Pie Near Woman Goes on The QVC!

October 31st, 2010

…The food is incredible, the author is wonderful, her story is charming, please help me welcome Pie Near Woman back to QVC!

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I adore you Ree!  Let me give you a squeeze!

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I like to hug too David!

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Now give us a refresher Ree.  You went to college in LA.  You were very much a strict vegetarian.  Sushi was your favorite and then you took a job in Chicago, but stopped off to visit your family…

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Yes David, I made a pit stop in Oklahoma.

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A pit stop –   you mean like a few days?

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I think a pit stop can mean a lot of things -  don’t you David?

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Whatever moves the product honey!

Now Ree – do you have any cooking tips for our audience?

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Always be photographed from above?!?


Oh My Gosh!  I would never have thought of that!

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Now Ree – tell us that story again where you met your handsome hunk of a chapped ass husband.

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Let’s see if I can remember the latest version… I grew up in the city?

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Yes, that’s right!  Wasn’t it LA?

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No David – I think I grew up in Bartlesville…?

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Is that a city in Europe?

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Bartlesville is a city in Oklahoma David.

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Wait!  Isn’t your ranch in Oklahoma?

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Yes, but the ranch is almost an entire hour away from the bustling metropolis where I grew up David.

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You poor thing!  How did you ever adjust?!?

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I often soothed myself by taking long hot baths in hundred dollar bills.

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And when did you start to cook?

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Well there are a few versions of this story David.  I’m not sure which one is right for QVC.

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Do any of them involve leopard print tunics or zirconium crystals?

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No – but one involves reading cookbooks at night as a young child and baking cookies for every male within smelling distance of my overheated pheremones and the other involves sushi, Thai take-out, four meat eating babies and a virile cowboy that is fussier about his vittles than your average two year old!

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Well, our demographics are elderly, chain smoking women who pleasure themselves by purchasing Luminous Mist neck cream and Serenity Now prayer chains.

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Ooooooh!  Well in that case – I think I will go with the clueless, sushi swilling city girl who never cooked a day in her life until she woke up in a luxury lodge with four carnivorous toddlers and a heap of walking sex that I like to call Marlboro Man.

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Holy Smokes Ree!  We just sold out of your cookbooks!

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Was it good for you too David!

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It was customer top rated!

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Help me Ronda!   I haven’t even mentioned my Spanx yet!

Comments

  • This isn’t satire, it’s downright petty. It also smacks of cyber stalking. Is your life so empty that you have to take every opportunity to take potshots at someone who has never, to my knowledge, fired back at you from her blog. So what if she chooses to go on ad infinitum about that gorgeous husband of hers or her truly adorable kids, I love looking at MM’s ass, it makes my day. I wouldn’t kick his boots outta my bed.

    Free speech and all that, yada yada yada but give it a rest.

    I really enjoy your pieces about your kids, the CD and the gardening center. Even your “conversion” to atheism. But this vitriolic nonsense is sooooo immature, catty and mean-spirited.

    • Jennine:

      lmFAo

      Gail?
      Lisa?

      Who on earth makes you read this blog?

      ~shows them the door~

      • Rechelle:

        “Lisa” posted this comment on another post –

        Duuuuuude. You should have a photo contest for people who like photo contests but don’t think photos look good when they are photoshopped so much they start to resemble a Monet. Or a Polluck. Or a probable alien from that new planet they found. Because your photos actually look good compared to that one lady who likes to channel Lucile Ball.

        You wouldn’t even have to give away cameras and Ipads to make people care or read or submit. You could just give away a nice little one-liner.

        She seems to be struggling with her opinions and must be spammed.

    • Sue:

      You love looking at MM’s ass – it makes your day??? Seriously?? Is your life so empty?

      Funny!

    • Rechelle:

      Gail! First commenter on the post mere seconds after I put it up! Who is cyber stalking who? Can I just say that people like you who honestly believe that I should write according to what hits your g-spot make me physically ill. If you want to read a blog that only strives to keep the zombies happy – stick with Pioneer Woman.

