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Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Says Editors Added Fake Bleeps and Removed the Name of Jesus from His Prayers

November 8, 2013


In an interview with Sports Spectrum TV in April 2013, Phil Robertson said that fake bleeps were inserted into the show even though there was no cursing happening.

The following is the story from CBS Houston.

“The inserted fake bleeps … like somebody had used profanity, but no one had used profanity,” Robertson said. “I ask those guys that produce the show … ‘What’s the point of the fake bleeps?’”

Robertson said that there are up to 20 editors who are “arranging the scenes” on the show so they might think that’s where cursing likely happened.

“Of course these people probably thought that there was some profanity going on which there was zero,” Robertson stated. “If we’re not using profanity, why make it look like we’re using profanity? What is the point? Why don’t you just run it and say what we say?”

Robertson also said that the name Jesus has been cut out during the family’s prayer scene at the end of the show.

“So they would just have me saying, ‘Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.’”

Robertson said that since that conversation the show has been leaving “Jesus” in the show.

“So I notice now they are … leaving it in there, but you got to remember, spiritual warfare,” Robertson said. “I mean you have people with no moral compass, it ain’t there.”

“Duck Dynasty” has been a smash hit for A&E, garnering 11.8 million viewers for the Season Four premiere.

The Robertsons’ Duck Commander business is located in West Monroe, La.


The hour-long season finale of Duck Dynasty in April 2013 was the most-watched program on television Wednesday night, beating out American Idol with 9.6 million viewers, which is a record for A&E.

The following is a story from the Christian Post on April 26, 2013.

Robertson credits all of his family’s success to their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to living a Christian lifestyle. He told CP on Thursday that his family has managed to stay humble, amid all of the fame, because they know that all blessings come from God; and in the end, everyone’s going to the same place: a six-foot hole.

“Fame is rather fleeting, as you know, or should know,” Robertson said. “Money can come and go, and fame comes and goes. Peace of mind and a relationship with God is far more important, so this is the precedent that we’ve set in our lives. The bottom line is, we all die, so Jesus is the answer. Many have told me through the years: ‘I think I’ll take my chances without Jesus.’ And I always come back and say, ‘so what chance is that?'”

Robertson wasn’t always a follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, for the first 28 years of his life, he said he lived a “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle,” and rejected his sister’s efforts to bring him to the Lord, until he read a sign in the Atlanta airport that stopped him in his tracts.

“I’m walking through the airport in Atlanta, and there was a large sign on one of the terminal walls and the question on it said: ‘Were you born between the years of 1945 and 1965?’ And as I was walking through, I stopped and said, ‘oh, well that would be me.’ I read on and the sign said: ‘Report to the Centers for Disease Control immediately, because you’re in the highest risk group on planet earth for hepatitis C.’ The point is that for the first 28 years, I was in that group of individuals,” Robertson said.

“Fortunately, no debilitating disease fell upon me,” said Robertson who attributes his walk with Jesus Christ for all of the success he’s achieved in the last 38 years.

Robertson told CP that his book, Happy, Happy, Happy, is an extended version of the speeches he’s been giving across the country for the past 25 years.

“Basically, the book is about my life story,” he said. “I’ve been speaking all over the United States about duck calling, the founders of the country, and the Gospel. Once I started doing that, people started asking me: ‘How can I get a copy of what I just heard, why don’t you write a book?’ The book is just about that: ducks, founding fathers, and my faith in God. And the rest of the story is about how it all turned out – went from rags to riches, as they say.”

Robertson also attributes his wife, Miss Kay, for the success of Duck Commander, and for being a Christian example to their four sons who are married and raising families of their own.

“I told Miss Kay we need to make sure our children don’t turn out like I turned out,” he said. “So they were raised up around biblical instruction. That mixed with discipline – the discipline code, I call it. They just had a lifestyle of seeing their parents do good things. I think maybe me loving their mother and me loving my neighbors around me had a profound impact on them. And what came out of that was four sons who are all married to their original wives. And they’re acting godly and I think Miss Kay and I had a hand in that.”

“So basically, I would recommend that to all parents. You have to discipline your children, or they won’t respect you, law enforcement or God, or anyone else. But I would say, overarching, I made sure they knew that we loved them, their mother and myself. … They were loved, they were given biblical instruction, they were seeing their dad and mom reach out to their neighbors around them, helping them, whether it be financial or marriage problems.”

Robertson quoted 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and cited it as being one of the scriptures he likes to share with people.

“So basically, I don’t ever move too far past the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, because it’s of first importance. And I make sure it’s of first importance with anyone I’m talking to. It all comes down to that, really, when you get right down to it. So it’s not complex. Jesus removed our sins and guarantees we can be raised from the dead. I’m still waiting on someone to enlighten me on what story beats that one.”

Part of the Christian lifestyle is the Christian work ethic, and Robertson achieved his dream of getting his duck call on the market by setting goals, maintaining his focus, and holding fast to his unwavering faith in God.

“I worked hard,” Robertson said about his job as a commercial fisherman, catching catfish and buffalo while he worked to get his small business off the ground. “The first year, my gross sales totaled $8,000 in the duck call business. The second year was like $13,000, and the third year was $22,000. Simply put, I set a goal, stayed the course, and trusted in the Almighty. I did what was right, and the result is for everyone to see now.”

Speaking about his book, Robertson said:

“All I would tell people is the first 28 years of my life I wasn’t going anywhere very fast. The last 38 went beyond anything I could’ve asked for or imaged. So it was either luck – I was just lucky, as the atheists probably would say – or I was blessed by the Almighty. I’m leaning toward blessings came once I was converted.”

“I would tell anybody who was listening, ‘Hey this is my story, a lot of good came out of it.’ The second half has been far better than the first half, I can tell you that.”

Si Robertson and Miss Kay will also release new books this fall, along with a Duck Commander Devotional.

Kay Robertson’s cookbook, Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food–Bringing Our Home to Your Table, was released on November 5, 2013. The following is her writeup about the book and a link to purchase it at DuckCommander.com:

Writing a cookbook for people who love good food has been a lifelong dream for me—and I’m so happy to be sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes with you! In this book you’ll find everything from Jase’s Favorite Sweet Potato Pie to Phil’s own special recipes, like his scrumptious Crawfish Fettuccine. There’s “girly” food for a gathering of your best girlfriends, like Aunt Judy’s Cranberry Salad, as well as dishes straight from the hunt like Boiled Squirrel and Dumplings.

In addition to more than one hundred specially chosen recipes, I’ve included old family snapshots of the days before the Duck Dynasty® series on A&E® and stories of our family and how we live. The dinner table has long been one of our favorite places for telling stories, and there’s always competition to see who can dish out the wildest story. We believe that food and cooking bring people together—it’s brought our family together for generations, and it can do the same for yours. Gather your family around the table and serve up delicious home-cooked meals with recipes like . . .

