Tenley’s Bachelor Blog: Finale

Recipes for your Bachelor Viewing Party

Finale Night

 

The day has come, one of the biggest days of Bachelor Nation for 2013, Finale Night. Sean will be declaring his love for one of the two women left standing at his side, he could even be proposing… which I will assume that he did since it’s pretty much Bachelor protocol even if I disagree. ;) So who will it be?! Catherine or Lindsay? I love them both for what we get to see on TV, I can tell that he has a special relationship with each woman…uh oh. Can you imagine how his chosen one is feeling right now watching? Ugh. That is one thing I was grateful for being the “runner up”, I had never imagined how hard it would be to be engaged and watch your significant others loves story unravel with other women while he was also falling in love with you. (Remember Emily mentioning how hard this was when watching Brad’s season?) So hard, but if they nourish their relationship right, they can make it and get through this and possibly even make it down the aisle. :)

I think Lindsay is sweet, funny, and they have a very “good” relationship, and they look very nice together- heehee… I know, that doesn’t matter. But I’m not sure that they have depth. I know they have romance, but there is a difference between romance and depth. I think that Catherine is very fun-loving, playful, and there seems to be the ability for depth… but I’m thrown off by his decision making a few weeks ago when he wasn’t sure if he wanted to keep Ashlee or Catherine around, however, he could have been madly in love with Catherine from day one and we could have totally missed it! I can’t wait to see who it is and what goes down. I really do think Sean is a good man and has been a solid and genuine Bachelor. I’ve enjoyed this season.

I’m also looking forward to the After the Final Rose. Unlike the Women Tell All, I did get to attend the ATFR. I’m looking forward to seeing the reunion between Sean and the “runner up” and seeing what is in store for her. I personally had moved on from Jake by the time we filmed the ATFR, but it’s crazy how when you watch that final episode for the first time in front of a live audience how it can bring back memories and emotions so quickly. I will be rooting for the girl that will be in the shoes I was once in as it’s a sensitive but good place to be. I will of course also be rooting and gushing with Sean and his chosen one as they celebrate their love publicly… finally!

Cheers to another season of the Bachelor and to Sean’s new love and their future! Cheers to the rest of the girls of this season, may they all find true happiness and love in God’s perfect timing! Thank you all so much for sharing this season with me through Twitter and Facebook and for letting me share my Bachelor Viewing party recipes with all of you.

Now to the Kitchen… another busy week and I’ve got a big gathering taking place this evening and haven’t prepared anything yet. I’ve decided to go to my favorite staples and I know that these choices will be a hit! I’ve also delegated a few items to others this evening to make it a bit easier. Definitely give a few of your friends a call and ask them to bring an appetizer, salad, some wine and focus on this simple, healthy, filling, delicious entree and perfect sweet bite to end your night! Remember, it’s 3 hours tonight, make sure you have some good food to keep everyone satisfied and happy.

*Because spring break is around the corner I’m making “healthier” options as often as I can to stay on track with the Lifestyle Plan that keeps me feeling good- so everything on tonight’s menu (even the wine) is “Nutrition Plan Approved”. ;) You can feel good about these menu options tonight!

Your Recipes…

 

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“Pasta-less” Spaghetti

 

This is one of my FAVORITE meals!! Spaghetti Squash is probably my favorite discovery in the last year, I can’t believe it took me so long to find out about it! Everybody loves italian food so this is a perfect healthy entree to build a menu around. You can of course make it vegetarian easily by not adding any meat to the sauce or even have two different sauce pans going (one meat sauce & one without). This entree is naturally gluten free – BUT please beware of Spaghetti Sauces if you need to cut corners and buy a pre-made sauce. Make sure it’s gluten free. Most sauces that are organic and have very simple ingredients (all which you should recognize) should be fine. Most sauces will actually say that they’re gluten free, so that’s your best bet!

