Wednesday, July 31, 2013

'Real Housewife' Teresa Giudice charged with tax fraud


Teresa and Joe Giudice's troubles with the IRS are truly unbelievable. The 39 count indictment is a train wreck to read. Although much of their blatant dirty deeds happened before Teresa ever signed on with Bravo, there are some interesting tidbits about Teresa's role on the popular Real Housewives of New Jersey. Notably, the compensation is much lower compared to reality T.V. top figures that used to be reported just a few years ago. 

  • Between June 2008 and October 2009, Teresa made approximately $110,000 between her reality show, appearances and her web site.
  • In 2009 Teresa and Joe signed on for Season 2 of Real Housewives at $110,000 for the season. This amounts to about $6,000 an episode.
  • The IRS is ticked that Teresa didn't disclose expected future income when she filed for bankruptcy in 2009. They allege she only disclosed her Bravo salary and did not disclose any other income from other sources such as her business and web site. She specifically told them, under oath, that her web site was not generating any income, when the IRS alleges in fact it was.
  • The IRS is also ticked that Teresa didn't disclose the true income from her many other business ventures.
  • The IRS is really, really ticked at this couple.
Teresa Giudice, middle
Teresa and Joe could face up to 30 years in prison. Their passports have been confiscated and Joe faces possible deportation to Italy if convicted.

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fidosmommy said...

I don't watch any of the Housewife shows so I have no idea who Theresa and Joe are. But I am very familiar with the IRS.

I made an honest mistake on my taxes in 2010. In 2012, the IRS let me know about it. You better believe I responded immediately, found out exactly what I needed to do and did it that day. I know if I could not have paid what I owed that the IRS would have worked with me with a payment plan. They're not monsters.

I don't want to sound like a sappy flag waver, because that's not my style at all. That said, I consider my taxes to be a small price to pay for living with the freedoms I enjoy and the
the services provided for me. It would never really occur to me to try to cheat my govt. out of its due. It seems so, uh, ungrateful.

Tax cheaters rile me up.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I don't want to sound like a sappy flag waver, because that's not my style at all. That said, I consider my taxes to be a small price to pay for living with the freedoms I enjoy and the
the services provided for me. It would never really occur to me to try to cheat my govt. out of its due. It seems so, uh, ungrateful.

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I don't think that's sappy at all. I think that's reasonable.

I run on the libertarian side, and I think we should keep far more of our hard earned money than they take. But the way I feel about taxes is this. I may not agree with it, but my options are to vote different people in, lobby, write my representatives, protest, or many other legal ways to express my discontent. Or even suck it up and just deal with it because it could always be worse. Some European countries take half your salary.

My options are NOT to simply not fill out a tax return for eight years. Dee was talking about fairness. Well it's just not fair that someone who doesn't like taxes suck it up and pays them anyway, while someone who also doesn't like taxes gets to just NOT pay them.

And for heaven sake they were making more than 300,000 a year. Do they understand how many people who make a fraction of that pay taxes anyway and deal with it? They of all people can handle the taxes they would have to pay.

This story really is one of the most outrageous to ever come out of reality T.v.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I have a feeling in my gut that Teresa and Joe aren't going to be penalized even half as much as they should be.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Virginia I think you are really onto something here.

It seems to me HCI is sort of just letting Kate run rogue. They don't appear to be managing anything about this. Kate even made some comments she was basically running the photo shoot. That wouldn't happen if someone was actively managing you. You are just the talent, you stand there and do as you're told. They're clearly not helping her with her web site and they're not making her follow up on any promises. To compare to PW who has a legitimate publisher everyone's heard of (Harper Collins), she has already run a giveaway for her cookbook and has been fielding suggestions for cities to make appearances in. I don't see any indication they've lined up any media for TFW. I think TFW DID just pay them to make this look legit and she's on her own for marketing strategy and anything else. What is she going to do, email today@today.com and try to get an appearance out of this? It's not gonna happen. I just hate to think this is the kids' hard earned money to pay for this ruse and that the poor things are still expected to work and pay for their own cars.

fidosmommy said...

I guess I see taxes in a positive light. They allow so much more to be done for the whole, rather than just use my money for me, living in my selfish world of me.
I'm happy to fill out their forms, or more truthfully, to let my tax preparer to do it. I just can't see taxes as a negative, something to
gripe about, much less try to avoid paying.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

My question is this. Shouldn't the IRS notice after a few years you haven't filed a tax return? Why did it take eight years to realize oh hmm wonder why someone who makes $300,000 a year and whose wife is on Bravo TV isn't filing tax returns.

There was one year I didn't work except was interning in exchange for a scholarship or grant or something, in any case legit non-taxable stuff. I was in school full time too, so I didn't file. I am almost positive I got a notice in the mail asking me to check off one of various boxes. Anyone else ever get this? It said something like I made less than 600, or I'm disabled and not working, or I'm a full time student and not working. They definitely followed up with my missing return and asked about it.

Wouldn't they get this form too??

chefsummer said...

I love love TRHOJ.

I also dig a Tresea & Juicy Joe.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't think people against taxes necessarily just want to greedily hang onto their money. Some do, of course. But many I think would just like to control where their money goes instead of having politicians decide. Taxes often go to pork or to projects you might not morally support or that are suspect and of course they go to many people who live off the government who don't need to. For instance there is a big medicaid scandal right now in L.A. That's OUR tax dollars that people were scamming away. Personally, I would like to take all that money I gave and decide where it goes. Unfortunately it's not like the Giudices were in that group and had set up some wonderful charity with all their excess money, not by a long shot.

I understand the perspective on Bill Gates but I support Bill Gates whole heartedly because I think that's a perfect example of what can happen when money is just allowed to flow. People will give back. People will give to great causes. But why should anyone tell them what they must do with their own hard earned money? It's your money and should but your choice. It needs massive reform, but still Fido, you're right on a whole they do a pretty good job and it's not an issue I lose much sleep over. It's just part of life. Like anything else it's not and can never be perfect. You just have to pay them and move on. Not paying them just isn't an option.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

I sometimes wonder what people who habitually do not pay taxes think every year when April rolls around and people talk about taxes, media talks about tax day, etc. Do they just shrug and think, oh we're not those people? And 8 years. Those poor kids, both parents may go to jail, and papa may be deported. I do not get it. Bravo might want to do a better job of vetting.

Kate may think she can cook, but she is really only adept at throwing food together. She has no command of the written language and hardly has a culinary vocabularly. "Brown turkey thoroughly"? What is thoroughly about ground meat. "Saute until steamed but firm" is another one. Her turkey chili, with 4 cans of salty beans and corn, plus the browning of meat with Italian salad dressing, reminds me of what we cooked over a campfire at Brownie camp 50 years ago. Tasty when seated on a log, but cookbook? Another delusional half-assed project.

Call Me Crazy said...

Note to dee3 from last thread:

dee3 - You certainly are dealing with a lot right now. I hope everything goes well. Johns Hopkins is an excellent place to be. My aunt had brain surgery there and she received great care.

It sounds like you are conflicted in your feelings about the testing that uncovered the problem. Yes, becoming aware of the problem has certainly brought with it a whole new set of worries and anxiety, but not knowing about it could have had even more dire consequences.

It is maddening to hear about so-called professionals who are so ignorant of phobias or other anxiety disorders. There is just no excuse for them to not educate themselves, unless laziness can be considered an excuse. I hope there are methods for you to get some relief and help you manage triggering situations.

If possible, maybe you can get someone to check in here for you after your surgery to let us know how you are doing.

I wish you peace and strength.

dee3 said...

@ Virginia Pen Mom said... 10~

My surgery isn't until August 29th. It's 6 hours and that's when he could schedule me. The more I can keep myself distracted here and keep my mind off it, the better....and this Giudici outrage is just the ticket. :D
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Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 3
"I have a feeling in my gut that Teresa and Joe aren't going to be penalized even half as much as they should be."
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I'm no expert on this but from what I'm reading all over the internet, the Feds "don't play " and this is really serious and not a slap on the wrist situation.

I'm so glad you posted the link to the indictment, Administrator...so everyone can read it. It's truly jaw-dropping.

And then to learn that "Juicy" Joe is not a US citizen....and that he's also facing a court date in August for attempting to obtain a driver's license fraudulently....under his brother's name....after he lost his own due to DUI. Does this guy do ANYTHING legally? I guess when you keep getting away with it, you think you're untouchable.

You're absolutely right...this story truly IS one of the most outrageous to come out of reality TV. I'm both fascinated and horrified....and can't stop watching this train wreck.

I can't even imagine. I always chuckle when I see shows like Law & Order...when the detectives want to question a random person in public. Not a suspect...just someone who knew the victim, etc.....and they show the person acting dismissive to the detectives.....saying something like, "I have to get to class now. Are you done with me?", etc. I would be shaking in my boots if any detectives wanted to question me....would likely be obsequious and groveling, in fact, falling all over myself to be helpful....."anything you need, officer...my time is yours". I get nervous when I'm around law enforcement even when I've done nothing....I can't even imagine being so arrogant of law enforcement like the Giudices have been.

You go and obtain a bunch of fraudulent loans that you don't pay back...over several years....and THEN you don't file your taxes for multiple years.....and are you the least bit worried that filing a bankruptcy might bring these things to light? NO! You're not only NOT worried....but you go and lie on your bankruptcy filing...AND you lie under oath....and think nothing of it. AND they flaunt their spending of all their stolen wealth on television.

These are either the two stupidest people on the planet....or the two most delusional. I can't even think of the words to verbalize how much this just completely stuns me.

JoyinVirginia said...

I am keeping track of everyone s fantasy virtual dates to our big virtual soiree, very appropriate it should happen on a thread about a couple who are/were? Dedicated to conspicuous consumption!
Party starts tomorrow evening in a huge fantabulous mansion on the Jersey shore, of course! Should we go to Cape May or Atlantic City or somewhere else?
Wear your fanciest muumuu and dressy crocs, remember I am bringing Tim Gunn.
Fun fact: the first season of Project Runway was filming at Parsons School of Design, Tim Gunn was faculty there, that is how he wad involved with the production. And I have read he did not get paid anything the first season, he is just a dedicated teacher who sincerely wanted to mentor the designers. Such a nice man!

fidosmommy said...

http://www.hcibooks.com/t-submission_guidelines.aspx

This is the HCI website that tells prospective authors what they need to do to get their book proposal looked at. Notice it asks for a summary of demographics and how THE AUTHOR intends to promote the book.

If you click on the tab for "health" above the
text, you will find TFW's book on the coming soon list, so I'm pretty confident this is the correct branch of HCI. There are apparently 2
departments, one doing classic publishing and one doing self-publishing. This seems to be the dept. TFW is working with.

Mel said...

Dee3---some things to consider for your claustrophobia....
Aromatherapy during your stay...vanilla is the best, special breathing techniques for during the MRI-practice them ahead of time, herbal teas...passionflower and kava are good (assuming neither interferes with any symptom/illness you might have), special music that helps you to stay calmer.