• Willie’s Famous Chicken Strips
• Cheesy Corn Casserole
• Melt-in-Your-Mouth Biscuits
• Fresh Strawberry Pie
• Best Brisket Ever
• Crawfish Balls
• Creamy Green Grape Salad
• Papaw Phil’s Homemade Ice Cream

Join with our family as we create lasting family traditions that will warm the hearts and bellies of those you love. Let’s do it together.

http://store.duckcommander.com/p-948-miss-kays-duck-commander-kitchen-hardcover.aspx

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  1. November 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    I love Teresa and her family, although I think Joe is gross (sorry guys!), and have come to have extreme dislike for the rest of the cast. I agree that everyone has picked on T, caused most of her troubles, and have been plain nasty to her. I believe that her SIL and Brother are at the root of exposing her financial situation. Although, we can’t completely discount that the Guidices have been wrong in their financing. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The Fed most certainly does not build a case for nothing.

    You know, I have really enjoyed coming here this past year or two. I’ve mostly lurked and from time-to-time chimed in to give my two cents. I know that Fame doesn’t want too much ire between posters on this site. I agree.
    I don’t want to cause trouble, but I’d like for people to see that their comments can be hurtful. Being of a certain ethnic background, being a certain color, following a certain religion, being a woman…we should never take for granted that being these things will almost always be judged by other people.

    You can keep my comments in moderation, but know this: I’m not wrong.

    I apologize if I’d been bitchy to certain posters in my responses. Sometimes I overreact.

    Sorry, Fame, if I’ve caused trouble for you.

    • black enga
      November 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Thank you jquattro4 for posting this because it definitely needed to be addressed. And thank you Fame for not letting it not be in moderation.

      That’s why I love this site!

      • November 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

        I couldn’t have said this better myself, black enga. My exact thoughts – to the letter.

        • Iris
          November 8, 2013 at 10:37 PM

          We know who that was directed towards…
          No worries then, I’m outie.

          • Jeannie5233
            November 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

            iris – whoever jq’s comment was directed to, I also see there was an apology attached. Both you and jq have offered valid and intelligent viewpoints. I have agreed with some of what both of you have said just as I have also disagreed with you both. I usually try to hold my tongue but I have noticed that there have been some comments made lately – and to be crystal clear, these comments were not necessarily made by either one of you, but from others – and these comments have been laced with innuendo and implication towards race, religion, or beliefs that could be taken in a negative way.

            To clarify, that is why I responded to black Enga the way I did as I believe she has seen the same thing and I agree with her. It was not specifically intended towards anyone directly and if you saw it that way, I apologize. I enjoy your comments Iris and I hope you really aren’t outie.

          • November 9, 2013 at 12:03 AM

            I hope you are not outie, Iris. I try to monitor comments to make sure posters are not under attack, and I can see why you and others would feel that way. I’m sorry I didn’t catch certain words and sentences that could inflame – I would have edited it out had I’d taken more time to read the comments.

            Unfortunately, it’s inevitable that written words will be misinterpreted because we don’t have the advantage of body language, facial expressions, eye contact, and voice tone and volume to get our points across.

          • black enga
            November 9, 2013 at 2:47 AM

            Iris listen, I wasn’t going to address this (elephant in the room) because quite frankly I didn’t want to go there. A matter of fact, I left the the whole site and didn’t even bother posting on the thread. It was very unsettling to me. I know you were just using it as an analogy but it is a very sensitive one. I feel that you knew it was because you stated “I don’t want to sound racist, just historical,so please don’t attack me”. It is historical and a great tragedy. But just because it is history does not mean its not painful to people. I just wished you had of used a different example.

            I wished you could have explained yourself in a better way to jquattro4 instead of telling her to stop talking and making herself look like a fool. The way that you addressed Jerrym30 for stating that your comparison is off base and lacks historical integrity was equally disappointing She wasn’t trying to correct you and your knowledge of the Holocaust, she was merely saying the comparison seemed wrong as do I. You may know what your are talking about but 13 weeks seems like an awfully short time in comparison to a life time of pain, suffering, and loss.

            I am not here to attack you are or to make you angry. I just wanted to explain how you made me feel with the choice of words that you chose to use as an example of greed and betrayal. They made me feel shock, outrage, and sadness at the same time. I think you should listen to your own words.

            “You don’t have to physically or fatally wound someone to kill them. Words and actions can equally hurt as well. Otherwise, Cyberbullying wouldn’t exist.”

            • November 9, 2013 at 7:13 AM

              God bless ya. Beautiful peace maker.

          • Honnie Badger
            November 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM

            “outie?” What does that mean?

            • November 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM

              “I’m leaving”.

              • Honnie Badger
                November 10, 2013 at 8:36 AM

                Thanks Kay! I just don’t understand using slang for the heck of it. It’s easier to just type “out.”

            • November 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM

              my husband has an outie cus he has a hernia.did I win?????

    • Sackem
      November 10, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      Oh oh……

  2. November 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I adore Duck Dynasty! I’ve read the books, quite interesting and can’t wait for Miss Kay’s Cookbook. Love me some Uncle Si!

    • November 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      hi jules, I’m hoping I have hinted enough about wanting both their books. I do expect them to be under our Christmas tree.

      • November 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM

        LOL, well I hope your hints make your wishes come true!

  3. black enga
    November 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Thank you so much Fame for posting this article. I was really nice to wake up and read it. Something inspirational because its been a loooooong week,lol. Its also nice to know that they questioned the producers and editors about their antics for adding and taking away things for no reason especially the name of Jesus Christ.

    Maybe the housewives should take a page out of Miss Kaye’s book.

    • November 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      DD has been scripted for quite some time now.

      • black enga
        November 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        ?

        • November 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

          Here is just one of many items I can find on the internet saying that DD is “scripted reality” (2nd paragraph) and is very honest about it:

          “The Reality about Duck Dynasty

          Reality TV continues to make lots of money for networks, despite the fact that many shows now portray what the industry calls “scripted reality.”

          That’s how the Robertson Family, made famous by A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” describes their show. Producers give them a scenario (scripted) and members of the family carry it out using their God-given personalities and perspectives (reality).

          I’ve now had the chance to spend time with several members of the Robertson family. In April, I spent a weekend with Willie and Korie Robertson. They’re main “characters” on Duck Dynasty and chief executives of Duck Commander, the family duck call business. They attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and several other associated events as guests of CBN News.

          In fact, the Friday night before the big dinner, we all ended up at Ben’s Chili Bowl (a Washington, D.C. landmark) for a late dinner. Willie took the opportunity to invite his buddy and Washington Nationals first baseman, Adam LaRoche.

          We all sat there eating turkey dogs, chili fries, and other Bowl classics (CBN News’s other guests Donald and Betina Driver and Pat and Gina Neely were there, too) enjoying ourselves like folks who had known each other for years.

