a middle of the pack kinda lady now… but I am sure she’ll shine in a later episode.
#6 Kolette Biddle: She’s cute!! But is she an emotional mess? We’ll see!!!
#7 Elaine Francisco: Ohh I want her to teach me to bake. Her peach cobbler was a mess though, to be fair she didn’t have enough time!! Her lattice was a mess too… but she redeemed herself!!
#8 Brian Emmett: I am pretty sure he’ll make it far in this competition but he won’t win… he seems a little too full of himself and not the kind of person they want winning.
#9 Effie D. Sahihi: She’s adorable! I loved her tarts!
#10 WINNER Francine Bryson: nothing she makes is low calorie… but I wanna eat ANYTHING this lady bakes. WOW! She’s super funny too! Totally a fan! She’ll be the winner!