I would bring it up to someone at the hospital. You can't be the only person to suffer this. They should have a plan in place before the surgery, to accommodate your needs.

The nurse's response was inadequate. Ask for the hospital's patient liason. He/she should be able to help you out. Especially at a big hospital like Johns Hopkins.

This isn't something to be taken lightly. It can impact your recovery time. Who needs that! The hospital needs to take this seriously,

Best of luck to you!!! Stay posting...keep us updated!

JoyinVirginia said...

New York Daily News website has stories about the couple at their indictment at the court. The husband smacked a photographer, his parents both swore at reporters,.and his father mooned the cameras. The most recent story says Bravo execs are discussing the show and may cancel it. ” nobody wants a spinoff in prison” was the quote.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I know we tend to think oh they'll get a slap on the wrist like everyone else. But I'm also thinking this could be very bad and involve serious time.

This is not just a Richard Hatch who screwed up a few times and was just being an arrogant idiot. This is a deliberate, lengthy, systematic scam that stole millions from the government. And it involves people they can deport. This is really, really serious.

They also lied under oath. If there's one thing the government HATES, it's lying under oath. That's going to be a huge problem. That means everything they ever said lacks credibility. The whole system crumbles if the government looks the other way when people are caught doing that. In many ways they are going to have to slam them hard for this just to preserve the integrity of the oath.

The peanut butter jar on top of the bread made me laugh. Look, writing directions is hard! It's amazing how hard it can be to get away from how we perceive thing and explain things for the benefit of someone else. How many times have we looked at or been told various directions in any part of our lives and been confused. The problem is when you are selling directions for a living there isn't a lot of room for confusion.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The most recent story says Bravo execs are discussing the show and may cancel it. ” nobody wants a spinoff in prison” was the quote.

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Assumes facts not in evidence! I think lots of people would watch a real housewife in prison.

NJGal51 said...

Undrained cans of beans and corn. Oh yum! That's going to be pretty high in sodium since she didn't say to use "no salt added" or "low salt" corn and beans. As I said on the last thread, I didn't see the word "organic" anywhere. Doesn't she pride herself on feeding her kids an all organic diet?

Millicent said...

I watched the original HW show - HW of Orange County, until I couldn't stomach horrible Vicky and that plastic lady - the one who landed some rich guy. Simply awful people, so shallow. I felt dirty just watching the show, like my soul was literally shrinking.

The Feds do not play around, especially with tax fraud. These two are typical of greedy selfish people - they got double doses of selfishness, and gave up most of their dose of intelligence in return. I hope the husband does get deported - why do we need this guy in our country, probably living on taxpayer dollars one way or another? Toss him out. And then toss her in Federal prison for 30 years. Enough of the cheaters.

As to paying taxes - I don't mind. What I do mind is that most of my tax money goes to the bloated military budget (I'm not talking money for hard working service men and women - I'm talking for military equipment and private contractors like Halliburton). I hate that my hard earned dollars go to pay for lifetime health benefits for anyone who serves even one term in Congress. LIFETIME health care even if you serve one term? That's ridiculous. Why should I finance their health coverage?

Anyway, I'm not for less taxes per se - but I wish I could overall where my tax dollars go. The real fraud is in all the money going to the wars in other countries, to private contractors, and to our own elected representatives, who live a cushy life off our backs.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I get the canned beans because cooking them, although easy, requires planning ahead and soaking, but why nasty canned corn? Fresh would be delicious or if you don't want to do the work there are much healthier no salt versions of corn in the freezer aisle. Trader Joe's makes a delicious frozen roasted corn that is perfect for chili or mexican dishes. I always have a bag of that on hand in the freezer. That said how about tip to have a "bean day" with your rice cooker so you can have homemade, no salt beans on hand? Soak two or three of your favorite kinds of beans Friday night. Saturday morning put each kind through your rice cooker for 30 minutes or so, then to tupperware, cool, and pop in the fridge or freezer. Fresh, salt-free beans on hand to toss on salad, Mexican food, eggs, chili. It's all of 15 minutes of work. It's a set it and forget it cooking for something much healthier than canned and I think it could be cheaper given how cheap huge bags of beans are.

It's not "farm to table" when you are adding canned food. I'm not sure she even knows what farm to table means. It's just a buzzword like organic was to her. And there again is her problem with authority. She is not an authority on healthy eating or she wouldn't be turning to salty canned foods when easy alternatives are available. And she is not an authority on farm to table either when she doesn't seem to have a clue what that means.

Ex Nurse said...

Admin said...
Wouldn't they get this form too??
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Yes, they got that form and many more. According to the indictments, they fabricated W-2 forms and unfixed tax returns to trick banks into giving the money, with the intention of filing bankruptcy. So, they basically robbed banks. Do you think these people were going to be too scared to ignore a silly IRS form?

Obviously this investigation has been going on for a long time. It probably started as an audit of a recent year--typically the IRS doesn't go back more than 3 completed returns. Except in cases of fraud--then they can go back as far as they want--there is no statute of limitation for fraud.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 13
http://www.hcibooks.com/t-submission_guidelines.aspx

This is the HCI website that tells prospective authors what they need to do to get their book proposal looked at. Notice it asks for a summary of demographics and how THE AUTHOR intends to promote the book.

If you click on the tab for "health" above the
text, you will find TFW's book on the coming soon list, so I'm pretty confident this is the correct branch of HCI. There are apparently 2
departments, one doing classic publishing and one doing self-publishing. This seems to be the dept. TFW is working with.

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When a company asks for a proposal from an author directly rather than an agent, it's called "small press." Small press has all the disadvantages of traditional publishing (low royalties per book) combined with the disadvantages of self-publishing (company has little marketing clout and author must self promote).

The only advantage of small press is for the author to FEEL traditionally published and to claim to be as well. But that doesn't buy you much in terms of sales! Not to mention, the author keeps only about 10% of the cover price for the privilege of calling themselves traditionally published. It's more ego than anything else.

You can make money self-published. You can make money traditionally published. But it's REALLY hard to make anything on a book through small press.

I've had a few small press companies sniffing around my book because my sales are strong (very strong by self publishing standards). And why wouldn't they? If I signed on, they'd own my rights forever, keep 90% of the cover price of each book, and just give me their name on the back of the book. No thanks!

Once at a conference, an author's daughter came up to me and said, "I see Xxxx Press coming by your table. Don't do it! My mom is losing her shirt with this company."

My take on this is that Kate couldn't get an agent interested in her book--for good reason. So she made a deal with HCI directly. Whoever fronted the money (HCI or Kate) is going to lose $$$$ on this IF it actually goes into print at all!

Mel said...

Didn't her household manual for wifeswap brag that they were a strictly organic household?

Or is that just another thing she said just to make it seem like she was the most awesome-ish mom ever, and had nothing to do with reality? Another thing that existed only in her mind?

localyocul said...

Thanks Admin and Joy for the indictment link! Off to read...

Mel said...

I can't fathom for the life of me why she got chickens. Waaay too much work involved.
I could see getting them for an episode, but ditching them like she did the dogs, when filming was done.
Maybe she kept them because taking care of chickens keeps the icky boys out of the house and away from her?

Once she said she had them for her kids because that's what she had growing up.

But if she had such a horrific childhood, why would she want to replicate it for her own kids?

Virginia Pen Mom said...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewmeek/amazon-overstock-race-to-bottom-in-book-price-war

"A book pricing war has erupted between e-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock, with authors caught in the crossfire.

"But Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is not known to be concerned with profits, and the race to the bottom has resulted in discounts so deep that many hardcover books sold on Amazon are now in the curious position of being cheaper than their Kindle counterparts. And while that’s great for consumers, many authors are not at all happy with being forced to take the financial brunt hoisted upon them.

“Ridiculous pissing match/price war continues, as overstock lowers (‘The Fault in our Stars’) hardcover to $5.31. Your move, amazon,” tweeted author John Green, author of The Fault in our Stars, on Tuesday. For the record, on Wednesday morning a hardcover version of Green’s book was selling for $5.90."

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At $5.90, Green is probably only making 59 cents per book!

You can see what we as authors are dealing with here. Writers just don't make that much on their own books. Kate is swimming with the sharks if she thinks she can compete at all in this crazy market, be it small press or self-published.

localyocul said...

From the other thread..her book includes "strategies for 'curbing' picky eaters". Isn't her strategy to tell them if they complain they get more? My daughter was and at 16 still is a picky eater and she would not eat any of the stuff I've seen..she doesn't like things mixed together which is pretty much every thing TFW posts. Cabbage? no way. Chili? No way. She likes simple food like grilled or baked chicken with mashed potatoes or noodles. Separated of course. Some kids are just like that. I can't believe out of 8 kids she didn't have one that is picky. She just bullied them out of their pickiness.

localyocul said...

So Joe Guiduce is not a citizen but his foul mouthed parents are also in this country? I wonder when they all came over and if the parents are citizens? I get so confused about immigration, visas, etc and how some people can get citizenship and others can't or don't.

Wowser said...

DEE 3 SAID: "I can't figure out ifthey are stupid or delusional"..

Well, Dee, probably BOTH! Have you ever heard Teresa speak? "ingrediences"..."heckle and Jyde"...she is definitely not the brightest bulb and the fact that she dropped $120,000 cash in the furniture store for that over the top gaudy Liberace house on national tv AFTER filing bankruptcy would answer the delusional part! I think Teresa better fix her problems with Melissa and her brother Joe cuz she might be needing guardians for her 4 kids soon!

Just Down The Road said...

My take on this is that Kate couldn't get an agent interested in her book--for good reason. So she made a deal with HCI directly. Whoever fronted the money (HCI or Kate) is going to lose $$$$ on this IF it actually goes into print at all!

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Thanks for your input on this, which brings me to the question. What would have to happen for this book NOT to go to print? Is that possible, or is HCI obligated by contract to publish this book no matter what?

A Pink Straight Jacket For TFW said...

Good wishes to dee3, for a successful surgery, and a speedy recovery.

You & your doctors will be in my thoughts on the day of your surgery.

With love,
Pink
(dropping Kate's name from my moniker... I like TFW better ;o) )





TLC stinks said...

She doesn't give a flip about those chickens. The boys do all the work.

And if you bully a child about eating, you set them up for eating disorders. I bet the kids are already screwed up.

JoyinVirginia said...

Farm to table example: we went to beach Saturday near small town. Pick up truck parked on street with cantaloupes and green peppers, sign: honor system, put money in truck window, from X Farm. Put my money in window, picked out cantaloupes, came home and cut and ate cantaloupe. Yum! Fresh as can be!
Or go to berry farm. Pick my own blackberries or buy some they already picked. Come home and rinse off berries, serve over ice cream, yum!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can't believe out of 8 kids she didn't have one that is picky. She just bullied them out of their pickiness.