          Most recently I had the opportunity to spend an entire day with Alan and Lisa Robertson. Alan is the oldest Robertson brother who made his debut on Duck Dynasty’s season 4 premiere. About a year ago he left the church he had pastored for more than 20 years to rejoin the family business and now the show.

          We met the day after the Duck Dynasty premiere was watched by nearly 12 million people. We met Alan at 7:30 a.m. at Duck Commander as he prepared to lead the company’s weekly devotion time. Employees voluntarily show up for work an hour early to take part in the ritual.

          He and Lisa spent the rest of the day patiently showing us around Duck Commander, including the rooms and places made famous by the show. They took us to their church where I conducted a lengthy interview and waited for CBN’s camera crew to set up and tear down lights, cameras and tripods.

          They then led us through the Chick-Fil-A drive through on our way – 30 miles out of town – to Phil and Miss Kay’s house. We even stopped by Uncle Si’s house, but (perhaps appropriately) was taking a nap. Alan’s phone dinged constantly throughout the day as people texted him and called him after his big premiere, but he never lost his focus on us.

          At Phil and Miss Kay’s, we shot some video outside and then went inside to meet Phil. Miss Kay was out of town attending a funeral. As we walked inside I noticed Lisa washing dishes. She had gone inside while we were outside shooting with Alan, noticed that the dishes needed to be washed and started washing them.

          It was such a kind and genuine gesture. There she was spending the day with a national television crew shooting a story about her husband and she selflessly stopped to wash her mother-in-law’s dishes. I later asked her about it and she told me, “she didn’t want Miss Kay to come to all those dishes after a long trip.”

          After nearly nine hours of shooting with the couple, that ended in a duck blind on the Robertson Family’s hunting land, we said “thank you” and went back to our hotel.

          But that wasn’t goodbye. About an hour later Alan called me to see if we had decided where we were having dinner. He wanted to recommend a good restaurant. Lisa also got on the phone to say goodbye.

          Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 12:43 PM”

          http://blogs.cbn.com/beltwaybuzz/archive/2013/08/23/the-reality-about-duck-dynasty.aspx

    • black enga
      November 11, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      I know its scripted. Someone posted it on here a while back and said that they didn’t care because it was a fun show. It’s just refreshing to see a reality show where people actually pray and talk about Jesus.

      I watch it with my mom sometimes when I visit her and she likes it. She tries to explain the show to me and who’s married to whom. And no, I have no intention of telling her it’s scripted, as it’s her little guilty pleasure.

      She hates all of the HW’s shows and says their fake,lol. She loves The Young and The Restless, 20/20, and Me TV reruns. She also watches the news 3 times a day.

      The only show I watch on TV is The Walking Dead. My favs before that were Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Otherwise my television only comes on for DVDs.

  4. mare
    November 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I love this guy. Anyone who walks away from the NFL to go duck hunting isn’t going to let any reality show dictate his life. Good for him.

    • Laram
      November 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Amen to that @Mare. It is nice to see a man/men with integrity, esp. On a Reality show.

  5. black enga
    November 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    *It >-<!,lol

  6. November 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    I read this article a while back and thought, good for you Phil. Glad he stood up for his family.

  7. Honnie Badger
    November 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    I personally can’t get into this show at all. But don’t these dudes realize they’ve signed on to be reality TV stars? If you want this kind of fame, research the fact that all the producers and editors totally fuck with the tape and audio to change you the way they want you to appear.

    • dch60
      November 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      There are many people that still don’t realize that reality tv is manipulated… at least to the extent that it is. I don’t know… some of those on reality tv I expect would have known and there are others that it wouldn’t even be on their radar. Again, I’m sure they expect things to be a bit set up… but it’s not unrealistic to believe he would have never thought they would do the things he mentioned. Even so, I didn’t get the idea that the purpose for the interview was so he could complain about the tricks they use on their show… it just probably came up organically.

      I don’t watch the show but the little I have seen on them, my first judgment is that they’re good, down to earth people. I don’t think they did the show because they’re famewhores like many, maybe even most, do. I’m not going to begrudge him for grumbling a little about things that have happened that took him aback.

      Like I said I don’t watch but I from what I hear it’s so popular because it isn’t like a typical reality tv show. Anyway, from this interview, he seems like a really decent person who I’d be happy to be friends with over 98% of the housewives.

    • November 10, 2013 at 2:53 AM

      Honnie, thank goodness I’m not the only one. Everyone is DD this, DD that and I just can’t get into it. Not that I dislike it, but I can’t get into it. 😀

      • Miss Alicat
        November 10, 2013 at 8:55 AM

        ITA…it’s like the new HoneyBooBoo phase. Couldn’t get into that either. Yet I watch River Monsters, even though I don’t fish.

        • November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

          I watched Honey BooBoo and kinda liked it in a weird way. Got over it pretty quick though. I don’t mind them being all redneck…it was all the farting and seeing how obnoxious they could be that turned me off. Never have seen River Monsters…

      • LifeIsGood
        November 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM

        I never watched DD. Nothing against it, I’ve heard good things about it, but I think RHONJ turned me against the entire Reality TV genre. I love T and I’ll continue keeping tabs on her situation, but last season did it for me. Too dark. I would watch the show and feel angry afterwards! Lately, I also feel this way when I watch the nightly news. Maybe it’s time to ditch the TV.

  8. November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    as we say in our home,”stand for the right or you’ll fall for anything” I believe they know what they got themselves into and that’s why they put it out there that producers are acting like there is cursing going on ,but we that watch duck d know their integrity so we know this isn’t the case,
    I love me some happy happy happy,phil.si,kate.all are so cute,
    and the ratings have everything to do with their decent loyal up bringing,and thank GOD nothing to do with msandy cohenpecked

    • November 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Love your post @celi

    • Sjprincess1
      November 9, 2013 at 7:23 AM

      We say the same thing! Except we rephrase it as “if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.”

  9. RahRah
    November 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Suits like Andy don’t get it, decent people and their are a lot of decent, mentally and emotionally healthy people who do not care to watch trash and drama like the real housewives franchises have become, some of us just want some wholesome TV to watch and the Robertson’s deliver. I’ve started watching some 50’s Canadian serial called Sergeant Preston of the Mounties.

    • November 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      When he was asked about it what he thought of DD’s huge ratings, he said well it’s a scripted show. It’s no more scripted than the housewife shows. Andy just likes to exploit!

      • dch60
        November 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        He said it WAS a scripted show? I just don’t understand why that term is used. Scripted, to me, means writers create a story and the actors memorize the lines and act out the story. While reality shows aren’t do use “story lines” to an extent. They do set up “outings” etc. Some do edit to change what actually happened and cut and paste, blah blah blah but it’s not “scripted.” I think those who work so hard on actual scripted tv would be insulted to hear reality shows referring to themselves as “scripted.” I don’t think I’m splitting hairs but then again I don’t know why it bugs me so much either. Just ignore me I just needed to rant a bit about it.

