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I’ve watched the first few episodes and I like her. For someone so young she seems to know what she’s doing. The farm and her tiny little kitchen with that 20year old range are endearing. I thought she’s what Ree Drummond thinks she is but so clearly is not. I hope this catches on as I’d like to see her mature into it. I remember Giada’s early shows she was a bit rough but improved as she went. 

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On 7/10/2018 at 10:15 AM, sadie said:

I’ve watched the first few episodes and I like her. For someone so young she seems to know what she’s doing. The farm and her tiny little kitchen with that 20year old range are endearing. I thought she’s what Ree Drummond thinks she is but so clearly is not. I hope this catches on as I’d like to see her mature into it. I remember Giada’s early shows she was a bit rough but improved as she went. 

Agreed!

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I have been patiently watching and have yet to see anything Jewish or Chinese inspired. That said, the show is steadily growing on me. 

Totally agree that this is what "Pioneer Woman" should have been all along. 

It's clear that Molly is growing more and more comfortable each week. It was also nice to see the "show husband" contributing to the episode in a manner that isn't relegated to him stuffing his face, running hapless errands or being involved in something completely unrelated (working calves, anybody?)

I hope this show gets picked up for at least a second season.

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I have liked it better as well.  However, again with the spices.  As a person who doesn't even use pepper, I am getting tired of spicing up virtually everything. 

The same goes for restaurants lately.  Apparently I am the only person in the world who despises a burning sensation in my mouth when I eat.  I would rather actually taste the food.

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I've only seen a couple of episodes, but I like it. Molly is charismatic and I looked online to find that apparently the "set" is her real-life tiny kitchen. I wonder if this show (and there may be another 'farm wife' show on Food Network or the Cooking Channel) is a hedge that FN has cooked up (see what I did there? LOL) against Ree getting too big for her britches with all of her collateral ventures, i.e. the Mercantile and the hotel.

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I love Molly.  Think she is cute, sweet, and likeable.  Very calming to listen to and watch cook.  I, too, hope the show gets a second season.  She is real and not over-the-top.

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I like this show too. It’s very relaxing to watch and she has made several things I’d like to try.   

On a shallow note I expected the hubs to be hotter yet appreciated he wasn’t. 

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On 7/18/2018 at 5:06 PM, KnoxForPres said:

On a shallow note I expected the hubs to be hotter yet appreciated he wasn’t. 

Thanks for putting into words why I find this show so endearing.  I think she’s lovely and a great palate cleanser after the cringefest of The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s joke of a show. 

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I'm enjoying this show a lot. I've been following her on pinterest for her baking recipes/cakes for a while but didn't know that much about her (didn't read her blog) and I find her very down to earth and funny. Between the small but cute kitchen, her electric oven/stove and the big ol' Buick land boat - for now I am glad she's keeping this idealized view of farm life a little more real.

 

On 7/16/2018 at 7:40 PM, CharlizeCat said:

I have been patiently watching and have yet to see anything Jewish or Chinese inspired.

It's not a direct Jewish connection but I think her hummus comes from recreating the dish she ate in her travels to Israel. Also the Challah. But I know what you mean. No one is immune from FN's "who are you in 1 sentence" intros.

In the intro they're teasing images of dumplings so looking forward to seeing that when it airs eventually.

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I watched today's episode. Since Molly made tacos (or a version) last week, I wasn't too interested.  I thought it was a lot of effort to cook that beautiful brisket to put into a taco and I would have preferred that to be a stand-alone with the potatoes on the side. YMMV.  I didn't think it was terrible or anything. I never thought to serve chimichurri on potatoes. I'll remember that next time I make it and have a bunch leftover from eating on a steak and wondering what to do with it. 

I'm not a fan of marshmallows.

Molly's mother seemed very nice. It always makes me wistful to see a mother and daughter having a great time cooking together. My mother never ever let us set foot in the kitchen. She was too concerned that we'd make a mess, so when Molly said, "A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen," and her mother reacted so warmly, I felt envious!

While I am not crazy about every recipe, I think this show gets better and better every week. I don't know if anybody saw Molly as a guest judge on FNS last weekend. She did a great job and gave helpful tips on the Instagram clips and the food. 

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On 7/16/2018 at 10:40 PM, CharlizeCat said:

I have been patiently watching and have yet to see anything Jewish or Chinese inspired. That said, the show is steadily growing on me. 

Totally agree that this is what "Pioneer Woman" should have been all along. 

It's clear that Molly is growing more and more comfortable each week. It was also nice to see the "show husband" contributing to the episode in a manner that isn't relegated to him stuffing his face, running hapless errands or being involved in something completely unrelated (working calves, anybody?)

I hope this show gets picked up for at least a second season.

Molly and her mom made brisket.  Brisket was always one of the dishes served during a Jewish holiday dinner in my family as well as my husband’s.  Everyone has their own variation - I went to a sedar where the hostess put cola in the sauce!