WHAT TO DO:

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees

-Cut Spaghetti Squash in half, long ways

-Scoop out seeds and throw them away

-Spread grapeseed oil, garlic (or garlic salt), and ground pepper on the squash meat (I usually spread this mixture with my hands, massaging into the squash meat)

-Lay the squash rind side down, meat side up on a baking sheet and place in the oven.

-Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour

-Take a fork and scrape from one end to the other getting all of the meat loose from the rind. You will have noodle like squash being loosened from the rind. Once you have all of your spaghetti loose you can add the sauce of your choice just like you would any pasta dish. An organic tomato based sauce is best.

Tips on Sauce:

I use ground turkey for my choice of meat and brown that with some grapeseed oil, minced garlic (you can use garlic salt/powder), dried oregano, Italian seasonings (from my spice rack). You can also sautee onions and mushrooms separately and add into this mixture. Once meat is cooked I use an organic tomato sauce and add my cooked ground turkey to the sauce pan and bring to boil. I then add in more spices and garlic! You can play around with your sauce with all of the organic ingredients you want!

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Easy Bites…

 

Caprese Skewers

*This photo does not belong to me*

This is a “piece of cake” appetizer! This is something I delegated to a friend because I knew it would be easy and it feels perfectly with our menu!

Simply stack cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and buffalo mozzarella on a skewer or a fancy toothpick. Drizzle or dip in Balsamic vinegar for extra flavor!

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Get Your Greens…

A big green salad is perfect to add to this menu. I have another friend bringing a salad, I recommended some dark greens (spinach, kale, etc), walnuts, avocado, and the ideas for a salad are endless- we’ll see what she comes up with! It’s always important to keep the dressing separate when hosting others for varying allergies and sensitivities. Many people don’t realize that many dressings contain gluten. I always keep my own special dressing handy and out for all to use! It’s a healthy, simple, and zesty option!

Simple Lemon Dressing

Find something to make your dressing in, I found this perfect little jar so I can shake it up and it looks nice on the table.

Squeeze tons of lemon juice straight from fresh organic lemons into your serving dish/jar/shaker add fresh ground sea salt and black pepper and shake it up! That’s it! So easy and insanely healthy and delicious!

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Sweet Something…

 

Peanut Butter Bites

 

These peanut butter bites are always a hit! They’re a perfect sweet treat and are packed with some good stuff too! These are from the Nutrition Plan I live by! You’ll be making these all the time!

ingredients:

-1 cup Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (you can also use almond butter, this is how I’ve been making them lately)

-1 cup Organic Honey

-1 cup Gluten Free Oats (Gluten Free oats if you’re Gfree like me, otherwise these are not Gluten Free treats)

-1 cup Diced dried Apricots

-1 cup Sliced/slivered Almonds

-Cinnamon to taste (optional)

-Dark chocolate chips (optional)

directions:

1) In medium size pot, on lowest heat- warm up the Honey & Peanut Butter until texture is runny. You are not cooking it, just mixing around until it is smooth.

2) Mix in diced Apricots, sliced Almonds and Oats

3) Stir until all ingredients are well coated

4) Cool in fridge for at least 45 minutes

5) Roll into small bite sized balls (about 1 tbsp)

*Tips:

-If you are Gluten Free use G-free oats, these are not gluten free using regular oats

-I was in a hurry making my bites so I threw them in the freezer to cool them down, then I rolled them while they were still a little warm and then put them back in the freezer for them to chill quickly!

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Something to say “Cheers” with…

This evening is all about enjoying the three hour show with your closest friends. Sit back with a glass of red wine which would pair nicely with your entree, appetizer, and salad! Then say cheers to Sean and his lucky lady with a glass of champagne! I’ve delegated drinks this evening to my guests to bring, so I’m sure we’ll have an assortment! ;)

Of course, drink responsibly!

Again, it has been an awesome season and I have loved sharing it with all of you! Now… who will be our bachelorette?!

CHEERS!!!

Happy Bachelor Finale Viewing!

