Haven't seen her new talk show. Seems people either love her or hate her. I'm one of the few that kind of likes her -- but also finds her a bit annoying. I do have to say that if the people I know are any indication of her popularity among the masses, she is everyone's "favorite." Amazing how many people watch foodtv because of little ole' her.
Totally agree with the Carls that Sandra Dee is the Heloise/Martha Stewart clone. She is creepy in the Stepford Wife way. She talks to the viewer as if he or she is a kindergartener, and everything is "FABULOUS," and every episode includes the quote "JUST LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS TABLESCAPE I MADE, " or this "YUMMY COCKTAIL." She uses the same lines over and over. Also the cadence of her delivery and the words she emphasises seem wrong to me. For example, "Now (pause) into this pre-made whipped topping (pause) I'm GOING TO ADD six drops (pause) of blue FOOD coloring."
Good thing I'm perfect.