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Exactly. Pickiness is a normal, evolutionary part of childhood. Cavemen children who were the most discriminatory about their food avoided food poisoning and other bad foods. If they are not picky anymore, it's because she WORE THEM DOWN.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I can't figure out why she has chickens either. Maybe she barters the eggs for her tans and mani/pedis. Even a family of 9 couldn't eat all the eggs that 50 chickens can produce in a week.

Formerly Duped said...

Can people really forget the stale sandwich saga, punishing Hannah for not wanting milk in her cereal, and the make -them- eat- more- if they- don't-like it strategies? Is she going to suggest a rating scale for Mom's yummy meals on the penalty of severeness? Tips on fine dining- shoveling her salad into her mouth? Using paper goods to save on water and electricity in her two dishwashers? Juicy Juice at all meals ?

A Pink Straight Jacket For TFW said...

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
@xxxxxxxxxx @Kateplusmy8 a book signing in your home town would be great as well!

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Imo, by the looks of things- the only book signing she will be doing is out of her car, at the local Target parking lot.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I wonder what happens if the kids dare to give some of this slop a two or three star rating.

JoyinVirginia said...

I found a lovely house for our virtual party!
”Majesty by the Sea” in Cape May, New Jersey, on New Jersey Avenue! It has ” lovely panoramic views of the beach and ocean”, it is handicapped accessible for those guests with health issues because we want everyone there, it has a large wrap around porch for verandah time, it is across the street from the handicapped accessible beach - that means it has a special fabric walkway across the beach so it is wheelchair accessible. It sleeps 17 in case anyone has too much rumspringa! It is pet friendly so bring your well-behaved pets. Someone pick up Shoka on the way please. There is a large kitchen but please don't use it to make any TFW recipes! Starting Thursday night, anyone who wants can stop by with their virtual charming and witty guests over the entire weekend.
Please try to wear something a Real Housewife of New Jersey would. No, on second thought, wear something a Real Housewife would not be caught dead in!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate sold one less book in July than she did in June. Driving people to her website didn't help her downward trend at all.

localyocul said...

Formerly Duped said... 36
Can people really forget the stale sandwich saga, punishing Hannah for not wanting milk in her cereal

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I don't remember that one. What happened?

TLC stinks said...

We can only hope that the book will not be published and I'd love to hear her excuse, but most likely, it will be published. I hope it is, actually, because it will be fun to poke at it. Sounds to me like the majority of ladies on this forum are excellent cooks, so Kate better watch out. The ONLY reason the book exists is to get her mug back on TV talk shows. She is going to look very foolish. She is the ONLY one who says "Yum" to her dishes. This is nothing more than a last ditch PR effort.

jbranck1980 said...

http://www.hcibooks.com/t-submission_guidelines.aspx

This is the HCI website that tells prospective authors what they need to do to get their book proposal looked at. Notice it asks for a summary of demographics and how THE AUTHOR intends to promote the book.

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Does anyone think TFW actually did all this work? I'm thinking she convinced HCI based on her name and former popularity.

getofftwitter said...

Yeah, why so many chickens? Does Kate trade for other food or services? I don't think so. But, who knows? That, as one person said here is a lot of eggs, per person. 50 chickens, I think that is what Kate said they got this year,, up from 25? Even if every chickens produced 1 egg a day, that is: 50 eggs times 7, so 350 eggs a week. Does anyone out there eat that many eggs a week? The Heart Assoc says 1 egg a day is acceptable, now I don't know if that includes eggs in other foods. The cholesterol level, even in children is being watched, to see if if becomes an adult problem. I don't know about anyone here, but I would be sick of having that much eggs to eat, cause according to Kate they sometimes eat eggs for breakfast & lunch. TOOOOO much eggs. I also, agree, that the chickens were for the boys to take care of, keep them busy, and out of her way. After all kate said boys are icky!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Lord knows what all is being done with these eggs. 50 chickens is so excessive. Even organic eggs are cheap, three to four bucks. Regular eggs are often on sale for 1.29 or 99 cents. I'd be embarrassed to give someone eggs in exchange for anything unless I'm also paying them too. It's not like you can give the housekeeper a dozen eggs and call it even.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

It's not like you can give the housekeeper a dozen eggs and call it even.
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"You get what you get and you don't get upset!!!!!!!!"

Formerly Duped said...

localyocul said... 41

Formerly Duped said... 36
Can people really forget the stale sandwich saga, punishing Hannah for not wanting milk in her cereal

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Which one lol? The stale sandwiches were packed each day in the kids' lunches if they did not finish them the first time. TFW insisted ( or maybe the school) they bring home uneaten food. I think they were offered the old sandwiches too, for a snack. Rumor has it the school intervened.

With Hannah, one episode she was crying ( could not really talk) because her cereal was swimming in milk. Apparently she wanted it with no milk, as they were used to, munching it dry in the car etc. with Juicy Juice in their 'cuppies.' I guess milk was on sale that week, as for once they had milk, but H did not want hers so she was sent to time-out. Can't really blame her if she was not used to having it served that way. TFW should have put the milk in a cup on the side.

Over In TFW's County said...

Great location, Joy! You really know how to pick them! It's in a quiet area of town, away from the crowds, nice residential area. We rode our bikes on those streets last weekend...went past that place, as a matter of fact! We often eat at the Peter Shields Inn, which is a stone's throw away. Maybe we could all meet there with our guys for drink (or two, or three).

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate said in a recent blog that if the children didn't eat something she used to give them more of it. That tells me all I need to know about her. What a sick woman. That is controlling, period. That strips children of their right to their own thoughts and opinions about food, period. That is abuse, period.

No wonder they clean their plates and butter her up with high scores. It's better than having to eat more of that slop.

PJ's momma said...

So her book is released on September 24, and the book fair in Baltimore is that weekend? That's a pretty small window to get the books (via preorders which come in the mail) in the hands of the people who might come. Hopefully she has some for sale at her table! (Yes, that was hard to type, but someone might actually want it.)

somewhere beyond the realm said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 45
Lord knows what all is being done with these eggs. 50 chickens is so excessive. Even organic eggs are cheap, three to four bucks. Regular eggs are often on sale for 1.29 or 99 cents. I'd be embarrassed to give someone eggs in exchange for anything unless I'm also paying them too. It's not like you can give the housekeeper a dozen eggs and call it even.
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I would bet the farm (pun intended) that TFW is selling the eggs to a market of some sort. TFW would not bother with chickens and schlepping to Agway if there wasn't something in it for her. My knowledge of PA tax law is nil, but I believe there is some sort of tax break for her to have livestock and classify her konpound as a farm or hobby farm. I believe she has to show at least $2,000 in sales yearly. If this is the case, good for her for putting her land and barn to good use.... HOWEVER.. the kids, namely the boys, are doing all the dirty work and heavy lifting to care for these chickens. This isn't a guess, this is what Kate has said. I dare her to look those boys in the eyes 7 years from now and tell them they have to get a job and buy their own cars.

NJGal51 said...

I'm waiting for TFW to announce that her book will be a "limited edition" and only X number of copies will be printed so order your copy now to get in on what will be an extremely "rare" book. Once all printed copies have been sold there will not be another print run! Buy my book! Buy my book! Buy my book!

TLC stinks said...

IMO, Kate is desperate to get on "The View" with that cookbook of hers, and thus start the rumor she's on the short list for a co-host spot. From what I have read, Kate is not mentioned AT ALL as one of the contenders. But I bet anything her PR person will release something to float Kate's name out there just like Jon started the rumor about DWTS. I was sorry he played that PR game, but then again, I guess he could use the money.

BTW, I went to Kate's website and I did not see her latest slop pictures. Where are they? Her site is painful to navigate.

localyocul said...

OK, I read the indictment. Holy crap! Maybe it's just because I don't have a criminal mind, but even with the false info, how did they keep getting loans? They must have been making their loan payments for their previous loans or the default would have shown up on a credit check, no?

TLC stinks said...

Didn't the kids have cavities at an early age? Just thought that because of the mention of Juicy Juice, although no refined sugar is added, the natural fruit sugar is something in the range of 4 teaspoons of sugar per serving of juice.

Mel said...

Does anyone think TFW actually did all this work? I'm thinking she convinced HCI based on her name and former popularity.
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Yet another company who didn't do their due diligence. Sigh.

TFW's PR person must have quite the sales spiel...all lies. How can they/TFW be proud of that? #nointegrity

capecodmama said...

localyocul...28

If I remember correctly from RHONJ (I don't watch the show anymore), Teresa once said that her parents and Joe's parents are best friends and came over from Italy together. Teresa's mother was pregant with her and Joe was already born when they arrived in the states. I'm assuming he was a toddler when he got here. Teresa went on to say that when her mom went into labor with her, Joe's parents along with Joe were in the waiting room awaiting her birth. I didn't know that Joe was not a U.S. citizen. I wonder if his parents and his siblings are. I don't know if Teresa's parents are U.S. citizens either. If I have not remembered this info correctly, please feel free to correct it. Teresa was also on Watch What Happens Live! one night and Andy Cohen brought up the fact that Teresa was very hesitant to sign up for the show. I think it took them nine months to get her to sign up. She said it was because she wasn't sure she wanted to expose her family drama. I assumed she meant the drama with her brother and sil. Now I know differently. What a mess.

Pulling over from the previous thread, I think it was Dee3 who raised my James Bond to her Jack Bauer. That's okay. Jack Bauer is pretty damn hot as well.

Anonymous said...

Dee,
I am quite sorry about your medical situation and what you have to look forward to. Luckily Hopkins is world class. As an imaging professional myself, I don't prefer being referred to as a "gal". You alone gave this "gal" credit for saving you from a potentially fatal aneurysm. That "gal" is a board certified, registered and highly trained professional, who within he scope of licensure, based on your medical history, used critical thinking to ensure she covered as much anatomy as possible. You will most certainly have follow up scans, and I hope you realize that technologist may have saved your life.

As far as the claustrophobia issues, it is VERY common in many modalities of medical imaging to come across this. Again, we have extensive training in dealing with this very real problem. This isn't about a pt. being demanding, annoying or a baby-they physically and mentally can not do it. I hope you let your doctor know beforehand that you would require some sedation to get through the scan. Some pts. must be put to sleep. If you encountered a non sympathetic and caring technologist, I suggest a letter to the department manager. This is not how a good imaging professional operates. You will have bad nurses, rude housekeepers, rushed doctors along the way. I am sorry about that. But please keep in mind this is a 2 way relationship.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

I know that this topic is on the Giudices', however I truly believe TFW has no editor or PR when it comes to the promotion of her cookbook.

This sentence from TFW's promotional post on her website is all that is needed as an example of her narcissism and apparent concept of the children as possessions: "My kids and I are SO excited to announce my cook book!"

If she was any other mom the sentence would have read: "The kids and I are so excited to announce our cookbook."