 

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41 Comments »

  1. Dang it! This high pitched, nails on a chalkboard sounding Martha Stewart dawg gone put more grass recipes on this site y’all! Please add 5 cupos of butter y’all to each food and y’all gotz yerself a paaaarty! Jaclyn Fartz is over my apt and I gotz my itty bitty 2012 WTA dress on and a Miss SOUTHERN GAL 2013 (I crowned myself y’all hear? Jaclyn Fartz says it counts, y’all!) Jaclyn Fartz is taking tequila shots like waterz y’all. Gonna get wastedz and cann Edz all night y’all! Hooowwwwwllll! Shake and Bake! Gotz to go watch a fake proposal from that gay Bachelor y’all! I’ll be back with my recaps y’all! Shake and bake! Hakuna Matata!

    Comment by Ashley Skivvies — March 11, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

  2. Dang it! This high pitched, nails on a chalkboard sounding Martha Stewart dawg gone put more grass recipes on this site y’all! Please add 5 cups of butter y’all to each food and y’all gotz yerself a paaaarty! Jaclyn Fartz is over my apt and I gotz my itty bitty 2012 WTA dress on and a Miss SOUTHERN GAL 2013 (I crowned myself y’all hear? Jaclyn Fartz says it counts, y’all!) Jaclyn Fartz is taking tequila shots like waterz y’all. Gonna get wastedz and cann Edz all night y’all! Hooowwwwwllll! Shake and Bake! Gotz to go watch a fake proposal from that gay Bachelor y’all! I’ll be back with my recaps y’all! Shake and bake! Hakuna Matata!

    Comment by Ashley Skivvies — March 11, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

  3. That food looks terrible.

    Comment by Katie — March 11, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

  4. Some really cool recipes!! Thanks so much :) !

    Comment by Arch — March 12, 2013 @ 2:44 am

  5. Cool recipes!? Who uses ONLY lemon juice with S&P in it for salad dressing?? Maybe an anorexic. Or someone trying to lose serious weight. I’m into clean, healthy organic food and balanced cooking and sometimes I think Tenley eats like someone with an eating disorder. Especially for all of the non-stop working out she keeps mentioning. She’s a pretty girl, a lot of younger girls really look up to her because of this, and it’s a little frightening, to me, to see the uber-strict eating habits she promotes combined with a daily, grueling exercise regime. I just think she goes a little overboard – and is obsessive about her looks – and I would be very nervous to see her ” health coach ” anyone. I do understand that she has a gluten intolerance, and, she may have some insight to help others in this area, but that doesn’t make her immune to eating disorders/exercise addiction. Foll

    Comment by Michelle — March 12, 2013 @ 3:03 am

  6. …that was suppose to end with “follow her advice with caution.”

    Comment by Michelle — March 12, 2013 @ 3:05 am

  7. I agree, Michelle. Tenley seems to have a fixation with what she puts in her mouth and how often she exercises. The thought of her being in a position to “coach” others is really troubling. There’s a difference between living well and going overboard. Chocolate that isn’t dark and a burger that isnt turkey will not kill you, Tenley!!

    Also, the secrecy regarding Kiptyn makes you look like a needy teenager. Put on your big girl pants and admit you’re single.

    Comment by Lauren — March 12, 2013 @ 5:27 am

  8. I use lemon juice with S&P for dressing all the time, and love it! I am going to look for a smiliar jar, reat idea. This is a cute blog, with easy recipes, and I enjoy reading it. I don’t care if you do not want to talk about your relationships, because I understand that is none of my business :)

    Comment by Nicole — March 12, 2013 @ 7:04 am

  9. Thanks Tenley! I too couldn’t believe it when I found spagetti squash. I like when there are substitutes for unhealthy foods that really are easy replacements that taste good.

