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Thanks for falling on me, Fall! Cooking Police humor.. 
Nov. 9, 2012 9:12 am 
Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 4:50 pm
Turn your head and the seasons change and by gosh- here come the holidays!

I have been crazy busy keeping up with the Ambassador program and cooking all kinds of new, but fun things, to the absolute delight of my family.

I made reviews on most of them so if you check my reviews, you will see last month we tried Chicken Chowder (delicious!), Carmelized onion and bacon rolls (oh. my. gosh... could not eat just one),  Caramel Corn (completely and one hundred percent addicting) and a couple other things my less then caffeinted brain can't think of right now.

One I did review but did not take a picture of was the Deep Dish pizza bake. And as I was reading over the reviews of it, as I always do when I'm researching a recipe, I was struck by how many negative comments there were in the review. 

Now, before anyone gets all upset with me, I have NO issues with criticism.  Yes, I'm not a huge fan of folks who change every ingredient under the sun and then rate negatively or call it "The original recipe" but that is for another blog and we've already been there.

What I'm talking about are the reviews where people just rant "This doesn't taste like a pizza (in this case)" or "What a stupid recipe!"  What? Why?  How is this helpful?  This particular recipe is a BAKE... it makes no claim to be an actual pizza.. and besides, who heads up the cooking police to decide what is or what isn't a pizza? (OK, well, actually in Italy they do have a DOC council that regulates it.. but that is another story).

Here is the thing. I have learned so much from being in the Ambassador program and from trying so many recipes. And, for the most part, I have tried to be insightful and honest in my reviews. But.. and correct me if you see me do differently... I try never to be angry, spiteful or rude.

In the light of the holidays coming and with the world so stressful anyway... maybe just maybe take a teensy tiny step back and find the fun again in food.

Fall is here! Enjoy cider, pumpkin pie, gobble gobble and as always... be EXCELLENT to each other...
Nov. 9, 2012 11:23 am
Funny, I just posted a similar blog entry regarding the odd way people have of doing reviews on AR. Change the recipe, then say you hate it! I don't know what the Ambassador program is. I'll have to look that up, but it sounds like it is fun for you. Thanks for an interesting post.
Nov. 9, 2012 4:50 pm
I wrote an entire blog about that, Doc, back in June. And boy.. did it stir up a tempest in a tea pot!
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Running at top speed mama to two, I love to write and cook. My blog focuses on cooking stories tied into life with my wild ones. I'm passionate about my wonderful children, husband, Siamese cat and coming soon puppy. I'm also an avid deleter of spam so enjoy!!
My favorite things to cook
PIZZA! Macaroni and Cheese, pesto carbonara, homemade wontons, egg rolls, spaghetti, tuna croquettes and PIZZA!.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year when we decorate our Christmas tree, I serve fried rice balls with marinara sauce. Over the last couple of years, I've developed a tradition of serving a taco bar on New Years eve night.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made bulgogi marinade for my husband. He'd not had it before and raved about the meat after he grilled it.
My cooking tragedies
The night I was making homemade wontons and due to humidity, they all decided to stick to each other. Wonton balls, anyone?
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