  • Lisa:

    I agree with Gail above. You are verging on cyber bullying. Maybe you really are the type who needs fake mystical Jesus creatures in their life. You’ve become a shitty person lately. You’re entire site is just a knock-off of PW’s and then you go and mock her? Ridiculous.

    • Jill:

      How exactly is it a knock-off of The Pioneer Woman’s? Rechelle actually discusses topics that have substance, whereas Ree posts photos of her dog and her husband’s ass ad nauseum… With little to say in between the photos.

      It does not seem like it would be that difficult to see the difference…..

      • Lisa:

        PW’s posts:
        Photos of cooking
        Photos of garden
        Photos of home
        Photos of kids
        Photos of lengthy and expensive family vacations
        Photos of home renovations

        Yes, Rechelle used to post substance, which is how I started reading, but it’s turned into a “let’s make fun of Ree the annoying housewife brand….while also posting very similar things.”

        It’s funny to mock the brand every once in a while, but not when all the posts between are ones that are exactly like what PW is posting. I go over there to understand what these mocking posts are about and I get confused which site I’m on!

        • Rechelle:

          I almost closed comments on this one, because I don’t want people to feel like they have to defend me and because the criticism is boring as it has all been said before – but this one is at least new (sort of) as Lisa has now stated it twice. I will say that my blog has always covered garden/home/kids/and vacations – although they are usually not lengthy nor expensive. I rarely cook on the blog – but if I do – it is usually related to the garden. PW has yet to have any sort of successful garden – probably because it requires a type of labor with which she is wholly unfamiliar. Lisa – you are only a cyberbully – attempting to persuade the readers and not at all engaged with this blog. Therefore – please, bugger off.

        • Jill:

          You obviously missed my point. Rechelle frequently posts about issues that have substance – religion, politics, social issues, etc. I have yet to read anything meaningful on Ree’s site. I simply cannot see the commonality between well-developed and articulate discussions (Rechelle) and multiple photo-shopped photos of a dog or children with inane comments below the photos (Ree).

          • Spinny:

            Not only does Rechelle post about controversial topics, she encourages discussion about them.

            This blog isn’t fluff-centric, but it has enough fluff to lighten the mood once in a while. This post falls in that category.

            If you don’t like the fluff, don’t read it. There is nothing forcing you to look at things you don’t like. Jeeze.

    • You are entire site is a knock off? Fake mystical Jesus creatures? Some one is getting their drink on! Happy Halloween Honey!

    • Debbie:

      If her site would really be a knock-off, as you say, your comment would not have appeared. You see, Ree wouldn’t allow comments like yours on her website and Rechelle does. So your comment really doesn’t hold water.

      Take a step back and look at what it is your saying. You actually accuse someone of cyber bullying in a really insulting and attacking comment you placed on HER website. Who is the cyber bully here? You.

  • Freth:

    The little dogs are asleep on the couch …
    and the furry tree-rats are ravaging the pecan trees.
    time to dig out the pellet gun.
    my neighbor says squirrels go good with potatoes and gravy.
    I’ll let him gut them in that case.
    The cats just aren’t fast enough to chase the squirrels through the tree-tops.

    • Melinda:

      ?

  • Mo:

    I thought it was funny!

    Don’t let the poopers poop on your parade. “Any clickin is good clickin.”

  • Michelle:

    Thanks for a great laugh today its great to see your sense of humour coming through, dont worry about the knockers obviously shallow people like ree, you keep it real girl!!!!!

  • Rechelle:

    I am not sure if the haters make these posts better or worse. I could spam them all, but I get the sense that some folks like reading them.

    • Oh, keep them coming. It shows their asses….

      Make no mistake gREEd is behind most if not all of them. That is what makes them so entertaining…..

  • Randa:

    I don’t read PW. But I will read Pie Near Lady any time. Hilarious!