    Comment by Michelle — March 12, 2013 @ 7:24 am

  10. Hi Tenley,

    I’ve never written in to one of these blogs before, but wanted to thank you for your healthy recipes and sweet spirit. :-)

    To those questioning the lemon juice dressing, there are those of us out here who cannot eat “regular” dressings, not b/c of weight issues, but b/c of the ingredients being bad for us due to medical problems. We are thrilled to figure out ways to make our salads tastier than just eating them plain. Tenley’s recipes are balanced with protein and she advocates plenty of healthy foods. As someone who is gluten intolerant and understands the many food intolerances that accompany that, I appreciate your recipes. :-)

    Blessings,
    Meg

    Comment by Meg — March 12, 2013 @ 8:57 am

  11. Totally with you on the spaghetti squash, I wish I’d discovered it sooner for my gfree husband! Also, I’ve made those caprese bites many times, always to rave reviews.

    As for the lemon dressing, I work in a restaurant and I used to think it so odd when people ordered “just a lemon wedge” for their salad dressing — but then I tried it, and though it doesn’t go with every
    salad, it is delicious on the right ones!

    Also, I don’t think it’s fair to judge Tenley on a few blog posts and tweets about her cuisine and exercise regimen. I think we’ve all learned from Facebook that people usually only put out there what they want you to see- an airbrushed version of their daily life. If I were the type to post pics of what I’m eating, I would’ve definited posted the super healthy dinner I had last night and definitely not the three handfuls of Cadbury Mini Eggs I had with my coffee at 10:30am this morning. I personally am glad Tenley brings more to the Bachelor blog game than just a snarky recap.

    Comment by Deni — March 12, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  12. Hi, I’m Beth Holler. OMG I loved reading this blog. I totally made all the recipes for my Bachelor Final viewing party. Thank you for posting this. I am like your biggest fan!I am so glad you noticed that Lindsey had no depth. She is so superficial and fake. You are totally a woman of substance, a great intellectual who writes about eloquently about the theory tab of Bachelor cooking. You go girl.

    Your fan,

    Beth H.
    @bethholler (Holler at me, yo!)

    Comment by Beth H. — March 12, 2013 @ 10:55 am

  13. Thank you, Tenley, for the deliciousy, healthy, gluten free “party recipes” …also, all the great recipes on your sits. I admire you for being so knowledgeable in adjusting the recipes to You and others like yourself are such an inspiration to so many who grow up without a clue as to what healthy & balanced means. They’re brought up only knowing boxed mixes, out of the can, and fast food. Your SUGGESTIONS for changing up a recipe are also helpful. OH, and to MICHELLE…Do you REALLY think Tenley is including in her recipes every single morsel she puts in her mouth during the course of the day? And, really, you’ve never heard of putting lemon juice on a salad? Geesh, LAUREN…Nothing wrong with a little diversity… you oughta try it Mmmmm. BTW, Ten DOES wear her big girl pants, therefore, her personal business is none of yours.
    Ashley..you do sound like nutcase Jaclyn; therefore, obv. jealous, have a complex, do anything for attn, and prob. eats out of a box:) Not cool!
    Tenley, you look GREAT, and are a true inspiration to all, young and old alike!

    Comment by Cam — March 12, 2013 @ 11:30 am

  14. Hi there!

    My comedy partner and I made a funny video about a girl making an audition tape to apply for the Bachelor. I would love if you could post this on your blog!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dOL83gPd7OY

    Thanks so much

    Laura Danowski

    Comment by Laura — March 12, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

  15. @Laura, I failed to see the humor in the video.

    Those women “actors” had no self respect. Isn’t the lady in the background old enough to be working? Does she want her colleagues and friends to see her lifting up her top and running around in her undergarments and shaking her near naked butt at the camera.

    Instead of laughing, I nearly lost my lunch.

    Comment by To Laura — March 12, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

  16. You know, I feel Sean used and discarded Lindsay. I feel he was attracted to her, but didn’t considered her good enough to marry. He almost seemed like he regretted picking Cat, thinking he didn’t have that same chemistry he had with L but thought she’s be better “wife material.” He shouldn’t have toyed with Lindsay as he did. He used L for fun, explain why he was so broken up about losing her and rather unenthusiastic about picking C.