If she names recipes after her kids and she shares that they had 'suggestions' for the recipe's ("C" saying something needed sesame seeds, etc) shouldn't they have been given some credit?

Berks Neighbor
(still lurking - and often off topic)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You know, I place a high value on being able to sleep at night. Without fear of being arrested or the IRS banging down my door. I don't understand this couple at all. And what's more they have children, it's not just them. If you're not worried about yourself, at least worry about your children. The lenders too need to bear some responsibility. This kind of systematic fraud shouldn't be getting by the IRS but it shouldn't be getting past lenders either.

TFW could be selling the eggs. There's no way they eat them all themselves. Now wouldn't that make an interesting blog? I'D be interested in how one goes about such a thing. I mean she has no idea what readers are interested in. No one cares how who or why they feel about being on T.V. except her six fans. She needs to read other mommy blogs. For instance, PW's posts this week are about moving the cattle at the crack of dawn. There is a lot of interest out there in daily rural life, people eat it up. She could capitalize on her lifestyle in a rural area and write some posts about it and heaven forbid include some photos, but she never has. She is incapable of talking about anything but how she feels about filming, how the children feel about her and how much they love her, or what she's throwing together in a pot.

localyocul said...

Formerly Duped said... 47
localyocul said... 41

Formerly Duped said... 36
Can people really forget the stale sandwich saga, punishing Hannah for not wanting milk in her cereal

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Which one lol?

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Yes, sorry I remember the stale sandwiches but not the milk. That's ridiculous

somewhere beyond the realm said...

jbranck1980 said... 43
http://www.hcibooks.com/t-submission_guidelines.aspx

This is the HCI website that tells prospective authors what they need to do to get their book proposal looked at. Notice it asks for a summary of demographics and how THE AUTHOR intends to promote the book.

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Does anyone think TFW actually did all this work? I'm thinking she convinced HCI based on her name and former popularity.
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Work is TFW's kryptonite. I'm sure she was already annoyed enough by being told she couldn't copy other people's work. In her mind, taking credit for her work would be stealing, but her taking credit for other's work is her being a strong, determined breadwinner. Her turkey chili recipe looks to be a combination of 2 that are on Allrecipes.com. One is a recipe from Swanson's broths and the other is called "Waistline friendly turkey chili." I see one of her recipes is called "Aunt Helen's lemon bars." Pray tell, what funny kid ancedote will she blurb to that recipe? "Mommy, who is Aunt Helen?" "Mommy, what does Aunt mean?" "Is she a bug?" "Did she used to do our laundry?"

TLC stinks said...

Didn't Jon mention that he has a PR person? If so, I would assume Kate has one too. The Gosselin name is still marginally marketable.

fidosmommy said...

HCI states on their website they are a limited edition publisher.

TLC stinks said...

If she was selling the eggs, she would indeed mention it because it would be an opportunity for her poor mouth act...look what I have been reduced to in order to help feed my EIGHT kids because my lazy ex is a bum. Cue the violins.

Silimom said...

Wow - lot's of reading to catch up on! I've been busy with kid stuff, but will get on the recipes right away. I've got the ingredients for the hummus and should have my post sent to Admin by Saturday. I'll do the Stir Fry the next week and then the chili, although I admit I'm not looking forward to that one.

kids first said...

So she'll try to get on the view with a book that sold less than 500? My grandmother could do better with her church cookbook. Book her on the View AND The Talk! And she would be a lot more interesting guest!

Formerly Duped said...

TLC stinks said... 55
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Yes, the kids had a lot of cavities! TFW describes Mady's blackened molar rotting in her mouth, I think in IJWYTK. Several of the tups had to have fillings as seen on one of the 'horrendously horrendous' dental episodes. It is rare IMO for kids to get cavities in 'baby ' teeth, and so bad that they require extraction or filling. TFW seemed to blame Jon as the official toothbrush-er, and also mocked Mady's teeth at least three times on television. But IMO it was all the Juicy Juice and lack of milk.Plus, when Kate did brush the kids' teeth she did it viciously, and not the correct way dentists recommend parents to help their children.

capecodmama said...

I have to correct my post at 57. Teresa has four cookbooks out and I bought the first three. In her first cookbook she writes that her parents and Joe's parents came from the same small town in Salerno but didn't become friends until they all moved to America in 1970. Joe was three years old and in the hospital with his parents when she was born. I think I remember reading in one of her cookbooks about the $125,000 furniture purchase and the IRS asking them about it. I don't have time now but I'll look through the cookboods later and see if I can find it and what she said about it.

With regard to her calling her husband "Juicy Joe". I don't find anything about him "Juicy" and I think he, Teresa's brother Joey, and her cousin's husband (can't remember his name) are all disgusting pigs.

Tucker's Mom said...

dee3 said... 183
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I'm dragging this over to the new post because I want to say to dee3 that I'll be thinking about and praying for your successful surgery and recovery.
I hope the doctors can give you some meds for your claustrophobia to help you relax during your time in the ICU.
Best.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1m
@Kateplusmy8 I think U are due 4 a change of scenery...a vacay b4 the #BackToSchool routine!! Don't U agree?
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Will we be hearing about a grifted beach vacation soon from TGW?

Millicent said...

Sarah gave some very good input about dealing with claustrophobia and MRI's. I too have this issue. I only had one MRI but I was given a mild sedative so that I would not "freak out" while undergoing the MRI.

Please do let your physician and/or other health care professionals know about your concerns (not necessarily the person conducting the MRI, but beforehand, with your own physician, who can prescribe a sedative, etc.) This is a fairly common occurrence and most doctors understand and will take the steps necessary to ensure you can undergo an MRI with the minimum of distress.

somewhere beyond the realm said...

Classic narcissist psychopath.

Ariel Castro is actually standing before a judge and saying that he is not a monster, he is just sick, he has a sexual addiction. He says they were a family. Also, these girls weren't innocent virgins because (he says) they all had many previous partners. He claims he never beat or tortured the girls. He said the girls seem fine now, how could they be fine now if they were tortured for years? He says there was harmony in the home, he had no previous criminal record and he was a hard worker. All that and much more, complete with tear-less crying. Disgusting.

jbranck1980 said...

I agree that TFW having that many chickens is so she can get a tax write-off from having livestock on her property. I'm sure she is selling eggs as well but won't admit it. Otherwise, she wouldn't be able to play the "poor me" card about her finances (not that it provides a whole lot but some is better than nothing).

dee3 said...

@Sarah (58)~
Oh yes, I do realize now how much I owe to not only her but to the doctor here who ordered the scan. But at the time I was just overwhelmed...it was just too much...and I went into circuit overload....couldn't focus and went into a "just leave me alone" mode and felt angry. Just wanted to escape...had some sinister thoughts momentarily but they passed.

Turns out, she didn't work there regularly. They had been short that day and pulled her from another radiology facility (I learned when I asked for her the next day when I had to return for another scan). When I now think back on the sheer luck of the coincidences....had she not been working there that day, had she not done that one extra slice, etc. Yes...NOW I realize how truly lucky I was....but I just needed time to process the whole thing.
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Where is everyone reading these recipes? Do I need to go to her website to see them? I feel a bit lost...but don't want to go to her website if I can read them elsewhere. Do I go to her blog at The Stir?

Boy, I don't know what to have more fun thinking and reading about...KG's delusions about being a renowned author of cookbooks or the Giudice's delusions that they are untouchable and free to commit fraud whenever they wish. Makes me feel grateful that I don't seek the limelight....or seek ill-gotten wealth...and am perfectly satisfied with my quiet little life. :D

Tucker's Mom said...

Tax cheaters rile me up.
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fidosmommy, me too.
It takes a whole lot of hubris to live the life the Guidices live. Talk about giving kids a golden platter!

Vanessa said...

If she names recipes after her kids and she shares that they had 'suggestions' for the recipe's ("C" saying something needed sesame seeds, etc) shouldn't they have been given some credit?
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Pfft Berks, she still, to this day, will not acknowledge Beth's help (ahem, cough cough)with MB. She is the star and the world is her audience, nobody and I mean NOBODY will take the spotlight away from her delusional self. Including her kids.

Vanessa said...

I dare her to look those boys in the eyes 7 years from now and tell them they have to get a job and buy their own cars
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I don't think she'd have any problem, whatsoever, denying them a car. In fact, I think she will take great pleasure in it.

Anonymous said...

You're assuming Kates first 25 chickens are alive. 25+25=50. When she stated she got 25 more chickens that doesn't mean she still had the first 25, remember this is Kate speak, she could have killed those other chickens for food or via neglect.
laurajean

Formerly Duped said...

I know, it was awful when TFW didn't seem to care that some chickens were being pecked by the rooster ( or whatever happened) These are living creatures! (So are her children though...)

Mrs. Malaprop said...

I've decided that I'll be bringing Adam Levine to the party. He has lots of tats, and those don't float my boat, but he'll leave his shirt on just to make me happy. : ) The hubs is ok with my virtual date for our virtual party. He'll be out with Gisele or whatever the hell her name is while Adam and I party with y'all. : )

Over And Out said...

The hubs is ok with my virtual date for our virtual party. He'll be out with Gisele or whatever the hell her name is while Adam and I party with y'all. : )

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Gisele was the name of my first dog, a little gray poodle. I haven't heard that name in a long time.

Anonymous said...

I've always thought the chickens were added so that the property could be classified as a 'farm' for municipal and IRS 'credits'.

bm

Over And Out said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 35m
@EmCr68 @Kateplusmy8 Kate & the kids were STILL POPULAR pn @TLC .....this family needs 2come back 2TV! Clean, fun family show! :)

Right on, Milo. Clean, fun, family show. I'd really want my kids watching a hammered mom of eight kids licking a guy's foot in the bar; or kids vomiting on a boat or being made to sleep on a cold laundry room floor, or being constipated with Dad having to dig it out while Mom shopped for furniture. Yes, indeed...such a #superfunfamilyshow!

handinhand said...

Dee3...Sending good thoughts your way. My brother had a clip procedure on his brain aneurysm over ten years ago and everything went really, really well. Ten years later one can only assume even more advancements have been made to ensure even more successful outcomes. Yours will be one of those stories.
It looks like you're following the Guidice saga. If you really need a distraction you can Google 'Lipstickalley.com Kung Fu" and read what this purported insider has to say about the family and the rest of the cast. How much of it is accurate is anybody's guess.

Layla said...

**Not to Milo--if TFW and the kids were worth the investment TLC made in them, then the show would not have been cancelled. If TLC thought there was still enough interest in K+8, they would have made at least 1 special over the last 2 years. The message is clear--TLC is done with Kate and her 8.
Only 60 cookbooks ordered on Amazon in July. Less than 2 per day. Total of 286 sold. B&N totals about half to two-thirds of Amazon orders, so even being generous and giving her two-thirds, TFW still doesn't have 500 pre-orders. Wow. Just Wow.

chefsummer said...

I only watch two of the real house wives shows.

