Help Me Get On Oprah!

Oprah is looking for 10 finalists who will compete for the chance to host their own show on her network. I’d like one of those finalists to be me! :)

My show idea centers around the theme of entertaining… the idea that it doesn’t have to be difficult, stressful, intimidating or time intensive. I’d like to help viewers create deliciously simple menus for entertaining (for parties big and small) centered around using seasonal, fresh ingredients.  My show is called, “Simple. Fresh. Entertaining.”

Why do I want to win? Food, recipes and entertaining are my passion.  I’d love to have the opportunity to take that passion to the next level and share my creative ideas via televison. I think I could really have fun with it, and make it a cool, new cooking show.  We really need to pump some new life into our cooking show options, right?  I’m a home cook… not a celebrity or a cookbook author or a culinary-school-trained chef.  I’m just a self-taught girl who has fallen in love with recipes and the creative side of food, and I want to share that passion with everyone!

You can view my video here. If you like my idea (& my video), give the green “vote” button on the O site a click to send a vote my way.  Voting is through July 3rd, and you can vote more than once. I appreciate your support!

Funny sidenote: My original video included me making this fabulous summery sangria, but I discovered in the fine print that we were not supposed to include alcohol in our video.  I had to cut it out.  It was good, and simple too :)

*Note: Apparently, you can vote as many times as you’d like.   That would explain why you’ll see some videos on the site with far more votes than views.  The tally re-calculates about every ten minutes. So I guess I should tell you to click-away until July 3rd, if you’d like ;)

As a little thank you for your vote, I’d love to bake you some chocolate chip cookies. But since that’s not really all that feasible, I’ll share my all-time favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies instead: Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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38 Responses to “Help Me Get On Oprah!”

  1. 1

    Becca — June 11, 2010 @ 6:00 AM

    COUNT YOURSELF VOTED, Hon! Best of luck to you. GO FOR YOUR PASSION….ALWAYS! :-)

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    Phoo-d — June 11, 2010 @ 6:38 AM

    Off to click away! How exciting, you would be fantastic and I love the concept!

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    Mary Kay — June 11, 2010 @ 7:26 AM

    You’ve got my vote! Good luck! I hope you make it to our wonderful City of Chicago.

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:14 PM

      @Mary Kay, Thank you- I love Chicago! Great food town!!

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    Nancy — June 11, 2010 @ 9:10 AM

    I clicked and voted a bunch of times! Hope you get chosen! I’d definitely watch your show! Good Luck!

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:14 PM

      @Nancy, thanks so much for clicking away… that’s the only way I’m going to get lots of votes!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — June 11, 2010 @ 9:25 AM

    You got my vote(s). ;) Good luck!

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    Michelle — June 11, 2010 @ 11:24 AM

    Oh my gosh, that’s an amazing opportunity. I’m going to vote now!! Good luck!!

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    Rhyelysgranny — June 11, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

    Done x

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    Laura — June 11, 2010 @ 9:05 PM

    That would be an amazing opportunity. I am totally going to vote right now. I love you blog I can only imagine how amazing a food show of yours would be.

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

      @Laura, Wow, what a nice compliment. Thanks so much :)

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    nina — June 11, 2010 @ 9:54 PM

    Voting done. all that is left for me is to say “well Done”, you have done so much with your passion already! You deserve to take it further!!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

      @nina, Thanks for your support!

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    Amanda — June 12, 2010 @ 3:03 AM

    I’ve voted for you a couple of times now, good luck! Several from the food bloggers discussion list voted for you too :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:16 PM

      @Amanda, Thanks for passing on to the food blogger’s list!

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    Sues — June 12, 2010 @ 1:33 PM

    I know so many people trying to win this, but I totally think you deserve it the most!! You are definitely the most talented :) Good luck!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 4:17 PM

      @Sues, Wow, thanks! I only know of a couple of people. Sure would be fun if one of us food bloggers got the gig, wouldn’t it?

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    Gera @ SweetsFoods — June 12, 2010 @ 2:40 PM

    Of course you’ve my vote (..many times)! Congrats for being finalists and good luck! Going to vote!

    Also just stumbled for maximum exposition :)

    Have a great weekend!


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    Mandy — June 13, 2010 @ 6:28 AM

    voted! Best of luck!

  14. 14

    marla — June 13, 2010 @ 6:37 AM

    So proud of you Lori!! You have my vote again and again. xo

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    Kerstin — June 13, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

    Just voted – good luck Lori!!!!

  16. 16

    Charles G Thompson — June 13, 2010 @ 6:02 PM

    Voted & will try to go back and vote again. Best of luck!

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    Susan — June 14, 2010 @ 10:24 AM

    Wow, Lori!

    I wish you the very best of luck! I keep saying you never know what having a blog could lead to – good for you!

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    Michelle — June 14, 2010 @ 6:29 PM

    What a great opportunity! I’ve multi-voted and I’ll go back often between now and July! Good luck!!!

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    Barbara Bakes — June 14, 2010 @ 7:32 PM

    How fun! Good luck!

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    The Purple Foodie — June 15, 2010 @ 8:52 AM

    Off to vote. All the best. I really hope you win!!

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    Jen Schall — June 15, 2010 @ 5:42 PM

    Best of luck… You have my vote :)

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — June 19, 2010 @ 3:59 PM

    I’ve already voted many times! :)

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    Fran McClain — June 20, 2010 @ 11:52 AM

    Have voted (and will continue) Wishing you good luck!!!! Your website is my go-to place for delicious recipes.

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    Lyndsay Renée — May 12, 2013 @ 1:26 AM

    For some reason I can’t find your video or where to vote? help

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 13th, 2013 @ 5:47 AM

      This is an old, old post… a few years back!

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    marcie@flavor the moments — July 16, 2013 @ 10:47 AM

    Good luck to you! This would be right up your alley!