  • Pie Near Woman is a book I would buy! Lucy is photo shopped gREEd to a tee! Look at the pictures she posts of herself. Dead on the bugged eyed Lucy. HYSTERICAL!

    Maybe QVC could start selling those butter tables!

  • Rechelle – obviously gREEd refreshes your blog thousands of times per day. She has nothing else to do while the minions tend to her life.

  • DirtyKSmama - Nikki:

    I wanna come play Barbies next time you do this! Or at least drink wine and watch you and try not to pee myself. I have 2 cases of Barbies and their gear to throw in if needed (and of course would bring wine.)

    Love the butter and the “you grew up in the city?” Ha! I’ve noticed that glossed-over detail too. I’m more city-to-country than her!

    I’ll worry about Rechelle being too much like PDub when PDub starts calling Bill O’Reilly bullshit on her blog, among many other things.

  • Martha in Kansas:

    Clearly some of your readers don’t appreciate Barbie theater productions. Next they’ll say the characters are plastic and inflexible.

    Could you hear me laughing? It was that loud. I particularly enjoy how you orchestrated the show. The board propped up on kitchen stuff. Butter, butter, butter. The glimpse of David’s leg tied to the table, and all that implies. That they appear to be having a food fight while they have a civil conversation. That they’re living so dangerously close to the stove. And that Barbie has an uncanny resemblance to…, uh…, to…, Lucy (yeah, that’s it — Lucy).

    I hope you’ll continue with your theater productions! Mrs. Klein is thinking of rearranging her furniture and perhaps Lucy and her readers could help?

  • WVKay:

    Yes, Lucy Barbie/Pie Near Woman theater is epic! Keep ‘em coming. And let the haters hate. They are entertaining as well. I never understood coming to a post just to shit in it. Nobody is forcing you to read it. The title of the topic should clue you in. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Problem solved. See? Easy peasy.

  • km:

    The butter table./grin
    That’s all I have to say.

    Have a great day Rechelle. You braved the fundamentalists. And you brave the fREEks. I like your style!

  • susan:

    spanx, spanx, spanx. I was going to mention that today but Rechelle you beat me to it. What is with this vitriol being vomited by Lisa et al? I dont get it. They remind me of my mother who was a master at wallowing in dishing out crap; couldnt take it though. Love the use of butter Rechelle. You are so dang creative and hilarious!

  • Please oh please don’t turn the comments off on these posts. I come here just to read what the lemmings write. Oh yeah … and the funny!

  • Rhonda H.:

    Wonderful post as always! Screw the cry babies who don’t “get” it! Hyper-sensitivity seems to be a way of life these days. I’m going to try to vote it out of office tomorrow…..

  • NANCY H:

    You are one talented lady. Love the table propped up with butter. I happen to read and like both blogs. Is that wrong?

    • Rechelle:

      I read both of them too!;)

      • Alison:

        I read them both too!! Keep up the funny work, Rechelle :)

  • I don’t care what anybody says, that’s some funny crap!

  • Mee Too:

    Very funny! I second what an earlier poster said…reading the comments is as entertaining as the post itself. I’ve become a fan, Rechelle, and regularly visit your site because you have opinions and keen observations and thoughtfully write about them. Rare in this world. Bravo.

  • Corrie G:

    Loved it!! Where can I get me one of them butter tables???

  • Jeanette:

    Tooooo funny! Know what I love about your blog? That I can visit your site and read something thought provoking and timely, something worth intelligent discussion – and I can also laugh myself silly over Pie Near Woman. I love that you’re *real*. You don’t pretend to be perfect, you don’t pretend to agree with everyone about everything, you don’t cater to the opinions of others (after all, it’s YOUR blog) in order to sell more ad space, and you are exactly who you say you are….no smoke and mirrors, no mirage. Love it.

    • DirtyKSmama - Nikki:

      Well said, Jeanette.

    • Bridget:

      I agree whole heartly with what Jeanette said.