1. TRHONJ
2. TRHWOA

And for some reason I just love me some Teresa and Juice Joe.

chefsummer said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 35m
@EmCr68 @Kateplusmy8 Kate & the kids were STILL POPULAR pn @TLC .....this family needs 2come back 2TV! Clean, fun family show! :)
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Well Milo hate to break it to you but they're not popular anymore.

And little people big world had another special on. TV a few nights ago and another a week be for that.

chefsummer said...

Q: Hi Kate, How do you raise 8 children on your own without losing your mind?

Kate is rasing the kids alone since when?

Mel said...

Jeez, Milo! Give it up already!!!

@TLC probably has you blocked from 6 months ago.
#superlunatic

Hoosier Girl said...

Sounds like this housewives of New Jersey couple have been skating a very thin legal line for a long time. He got a DUI then tried to get a new DL using his brother's ID? Taunting the IRS and defrauding banks? Leaving creditors high and dry?

What kind of example is that for your children? How are you helping your children if you end up in jail? How do they justify?

I'm sick of the 'doing it all for the kids' mantra. They are helping their kids IN THE MOMENT. They are doing nothing to provide for their future.

Common theme with these 'reality stars'seems to be that they care more about themselves than they do their children. What's up with that?

Hoosier Girl said...

Oh ... and Thanks to my Mom and Dad! The values and morals they imparted on me are more priceless than any monetary shiny object.

Dwindle said...

somewhere beyond the realm said... 73
Classic narcissist psychopath.

Ariel Castro is actually standing before a judge and saying that he is not a monster, he is just sick, he has a sexual addiction. He says they were a family. Also, these girls weren't innocent virgins because (he says) they all had many previous partners. He claims he never beat or tortured the girls. He said the girls seem fine now, how could they be fine now if they were tortured for years? He says there was harmony in the home, he had no previous criminal record and he was a hard worker. All that and much more, complete with tear-less crying. Disgusting.

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Nothing was his fault:

The girls got in his car in the first place.

The FBI "let these girls down" because they never questioned HIM. "If they would have questioned ME, we could have ended this years ago."

He is the best daddy in the world to the child he held captive.

He took her to church and then brought her home and they had a "normal family".

He never beat his older children until their mother came into his life. (WTF?) And he never beat her, it's just that she wouldn't shut up when he told her to.

He kept his victims in "a harmonious home". They had "consensual relationships".

He didn't do anything wrong except "keep them there and not allow them to leave. That's all!"

They begged him for sex.

None of them were virgins anyway, according to 'the testimony that they each gave me', they had 'many partners, all 3 of them'.

And, over and over again, they are lying, it never happened, if it did they asked for it, and above all else it certainly wasn't his fault because he had a hard childhood.

I thought of you all and just had to post something, because we on this board are all to familiar with his words. A friend of mine even replayed his statement so that she could count the number of times he said "I" and "me".

Mel said...

Yep. Clean fun family show alright.

Watch the mom abuse the dad, the kids, dog, and everyone else she comes in contact with.

Kate is a twit said...

The Amazon page for Kate's cookbook now has the 2 recipes that were on the HCI site. Instead of having the feature "Look Inside the Book" and putting the recipes there, the recipes are right there on the description page. I've never seen that before at Amazon.

Looks like desperate times are calling for desperate measures, although I'm not sure if giving a preview of those 2 recipes is really a good marketing strategy.

BR549 said...

I hadn't seen Milo's tweets about Jon from the 27th.

Hope Jon has someone keeping tally and taking names regarding parental alienation. Anyone on Kate's TL knows she reads Milo's tweets. (Per Milo, they are BFFs right?) Kate not responding to the things Milo said about Jon, letting them ride, and letting Milo got on and on ... certainly implies she agrees with them, or they are true. Case made.

getofftwitter said...

Kate did state in her late blog, that she has 40-50 chickens, not sure exactly cause they move around too much to get a true count.

Also, it makes you wonder what Kate puts down to on her taxes as business expenses? Besides, maybe the chickens to get a tax credit.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Dwindle 93

I listened to Michelle Knight's statement on NPR on my way home from
work. I got so emotional enough that I had to pull over.

p.s. Always good to hear from you.

kids first said...

Regarding her ground turkey meal, I get queasy thinking about beans, canned corn and vinegrette. Blech. What is with her weird combinations? It sounds like stuff college kids make when they are first out on their own, just learning to cook and not very discriminating in what they eat.

Kate is a twit said...

Dwindle-I watched Castro's statement live, and I almost threw something at the TV screen. The judge even told him “you have extreme narcissism and it seems rather pervasive.”

I give so much credit to Michelle Knight. Not only for her statement, but also for remaining in the courtroom while Castro spewed his lies. That took a great deal of courage on her part.

Kate is a twit said...

I saw this tweet on Kate's timeline and it made me laugh. The author of the tweet writes a blog about books.

"Kate Gosselin's new book Love Is In The Mix: "Most recipes are sized for my family of nine." Another great title - How to Make Leftovers"

Susie Cincinnati said...

Kate not responding to the things Milo said about Jon, letting them ride, and letting Milo got on and on ... certainly implies she agrees with them, or they are true. Case made.

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Kate should have put a stop to ALL of the disparaging remarks about Jon, but her keeping silent isn't implying that she either agrees with them or disagrees. It only means that she isn't commenting, and that isn't making a case of parental alienation, at least not in court. Her argument would be that she was advised not to comment one way or the other.

Tucker's Mom said...

It's not "farm to table" when you are adding canned food. I'm not sure she even knows what farm to table means. It's just a buzzword like organic was to her. And there again is her problem with authority. She is not an authority on healthy eating or she wouldn't be turning to salty canned foods when easy alternatives are available. And she is not an authority on farm to table either when she doesn't seem to have a clue what that means.
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This sums my feelings up, but I just have to add my own thoughts or my head will explode!
Farm to Table is a buzzword. Generally speaking, food comes from farms, near and far. Lovavore is a shit term too, because unless you truly eat only within a 100 or so mile radius of where you live, it's not local, not totally.
I love local farmers markets and producers and artisans, but hell if I'm going to give up my Spanish vinegar, olive oil from Italy and citrus from Florida and CA. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Kate's Farm to Table chili looks disgusting. So many canned goods add way too much salt. Canned corn is crap, simply put. I'd hesitate to even use it as a last resort. I have NEVER seen one cooking show that calls for using the salty water that the beans and vegetables are packed it. That is just gross.
Kate also tips her amateur hand when she screws up dried herbs subbing for fresh. Dried herbs should be HALF of the fresh herb measurement because their flavor are concentrated.
Kate tells you to add twice as much dry as fresh. Mistake. Plus, there is no subbing dried basil and cilantro for fresh. Two completely different animals.
Speaking of salt, Kate's stir fry fairs no better. The amount of soy in regular soy sauce is about 900 mg. per tbsp. and her recipe calls for 8 tbsp. That's a whopping 7200 mg of sodium!
And how about suggesting subbing tamari for those who can't do soy because of gluten sensitivity? No brainer there, but no mention from Kate.
How about subs for "round" steak? What else can one use? Let's see, off the top of my head, there's flank and skirt.
How about marinating it for a few minutes instead of a few seconds? How long can I marinate so that I can do some of this make ahead? A couple hours? Overnight?
1/2 bag baby carrots? First, why baby carrots? Why pay more for wittled down natural carrots? They taste like shit to boot.
How big is the bag to begin with so that I know how much half is?
1/2 head cabbage? Big head, little head? What kind? Green? Red? Savoy? Napa?
Disaster.
1 quart of snow peas? Waaaaaaay too much.
I could go on, but the bottom line is that Kate should have been much more specific and helpful in her measurements and given volume measurements so that the reader can predictably duplicate her results.
A technical writer, Kate is not.
Again, disaster.
I truly did not think it would be this bad.

localyocul said...

Kate originally had what, a dozen chickens? That would be fine, but 40-50 is insane unless you are a farmer.

localyocul said...

Did I miss part 2 of Ask kate?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Local you didn't miss it. Kate promised to post it yesterday but never delivered. Cardinal rule of blogging, never make a promise to your readers you can't keep.

On another note my god how hard is it to finish this up? It should take 10 minutes. She doesn't work! Plenty of people run busy and active blogs, keep them updated, but also work and take care of their families.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Milo is tweeting pictures of beaches to Kate. What's up with that? A beach vacation in the works?

Tucker's Mom said...

Wowser said... 29
DEE 3 SAID: "I can't figure out ifthey are stupid or delusional"..

Well, Dee, probably BOTH! Have you ever heard Teresa speak? "ingrediences"..."heckle and Jyde"...she is definitely not the brightest bulb
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This is the woman who calls a sandwich a sangwich. I swear, NJ is not another planet, but you'd think so watching TRHONJ.

somwhere beyond the realm said...

TLC stinks said... 53
IMO, Kate is desperate to get on "The View" with that cookbook of hers, and thus start the rumor she's on the short list for a co-host spot. From what I have read, Kate is not mentioned AT ALL as one of the contenders. =================================

According to Huff Post, Hoda Kotb is the front runner for the last open seat on The View.


Kate is a twit said...

Kate's Farm to Table chili looks disgusting.
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I just want to point out that the chili wasn't the Farm to Table recipe. The Farm to Table recipe was the stir fry.

Good point about her not being more specific regarding the ingredients in the Stir Fry. I had the same questions about the cabbage, the broccoli, and also the bag of baby carrots. My supermarket sells 3 different sized bags of of baby carrots. How would I or anyone know which one to use?

If the book is published, I feel sorry for those people who say they purchased it to learn how to cook. Those 2 recipes alone raise more questions than they give answers.

localyocul said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 106
Local you didn't miss it.

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Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it! #snark

RonnieandMaggie said...

Looks like Teresa has some of the same fans as TFW. (Monica is an attorney who has been investigating their bankruptcy.) Apparently having children gives you a free pass to break the law.

FROM ROL:

Poor Monica. Maybe she has no life if she spent all these years of time trying to bring down parents to 4 little girls. Doesn't she have a family that loves her & keeps her focused on positive things, not this kind of malicious revenge maybe from getting asked to leave a party? I don't know how she sleeps at night knowing at least 3 of those 4 little girls have more stress, tears and fear in their lives than little girls should because of her relentless pursuit of their Mommy & Daddy, I would be sick to my stomach thinking of the effects of my actions on those poor little kids. Today I am thankful my spirit is not vengeful or focused on bringing harm to others.

localyocul said...

Seeing that Kate's portions are sized for 9 made me realize with 5 of us and two parents we were only 2 less than that when I was growing up. I never really thought of us as soooo many and my mom never bitched about the large portions. When she went back to work 3-11 as a nurse when my youngest brother was in school, she used to leave dinner warming in the oven. We would take turns making a large tossed salad. It never seemed like a big deal. Oh, and we took turns doing the dishes...by hand.

localyocul said...

chefsummer said... 87
I only watch two of the real house wives shows.

