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Annie's Eats
July 24, 2013
4:16 pm
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Granola Fun Balls
Hamcat
Meows: 61
Snarking Since:
September 7, 2012

She's a raging b**ch to her commenters for sure. But I will also say that her cookie dough cupcakes are freaking delicious.

 

I honestly have no idea how she finds time to be a doctor, blogger, wife and mom. (Assuming that she is still all of those things – I haven't read in a long time.) I barely have enough time to be a hamcat.

July 24, 2013
6:48 pm
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SisterSnark
Hamcat
Meows: 113
Snarking Since:
July 8, 2013

Since she schedules her posts away ahead of time (like her kids birthdays happen and then 2-3 weeks later, you might see a post about it).  I suspect on a day off or a night when everyone is in bed, she does a lot of cooking and photographing.  Since she doesn't do as much original recipes as she does adapting others, I doubt she has to really play around and try a recipe over and over again to get it right.  With just one day, she could probably get 2-3 posts done.

August 10, 2013
5:20 am
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kerryleanne
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Meows: 23
Snarking Since:
July 3, 2012

Just my two cents on Annie – I really admire her. I don't know how she does everything she does in 24 hours. I have noticed her comments can be a little snippy sometimes, but looking at it from the other side (I'm also a food blogger), the thousandth time someone asks you something that's spelled out in the post they just read it can get annoying, having said that, I would never let myself come across as annoyed. She does have help moderating the site, for example one of her mods is called Irini, so its not all just her, although I'm not sure how they can all be snippy.

 

Also on the modifying recipes thing – I struggle with this on my own blog. Even though I love food and cooking, I'm not technically skilled enough to completely make up a recipe from scratch – and even if I was, why would I spend so much time developing a recipe when awesome ones already exist? seems a bit silly. So for example I will source a great chocolate cupcake recipe, tweak it/adapt it (if I don't change at least a couple of ingredients for good reasons, I wouldn't be blogging about it) and then do something completely different with the topping/decoration – like on some rocky road cupcakes I made – I did a rocky road chocolate topper for them which isn't something I've seen anywhere else (not saying I invented it, just haven't seen it). 

 

On an aside, a blogger I really admire who does develop her own recipies is Sweetapolita, she spends weeks testing them before they go on her blog.

September 10, 2013
4:11 pm
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atlmichelle
Kitten
Meows: 4
Snarking Since:
May 2, 2013

I think Annie is great. Yes, she can be a bit snippy and even was to me once when I asked her a question that could be answered on the FAQ page.  I can see though how a person would eventually get annoyed when the answer is right on the page or website where the the question is being asked.   Most people are just too lazy to research first.  

Her recipes are great though and I can count on them for most events I need to make something for.   I really like all her special series about planning and stocking the freezer. This has helped me immensely.  I think she can "do it all" because while she is a doctor, she is part of the Pathology and Laboratory group at the hospital…aka most likely a 8-5 job and allows her more free time than a regular hospital doctor who works nights and weekends and has a crazy schedule.  

 

Just my two cents.

September 14, 2013
7:35 pm
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NotSoSweet
Hamcat
Meows: 190
Snarking Since:
November 25, 2011

atlmichelle said
I think Annie is great. Yes, she can be a bit snippy and even was to me once when I asked her a question that could be answered on the FAQ page.  I can see though how a person would eventually get annoyed when the answer is right on the page or website where the the question is being asked.   Most people are just too lazy to research first.  

Her recipes are great though and I can count on them for most events I need to make something for.   I really like all her special series about planning and stocking the freezer. This has helped me immensely.  I think she can "do it all" because while she is a doctor, she is part of the Pathology and Laboratory group at the hospital…aka most likely a 8-5 job and allows her more free time than a regular hospital doctor who works nights and weekends and has a crazy schedule.  

 

Just my two cents.

I like her blog also – i use many of her recipes, but again her bitchy attitude is very grating.  Like a PP said, just dont have comments then.  On top of which, the way she writes the intro to the recipes sometimes has me eye-rolling, like when she says she tested a recipe over and over again. b**ch please, you did not alter a Cook's/Baking Illustrated recipe that much nor did you have to test it.  