      My favorite part of this episode of the Pie Near Woman is the constant shoving of butter ladened food into the David doll. I just read a post on the real Pie Near Woman’s site in which she mentioned butter in a post about her friend remodling her house. It was that post that finally made me realize that I won’t be going back to her site ever again. For some reason that just pushed the right button and made me really realize what a pile of shit her blog is.

      What amazes me is that she said that her blog was inspired by a blog called Doc’s Sunrise Rants. I just don’t believe it. Doc’s blog is written by a lesbian, liberal homeschooler and her posts are thought provoking, full of intelligent, witty and funny insights. Needless to say Doc’s website is the complete opposite of the Pie Near’s website- I am not sure what inspiration she gleaned from Doc’s site because her site is just inane drivel.

      • Rechelle:

        I think she pointed to Doc in an attempt to draw the more liberal side of homeschooling to her site – and even possibly to send a subtle message to the right wingers who claimed her as one of their own. These days she seems to have capitulated to the conservative audience.

        • Bridget:

          I try not to get star struck, but it gives me a little joy whenever you reply to one of my comments.

          She mentioned Doc’s website just recently. So maybe she is trying to appeal to the liberals out there- trying to wrangle, pun intended, more of her readers back? She seems to try to capitulate to almost everyone, but she knows where her bread is buttered. Any with the current climate of our society with politicians selling a return back to the way America used to be. (A fictional America that never really existed in the first place) But her website fits that bill exactly. Returning to a simpler lifestyle- where men were men, they worked hard and were roughed and tough- and women stayed at home- cooking and taking care of their children. If she just totally plays up that angle then she can appeal to all the conservative wing nuts out there.

          What I will never understand is why does she photoshop the pictures that she takes of her children? They seriously look like space alien freaks and I bet they are beautiful and/or cute in real life, but not when she whitens their skin and makes their eyes glow. Someone said that her childern’s eyes are beautiful, but how can they tell what they look like because she manipulates their eyes in photoshop.

  • LucyJoy:

    You are a hoot & a holler! I ADORE Pie Near Woman Theater…Hilarious to say the least!

    I say keep the detractors comments. They’re just about as funny as your posts!

  • Samantha:

    Rechelle, you never disappoint. Pie Near Woman is spot on, keep it coming, it is so refreshing to cut through all the bull crap blogging that goes on and hear your voice, with it’s truth and it’s humor! You are better than butter and I love you more than my suitcases! ha!

  • Sara:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!

  • Kay in KCMO:

    That’s some damn fine work, Rechelle. Damn fine work. I don’t know how you have the patience to do it. The butter table was a stroke of genius. Please keep ‘em comin’ and ignore the humorless.

  • joy:

    I LOVED this! Even if this had been about me, I would have loved it.

    Some people really need to grab a sense of humor! (And Gail, maybe get your own man while you’re at it — you’d sleep with her HUSBAND? That’s just creepy.)

  • Lighten up people- it’s funny….

    First let me say- How much I enjoyed Barbie Theatre today- especially was impressed by the butter table…but really what I love most of all is that damn look on Lucy/Barbie’s face…it’s preciously plastic!

  • You’re an evil genius! I occasionally channel surf and sometimes land on QVC, but I must have missed gREEd’s appearance. Somehow, I think this is better!!

  • Brilliant!!! And, the fact that she’s wearing a tu-tu and David had to e tied to the table was not lost on me!

  • FL LIz:

    This production was just a marvel! Good photography, poses, props… really well done. The food in the face mashing had me on the floor laughing. The tutu outfit is hilarious. That ballet photo of Ree shows up much too often with the “Don’t I look terrible?” captioning. I say, if you don’t like a photo of yourself…….why would you post it on your blog? It’s obviously yet another opportunity for her to receive “You look wonderful” comments.
    Bossy has done some barbie theater, but this was the tops !! Ideas are there to be explored and tried… it’s not a knock off; it is putting your original spin on good thing.