1. TRHONJ
2. TRHWOA

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Haha I only watch Beverly Hills and Orange County. I watched NJ the first season or so but the table flip did me in. My parents' family are all from North Jersey though so it was interesting. I've been to a few showers at the Brownstone, owned by the Manzos, and at one point Teresa and Juicy Joe lived in Wayne where my grandparents lived and I spent many a summer.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Joy, put Robert Redford on the guest list for your party. I don't care if he will be 77 years old in a few weeks. He's still hot.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Good point about her not being more specific regarding the ingredients in the Stir Fry. I had the same questions about the cabbage, the broccoli, and also the bag of baby carrots. My supermarket sells 3 different sized bags of of baby carrots. How would I or anyone know which one to use?

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I know nothing about book publishing, but wouldn't there have been anyone to do any editing -- look over these recipes, redline what didn't make sense? Of course, nobody did anything about the rabbit ears on the cover, either.

capecodmama said...

Dwindle...Good to hear from you. I just saw on the news what Ariel Castro said. Everything is everyone else's fault. He didn't abuse anybody and his daughter will tell you there was no abuse. Hopefully his daughter didn't see any of it. I thought Michelle Knight was incredibly brave to be in that court room and let everyone know what she thought. And kudos to her for listening to the sh!t Castro was spewing. With therapy, all the victims futures should be bright.

I found what Teresa said about the $125,000 (in cash) furniture purchase that was featured in Season 1 of RHONJ. It is in her first cookbook. She has a chapter about olive oil and in one paragraph this is what she wrote:

"Looking for the premium pick to impress your in-laws, your frenemy, or that freakin' guy from the IRS that won't stop knocking on your door even though you explained to him a million times that pretending to make giant purchases in cash was just a joke for your TV show?" Betcha the IRS doesn't think it was a joke now. Wonder what Andy Cohen has to say about that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


"Looking for the premium pick to impress your in-laws, your frenemy, or that freakin' guy from the IRS that won't stop knocking on your door even though you explained to him a million times that pretending to make giant purchases in cash was just a joke for your TV show?" Betcha the IRS doesn't think it was a joke now. Wonder what Andy Cohen has to say about that.

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Holy.....Moly.....

I'm not sure the IRS is going to like being referred to as that freakin guy knocking on your door. Not to mention, I can't imagine Bravo would be happy they are implying something was all fake for their reality show.

I'm calling it, these people are going to be locked away for a very long time.

JoyinVirginia said...

Good evening everyone! I hope you can drop by the virtual party on the virtual verandah in Cape May, New Jersey! Hugh Jackman is here to get everyone in a party mood! He brought Paul Shaffer to play piano, while Hugh sings show tunes from his Broadway hit, The Boy From Oz.

handinhand said...

Tucker's mom (103)
A technical writer, Kate is not.
Again, disaster.
I truly did not think it would be this bad.
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Who would have thought that poorly done cover was the best this book has to offer?

Kate is a twit said...

Another thing about the Stir Fry recipe. TFW says to use 2-3 cups cooked rice. That turns out to be 1/3 cup per person.

Maybe it's just me, but that seems like an awfully small amount.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is a twit said... 110
Kate's Farm to Table chili looks disgusting.
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I just want to point out that the chili wasn't the Farm to Table recipe. The Farm to Table recipe was the stir fry.
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Thank you! I was flipping through tabs on my browser and trying not to mix the 2 recipes up.
Having written many recipes, I just had to vent!
TFW's recipe writing is incredibly poor and the ingredients thus far are processed and salty.

localyocul said...

JoyinVirginia said... 118
Good evening everyone! I hope you can drop by the virtual party on the virtual verandah in Cape May, New Jersey! Hugh Jackman is here to get everyone in a party mood! He brought Paul Shaffer to play piano, while Hugh sings show tunes from his Broadway hit, The Boy From Oz.

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Ooooh Cape May! Went there last year and visited Sunset Beach for their daily memorial for vets.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Poor Monica. Maybe she has no life if she spent all these years of time trying to bring down parents to 4 little girls.

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Ok the Teresa sheeple are OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Number one, "Monica" the attorney was not spending years of her life trying to "bring down" the parents of four small children. She was spending years trying to seek JUSTICE after a couple who DEFRAUDED the system. Monica is an American hero and someone children should admire as opposed to admiring some reality T.V. star who is not what she seems. Wouldn't it be wonderful if little girls said I want to grow up someday and be a bankruptcy attorney and stop people from defrauding the system and help and support those who do not defraud. Instead little girls want to grow up and be like people they see on reality t.v.

Second, why should we worry about their children any more than any of the children whose parents had money STOLEN from them? I'm talking about the good tax payers of New Jersey and the USA who not only have had to make up the deficit from taxes Teresa didn't pay but will now have to pay for this lawsuit.

I feel very sorry for their children, but what about feeling sorry for everyone else who DOES pay their taxes and DOES follow the law and has to watch this family living it up and not paying taxes or following the law?

I cannot stand people who defend rich people who don't play the rules. Plenty of wealthy people play by all the rules and use whatever the excess is for good. We should not reward those who do not do the same.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Twit, that is a small amount of rice. You'd have to serve it "upside down," a mound of veggies (veges in TFW-speak) with a little rice on top.

And regarding the turkey, corn chili, just the sound of it makes me feel queasy and that was before I read about adding the liquid from the canned beans and canned corn.

Tucker's Mom said...

JoyinVirginia said... 118
Good evening everyone! I hope you can drop by the virtual party on the virtual verandah in Cape May, New Jersey! Hugh Jackman is here to get everyone in a party mood! He brought Paul Shaffer to play piano, while Hugh sings show tunes from his Broadway hit, The Boy From Oz.
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Well, I've been sitting a spell on the veranda of my B&B on Jackson St., watching the horse drawn carriages and hungry people pass by. I just at a wonderful meal at Gecko, but would love a little night cap on the veranda, what with such great company and music.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The canned thing makes no sense to me. It really makes no sense. She is supposed to be organic and farm to table and focused on good eating. Her recipes reflect she hasn't a clue what that is or what good nutrition means.

If you must, get the frozen version. But canned? I just looked at a popular brand of whole kernel canned corn on line, Del Monte. 360mg of sodium! But if you buy the green giant FROZEN CORN, it's only 50mg. HUGE difference. The difference between your chili tasting like a nasty salt lick, versus something edible.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is a twit said... 120
Another thing about the Stir Fry recipe. TFW says to use 2-3 cups cooked rice. That turns out to be 1/3 cup per person.

Maybe it's just me, but that seems like an awfully small amount.
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It IS a small amount. Ridiculously small. If you go with 2 cups cooked rice, that's less than 1/4 cup per person.
That's right up there with 1 tsp. of feta for a wrap, which is a joke.

I have to say, vinegar does have its place in chili, even balsamic vinegar. A splash of plain white vinegar at the end is very good. Try it ;-)
Another thing with this chili recipe is that if you the balsamic vinaigrette to the pan and then add the turkey, it will NEVER brown. It will cook, but not brown. Again, some chili recipes call for cooking the meat in water, but it will not brown.
The chili will be soupy from all that chicken stock and no thickener. Why absolutely no tomato product? A bit of tomato paste stirred in after the onions and garlic would deepen flavor and thicken the chili.
Whoever said these recipes, especially the chili, looks like what a college kids would cook up is absolutely right.

Tucker's Mom said...

Number one, "Monica" the attorney was not spending years of her life trying to "bring down" the parents of four small children. She was spending years trying to seek JUSTICE after a couple who DEFRAUDED the system.
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Again, why are mothers absolved of their wrong doings because they have children? Therese and TFW-- they're not the Madonna. They have to be accountable for their actions like everyone else and if they get penalized or sent to jail and their children suffer, it's no one's fault but their own.

Over In TFW's County said...

Well, I've been sitting a spell on the veranda of my B&B on Jackson St., watching the horse drawn carriages and hungry people pass by. I just at a wonderful meal at Gecko, but would love a little night cap on the veranda, what with such great company and music.

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I had coconut shrimp at the Oyster Bay up on Lafayette Street...finished off the meal with Key Lime pie.

I'll be there right after I walk the streets on the ghost tour. I'm trying to find out who is lurking in room 10 on the first floor of Hotel Macomber. If I connect with him, is it okay if I bring him along to the party? What's one more spirit...and he doesn't drink much. The more the merrier.

At least the worst of the thunderstorms has passed!

Tucker's Mom said...

Wanted to add re: the stir fry-- scallions (the greens in particular) and sesame seeds are garnish. You really shouldn't be cooking sesame seeds into your dish!
Basic stuff here.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Again, why are mothers absolved of their wrong doings because they have children?

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Because the Mommy lobby is strong and somehow feels that if you ever criticize a "mother" you are somehow criticizing all mothers. They also feel that because you have kids, it is your golden ticket to do whatever you want because I'm sure it's always for the children. (Even manicures are justified as "for the kids.") It is bizarre. Kate herself subscribes to this. She has said things like all moms need to stick together, we all need to support each other, mommy power stuff. Um, no, all moms do NOT need to stick together if a mom is doing wrong. You don't see this from dads. You never hear some dad say but he is a dad with X amount of kids how dare you, dads should stick together!

Of course not all mothers believe this, obviously. Thank God. Personally, I think this ridiculous mentality degrades motherhood, not uplifts it.

Tucker's Mom said...

If you must, get the frozen version. But canned? I just looked at a popular brand of whole kernel canned corn on line, Del Monte. 360mg of sodium! But if you buy the green giant FROZEN CORN, it's only 50mg. HUGE difference. The difference between your chili tasting like a nasty salt lick, versus something edible.
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I rank canned corn right up there with canned asparagus and mushrooms.
Blech.
btw.... I often add corn to chili, but the real stuff or frozen. I'm a corn addict and can't get enough this time of year.
Our neighbor brought us fresh, fresh corn from Lancaster, PA, so I hope you all in that area are enjoying it too. It's usually the best corn we eat all year!

PatK said...

Kate is a twit said... 100
Dwindle-I watched Castro's statement live, and I almost threw something at the TV screen. The judge even told him “you have extreme narcissism and it seems rather pervasive.”

I give so much credit to Michelle Knight. Not only for her statement, but also for remaining in the courtroom while Castro spewed his lies. That took a great deal of courage on her part.

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I watched the entire four hours of the sentencing hearing. I was so surprised to see Michelle spoke in person. God Bless her!

Yes, it was hard not to throw something at the tv when Castro basically tried to blame childhood circumstances for his addiction. Ugh.

And, thankfully, he is forbidden to write a book or profit from this in any way.

localyocul said...

I eat canned corn. I also like frozen Green Giant Niblets. But I'm not spouting "organic" "healthy" all the time either. I also like cheesesteaks so...

Tucker's Mom said...

