What's meant to be will always find a way
If you believe in astrology, I'm a Virgo, so I'm very controlling; I'm very neat, and I'm very organized.
I wrote a book with my mom and my sister for fun. I had no idea it would be a 'New York Times' bestseller.
I never want to record something that I'm not proud of just because I think it might be a big hit. There's no positive about that because if you record a song you hate and it's a big hit, then you're singing a song every night that you hate. And if you record a song that you hate and it isn't a hit, then you sold out for no reason.
What I've learned, traveling the country and doing book signings, Mama's biscuits - you know, somebody in Montana's got their version of Mama's biscuits, somebody in California's got their version - so it made me realize that we're not as regionalized as we think we are.
If you're doing this because you feel like you have a burning desire to do it, then you'll find a way to do it, no matter what. If you're doing this because you're thinking, 'Hey, this will be really cool. I'll be famous. I'll be on YouTube,' then you'll probably quit, because it's not easy to do for the long haul.
I'm not saying I don't enjoy the days that I'm not eating chocolate cake. But I do particularly like those days when I am eating chocolate cake.
I think if I tried to be the stern parent, we would have slipped into Cinderella mode - with me as the evil stepmother!
I'd been doing circuit training and Pilates for years, but I was not consistent with food. I'm not a disciplined person. I was indulging all the time.
One that I know people really like is my Crock-Pot mac and cheese. It's comfort food that's good for Super Bowl parties and easy to make.
I'm not the singing cookbook lady.
I get up in the morning. I usually do a radio interview early in the morning. I usually do a book signing, because I'm also a cookbook author, so I'm at some store, at a Walmart or a Williams Sonoma, for three hours, standing up, signing autographs, and taking pictures for three hours.
I almost never make stuff out of cookbooks because they're either too complicated or there's an ingredient in there that I can't find.
I love cookbooks, and I have a ton. I have shelves of cookbooks.
I like a gooey cookie.
I'm as surprised as anybody. I never would have thought I'd be here talking about having a cooking show on the Food Network. It wasn't on my list of things, but it's fun, and I'm having a good time.
I was an A student and I liked creative writing.
I'm like everybody: I gain the Christmas 10 or so, and then I try to exercise more and dial it back.
Every health expert tells you to eat breakfast. I had the mentality, 'I'll save those calories!' But then you are starving, and you overeat.
You want to sell records, but if you want to call yourself an artist, your job is how you express yourself.