    Comment by Kate — March 12, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

  17. You know, I feel Sean used and discarded Lindsay. I feel he was attracted to her, but didn’t consider her good enough to marry. He almost seemed like he regretted picking Cat, thinking he didn’t have that same chemistry he had with L but thought she’s be better “wife material.” He shouldn’t have toyed with Lindsay as he did. He used L for fun, explain why he was so broken up about losing her and rather unenthusiastic about picking C.

    Comment by Kate — March 12, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

  18. I enjoy this blog much more than some of the other blogs posted on this site. The food looks great. I’ve already tried one recipe and plan to try more.

    Comment by LC — March 13, 2013 @ 12:27 am

  19. OMG, Teneley!!!!! I had a dream we were totally cooking together. If was so awesome!! You were telling me how many cups of sugar to pour, how long to stir. It was so awesome, just like being in the Bachleor Pad, but without all the naked beef, ya know??? LOL!!!!! I totally love you. If you ever do a cookathon, you got to bring me on first because I totally am your biggest fan!

    Holler at me@bethholler!

    Comment by Beth H. — March 13, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

  20. You need to get out of Kiptyn’s apartment so he is free to date the one he wants to date. You are dragging this out and it’s not fair to him. He’s not going to marry you, he told you so and you just want people to think you are still a couple when you aren’t. Grow up Tenley.

    Comment by FYI — March 13, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

  21. Look, Kip is probably gay and needs cover by dating high profile socialites like reality TV stars.

    Tenley is hugely famous. For example, all of the celeb magazines cover her lying out in a bikini and sun glasses looking all cool.

    If you were a rich playboy like Kip, would you want a distinguished well educated, professional, stunning socialite from a good family or an unemployed reality TV star who prances around in a bikini for the camera sharing her cooking tips and blogging for the world?

    I mean, Tenley can dance, smile a lot, get real mean and snarky when competitive. She came second to Vienna in Jake Pavelka’s choice of women.

    Plus, Tenley is psychic enough to know that all the people who comment on her recipe blog are like totally thinking about her like all the time!!! and have nothing else or better to do than think of Teneley so she can tweet about us.

    Who wouldn’t want a woman like this to be their wife and mother of their children? Come on now.

    Comment by Reality Peeves — March 13, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

  22. Tenley
    You are so I obsessed with your body. It gets so old. Seriously. All you care about is your bikini body. Ugh. It gets so old. Can you talk of nothing else? Obsessed. Obsessed. God could care less about your obsession. Get over it already. Everyone else has.

    Comment by grace — March 13, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

  23. LOL to the comment referring to Tenley as a socialite? hahaha that is some funny stuff, right there.

    Aren’t you a little old to not have a career by now?
    Ridiculous. You are so obsessed with putting on this fake facade. I feel sorry for you.

    STOP taking pictures of yourself with that 12 year old fake smile. Get over yourself.

    You’ve lost so much weight that you have lost the softness that made you look feminine. It’s true and without all that makeup and fake hair, you are pretty ordinary looking. Average.

    I think you need to work on obtaining a personality. Maybe go move back to Oregon. I don’t know how you ever made it on the Bachelorette in the first place and I think your parents have done you a huge disservice by coddling to you. You seem to be stuck at 15.

    If I served most of the food to my family, nobody would eat it. Tastless and boring. So stupid.

    Comment by Rita — March 13, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

  24. Reality Peeves,I think you are on to something!
    However I do disagree with “hugely famous”. Being recognized is vastly different than being famous.
    Tenley comes across as an immature needy young woman. Kiptyn, he’s just plain vanilla. Hardly surprising to see these two play this crazy little high school game. Actually, who REALLY cares if they are together??? Most people don’t give a flyin’fig.