  • FL LIz:

    I had to look back to see the leg tying. David is standing in a glass.. lol good use of glassware!

    • Martha in Kansas:

      Sure enough! Different computer, clearer view. It’s a glass.

  • Lynda:

    You are, absolutely, Brilliant!!

  • Wow Thanks R thats a great price for her books. Thanks for pointing me to the QVC site. I just purchased several of them for gifts! I am sure Ree appreciates your humor!
    Hugs!

    • Ruth, you can also find the cook books in the half price section at most grocery stores. You just over paid for your “gifts”. I am sure gREEd appreciates you over paying!!!!! More money for gREEd! Now that is humor she gets! Hugs!

  • Fabulous! Pure genius! Brava! Brava! MORE, please!!

  • LucyJoy:

    OK….PW is giving away clothes again….I still don’t/can’t understand why she buys clothes, wears them once or never then gives them away. Must be nice to have a disposable income….

    • Jenny:

      I had no idea that you’re supposed to get rid of your old clothes on the internet. I feel like such a loser for donating to Goodwill all this time. Can’t wait to see if she decides to give away a pair of her Spanx.

      Imagine how her fans would clamor if she gave away a pair of Wranglers that have encased her husband’s mythical ass!

      • LucyJoy:

        Ewwwww….

      • Bridget:

        Also her husband’s ass is not all that wonderful to look at. Actually he doesn’t really have much of an ass, so I am not sure what people are drooling over. Chaps are pretty damn sexy, but only when they are filled out with an actual ass.

        Her website is just a big pile of junk. Complete mindless inanity. It isn’t that I don’t like her. I just am opposed to what her website stands for. How can she make so much money off of a website that doesn’t say anything- it is all just fully nonsense. Where is the challenge in reading her website? I just see this growing trend that people are afraid to or don’t want to really have to think about much of anything and her website is a perfect example of that. And she doesn’t have to be deadly serious to be thought provoking- humor can offer a just as much of a mental challenge as anything else.

        • Rechelle:

          You’re going to have to trust me on this one Bridget – I’ve seen it in person and MM’s ass is truly exceptional. Why Ree is unable to capture it on film is a mystery to me. It’s all about finding the right angle. Stepping back. Having a bit o’ perspective. I am not sure that anyone’s ass looks best when photographed ‘straight on’. Asses in general are almost always best viewed from the oblique or my favorite – in profile. I guess I could e-mail her a few ‘ass photographing tips’, but I don’t think she would pay much attention to my advice. Can someone else email her instead? And while you are at it – PLEASE for GAWD’S SAKE – tell her to stop putting photos of that DAMN DOG on her site.

          And yes – the over-photoshopping of the kids is just weird. Just plain weird.

          • Samantha:

            That damn dog is the subject of her 3rd book so he won’t be going away any time soon……..yeah, them that have, gets.

    • Karen:

      I know. Every item she claims that she bought it, loved it (obviously, you loved it if you bought it, right?) and only wore it once. Damn, how much clothing does this woman have that she buys things and only wears them once? I have clothing that gets worn EVERY DAMN WEEK. She’s sure keepin’ it real with these clothing giveaways. Bloggers! They’re just like us!

      Not to mention the clothes are all, without an exception, fugly. UGLY.

      • Samantha:

        Why doesn’t she just donate her supposed clothes to a women’s shelter or some place in PRIVATE that could benefit REAL women of need and not her REEple zombie followers. I wonder if she is losing readers and this is another thing (like the so-called RANDOM giveaways) to keep them flocking to her site.

        • Samantha:

          oh and I think those clothes were given to her by stores for her to giveaway(it’s called advertising) Why doesn’t she model them…do they not fit her anymore, how convenient, OR does she have two of everything one to keep one to give away.

          • Long Winded:

            Remember a long time ago when the Home & Garden section was actually full of how tos. I remember one where she taught people how to make raised garden beds. Now it is just full of product recommendations or reviews of all the fabulous hotels she gets to stay in.