        • November 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

          I agree I consider them all producer induced/driven with strong encouragement to say certain things etc.

  10. black enga
    November 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Like Phil said RahRah, “I mean you have people with no moral compass, it ain’t there.”

    Most of these reality TV producers and editors don’t and their main purpose is for ratings and profits. They have cut off their nose to spit their face and they don’t even realize it. Someone needs to tell Andy his nose is missing. Nose in his case meaning, fans of Teresa Giudice.

    I cant wait to try some of Miss Kay’s recipes, thanks for the link Fame. I will be opting out the frog legs and squirrels though. I read the reviews, the fact that most of the ingredients are already in your pantry has sealed the deal for me. It will be an early Christmas present for myself.

    • November 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Frog legs are actually good (taste like chicken), you just have to frogging to catch them 😦 Squirrel is good if skinned/dressed correctly, but you need a lot of them as the meat doesn’t go along way. I draw the line at Rocky Mountain Oysters and lamb fries.

      • November 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

        I like frog legs too when I can get past the fact they are frog legs and, yup – tastes like chicken! I will pass on the squirrel though – venison is something else I just can’t bring myself to eat.

        I used to love escargot and would order it whenever it appeared on a menu – but haven’t been able to eat them since I was inundated with snails in the early morning allo over the yard while living in Californa – creeping along leaving slimy trails behind them. Put a whole different perspective on eating them for me – yuck!

        • November 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM

          lol that is funny Jeannie. I have never tried frog legs, squirrel or snails. I have tried venison but didn’t care for it.

        • November 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

          Escargot, Oysters and sashimi (sp?) are things I have I never been able to stomach — oh and liver. But I can do tripe as long as I don’t think about what I’m eating.

          • LifeIsGood
            November 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

            I’m with you on the escargot and liver – can’t stand them! When I was a kid, I used to cry when we had liver! To this day, I can’t stand the smell of it.

            Tried frog legs once in my life…eh…tasted like chicken.

            Now, oysters are a different story. I could eat them every day.

            • November 10, 2013 at 7:01 PM

              I forgot about liver – I had the same exact reaction when I was a kid too, LIG!! Just the smell gives me a bit of the dry heaves! And my husband loves it – needless to say he eats it when he dines out – without me!!

              • LifeIsGood
                November 11, 2013 at 6:13 AM

                My husband never cared for it, so I’m happy to say that I’ve never had to cook it! Not once.

                My daughter ate liver for the first time (at someone else’s house, of course) at 17 and she hated it. Hopefully, my future grandchildren will hate it as well and I can live the rest of my life liver-free! 🙂

        • momajackie
          November 9, 2013 at 9:36 PM

          Frog legs do taste just like chicken, so why pay the higher price for the frog legs, unless you catch the frogs yourself. I, too, do not like squirrel, rabbit is so much better. Most people do not know that venison should be soaked in milk before cooking and venison sausage is one of my favorites for grilling.

          Give me real oysters, no Rocky Mountain oysters and you can scratch the lamb fries, the real red boudin and the real head cheese.

      • black enga
        November 9, 2013 at 1:00 AM

        I just don’t think I could eat frog legs or squirrels and I get you with the mountain oysters mzjulesaz but what are lamb fries?

        • November 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM

          Lamb balls 😦

          • black enga
            November 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM

            Ewwwwwww! >.<

      • November 10, 2013 at 2:55 AM

        Love frog legs, never had squirrel though. Rocky Mountain Oysters are yummmm though!

  11. November 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    A&E posted some recipes by Miss Kay last December:

    Banana Pudding
    INGREDIENTS

    2 sticks of butter
    2 cups of sugar
    1 teaspoon of salt
    ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
    1 12 oz. can of Pet Milk (evaporated milk)
    ¾ cup of milk
    6 egg yolks
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 bag vanilla wafers
    2 bananas, sliced

    DIRECTIONS

    In a large double boiler melt the butter and then add the sugar, salt, flour, evaporated milk and regular milk. Stir with a whisk.
    Add the egg yolks to the mixture, constantly stirring until thick. Add the vanilla extract.
    Place the vanilla wafers and bananas into a 9″ x 13″ Pyrex dish. Then pour in mixture.
    Chill before serving.

    Download and print out the recipe here.

    Duck Wraps
    INGREDIENTS

    8 to 12 duck breasts
    1 pound thin-sliced bacon
    8 to 12 jalapeno slices
    1 package cream cheese
    1 package Duck Commander Rub
    1 jar of honey

    DIRECTIONS

    Soak duck breasts in salt water overnight in the refrigerator.
    Cut an incision down the length of each breast and stuff with cream cheese and one jalapeno slice.
    Coat each stuffed duck breast with Duck Commander Rub and wrap each with one slice of bacon, securing the wrap with a toothpick.
    Cook wraps on an open grill until bacon is crisp and cream cheese starts to ooze out (it’s okay for the wrap to be medium-rare; don’t overcook or it will dry out).
    Drizzle wraps with honey and cook for an additional two minutes.

    Swiss Steak
    INGREDIENTS

    8 cube steaks, chopped
    Salt
    Pepper
    Flour (enough to cover steaks)
    Peanut oil
    2 bell peppers (more, if desired)
    2 sticks of celery
    1 large onion
    6-7 cloves of garlic
    20 oz. can of whole or crushed tomatoes

    DIRECTIONS

    Season steaks with salt, pepper and flour.
    Brown them in a skillet with oil. Pour leftover oil into a container.
    Cut up the peppers, celery and onion. Add chopped vegetables, garlic cloves and can of tomatoes to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
    Place steaks back in skillet and bake for 2 hours at 325°.
    Serve over rice.

    http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/recipes/

    • November 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      I wonder where one would buy a duck breast? We don’t have much duck hunting in AZ. I wonder if you could substitute a chicken breast as that sounds yummy. Heck they all sound yummy.

      • old news
        November 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

        They sell it at Whole Foods, and most supermarkets here. It is yummy

        • mzjulesaz
          November 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

          We don’t have whole foods out … will have took at the supermarkets as I don’t normally look for duck. I really want to try this one as it sounds so good!

        • November 10, 2013 at 2:58 AM

          Is duck really rich? I’ve never had it but my dogs are on a commercial raw diet and duck is one of the options…whenever I’ve fed it to them they have, ummm…tummy issue out their butts so I was just wondering.

          • November 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM

            A couple spoonsful of canned pure pumpkin is good for tummy issues. Dogs love it.

            • November 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM

              Yep…I use that a lot, sometimes just as a treat.

      • November 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        I would imagine you easily could substitute either chicken or turkey breast.