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Every episode gets a bit better. The brisket tacos had my mouth watering. I don’t like marshmallows and what a mess it was. There’s something very relaxing about watching her cook. I hope she makes it. 

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I saw 2 shows but for some reason that was it here on my Cox Cable in Phx, AZ.   I FF'd several weeks and there were no more airings of the show. 

I thought it was a refreshing take on interesting recipes in a farm setting. 

The one thing that I kind of cringed at was her husband working on machinery with grease-laden hands being handed her version of a melted cheese sandwich.  I thought she could have included a wet wipe first!  

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Oh, you know those down home guys are tough.  Just ask Ree.  They don't even cotton to eating vegetables so dirty hands mean nothing.

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I watched the first 3-4 episodes in the last week.  She's cute and likeable but she's not making anything special that hasn't been done on all of the other cooking shows.  She made fish tacos - who doesn't know how to fry fish, slice cabbage or mix a sauce.  Those meatless meatballs... no thank you.   I didn't care about her husband building a pegboard to hang her baked donuts on - stupid.  I think the focus on her being a farm cook limits what to expect from her repertoire.  I want to see more of the Jewish/Asian side.

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Very unpretentious. Better than Pioneer Woman, but I think Amy Theilen might know more cooking techniques and recipes. I miss her show. I'm intrigued by some of the local dishes - "ccokie salad"? 

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Born and raised in the Midwest and have never once heard of cookie salad.  That's a dessert not a salad!

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She made tacos and didn’t even heat up the tortillas! I can’t with her she’s too pinteresty blogger precious

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Ugh. That cookie salad looked horrible. I am sure the original recipe uses those icky packaged chocolate striped cookies, instant pudding and Cool Whip. I'm sure Molly's version tastes much better but that's one I'm not willing to try. Eating it alongside a savory dish just turned my stomach.

Molly is a good sport to make her husband's favorite regional dishes. From yesterday's show, I was picking up an Eva Douglas/Green Acres vibe (only Molly can cook) vibe, which I found endearing and amusing. I have made hot dish before with the traditional ingredients and kind of liked Molly's mashup of hot dish and chicken pot pie. Sounds interesting for a winter meal.

At least her husband eats and apparently likes green vegetables. 

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Today’s episode finally delved into her Asian heritage with scallion pancakes and potstickers.  I thought everything looked great, including the cake.  I’ve reluctantly accepted the fact that all of these Food Network shows will definitely include snippets of the cooks’ personal lives, but I honestly don’t mind the scenes with her mom (who seems like a lovely lady), her dad, and the musical performance from today’s episode.  Her husband is also absolutely adorable.

Trust me, fellow snarkers, I’ve been searching high and low for things I could tear apart, but I’m really not finding much here.  I think she’s delightful and quite the refreshing palate cleanser after two hours of watching my sworn enemy, Ree Effing Drummond, open cans and stir big pots of slop.  And wow, is Trisha “Campbell’s Condensed Soup” Yearwood a big letdown after Molly Yeh.  Her recipes look 10 times worse than they normally would by comparison.

I’m in for the duration.

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1 hour ago, SuzyLee said:

I’m in for the duration.

I am as well.  She seems like a really nice girl and I love watching her cook in the small kitchen without an acre-sized island and prep sink.  I did pick up a tip today with using and ice cream scoop for the frosting between layers. I have always eyeballed it and it's never the same amount. So simple but I never thought of that.

Not sure I'd make the pancakes or pot stickers before trying them in a restaurant because I'd hate to make a lot of stuff I wouldn't eat. But willing to try it now!

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3 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

Not sure I'd make the pancakes or pot stickers before trying them in a restaurant because I'd hate to make a lot of stuff I wouldn't eat. But willing to try it now!

I hear ya.  I hesitated to make them for years and years until I finally broke down one day and just did it.  You wouldn’t believe how easy they are once you’ve made your first batch and gotten the hang of it.  As long as you fill them with things you like, I bet you’ll love them.  They’re great for gatherings.  They’re snatched up in minutes and people are asking for more!

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I really liked today's show, too, and we finally got to see some Asian food. Molly's dad was really nice and it was interesting to learn that he is also a musician, as well as Molly's husband (they met at Julliard.) Her in-laws seem like pleasant folks, too. This is a story I'd actually like to hear more about during the episodes. Now that we know how Molly and her husband met, why did they decide to go back to the farming community? Maybe all of that is addressed on her blog ...

That was indeed, a good tip about frosting cake. 

I think I will make that dressing Molly made to put on the green beans. I want to take some type of Asian noodle salad to work for the next week and that might work great as I have all the ingredients on hand. If I end up making it, I will report in the Test Kitchen thread.

I hope this show gets renewed.

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