            Sometimes she says that she she isn’t writing a paid advertisement for a product, but there is a link to the website or a link to amazon.com. So while the company might not be paying her to plug a product. She is probably getting paid by amazon or the company whenever someone buys the product, so while she isn’t getting paid directly. She is going to get a kick back indirectly when people order the product.

            She has turned into a shill. She isn’t about keeping it real, but about making money. That is fine. Make all the money that you want, but just be up front and honest about it. I also don’t want to support a person that encourages consumption and is trying to sell expensive products to her readers. It seems like she is trying to become a taste maker- using her influence to get people to buy shit that they don’t need. I am surprised that someone hasn’t offered her a television show- well not yet.

            I read on someone’s blog about how they entered into a Lodge Weekend Giveaway. The winner got to go to the lodge- Ree was going to cook for them, as well as, conduct cooking demonstrations with some other food bloggers. There is no way, no way that Ree was just going to randomly pick some strangers to come to the Lodge. I have a feeling that the giveaway was fixed and she probably had already figured out who was going to win. She even said that she doubt that she would get many entries b/c the weekend was going to be around Christmas. The blogger thought that she actually had a chance to win.

  • Keep in mind folks! Look at the comments in the thousands. Those are all clicks for her advertisers. gREEd gives away a 5.00 Target shirt and she gets thousands of dollars from her sheep via ad money. The sheep that want to win that 5.00 shirt are paying her thousands. Those thousands that want that shirt connect with her advertisers. It’s a scam.

    • Samantha:

      Her “giveaways” always seemed a bit fishy to me……the winners are supposed to have been picked randomly but I don’t buy it I think only a selected certain few are in the running……so yeah I did think it was really about getting all those clicks to her site. Geez with the money she is making, she should be able to afford 10 giveaways a day! Scam is right!

  • Vee:

    I LOVE IT!!! So what are you going to do with all that butter? Maybe you should do a “giveaway” with it. Keep up the great work.

  • Litgeek:

    The blog is only mildly entertaining UNTIL you realize the backstory. This blogger has an ax to grind with PW. From the looks of it, she is either insanely jealous or just another unemployed blogging hack that seized an opportunity to eek out a few hits by bashing another person. The sheer amount of work it took to make the Barbiedoll photo-epic gives me visions of a person obsessed with PW. The atheist jibber-jabber is an overkill too. She seems confused about her own identity and in her confusion and frustration she lashes out on those who have their acts together. I can’t read this blog. It is uninspired and ugly. People who have to elevate themselves at the expense of others are losers.

    • Mimi:

      If you cant’ read it, how do you know what’s in it?

    • Litgeek – You are such an uninspired ugly twit.

    • Bridget:

      @Litgeek: I honestly do not believe that is what Rechelle is doing at all. I love that she is honest enough to explore her shortcomings, her quest for identity, and her questions about her faith. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that she spent time making the Ree Barbie post because it was damn funny and we all need to laugh more. We take ourselves way too seriously and I am all for anyone is able generate humor.

      How does anyone know that Ree has her act together? Her blog barely skims the surface of what is actually going on in her life. We have no idea if she actually gets along with husband, if they fight, if she is confused or questioning her life because I don’t care who you are these things come up in a person’s life.

      I am glad that Rechelle has put this all out here for supports and detractors alike. It is funny the very thing you are upset at her about- lashing out- is the same thing that you are doing to Rechelle. Who is confused now?

  • GothicGyrl:

    I came to this site from a board of Ree-zombies and I gotta tell ya, I’ve entered her contest for the last few years and yes, I firmly believe they are fixed. There is nothing random about them because statistically, I would have won at least one of those contests in the number of years I’ve been reading her site (which is from the beginning, when she was giving away her “toe jam” drawer stuff).

    She has a select group of people, one of them runs her contests, and this particular person is a shill–she selects only certain people.

