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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

@skatting44    I didn't see that show, but your post sent me back to the 1950's.   I think every house had a fat keeper on or near the stove.  In every one that I remember whether it held bacon grease, lard, or schmaltz - the container was an old jar.  I didn't know anyone who spent good money for a special container.

 

That memory also reminded me to be thankful for all I now have instead of lamenting what I no longer buy.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

I have ordered several Carla Hall items and find them all to be above average in quality,,  Especialy I like the bacon grease keeper.  Some people just don't understand southern cooking.  Also enjoy her cooking tips given throughout her presentations.  

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

Her friend JZ is making a bundle on QVC, so she is there to get her piece of the pie. I think it might be a brilliant, move for QVC to merge with the Food Network chefs.

 

I don’t buy anything that is associated with a famous person or chef. But there are a lot of fans out there that will buy.

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products


@Othereeeen wrote:

...My fave gimmick of all time was the "garbage bowl" from Rachel Ray.


Yep! - I was amazed that people were so gullible - What cook doesn't have a large bowl in her kitchen that she can use to put scraps of food in and then toss? Smiley Tongue

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

I always liked Carla Hall, especially on The Chew. I didn't know she had a product line, but I expect that, like Rachael Ray's, a number of her items will eventually show up at Ollie's. 😀



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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products


@Lila4Now wrote:
All of QVC’s kitchen shows have mostly cheap trinkets. Vary rare to find quality anything in their kitchen products. I quit watching them years ago, just review items after show has aired. Plus, I get to avoid David rudely interrupting those presenting with his giving colors, over, and over, and over, again.

How do you know what David does  if you " quit watching years ago"...🙄

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

My mother and grandmother cooked with bacon grease also. I never knew what made many dishes so good until  I left home and started cooking on my own. She made the best cornbread with it. Here's was just like cake! Yum! 

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products


@Franklinbell wrote:

My mother and grandmother cooked with bacon grease also...

 

Best seasoning EVER!!! Smiley Wink

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products


@LavernLuvsShoes wrote:

@Franklinbell wrote:

My mother and grandmother cooked with bacon grease also...

 

Best seasoning EVER!!! Smiley Wink


It isn't just a southern way to season foods, all my life as a northerner, it has been in common use.  I can't imagine how the easily offended would have managed through the Great Depression and earlier when home slaughtering was the norm, everything that could be used, was.

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Re: Disappointed with the Carla Hall products

Agreedd.  Very odd to sell frozen cornbread mix.  Takes a couple of minutes to mix cornbread, whether box or scratch.  Plus, cornbread should always be baked in a cast iron pan.  I use my 8" Lodge and a box of Jiffy mix. Liberally grease the pan, get it smoking hot on stove top or oven, then pour in the cornbread. You will hear a sizzle.  Bake per package directions. Best cornbread ever.  Costs pennies.