Of course not all mothers believe this, obviously. Thank God. Personally, I think this ridiculous mentality degrades motherhood, not uplifts it.
August 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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Agree. If you dare question Kate about using her kids for money, then you are taking money out of her children's mouths. Just as Dana Hoffman, who had the temerity to challenge J+K's abuse of the PA taxpayer's money.

NJGal51 said...

This is the woman who calls a sandwich a sangwich. I swear, NJ is not another planet, but you'd think so watching TRHONJ.
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Not for nuttin Tucker's Mom but ta dis day I know people that still tawk like dat. Sad but true.

I'm on my way to Cape May! Tomorrow is Furlough Friday so I can party all night and not have to worry about getting up for work,

getofftwitter said...

You know the kind of punishment that Castro guy deserves: He deserves to at the very least, to spend at least the first 10 tens or 20 in solitary confinement, no newspaper, books, TV, computer, phone, radio, anything that connects him with the outside world or would give him pleasure(like any kind of music). Just the way he robbed those 3 women, for 10 years. 30 years of that would be also fine. Make sure he is chained up too. Only contact, with guard that brings food, no outside walk either. Also, for the beatings and torture he gave them, 39 lashes 30 for the 3 women and 10 years each, held prisoner, and 9 more to remind him of what he did. Jesus survived that. He is after all a religious man(he went to church). Plus the life sentence, no parole. Then let him be in a regular cell, the other prisoners will take care of him. He was trying to make himself out to be the victim, and the 3 women as playthings for his pleasure, he knew what he was doing. That is what I wish I could do to him and any like him. I don't want to hear any of that human rights crap, what of the 3 women rights. Eye for an eye. my opinion

Tucker's Mom said...

NJGal51 said... 130
This is the woman who calls a sandwich a sangwich. I swear, NJ is not another planet, but you'd think so watching TRHONJ.
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Not for nuttin Tucker's Mom but ta dis day I know people that still tawk like dat. Sad but true.
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That gave me a good chuckle!
Pass me some rigot, gabagool and mootz, woodja, hon?

Over In TFW's County said...

I'm on my way to Cape May! Tomorrow is Furlough Friday so I can party all night and not have to worry about getting up for work,

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I was going to suggest the Cape May-Lewes ferry ride tomorrow, but if most of us are going to be waking up with a headache, maybe that ferry isn't such a good idea!

Kate is a twit said...

On TFW's website, she has a recipe for "Kate’s Yummy Chicken Stir Fry" which she claims she and Cara came up with. It's kind of similar to the stir fry recipe in the book, except she uses noodles instead of rice.

These are the directions for cooking the "veges" which she mentions are "organic".

Next I chopped the following fresh organic veges that I happened to have on hand. (You can use all, some or substitute other veges):
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Carrots – I had carrot chips on hand. Looked beautiful!
Sugar snap peas
Red onion
Bok Choy
Cabbage- finely “slivered”

I began to add the veges to sauce in order listed above to accommodate vege booking times, tossing constantly on high heat!

Compare that to the directions in the cookbook recipe:

Add all of the vegetables to the pan and sauté, turning occasionally until the vegetables are steamed but still firm in texture.

The instructions in the first recipe actually made more sense than those that she actually put in the book. Seems like she isn't very consistent with how she cooks anything.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I used to not think much of frozen foods but they've gotten much better lately and they are a really good option for getting high quality veggies when they are out of season. They hardly add anything to them anymore and you can get organic so they fit right in with clean eating. I usually have a bag of peas, corn, broccoli florets and artichoke hearts in the freezer. It's so convenient to have that always ready to go to toss on pizzas or in pasta or stews in case there aren't fresh ones on hand in the crisper. Canned though still just has too much sodium for me to like.

Tucker's Mom said...

localyocul said... 134
I eat canned corn. I also like frozen Green Giant Niblets. But I'm not spouting "organic" "healthy" all the time either. I also like cheesesteaks so...
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Wit Whiz?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The instructions in the first recipe actually made more sense than those that she actually put in the book. Seems like she isn't very consistent with how she cooks anything.

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I am really getting a kick out of how her crookbook recipes are WORSE and MORE CONFUSING than what she originally posted on her web site or elsewhere. Too funny! You would think a crookbook is supposed to be perfecting things you've cooked, not making them worse.

JoyinVirginia said...

Look who dropped by! Its Adam Levine! And he brought Nell Patrick Harris from California! Let's gather round the piano and let them sing for us!
Rumspringa for everyone! Also I have some delicious snacks that are from the Southern Living cookbook. Crab stuffed mushrooms, anyone?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tucker it's okay I mixed the recipes up too. After awhile one "little of this a little of that" glob starts to look like another.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Wit Whiz?

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Oh, no...never! That's the Philly way. We don't do that here!

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Over and Out said: Gisele was the name of my first dog, a little gray poodle. I haven't heard that name in a long time.
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Aww! I think the Gisele I'm talking about is the super model married to Tom Brady. Is that right? Who does NOT have her finger on the pulse of pop culture? ::This girl:: lol

JoyinVirginia said...

Here comes Nathan Filion, he heard that Neil Patrick Harris was here. they did Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog together a few years ago. Nathan was Captain Hammer and Neil was Dr Horrible. They are going to do some of the songs together!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The comparison to college kids is the best. Those days when a slice of pizza is the most delicious thing you ever tasted, and you gobble down whatever is in front of you as long as it has some protein and cheese and sour cream because you're active and busy and starved and don't have time to develop your culinary arts skills at the moment. This is a time when your taste buds are maturating from a child's to an adults and you're developing more sophisticated tastes. But, you're not there yet and at the moment you're just hungry and don't care how or why you just want food.

The problem is, TFW is 37 years old. She has been out of college more than 15 years. She has had plenty of time to perfect and develop and fine tune her cooking skills as anyone can with the inclination. She has had plenty of time to develop a more sophisticated, mature, adult palate. She has had plenty of time to study books, articles and watch T.V. about cooking. And yet she's still cooking like this. This crookbook thus far is just embarrassing.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh, no...never! That's the Philly way. We don't do that here!
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I don't do Whiz either. I do provolone. Marinara too, please.
Actually, I think "wit" refers to mushrooms... oops!

getofftwitter said...

Kate is a twit> that stir fry is a joke. Bok Choy and Cabbage? Bok Choy is chinese cabbage, so she is putting in a lot of cabbage? Most stir fry use just bok choy not regular cabbage too.

I too also noticed that Kate uses a lot of salt in her food dishes. If she is so organic as she claims, salt would be a concern. Most canned veggies or sauces are high in salt. Even cooks who do use canned, tell you to drain liquid and rinse the veggies, to cut down on the salt. And to figure on extra salt of canned food, before you add salt to it. If it is too blan people can add salt later to their own plate.

I think Kate crookbook should have been called the: Clean your frig and pantry out cookbook. It does seem she just throws whatever is available into a pot and cooks it. Kind of like potluck whatever, in a pot. She does not read labels.

NJGal51 said...

LOL Tucker's Mom - When we were first married and stationed in TX I asked for gabagool in the deli and they just looked at me with that WTF look. I had to stop and think of what the real name of the meat was! I was making subs for dinner and wanted a bit of gabagool to make it authentic Jersey style.

Mel said...

I wonder if TFW's book is past final print stage. I'd sure hate for our snark to be giving her editing ideas!

Sounds like its a terrible cook book. OTH, I highly doubt that anyone buying it is buying it for the cooking skills presented.

She clearly is a terrible cook, besides being a bad mom.

Tucker's Mom said...

Turkey, Corn, and White Bean Chili
Serves 10

Finished Product = Yum! This very flavor-packed soup was well received by my eight.
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Oh, wait... this is a soup? I was thinking it had too much chicken stock and needed thickening, but it's a soup. Or, is it chili? Because, chili is definitely not soup, although it can be as stiff or loose as you'd like, but it's not soup.
What the heck? This officially just got ickier.
I'm scratching my head here!

localyocul said...

Tucker's Mom said... 143
localyocul said... 134
I eat canned corn. I also like frozen Green Giant Niblets. But I'm not spouting "organic" "healthy" all the time either. I also like cheesesteaks so...
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Wit Whiz?

(((((

LOL no I prefer the melted real cheese! I know someone who prefers the Whiz though

getofftwitter said...

Hey, Kate very quiet, today, perhaps she left for a vacation, just like one of her devote sheep said today. Didn't someone last year say the samething?

Wowser said...

IMO: TFW was NEVER a contender for a seat on the View because Whoopi CANNOT stand TFW!!! I think Whoopi would have walked if she had to sit across the table from her...have you ever watched Whoopi's facial expression when TFW was on the show....it looked like she had just smelled a fart!

NJGal51 said...

Joy - I just picked up Nathan Lane and he'll be singing up a storm for us tonight!

JoyinVirginia said...

Tim Gunn got here! He and I are going to chat on the verandah, and I am going to try and get him to tell me who wins Project Runway. Help yourselves to the lovely fruit and veggie platters in the kitchen and living room.
Here comes Tony Dovolani, he promised to teach me the foxtrot. I wanted him to teach me the tango, but he said I would hurt myself!

librarylady said...

Will we be hearing about a grifted beach vacation soon from TGW?
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Oh, pretty clear that's in the works with Milo's not-so-subtle comments lately, lol. That's how Milo "helps" her, I imagine - the prep comments and then the full grift.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Our neighbor brought us fresh, fresh corn from Lancaster, PA, so I hope you all in that area are enjoying it too. It's usually the best corn we eat all year!

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Yes, and I've just about had my fill. But this winter I'll have a craving for these summer days and corn on the cob! Kind of like snow. We hate it when it's here and can't wait for summer. Then we have a heat wave like we did a few weeks ago, and that nippy winter weather doesn't look all that bad!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really hope Milo isn't setting up yet another grifted beach vacation for them. The hints sure sound like this. She did exactly the same thing last year.

Can you imagine how grateful and happy she could make a family truly in need, like through Make a Wish? Some kids who has never seen the ocean would LOVE a week at a beach house even in the dead of summer. Sad, really.

PA Dutch Mom said...

She has had plenty of time to develop a more sophisticated, mature, adult palate.

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But she eats at Fig & Olive and Nobu. Doesn't that count for anything?

PA Dutch Mom said...

Oh, wait... this is a soup? I was thinking it had too much chicken stock and needed thickening, but it's a soup. Or, is it chili? Because, chili is definitely not soup, although it can be as stiff or loose as you'd like, but it's not soup.

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Sometimes in this neck of the woods we do call chili "soup." I have no idea why...

Kate is a twit said...

Kate's timeline is very quiet today. I think only one person asked her when part 2 of Ask Kate was going to be posted. Normally, they'd all be bugging her constantly. Even Milo isn't bugging her.

It's almost as if they all know she's not around. Quite eerie.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I can't figure out if Milo is just teasin the non-fans and fans alike in the process or leaving huge hints to make Kate's fans jealous because Milo and TFW are BFF.

Did someone say TANGO?

