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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.

38 Responses to “Help Me Get On Oprah!”

  1. postedJun 11, 2010 6:00 AM

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

  2. postedJun 11, 2010 6:38 AM

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

  3. postedJun 11, 2010 7:26 AM
    Mary Kay

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

  4. postedJun 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!

    • 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!

  5. postedJun 11, 2010 9:25 AM

    You got my vote(s). 😉 Good luck!

  6. postedJun 11, 2010 11:24 AM

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

  7. postedJun 11, 2010 12:01 PM

    Done x

  8. postedJun 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.

    • June 12th, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

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

  9. postedJun 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!!!

  10. postedJun 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 :)

    • June 12th, 2010 @ 4:16 PM

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

  11. postedJun 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!!

    • 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?

  12. postedJun 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!


  13. postedJun 13, 2010 6:28 AM

    voted! Best of luck!

  14. postedJun 13, 2010 6:37 AM

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

  15. postedJun 13, 2010 7:50 AM

    Just voted – good luck Lori!!!!

  16. postedJun 13, 2010 6:02 PM

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

  17. postedJun 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!

  18. postedJun 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!!!

  19. postedJun 14, 2010 7:32 PM

    How fun! Good luck!

  20. postedJun 15, 2010 8:52 AM

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

  21. postedJun 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    Best of luck… You have my vote :)

  22. postedJun 19, 2010 3:59 PM

    I’ve already voted many times! :)

  23. postedJun 20, 2010 11:52 AM
    Fran McClain

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

  24. postedMay 12, 2013 1:26 AM

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

    • May 13th, 2013 @ 5:47 AM

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

  25. postedJul 16, 2013 10:47 AM

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

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