    Comment by Susan — March 13, 2013 @ 11:52 pm

  25. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I appreciate it so much. For the haters, I love you too. I am proud to be a model for young girls to see what healthy eating and exercise can do for them. I look great. Kiptyn compliments me all the time. As for a career, I am now Editor in Chief of a fashion magazine. After appearing across the nation on TV, first on the Bachelor, then Bachelor Pad, then numerous interviews, I have mastered the art of PR. For those asking about Kiptyn, we are still together. (He is just shy about admitting it, because our corporate sponsors told us he would generate a greater following if everyone thought he was single. On the other hand, if they thought I were single, I would be dismissed as an old maid! Double standards :( !!!
    That’s the answer you have all been waiting for. Yes we are still together. If you ask Kippie, he will tell you otherwise, but I have the ring and a date to prove it y’all!

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, all of you. I appreciate and read all feedback, both positive and negative. Have a nice day!

    Comment by Tenley — March 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

  26. OH my goodness, I forgot to tell you I am going to Africa:)
    Please y’all,send me money!!!!! I am counting on you.
    I don’t have a real job and the little I make from this wonderful blog just isn’t enough.
    Thank you my sweet followers.I just luv’ y’all so very much.:)

    Comment by Ten — March 14, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

  27. Teneley, dear, you really should eat more and better. You are looking a little anorexic. Not an attractive look.

    Comment by Concerned — March 14, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

  28. Tenley,I am old enough to be your mother. If you were my daughter, I would be pleading with you to get rid of this horrific blog. Most comments are extremely degrading and demeaning.
    You are being mocked and ridiculed beyond belief. Surely any payment you receive for blogging is less important than your self respect and dignity. OMG! I hope so!!

    Comment by Suggestion — March 14, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

  29. The only donation you’ll get out of me for your Africa trip is this post. I suggest you get a ding dang real job and start paying your parents back. Then save up and get voice lessons because your voice in bed would render a d*ck totally useless.

    Comment by Big Ben — March 14, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

  30. Ok this website needs to get a more secure log-in situation going, because the replies of people pretending to be the bloggers is getting old and never was particularly funny. Besides the fact that there could be (and likely is?) one singular person posting all of this degrading nonsense under a variety of easily adjusted names. Aside from which I will never understand why people who have such contempt for this show and its contestants spend so much time embarassingly trying to degrade them. I actually enjoy reading these blogs and usually like to read the comments, but grow up. Or get funnier.

    Comment by Deni — March 15, 2013 @ 8:05 am

  31. Tenley, It’s very sad & ignorant that someone has the gonads to intentionally spew their ignorance someone else’s blog. That someone and her friends are totally jealous,hateful, envious, etc of people like you who are so effortlessly and naturally beautiful,intelligent, knd, talented, energetic, positive, likeable, & decent, both in your public & personal life. People who resort to the other life of bad choices, bars & booze,etc only wish they were like you. I know you’re savvy enough to ignore the garbage on here, or even better, you should have all of the cmments deleted. Have a wonderful Summer and hope to see you blogging on the Bachelorette.

    Comment by Cammy — March 15, 2013 @ 8:34 am

  32. First off, Tenley has had a bad rep for a while, stemming from Jake’s season when she was rumored to have had a strange relationship with her ex. I can’t remember the particulars — like she faked pregnancy, sued him, pretended to be weird, something. Doesn’t matter. Reality Steve and other bloggers reported on it.

    They noted that behind Teneley’s sweet façade was a rather vicious, two faced, devious person. Who knows if any of that is true. Anyone put under a microscope will be found wanting.

    Honestly, most of these comments are said in fun. People make fun of ALL of the contestants on this show because it’s a stupid show. They also laugh at the contestants who believe their own press and expect or try to become famous based upon the sole credential of having gone on dates and kissed a lead on a dating show before millions.

    No one takes any of these contestants seriously. Even Prince Borghese (sp?) went on to become a reality star, going from show to show as most of these people do. Most people see the pursuit of fame for its own sake and desperation of these so called stars as rather ridiculous.

    Tenley is just an ordinary girl. She is sweet, nice looking, has nice personality. But what has she accomplished that warrants all the personal attention. She has not read lines in a movie, produced anything, done much of anything beyond primp and pose in front of the camera. Thats what people are making fun of.