        I am really interested in what that cheesy corn casserole recipe is about! I love anything to do with corn! I make this corn casserole traditionally every Thanksgiving – it is so easy and simple and it is a must for the table:

        1 can whole kernel corn, drained
        1 can creamed corn
        1/4 lb (1 stick) butter, melted
        2 eggs, beaten
        1 cup sour cream (do not use fat free or reduced – doesn’t work well)
        1 cup corn muffin mix (I use Jiffy)
        Thoroughly hand mix all ingredients together. Bake, uncovered, in 2 quart casserole at 350 degrees for one hour. (Test to see if done by putting a knife in the middle – if it comes out clean, it is done.)

        I have tried doubling this recipe but it takes much longer to cook and can get dried out so instead, I just make two of the casseroles – one for each end of the table. I can tell you there never are any leftovers for this!!

        • November 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM

          Now that sounds good Jeannie. Can’t miss me when it comes to corn.

        • mzjulesaz
          November 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM

          We make this and/or something similiar every year, l love it!

        • Dubbalicious
          November 10, 2013 at 5:26 PM

          Jeannie, this sounds delicious. I’m going to try it!

      • November 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

        Any Asian grocery store sells duck. When I was a kid I remember seeing duck alongside chicken and Turkey in the regular grocery stores. I specifically remember cause I asked my mom why some of the chickens had that weird long chest, lol! I live near Santa Barbara, California too. That was 35 years ago. No more ducks now here except the Asian stores.

        • November 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM

          maggs1221 – I love your gravatar -your baby surrounded by pansies – so sweet!!! I hope all is well with you! 🙂

        • November 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM

          We do have a new asian market that opened not far from here, might need to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

          • momajackie
            November 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

            jules, trust me, use the chicken (the duck breasts are really tough). Kay is cooking a wild Louisiana duck, the ducks sold in the Asian stores are not the same.

            • mzjulesaz
              November 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM

              Good to know and moma of course I trust you on this! I just can’t for my book to get here … sigh, impatient 😦

  12. black enga
    November 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Hey Miss Kay, that’s my grandma’s Nana pudn recipe! Haaa haa ha, I am originally from Mississippi and Mother Dear (what we call her) Madea for short, would say, “no respectable country kitchen would ever put out banana pudding made from a box for Thanksgiving!” This here ladies is a classic southern recipe.

    That Swiss steak recipe sound da-lish! Ummmmmmm Um, Dinners in the oven!!! (in my Evil voice from the movie Fright Night). I know, I’m still in Halloween mode from watching too many horror movies with the grand kids. And I am sooooo happy it’s Friday!!!!!

    HAPPY FRIDAY EACH AND EVERY ONE! (in my tiny Tim voice from A Christmas Carol) heeee hee he.

  13. Hola
    November 8, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    I’ve never seen Duck Dynasty but what was the point of singling out Muslims as who the producers don’t want to offend? I really doubt the media cares what Muslims think …

  14. November 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Just got my TVGuide Magazine, celebrating its 60th anniversary. It includes some interesting articles – one being the “Hot List 2013”, which includes this:

    “Hot Commodity”
    DUCK DYASTY

    Number of Robertsons descended from Phil: 20
    Family Salary: $250,000 per episode
    Total Viewers, by Season Premiere:
    S1, 3/21/2012 1.8 Million
    S2, 10/10/2012 3.7 Million
    S3, 2/27/2013 8.62 Million
    S4, 8/14/2013 11.8 Million
    Duck-call sales, 2013: 750,000
    Duck Commander logo napkins: $33.95 (52-pack)
    Bobble-head Doll: $24.95
    Si Robertson Iced Tea Cup: $6.95
    NY TIMES Bestsellers: 3
    Weeks on the NYT Bestsellers list:
    “The Duck Dynasty Commander Family” – 23 weeks
    “Happy, Happy, Happy” – 24 weeks (so far)
    “Si-cology” – 7 weeks (so far)”

    Source: TVGuide Magazine 11/11 – 24/2013

  15. November 8, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    OT but relevant to FW – Another tidbit from TVGude’s “Hot List 2013”

    “Hot Dish”
    WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

    Andy Cohen’s Bravo gabfest – where cocktails flow as free as conversation – has no shortage of jaw-dropping moments (Marth Stewart wielding a paddle dominatrix-style anyone?). “I can’t believe some of these things are happening on television,” says Cohen. The host shares three of his favorite moments from the show.

    Getting a Gift Horse –
    “My staff always asks me what I want for my birthday, and as a joke I say a pony. So this year, they surprised me by having Milania – the 8-year old daughter of Teresa Giudice from RHONJ – walk into the clubhouse with a miniature pony that had been dressed up as a unicorn. I freaked out.”

    “Friday Night Lights” Re-enactment with Connie Britton –
    “I binge-watched the entire series and was just obsessed with Connie Britton as Tami Taylor. She put on those aviator sunglasses, and I put on Coach Taylor’s hat and windbreaker, and we transformed. I am actually proud of my portrayal – I committed!”

    Oprah Winfrey’s Appearance –
    “I was literally shaking for one hour leading up to the show. But I got her to slap me, we talked about her boobs and she told me I carry the light. The whole thing was just perfect.”

    In the same issue, there is another article “Nothing But the Truth: Reality TV’s 60 Most Startling Moments”.

    #10 – “Teresa Giudice flips out on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In 2009, back when her biggest problem was Danielle Staub, Giudice lost it during an argument over her nemesis’s sordid past and turned over a table during dinner with the cast.”

    #58 – ” The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice takes a mysterious call from a woman. (2013)”

    #60 – “Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si reveals he’s married. (2013)”

    Source: TVGuide Magazine 11/11 – 24/2013

    • November 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Thanks for sharing this, Jeannie! I was hoping that TSIL or TB didn’t make the list. They didn’t did they? I really think TB was trying to one up Tre’s table flip this past season but instead he came across as a dumb witted, hot tempered, wussy who can’t defend himself or his wife!

  16. November 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I absolutely LOVE Duck Dynasty! Been watching since season 1 same as RHONJ. Won’t watch RHONJ anymore, way too evil and dark. I bought Phil Robertson’s book too. Great reading. Nice to watch a show without skanks, slutty dressing women, adultery, cussing, jealousy, envy, disrespectful children, stealing, sex scenes, lying, violence, etc. Duck Dynasty is that kind of show and funny as hell in my opinion

    • November 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      Your so right on about all the disgusting things RHONJ shows. Last year I was absolutely disgusted by TB’s constant need to expose himself! Ewwww…. who wants to see that on TV?

  17. November 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    OT — I’m looking forward to seeing pics on Tuesday from the Project Ladybug event. I think this is a great charity and hope Dina makes lots of money for the children. I also am dying to know if is taped or not. Dina indicated a few days ago that she was not aware of it being taped. I don’t know as I find hard to believe that Bravo wouldn’t tape it. Either that or Dina insisted on NO fake drama as this charity is near and dear to her heart.

