You don't need to be born with a silver spoon to reach for the brass ring
Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
It's really easy to figure out why I love what I love, the holidays and food. I know the difference between having them and not having them.
If we want to truly live, at some point, we find the dark facts of psychic life demand our full attention.
Sure, you can mix the flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, and the whole nine yards, but why wouldn't you just pull out a box of Bisquick?
Seventy percent store-bought, ready-made plus 30 percent fresh allows you to take 100 percent of the credit.
My secret to survival has been embracing life's challenges and not letting them dictate my frame of mind or determine my fate... Learning to stand strong in the face of challenge and adversity is the only way to get through the tough times.
Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen. It's fun whether it's baking bread or cookies. With baking, you have to be exact when it comes to ingredients.
How do I cope with stress? I clean and organize.
Yes, I love white, and I'd wear it all the time if I could. Some people think I have an issue with cleanliness, but to me it's just so pretty.
I like to create what I call 'tablescapes.' It's so much more fun when you organize your table around a theme, don't you think?
I think women today are so overwhelmed and overtaxed.
I'm not sure that some of the food purists are in touch with what really goes on in American households.
If you've attended the Cordon Bleu, you would know that no woman is supposed to be a chef - only men.
Instead of doing cinnamon, nutmeg, and all those baking spices I'll have one spice that's for sweets, and that's pumpkin pie spice.
Lack of sleep makes me less productive. I need a good seven or eight hours a night.
I can certainly be part of the socialite group and walk those carpets every day, but I choose not to because I prefer to be grounded. You can't be at home and on the red carpet.
I always buy the smaller turkeys. On the pre-baste put pats of butter on the meat under the skin, put the skin back on, put a bunch of seasoning on the top, call it a day, put it in the oven. With a 10 - 12 pound turkey you are done in a couple of hours.
Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food.
When I'm really stressed out, I go to church. I light candles and sit and pray. And I'll ask myself, What's the lesson? Why am I going through this? There's got to be a reason I'm here. What am I supposed to learn?
Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen.
I'm an activist for gay marriage equality and children's rights. I'm the face of Share Our Strength.
My years of living the jet-set life were fun, but they weren't fulfilling. The perks and benefits were lovely, but all of the fabulous furs, fancy jewelry and fun fetes simply weren't enough to fill my soul.
I don't think there are any footsteps to be walked in. No one else has taken things that you can buy at the grocery store and put them together. I hope that I have a career as long as Julia Child.
I had to be frugal, thoughtful, resourceful. I didn't have anyone to tell me, 'You can't.' When you're young, you think you can do anything, and that was really a gift. That's why I can never understand someone telling me 'no' today. 'No' just isn't an option.
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