    I like her recipes and such, I really do. And I, in all honesty, love reading about the dog… but she over photoshops everything. I am a photographer and she just puts too much into them. At least my photoshopping is for art pieces, not just plain photographs.

    Sad, really. Her site used to be really good.

    ~~GG
    (yeah, you shills that read this, *that* GG)

  • Audrey:

    Good golly, Miss Molly! I laughed so hard I almost peed my spanx. Just kidding. I don’t need spanx, but I do need more Barbie funnies, so keep ‘em coming Rechelle. You are spot on, and the fREEks know it. That’s why they’re having such coniption fits.

  • Elizabeth:

    This is priceless. The vest on the David doll is sublime. I watch QVC food shows and have a word for when they press down on the meat and make all the blood come out of it, or the way that goofball David rolls his eyes. The word is “money shot”. You know what? You’ve nailed it. This was hysterical. When people make themselves into a caricature they should not be surprised when others do their own riff on a theme that they have shoved down the throats of their willing minions for years.

  • Sharon:

    Have you seen the latest? She’s going to appear on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown next Wed (11-17) at 9 pm. (yes, I noted the day lol) It was filmed at the Lodge and it’s a Thanksgiving meal theme. We may know she really doesn’t “keep it real” but she sure has been getting TV exposure.

    Now you need to find a doll with red hair to play Bobby Flay in the next Barbie Theater:)

    P.S. My condolances to you and your family on the loss of you father in law.

    • Barb:

      Sharon,

      I saw that. My husband said a while ago when she was hitting it big that he figured she was going to get a cooking show. All made sense – the lodge was being set up for it. Once she started making the rounds of the morning shows, I was beginning to agree. I think they were giving her practice to get her used to being in front of the camera. Wanna bet she has a Food Channel show by next spring?

      I wanna know how she’s home schooling her kids and keeping her home clean, etc., etc., when she’s busy doing all of this?

      • Sharon:

        You know it’s all that help she doesn’t admit she has, umm, I mean, she’s superwoman and can do it all:)

        • Barb:

          I think that’s what really bugs me – at least admit you’ve got housekeepers and nannies, and probably tutors now, too. I used to enjoy her sight but when the whole lodge thing came up and the obvious lack of knowledge that the rest of the country was in a recession – that’s when I started to get turned off.

          • Bridget:

            I am hoping that your next Ree Barbie doll installment some how highlights how Ree totally endorses gender roles circa the 1950. Her website is the modern day version of the Donna Reed Show which is why the barbie version of her is perfection.

    • Karen:

      I threw up a little in my mouth when i saw that. I hate Bobby Flay and his smarmy attitude, so I guess it’s no surprise that she found her taping with him “hilarious.”

      I wish she’d quit calling herself a ‘desperate housewife.” If I had her millions, her land, her (two) houses, and the help, I doubt I’d be feeling that desperate.

      • Barb:

        Karen, I agree. I’ll take that kind of “desperation” any day!

  • Bobby Flay? Are you kidding me? His show must be hard up to visit someone that has no known cooking talent. His show must be tanking.

  • lam:

    “Always be photographed from above?!?” HAHAHA!! That was hilarious. I’m so glad someone out there gives Ree her due. I grew up with her in the thriving “city” of Bartlesville and am astounded at how long she has been able to draw out this fairy tale.

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  • Dawn:

    I thought you went to visit her once and were friends. What happened?? Just courious as it seems you really do not like her.

  • Random Winner:

    Actually, the random giveaways are not fixed. I won a weekend trip to the Lodge last February. Ree doesn’t know me from Adam. In fact, it was the first time I’d ever entered one of her contests. I was absolutely stunned that I won.

    Ree was incredibly sweet the entire weekend. She was just genuinely sweet. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I cringe when reading the harsh words about her, as I believe from my own experience in meeting and spending time with her, that she is a very, very nice human being.

    • Rechelle:

      And I believe from meeting and spending time with her that she is only interested in people who worship her.