  18. November 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    My sisters and I did not understand my brother’s love for hunting. He seemed to enjoy killing animals. Oddly enough I fell in love with my first husband who came from a family of hunters, even my mother in law hunted. lol Although I cringe when Phil says he loves to blow the head off of a duck, I would go out of my comfort zone to spend a day with him even if it was in a duck blind, because I love to hear him talk about Jesus.

    “I really like Duck Dynasty. I love Louisiana and the people who live there, and I love the way the Duck Dynasty folks live. And I love Phil. I could sit in a duck blind with this guy any day. And I think, amazingly, he’d be open to my opinions about the world, opinions about how Obama is right on a lot of things, opinions about how Jesus is misunderstood and has been hijacked to support a bunch of stupid agendas. I think he’d listen because we have something amazing in common, we both know Jesus. He’s changed our lives. And while we may disagree on a lot, I doubt it would matter. We both love Christ. And Christ is making us come alive and helping us be ourselves. Love this guy, love his show, and love his faith.”

    http://storylineblog.com/2013/04/14/sunday-morning-sermon-phil-robertson-on-his-relationship-with-jesus/

    http://therightscoop.com/watch-the-duck-commander-talk-about-why-this-country-needs-a-lot-more-jesus/

    • momajackie
      November 9, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      Oh kay, this is how most of us are, here in Louisiana. Most of the people I know put God/Jesus first, then family and just common sense next. The fact that we can buy it, if we want to is enough. If we do not need it, we will not purchase it. We dislike wasting anything. If any of you would attend Trivia Night at the Cut Off Youth Center, you would never be able to tell the difference between Gary Chouest and his wife and the rest of us (they own the ship that was hijacked a few weeks ago, as well as many other ships). The Bollinger family also plays this trivia game and I am certain you could not spot them either.

      These two families have more than 10+ times the wealth of all of the housewives combined and then some. Their homes are no way as extravagant as that of the housewives, that would be waste. Something people down here do not believe in.

      The majority of us, here in Louisiana, are good, God fearing, hard working people. We do not buy into fleeting fame.

      As my dad would say, “Everybody puts their pants on the same way”),

      • November 10, 2013 at 9:09 AM

        I have never been to Louisiana. My ancestors are Pennsylvania German. Frugal is one of the characteristics people describe of them. Making do with what we got, and hand me downs is just normal for me. I think a community that holds fast to its roots, last a long time.

        “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.”

        ― Ezra Taft Benson

  19. Pittsburghfan
    November 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I want to win the prize for going off topic. This short story is about how we make judgements and it has been really relevant to me the last few days with family, friends and work. I hope you enjoy it;

    There was a warrior who had a fine stallion. Everyone said how lucky
    he was to have such a horse.
    “Maybe” he said.
    One day the stallion ran off. The people said the warrior was unlucky.

    “Maybe” he said.

    The next day the stallion returned, leading a string of fine ponies.
    The people said it was very lucky.

    “Maybe” the warrior said.

    Later, the warrior’s son was thrown from one of the ponies and
    broke his leg. The people said it was unlucky.

    “Maybe” the warrior said.

    The next week, the chief lead a war party against another tribe.
    Many young men were killed. But, because of his broken leg,
    the warrior’s son was left behind, and so was spared.

    • November 9, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      There is a lesson in there for me to understand why I need to thank God for everything. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jeannie5233
      November 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      My mom always said “There is a reason why everything happens. We may not ever figure out what that reason is but there is a master plan. God writes with a crooked pen at times.” I know I’ve shared this before. I learned from her to be grateful for the small things and gained an understanding that even while we go through tough times, there is always hope. And I try very hard when going through bad times to remember “there is a reason” and to find that silver lining.

      Thanks for sharing Pittsburghfan – I think you and kayswhims win top prize between this and the baby laughs video.

      You both have brightened a very gray day for me! 🙂

      • November 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        in everything there is a season, (have just learned what this truly means now that our onjo is in heaven, it was her time to go home) our saying ”when we are in the valleys always remember we come out on the other side closer to JESUS OUR MARK,n the mountain top experiences are sweeter” eli our lil 3 yr old keeps us smiling what joys children are

        • November 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

          to just show you how sweet and innocent lil eli is ,I was kind of down today,and he knows I love yellow ,it just makes me happy,well about 3 o’clock he ran in from peepeeing in his potty and said
          ”oh grandmother come I show you yellow ”I usually tell him oh eli you have to drink more cus your urine is kinda brown,he was so proud to show me it was bright yellow.n this may be a myth but it gave us a chuckle today
          love n hugs to all

          • November 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM

            How sweet is that celi. love and hugs back at you.

          • hobbyath
            November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM

            celi, this is a very smart thing you are doing.
            I just pinned a couple of articles about urine, and such. it took me a while to teach my kids to look back at the toilet to see and judge what you left in the toilet.
            What you leave in the bowl has to do with your health- first symptoms.

        • November 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM

          Hello, ms celi!! Thanks for sharing your story about little Eli! Aren’t children the best in putting everything into perspective so quickly?! How sweet he wanted to make you smile!

          And hobbyath is right – the color of his urine is important – it is not a myth. Brown does mean he needs more liquid in his diet.

          Smiles and hugs to you!!!

  20. November 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    OT – As the holiday season approaches, many people could use laughter, it is the best medicine for people who are overwhemed.

    http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

    Ever wonder why we love to make a baby smile or hear them laugh? It does not take much at all for a child to find joy in the simplicity of life. They have no clue about world events. Their focus is what is going on moment by moment in their personal space.

    • Jeannie5233
      November 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      I couldn’t agree more, kayswhims! A baby’s laugh will cure the doldrums for me in a heartbeat! There is nothing like it in the world – thanks so much for sharing!

    • November 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      so precious

    • LifeIsGood
      November 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Love the video!

      This is my favorite laughing baby video:

  21. November 9, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    LOVE the ducks!!!! They were rich before the show-now Willie alone is worth over $20 MILLION!
    Phil’s net worth is $15 MIL! What’s the old saying? ” Don’t believe anything you hear and half of what you see!”

  22. November 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Was looking around and saw this: https://twitter.com/candicelaurita/status/399273273470377986/photo/1
    This is just plain horrible-talk low down classless-IMO Too put these on a baby-so sad.

    • November 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Lauren would think this is funny.

      • November 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

        Why does this not surprise me that Jacs sends a gift like this; Lauren thinks this is “so funny”, and the recipient (a Laurita) is just “dying over the package”. It’s nothing less than what we have come to expect from this family.

    • November 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Certainly that had to be a joke gift, right? I mean I just can’t fathom in not being a joke gift.

      • November 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        One would hope so jules. Maybe I’m off on my way of thinking here, but the first thing that popped in my mind was the cost of these stupid, useless gifts. What a waste of money.

        • momajackie
          November 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

          No matter how much money a person has (as of now lack of), they cannot buy “Class”.

