I never do the dishes, because my husband has an affinity for it. And I’m also not allowed to touch the coffeemaker.
I’m not a chef. I haven’t created any new technique in the kitchen. I’m not a rocket scientist. I think I’m good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That’s what I think I’m good at.
I don’t categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure.
We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that’s made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes.
I wish I could be as thin as Jessica Simpson. I think she looks gorgeous! I have had Jessica on my show several times, and I can tell you that girl is genuine and funny with a great self-deprecating sense of humor.
What I’ve learned is that at the end of the day, we are all human. We all have that in common.
I’m an all-things-in-moderation kind of person. I do eat a warm donut occasionally. I especially enjoy a cider donut when I’m apple picking. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
I do sit-ups and push-ups at home, and that’s about it. I have a gym card, but I never go there. It’s a front. I pay for the membership every couple of years, thinking I’ll be embarrassed enough to go. But every time I go, there’s like people twice my age that look twice as good!
I cook and I chat. That’s what I do. I love to write recipes, but basically, if you had to put it in a nutshell, I cook and I chat.
I like feeling like an ox at the end of the day. I like working hard.
I’ve also learned that you can’t be all things to all people. Whatever it is that you’re successful at, that has to be the No. 1 goal.
I used to say I would never run unless I was being chased by someone with a gun. Now I’m a little obsessed with it!