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Annie's Eats
February 4, 2013
9:09 am
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

Have we discussed her before?  I love her and she is a SOMI for me, but jesus effing christ, woman….how do you do it all?  

February 4, 2013
9:12 am
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

I will also say, that I think she comes across as a huge b***h in her comments, and I also remember some nonsense with "idea theft" between her and I Am Baker (halloween ghost cake or some such).  Since then, I've taken her with more of a grain of salt, but I still love her recipes and look forward to what she takes on in the kitchen. 

February 4, 2013
9:36 am
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dripdrop

This is weird timing because I just discovered her blog the other day.  I also like her recipes!  I agree that she does come off as a bit b***hy in the comments.  I'm guessing she's not aware of it (hopefully!).

February 4, 2013
9:55 am
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

I get the feeling that she pretty much doesn't care how she comes across in the comments. I have also emailed her questions regarding recipes in the past and she has not even responded.  

February 4, 2013
11:06 am
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Ditto
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2130
Snarking Since:
October 10, 2012

I baked her Tuxedo Cake last Wednesday.  It's the second time I've made it and it's fabulous!

 

I agree that she can be rather b***hy, but I don't go there to read comments.  I like many of her recipes.  She's always my go to when I want a fabulous dessert.

February 4, 2013
2:42 pm
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Senior Hamcat
Meows: 705
Snarking Since:
February 21, 2012

Actually, most of the recipes aren't her own..they're always 'adapted' from another blogger, a cookbook or magazine, and the ingredients are most always verbatim, so 'adapted' is BS.   BUT, most food bloggers do that, if they give any credit at all, which is very rare the last year or so.  They like their sheepies to think  they came up with it on their own.

February 5, 2013
12:41 pm
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

true. even the descriptions and instructions of the recipes are often verbatim, or she might change "the" or "and".  silliness really.  

February 5, 2013
1:17 pm
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Vitamin Poisoning
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 745
Snarking Since:
April 30, 2012

She needs to quit with the "Life in an Instagram" posts, I couldn't care less about them. Just stick to what she's good at and knows- the good recipes and pretty food photos.

February 5, 2013
2:23 pm
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

agreed on the Life in Instagram; i just want to see you make fun things and take pictures of them. 

 I guess I want to snark on her so much bc I am amazed (and maybe a little bit irrationally jealous) of how much she can fit into one day!!  The woman is a doctor, has 2 kids under 5, has done a few room renovations or sprucing up, makes her own yogurt, gardens, cooks most nights, takes her kids to swim classes, manages to bake for her coworkers, blog, take yoga classes, work out, and now knitting classes!! and she has knit a sweater, teddy bear, and has taught herself to cable knit?!!  I just cannot understand it!  

 

I know she only presents to us what she wants us to see, but hot damn! It doesnt seem possible. 

February 5, 2013
3:06 pm
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lord snarksalot
Hamcat
Meows: 108
Snarking Since:
July 20, 2012

She is definitely a SOMI for me and the first site I check for baking desserts. However, I have to agree that she really does come off as a b***h and a little snobby in her interactions with her commenters.

I get that she gets asked a lot of ridiculous/repetitive questions, but I hate how she always copies and pastes her standard "Please see the FAQ page." Then, when someone still doesn't find their answer, she'll copy the portion of the FAQ with quotes and it just appears very patronizing. She spends more time doing that than she would actually answering the question sometimes! I feel like she has a weird/annoyed attitude towards her readers which is strange since almost all the comments she recieves are fawning over her.

February 5, 2013
9:44 pm
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damnnn gina
Hamcat
Meows: 67
Snarking Since:
February 5, 2013

I don't think I ever read her comments, but I've made probably 20+ recipes of hers, and all have been huge hits.  I also always wondered how the heck she works outside the home full time (references to making things for co-workers) and still cook/bake/take pics/blog.  I work full time and I'm lucky if I cook once a month these days.  Poor huscat.

But C&Ping her FAQs is ridiculous, and that would super irritate me if I asked a simple question that she couldn't bother actually replying to.

February 6, 2013
10:59 am
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Senior Hamcat
Meows: 705
Snarking Since:
February 21, 2012

Of course her recipes turn out great, they've been tested and retested a ton of times by the magazines, chefs and other bloggers who created them.  She has a whopping total of 36 Annie's Originals, and I'm willing to bet those recipes aren't 100% original.  She does take great photos, so the lure is high.

Having said that, I saw the Halloween ghost cake post, and saw I am baker and some of her followers/blog friends in the comment section making passive aggressive remarks about it.  Did Annie claim it was her idea?  From the comments dating back, it seems she originally credited the cake to Martha Stewart, but now the credit goes to 'I am baker' (??)

February 6, 2013
11:29 am
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Imhotep is invisible
Kitten
Meows: 4
Snarking Since:
February 6, 2013

I love the recipes I've made from her blog. Even if they aren't hers, I may not have come across them if it weren't for her. So I still give her credit.

I totally get what you're saying about her b***hiness though. I remember combing through the comments on the Classic Mac & Cheese page (I look for comments by people who have already made the recipe) and somebody asked if they had to use whole milk or if they could use 2%. Her response was something similar to "If it mattered, I would have specified!!". Which maybe wasn't said in a snarky way, but it certainly comes across as such. I get that tone is hard with a written word, but exclamation points always seem excited or c**ty to me.



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