    That and the fact that Teneley tweets about her personal life with Kiptyn and then want privacy when the relationship falls apart. These contestants launch fake charities to get free money to subsidize their party lifestyle in front of the camera.

    Really, Tenley could be interchanged with anybody. The public makes fun of ALL OF THEM. Appearing on this show and trying to drag out your 15 minutes of fame through your association on it is the surest way to become the butt of jokes.

    Even Emily went from the nation’s sweetheart, a beautiful, rich, classy, intelligent woman to laughing stock.

    A lot of contestants before Teneley have given up blogging because they were made fun of — including Ashley Spivvy, Jaclyn, and Chris Burkowski, among others. The Bachelor franchise only set up this site to deflect attention and business from Reality Steve.

    Some stars try to prolong their 15 minutes and build a fan base by blogging only to find out that most people just don’t take them or their efforts seriously. They did not win Survivor or Shark Tank. They appeared on and made fools of themselves on a dating show, whose premise is absurd, crying and backstabbing their way into infamy in their quest for an elusive marriage proposal from a stranger.

    It’s hard to respect people who appear on this show much less try to build a career and somehow thin they are actual movie stars in the process. Even the participants laugh at the stupidity of this show and its fame chasing contestants. It’s an ongoing joke.

    I’m sure Tenley is a nice person. It’s nice she goes out of her way to share recipes, but really what talent, what gift, what uniqueness does she bring that warrants any of this? She is an average girl blogging about recipes. Kind of silly and pointless, but if this is her thing, the franchise has given her an opportunity.

    Bloggers have an opportunity to demonstrate their writing skills and connect to their audience in a personal way. Some succeed, some don’t. Tenley’s strategy of strutting around in a bikini and tweeting about per personal life and blogging about recipes isn’t winning hearts and minds, but if this is what she wants to do, who is to tell her differently.

    Incidentally, if you want to live in the public eye, you need to develop thick skin. The public is brutal even to the most popular. Just ask Tyra Banks. Even Michael Stag has gotten brutal press at times. Those who endure learn to ride the bumbs with grace.

    OK. I have written a novel on the Bachelor blog. Do I get a Pulitzer?

    Comment by To Cammy and Deni — March 15, 2013 @ 10:17 am

  33. Now THAT was a respectable response. And I happen to agree with you; these reality stars get massively inflated egos and for the most part aren’t exactly role models for healthy (physical and emotional) lifestyles. That’s why it’s so fun to watch them all meltdown on TV and then go back to our own, relatively stable, lifestyles.

    However, the above comments on this blog are just downright nasty, same as the ones on Jaclyn’s and Ashely S’s (you can make fun of Chris B all you want and I will JOIN you, he is a skeevy egomaniac). This just somehow goes beyond teasing someone “in fun.” But yes, I agree, there is a lot of underhanded, shady business going on in this show, but at the end of the day, it’s entertaining and so are the blogs. I just wanted to point out that this website makes it TOO easy for one person to comment multiple times under various pseudonyms.

    Comment by Deni — March 15, 2013 @ 11:56 am

  34. I agree. At the end of the day, Tenley is a nice girl and doesn’t deserve the abuse heaped upon her here. In my 20s, I probably would have enjoying blogging on the Bachelor site, if not appearing on the show too, just to say I had done it. I certainly would not have made a career out of it.

    The crazy people above — Spivvy and Jaclyn are just impersonating the two contestants who tried to get attention for themselves by blogging in Perez Hilton’s ample use of abbrevs.

    I believe contestants can delete messages and eliminate the comments section altogether.

    Just as you “considered the source,” I am sure others will as well. The mean spirited comments about Tenley reflect more on whoever wrote them than on her.

    Comment by To Deni — March 16, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

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    Comment by jacqueline friedberg — April 11, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

  36. Tenley, I think Jake made a GREAT mistake by choosing Vienna. I mean, you are smarter, nicer and more beutiful than her… And they broke up! If I was him, I would have chosen you…

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