I caught Paula on Ellen today. Paula came out in shimmery pants with her big laugh AND a country ham as a gift for Ellen.
The cooking part was great, but the interview was a bit strange. Ellen SAID she was really interested in what Paula had to say about her agoraphobia. Paula talked about how her symptoms started when she lost her father when she was 19 and he was 40. It was as if someone had "snatched the rug out" from under her.
Then right in the middle of a sentence, practically, Ellen says "Well, we have to get to the cooking thing," and abruptly goes to a break. To tell the truth, Paula didn't seem to mind, but I did. Luckily, Paula went right with the flow.
They came back for the cooking segment. Paula was making Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding . She cuts up the doughnuts by taking bites out of them. Ellen gets into the act. It was too funny, if unbelievably unsanitary.
And THEN Ellen is pouring in the condensed milk, holding the bowl about 3 feet high and Paula sticks her TONGUE under the stream and catches some...Amazing the acrobatics she can do when food is involved.
Paula also points out to the audience, "Not one grain of sugar did I add, making it a SUGAR-FREE bread pudding recipe." Ellen pours it into the prepared pan like a 4 year old would, spilling half of it out. Paula just tucks and squooshes it back into the pan. Luckily, they had a freshly baked one, which they both burn their mouths on. Funny stuff. Kind of a revolting recipe, but, boy, I bet it's good.