          • November 10, 2013 at 6:51 PM

            Hi moma! This is sooooo true. Some of the classiest, and more importantly, happiest people I have ever met were financially dirt poor but so rich in all the ways that matter!!!

      • November 9, 2013 at 11:25 PM

        If it is a joke gift, themn they have to throw it all away which in of itself is stupid.

  23. November 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    My Grandma’s Sugar Water Beer Drink

    Ingredients:
    sugar water
    twigs from a Spice wood bush,
    twigs from a Spruce tree,
    Teaberry leaves or wintergreen flavoring,
    bark from Sasafrass,
    bark from Birch
    yeast.
    wintergreen flavoring

    Directions:
    Tap Maple tree for sugar water. Boil sugar water down until sweet – not syrup. Add twigs from a Spice wood bush, a Spruce tree, Teaberry leaves, bark from Sasafrass, and bark from Birch. Cool. Add yeast. Let set to ferment. Strain and drink or bottle for later use. (You may add wintergreen flavoring if you have no Teaberry leaves. Tip from my uncle John)

  24. November 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Say a little prayer for Bryan (bulldog) as he had to get a follow-up MRI today according to his twitter.

  25. November 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Speaking of cookbooks in this blog, I’m reminded of e-mails I received in late July, just before the Giudices were indicted. I forgot about the e-mails until recently, so when I went to check for some of the tweets referenced in the e-mails, they were gone (or never existed), as was any blog about it. Below are the e-mails, plus the tweets that weren’t deleted which relate to the alleged twitter war between Teresa and another cookbook author, Shasta Wilson.

    On July 28, 2013 I received e-mails telling me the following:

    I did see where Teresa had written on Twitter how everyone was trying to copycat her by writing books – and that if it was not bad enough her sister-in-law was giving marriage advice – now this #TrueGreekGoddess copycat was trying to copycat her by writing a cookbook?! This is typical Teresa – when the Author, Shasta Wilson, of cookbook Hillbilly Greek Goddess saw this, it immediatly turned into a Twitter war! Hollywoodlives.com have pics of the whole thing as I have heard several people do. Later they were all erased because Shasta’s Attorney contacted Teresa’s!

    I know them well and I know how Teresa plays victim! I am Melissa all the way! I am sure everyone saw Teresa’s attack on Melissa’s book and Shasta Wilson’s cookbook. Teresa is not the only cookbook Author in the world…that is right she does not hold the copyright to cookbook! Shasta immediatly bit back and told “victim” Teresa that her cookbook was not Italian and that in no form is she a copycat based on the fact her cookbook has the Greek diet traditions and recipes from Greece and Kentucky! Teresa even continued and Shasta nipped it by stating her cookbook was called “Hillbilly Greek Goddess” and Teresa’s was titled “Skinny Italian”. Shasta also brought attornies into the matter and then Mother Teresa deleted the tweets! Shasta’s may still be on her page @ShastaWilson1 but I thought this was such a pathetic move from Teresa based on the fact that she made fun of Melissa’s marriage advice book and a person she does not even know! That is right, Teresa, you do not own the Gym and you are not the only one who can write a book!

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 30 Jun
    @Teresa_Giudice I too am blessed with being a mommy of 2 boys and 2 girls! My girls love Gia’s makeup what type does she use?#lovethemsomuch
    10:17 AM – 30 Jun 13

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 10 Jul
    Working on my new book! Seems like I am so busy I barley have time to sit down and finish it! #needprayer

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 16 Jul
    My book “Hillbilly Greek Goddess” has some of the best reviews from the best critics!! #blessedblessedblessed

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 16 Jul
    Everyone check out my new cookbook, with healthy recipes from Greece to Kentucky! Eat like a Greek and look like a true Greek Goddess!!!

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 17 Jul
    My book will soon be on Amazon, Nook, Ebook, etc. I have included some of the best Greek recipes for.and Crete diet #hillbillygreekgoddess

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 17 Jul
    Meditteranean diet and Crete diet are really the Greek diet! Enjoy the recipes! #blessedblessedblessed

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 18 Jul
    People need serious help! #GetOverYourself

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 19 Jul
    My cookbook Hillbilly Greek Goddess will be out in a week!!!! #SoExcited

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 22 Jul
    150 books sold since my book release this morning!! #thankful

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 26 Jul
    Already sold 2500 copies of my new cookbook! #HillbillyGreekGoddess

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 27 Jul
    Today my first Ebook is out in the next few days you can buy from any online bookstore, Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Nobel Etc!!

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 30 Jul
    It amazes me how someone that is facing fraud charges along with their husban has time to be pissed about my cookbook?! She dont hater!
    8:30 AM – 30 Jul 13

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 30 Jul
    That is right she doesn’t love love she hates! Atleast I wrote my own book and did not pay someone to do it for me!
    8:31 AM – 30 Jul 13

    Shasta Wilson ‏@shastawilson1 31 Jul
    Can not wait to board my flight UGH!! #TrueGreekGoddess
    9:57 AM – 31 Jul 13

    • November 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      This is weird to me, it’s not Teresa’s twitter style. I follow Teresa and never saw any tweet of this nature. In addition I find it odd that there are 0 reviews on Amazon.com. I also call BS on Tre tweeting anything negative ever about TSIL’s “book”. This sounds like someone trying to get publicity for their book. Yes, I’m a Tre fan, but logically this doesn’t make sense.

      • November 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        I’m not on twitter but, this does seem to be totally out of character for Teresa. I have a hard time believing this. Jules, your right about reviews on amazon. This makes no since.

    • elle
      November 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Something smells really off about that cookbook story. If there was an actual twitter war as described it would have appeared somewhere other than in emails or here in a July 28 comment from someone named Jacqueline http://thestir.cafemom.com/entertainment/150625/melissa_gorgas_ex_shares_something?next=71

    • LifeIsGood
      November 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      I think Shasta was trying to drum up a bit of attention for her ebook. Teresa keeps her twitter pretty positive – she doesn’t engage in many “wars.” Even her haters would have to admit that.

      Fame, did the email to you include screenshots of any of the alleged tweets from t?

      • November 10, 2013 at 6:18 PM

        I agree! If it were Tre re: her cousin, I might, might consider it, but this no name? Makes no sense.

    • November 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      This whole thing smells more than “off” – it smells like a city dump with sewage seeping through rotting garbage. Here are reviews written on lulu for this cookbook, which lulu published July 29, 2013 – note both commenters’ “names”:

      2 People Reviewed This Product

      “By Jacqueline L. Jul 31, 2013
      I absolutely love the food and traditions of the Greek culture, this book is authentic and brilliant! Keep up the good work Shasta.I can not wait until http://www.ShastaWilson.net is completed and open for view please post more recipes. XOXO
      Report as inappropriate

      By Caroline M. Jul 31, 2013
      I recommend this book to everyone! I recieved mine a couple of days ago, and began preparing the recipes from the Greece section and already I have lost 10 pounds! My family also loved the food it was awesome. This is definetly the real deal! I would like to have a book with all the thousands of mixed drinks from Greece, when we visited there I always had one of their delicious drinks in my hand!”