December 20, 2013
4:17 pm
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AEG
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Meows: 36
Snarking Since:
March 27, 2012

Maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist, but does anyone else think that her big Christmas party didn't happen? What kind of food blogger forgets to take pictures? I kind of think she made cookies, cupcakes, and macarons (maybe for the kids' school or coworkers) took a couple of pictures of them, and claimed that she threw a big party with a zillion dishes but forgot to take pictures.

December 20, 2013
6:30 pm
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CJ
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Meows: 1
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November 1, 2013

Did the whole family "documentary" thing strike anyone as incredibly pretentious? I'll admit I didn't watch it. Is that a thing now?

I think she has a good collection of recipes on her site but it really is just an aggregator of stuff she gets elsewhere. I suspect that she's such a b**ch in comments(why have them even?)because she might not actually have the knowledge/experience to answer questions on recipes that she followed out of a book. 

March 11, 2014
5:18 am
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lro
Hamcat
Meows: 186
Snarking Since:
February 14, 2014

I used to love her blog but I got put off my how rude she is to commenters. I get it, she's not a professional blogger, but then why respond to comments at all? I also hate how she does the "[month] in an Instagram" and specifies that these are from her private account, but feel free to follow her public one. But the public one isn't just food, it has tons of pics of her kids. So why even have two? It seems like she thinks she's some kind of celebrity giving you a glimpse into her very exciting personal life and its obnoxious.

That said, count me as yet another person who has no idea how she can be a doctor, keep up the blog, raise two young kids AND bake cupcakes for every single coworkers birthday. Does she just never sleep? I get exhausted just thinking about it. So props to her for that. But maybe she'd be less of a dick to commenters if she slept more.

April 21, 2014
1:08 pm
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No Unexpressed Thoughts
Hamcat
Meows: 188
Snarking Since:
April 14, 2014

newhere

I agree- not sure why she wants to have a comment section if she doesn't want to respond to them:

http://forums.thenest.com/discussion/comment/36567164/#Comment_36567164

Someone said they think her responses are funny because it's clear she's annoyed. She replies "Yeah, I make it sound that way intentionally."

 

http://forums.thenest.com/discussion/comment/22649164/#Comment_22649164

Seems like she loves to snark as much as GOMI.

April 21, 2014
6:27 pm
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The Derp Within
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 562
Snarking Since:
May 8, 2013

bubbles said
newhere

I agree- not sure why she wants to have a comment section if she doesn't want to respond to them:

http://forums.thenest.com/discussion/comment/36567164/#Comment_36567164

Someone said they think her responses are funny because it's clear she's annoyed. She replies "Yeah, I make it sound that way intentionally."

 

http://forums.thenest.com/discussion/comment/22649164/#Comment_22649164

Seems like she loves to snark as much as GOMI.

Heh, her responses in those threads are pretty funny. Her bitchy tone in her comments has always rubbed me the wrong way, but I sort of like that she's so matter-of-fact about it – like, rather than trying to make excuses for her tone, she just owns it.

June 16, 2014
11:45 pm
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No Unexpressed Thoughts
Hamcat
Meows: 188
Snarking Since:
April 14, 2014

I wonder if she's found GOMI. Her responses to comments have been much nicer. It's a nice change and hopefully genuine, but who knows.

June 19, 2014
4:57 pm
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stinkeggs
Hamcat
Meows: 90
Snarking Since:
December 7, 2013

I REALLY like her style. She hasn't sold out to sponsors and doesn't go overboard on personal details. I think this year she's been focusing on more original recipes, otherwise, she never tries to hide the original sources.

Also her mobile site is great.

I agree Annie gets short with repetitive questions but I see that as an extension of her blog, if that makes sense? Her mission is to make you more fearless in the kitchen, so if you're asking her simple google questions….

April 25, 2016
8:03 pm
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Fifty Shades of Pork
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 236
Snarking Since:
August 9, 2012

Resurrecting this thread to ask why the f**k she is now fashion blogging. She has the most basic style ever…just purchasing a bunch of items from JCrew every season does not make you fashionable



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