This guy is sooo smooth. I'm in love.

White Organza said...

Oh, wait... this is a soup?

My theory: her initial intention was to prepare a chili, she forgot to drain her 3 cans of beans. Seeing the final result, she named the whole mess a "soup." And voilĂ ! A completely innovative cooking creation by Kate! All this while Leah was writing everything down to help her with the final "tweakings" for her crookbook. (Remember that? Nothing like an 8yrs old to proofread one's recipes before sending them to a publisher.)

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Sing it Adam! Mmm . . .crab stuffed mushrooms? Delicious! Thanks Joy!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Maybe it's just me, but for a recipe I was putting in a cookbook I'd hope I would call it either chili OR soup, not both in the same recipe.

JoyinVirginia said...

NJGal, come out on the verandah! There is a big pink car driving by with booming speakers! Its the B double O T Y guys from AGT! They are playing the song just for you!
Now where is Kiefer Sutherland?

chefsummer said...

if you guys like smoothies I ake mine with frozen fruit with fresh mint leaves...yum

I also add frsh yogurt and juice.

I make my chilli with frsh veggie and fresh herbs with spicies.

chefsummer said...

Admi..163

TFW is Milo's queen and she wants to please her with grifted items.

kids first said...

I guess her lack of culinary skills just proves that she has had someone else cooking for her for a long time.

fidosmommy said...

We call it chili soup here. Thick or thin, it's chili soup. Served at soup suppers as a matter of course.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Hi Dwindle!

Tucker's Mom, I'm loving your critiques of the recipes.

I've never been to Cape May, but you all are making it sound inviting. Is there a veranda I might bring a daiquiri to?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tweet that's my issue, you can call it soup I guess but it needs to be called the same thing throughout the recipe.

It's the same for the recipe where she talks about putting things in a pan, then switches to a pot. Pot, pan, they have specific meanings but it's not that big of a deal, but you can't start calling something by a different name in the middle of the recipe, lol.

Over In TFW's County said...

Hugh and I are going to take a walk on Sunset Beach down by the lighthouse. No need to follow. We'll return at some point, after a detour to a great little out-of-the-way beach bar!

NJGal51 said...

Joy - I'm dancing to B double O T Y - T YYYYYY even as we speak. Keifer has gone in to Jack Bower mode and is skulking around because Milo keeps tweeting pictures of beaches and he wants to make sure that she's not i. The area.

Aunt Connie said...

Can I go entirely off-topic here and share the sweetest bit of fun I have had in a while? Please watch to the end, you don't want to miss it!

http://www.wimp.com/dancingjive/

Millicent said...

I hope that Ariel Castro is kept in solitary, with nothing to read, no music or tv for entertainment, left completely alone with his delusional thoughts. His food should be bland and the same every day. The guards shouldn't even speak to him. He deserves to be shut away, and left to have only his own thoughts to keep him company. I don't wish for physical harm because I don't want to stoop to his level. He will get what he deserves in due time. What a waste of humanity he is. Absolutely nothing redeeming about him and I picture the scene in Ghost when an evil person dies and Sam is watching in horror as screeching minions from hell rise up to drag that evil soul back down with them. That's what's waiting for Castro. Until then, let him live unharmed but in complete isolation.

I am saddened that such a person could exist, and even more saddened to know he is far from alone. I take joy from the resilience of those three young women - and may every blessing come their way.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Cheesecake Factory has a white bean chile on the menu. Instead of turkey it has chicken and its kind of soupy. Hmmmm! It's very yummy!! I doubt Kate's chile/ soup taste very good but I will never know because I'm not buying her cookbook!

Have a nice weekend everyone!!

angie said...

Millicent, I agree with you, any of the Housewives shows plus add those Kardashians and I feel very filthy, so I don't watch them, but this Summer I found myself tuning into HWONJ and wow, what language, kids all around and each cast member trying to make money on side line business and the fighting, fist fights, screaming and know what? I didn't even feel sorry for the kids anymore living in that luxury and not be disciplined with love. Very Sad.

handinhand said...

Wowser said... 158
IMO: TFW was NEVER a contender for a seat on the View because Whoopi CANNOT stand TFW!!! I think Whoopi would have walked if she had to sit across the table from her...have you ever watched Whoopi's facial expression when TFW was on the show....it looked like she had just smelled a fart!
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Kate must have eaten some of her super famous, 10 out of 10 rated, cabbage laden chilisoupchili before that appearance.

Berks Neighbor said...

Can I stop by this morning for a Cape May visit? I'm staying at the Queen Victoria (actually in Royal Albert Hall - the Hampton Room - I think it's called Hampton Court now). The dear hubby and I stayed there 21 years ago for a b'day celebration weekend and came back with a package not to be opened until 9 months later. *wink*
I'm going to bring Neil Patrick Harris as I haven't seen him on the guest list yet. He's all into food porn (yumm) and could definitely spice up the menu. Plus, I think having him, Nathan Lane, and Hugh Jackman in the same room to entertain us would be a blast.

Tucker's Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 175
We call it chili soup here. Thick or thin, it's chili soup. Served at soup suppers as a matter of course.
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Chili soup is a good name, as is Rachael Ray's portmanteau; Choup!
It's Kate's inconsistency that's the problem. If someone sees Kate's recipe for chili, which is NOT a soup, and they wind up with something that needs to be slurped from a bowl, it will be a WTF kind of moment.
I love serving chili Chili Mac style, which is basically chili served over pasta with condiments like cheese on top.
Chili Mac is at the top of the comfort food list.
Raise your hand if you think Kate had multiple bowls of chili soup?
Crickets.

TLC stinks said...

I really don't understand Milo's tweeting of some of her beach vacation pictures. Sounds more to me like she is teasing Kate, sending her pictures and telling her to visualize herself there.

I don't understand why you guys think Milo arranged Kate's grifted Alabama beach vacation last year. All I ever read was that the rental company had a client that offered up the beach house. It just never struck me that the client was Milo.

JoyinVirginia said...

good morning from Cape May New Jersey! its going to be a beautiful day to go on the ferry across the Delaware Bay. Tim Gunn is coming along to help me go shopping. we will be back this afternoon so everyone just enjoy the beach or you can come shopping with us or just ride the ferry for fun!

Midnight Madness said...

I doubt Kate's chile/ soup taste very good but I will never know because I'm not buying her cookbook!

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I don''t think you need to buy her cookbook...isn't the recipe online?

Susantoyota said...

I see someone already called dibs on Daniel Craig for the virtual house party. I'm going to go old school and bring Sean Connery--love his voice and his looks in his Bond days and even now his looks aren't bad. I'm also going to bring Pierce Brosnan, another Bond, who I loved in Mama Mia! Not so much his singing, though.
And if we want someone with a devilish twinkle in his eye, I'll run down to Oklahoma and pick up Toby Keith.

Somewhere In Time said...

Vivian Tran ‏@TranVivianC 18m
Aww! @Kateplusmy8 Mady is so sweet and Leah is too! They both are adorable! Please call me one day!! xxxxxxxxxx.

How absolutely incredibly stupid are these young fans? Posting a phone number on Twitter?

JoyinVirginia said...

I might come back to Cape May next Saturday. August 10 is the Craft Beer and Crab Festival at the historic Emlen Physick estate. We will just have to go there for a late lunch or tea at the Carriage House restaurant.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Oh, is Kate's white bean chili recipe online?? Will I still make her " chile" let me think, let me think, let me think aaaawwwww, NO THANKS! I've seen pictures of her food! Not very appetizing !

Somewhere In Time said...

Kate is now using Mady to drive people to her website. Good grief!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't understand why you guys think Milo arranged Kate's grifted Alabama beach vacation last year. All I ever read was that the rental company had a client that offered up the beach house. It just never struck me that the client was Milo.

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I would completely agree with you except for one thing, Milo KNEW they were going last year. She dropped all kinds of blatant hints about it no one could have possibly guess unless she really did know.

Now here's the thing about Milo. I think it's pretty obvious she has no idea, none what Kate is up to 99% of the time. Hence why she's always asking what she's up to. Yet last year she seemed confident they were enjoying a beach vacation in Dixie, and now this year she's doing the same thing. Who knows, but it's not her usual M.O. I'm guessing her obnoxious teasing behavior may be annoying not just the non-fans but the fans too, just a hunch.

I HATE that Kate is using Mady to write blog posts now, however Mady's photography is VERY GOOD and very creative for her age. Wow. It would be nice if Kate forked over the money for a real SLR for her instead of just an iphone, which I'm almost positive those photos were taken on. She could get her a Canon 7d on amazon used for $1200, Mady would adore it. Oh and she still never posted part 2 of ask Kate. Two days past due now.

JoyinVirginia said...

Virtual guest list so far for our virtual Cape May getaway. Stop by, who knows who you may end up sitting next to on the verandah.
Hugh Jackman
Tim Gunn
Tony Dovolani
Kiefer Sutherland
Shemar Moore
Nathan Lane
Nathan Filion
Paul Shaffer for piano accompaniment and witty repartee
Neil Patrick Harris to reenact some of Dr. Horrible's Song Along Blog with Nathan Filion, and to sing with Hugh Jackman, and maybe to bring along some of his famous friends.
The B double O T Y guys to drive by orn a big convertible every couple hours so NJ Gal can boogy! I will see if they can bring along Howard Stern for more conversation.
Tom Selleck and his mustache
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Taye Diggs and Idina menzel
Rob Lowe
Colin Firth
Vin Diesel
George Clooney
Dwayne Johnson and his eyebrows
Ryan Gosling
Jonas Kaufman who will also sing
Mike Rowe
Usher
Robert Redford
Daniel Craig
Vincent S'Onofrio
Adam Levine
I can't forget Admin s boyfriend Anderson Cooper
And my crush that adorable Jeff Probst from survivor, and let's get him to bring Phil Keogan from Amazing Race.
That is a houseful, but since we are staying at huge house Majesty of the Sea there is plenty of virtual room for our virtual party. Let the rumspringa flow!

Somewhere In Time said...

I would completely agree with you except for one thing, Milo KNEW they were going last year. She dropped all kinds of blatant hints about it no one could have possibly guess unless she really did know.

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I seem to recall that someone on FB (or was it Twitter) posted that she left the red umbrella set up for Kate.

Somewhere In Time said...

Oh, is Kate's white bean chili recipe online??

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Since the cookbook isn't out yet, and folks are posting the ingredients, I would think they are getting it from somewhere. Didn't someone say there are recipes posted on Amazon on the pre-order page? For some reason, I can't get to the site this morning.

Ex Nurse said...

Joy--
Can you add Tony Shalhoub to the list?

Ex Nurse said...

millicent said....
I hope that Ariel Castro is kept in solitary, with nothing to read, no music or tv for entertainment, left completely alone with his delusional thoughts. His food should be bland and the same every day
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Too good or him. If the goal is to mak his lfe a living hell, keep him with the prisoners. Even in that population, he is scum.

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