      Also, Fame –

      That email you received is VERBATIM the comment from “Jacqueline” that elle downthread refers to at the stir.cafemom.com link – also, note the dates – your email and this comment were both done on July 28th:

      “Nonmember comment from Jacqueline July 28 at 11:11 PM
      I know them well and I know how Teresa plays victim! I am Melissa all the way! I am sure everyone saw Teresas attack on Melissas book and Shasta Wilsons cookbook, Teresa is not the only cookbook Author in the world…that is right she does not hold the copyright to cookbook! Shasta immediatly bit back and told “victim” Teresa that her cookbook was not Italian and that in no form is she a copycat based on the fact her cookbook has the Greek diet traditions and recipes from Greece and Kentucky! Teresa even continued and Shasta nipped it by stating her cookbook was called “Hillbilly Greek Goddess” and Teresa’s was titled “Skinny Italian”, Shasta also brought Attornies into the matter and then Mother Teresa deleted the tweets! Shasta’a may still be on her page @ShastaWilson1 but I thought this was such a pathetic move from Teresa based on the fact that she made fun of Melissas marriage advice book and a person she does not even know! That is right Teresa you do not own the Gym and you are not the only one who can write a book!”

      (1) Teresa does not Tweet negative comments to people, especially to someone who is trying to succeed at tsomething. I don’t think Shasta’s “Attorney” strong armed Teresa to delete any tweets.

      (2) Shasta Wilson’s book was also listed on Amazon on July 30, 2013 with not one review. Contrary to her tweets, in my search, I cannot find one review of this cookbook.

      (3) Shasta Wilson has not tweeted since August 24, 2013.

      (4) I find the “Greek” connection to be very suspect and odd.

      Troll, hoax, whatever. There was no Twitter war – this was all drama-induced for attention and I wouldn’t be surprised at who was behind it. Teresa had nothing to do with this.

      • black enga
        November 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        WOW Jeannie nice work, these two seem to always work in pairs. Such nasty people.

        • black enga
          November 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

          Her profile is eerily similar to Teresa’s.

          http://shastawilson.brandyourself.com/

          • black enga
            November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

            oh, and can someone tell me how you can receive a book and a couple of days later lose 10 pounds. *serious eye roll*

  26. November 10, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Some support here from Teresa and Joe’s family in Italy. Papa Gorga’s homeplace here too. I ignored the snarky comments. He was raised there and teresa has already said in her Bravo blogs years ago that she wants to fix it up for her father, so obviously it means something to them.

    “Joe’s uncle, Mario Gorga, said he believes Joe finds himself in court because ‘he took on too much”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2402240/Teresa-Joe-Giudice-The-Italian-family-set-welcome-Giudices-back.html#ixzz2kHEHlEaA

    • November 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM
    • November 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      Those people who think Teresa needs materialistic things in her life to be happy are so wrong. This is why I ignored comments from the article about her family home in Italy.

      “This was my absolute favorite episode ever. Even with all the crabby people
      around me, even traveling with “babies and old people,” even getting overcharged
      at the hotel, it was all worth it to be able to introduce Milania and Audriana
      to her Italian family. I’ve heard from so many of you that you cried when Joe’s
      Nona cried – I did watching it too! She is so sweet! Can you believe she’s 83
      years old? Doesn’t she look great? And isn’t our whole family beautiful? Did you
      see our gorgeous cousins? You guys need to take a trip to Sala Consilina,
      especially if you want to meet hot Italian women or great looking guys!

      I just love the area. It’s so beautiful. I was so honored to be able share our hometown with you. My parents and Joe’s parents came to America around
      the same time. They had to leave everything behind – except, as you saw, my dad
      still owns the small house he used to live in, although it’s empty now. It’s my
      dream to be able to fix it up for him one day… Joe was born in Italy and lived
      there for a year. My mom was pregnant with me when they came to America. It was
      very hard for them. They didn’t speak English. My mom told me she would cry
      herself to sleep at night, wondering why they left Italy. But they wanted to
      come to America – the land of opportunity. You can see we weren’t born with
      silver spoons in our mouths! My whole family worked so hard from the day they
      got here. Slowly, we built our businesses up and we were proud of our success.
      The economy isn’t great right now for a lot of people, but it’s not that
      shocking for us to go back to tightening our belts. We grew up that way. Money
      is just money. Family is everything.

      It is truly amazing that we had three generations from three different families there
      and all of our parents are still married. I loved being able to show you guys
      the church Joe’s parents got married in. Joe and I grew up together in America.
      His parents brought him to the hospital to meet me the day I was born. After
      more than 10 years of marriage and 4 kids, of course every day’s not going to be
      perfect, but we’re both really easygoing, and we make up really quickly. How
      could you stay mad when you have such a beautiful family? I love him. He’s my
      best friend. Didn’t he look so hot in his scarf?”

      http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-2/blogs/teresa-giudice/love-love-loving-italy

      • November 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM

        The Italy trip was one of my favorites!

    • November 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      I think that article was very mean written .it sounds as thou by all accounts they are loved and will be welcomed back to FAMILY THAT LOVE THEM,

      • November 11, 2013 at 7:48 PM

        Yes Hannah Roberts was not very nice with her comments.The article is dated August 28, 2013

        Kathy Wakile’s blog in July of 2013

        “We are still in Italy, so grateful to be seeing friends and family whom we have not spent time with in over six years since Rich and I last took this trip.”

        Rich Wakile
        “This has been a great trip! This is a picture with Zio Mario Gorga! He took my kids to the house that @nonniknowsbest grew up in! Very emotional day for all of us! Especial my kids @officialkathywakile wish Rosie was here also!”

        What are the odds Hannah Roberts has pics of Mario Gorga and the house he grew up in? I wouldn’t be surprised if Rich helped Hannah Roberts with her photos, family interviews, and mean comments.

        Andy Cohen was there before July 28, 2013 He had last meal in Italy

  27. November 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM
  28. November 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    First of all

    Jeannie5233: Printed your corn recipe for my husband and we are definitely serving it Thanksgiving. Thanks!

    Duck Dynasty: Been watching since NJ got too dark, and while I am sure it (DD) is scripted (at least to some degree), it is done with humor and at the end of the day, everyone sits down at the table together. The show makes me laugh,and I’d rather laugh than go where NJ was taking me.

  29. November 10, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    The Marcos/and TB/TSIL just disgust me.

    Joe Gorga ‏@joegorga 15m
    Check out my sister in laws second episode for NickMom!
    Singing runs in the family.
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    mzjulesaz ‏@mzjulesaz 8m
    @joegorga Kim or Lysa (we know Joey doesn’t tweet) no thanks Not interested in anything Marcos after the way they treated your sister.

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