I watched the soup video and the chocolate cake one. I was quite surprised at Amy's performance in both. Substandard, really. In the cake video, she began with a stained apron. Why can't an 'experienced home cook' for over 30 years not eyeball the amount of lentils and vegetables for the amount she wishes to make and for the pot size she is using. That pot was too full. It's not stew, it's supposed to be soup!
The chocolate cake video was just a disaster all the way around, IMO. Unprepared, clumsy and unfamiliar with the recipe she said she had made before. Yes, I agree the counter was too high for her which didn't help her gracefulness. NEVER, NEVER lick your fingers in a public cooking video. I didn't like the frosting recipe one bit. She really had no idea what the ratio of powdered sugar was supposed to be along with the chocolate chips and cream. In the end, she just dumped the whole bowl of powdered sugar in with the melted chocolate chips. No way is this person ever going to get a cooking show. Her hair was a mess in both videos and didn't look appropriate for her 'little kitchen'.
On another note, did she ever say if she was a sun-bather in her younger days? I ask this because her skin seems to be hard like leather and blemished. She looks 'cooked' to me and it could be from earlier sun damage. If I were her, I would wear proper makeup whenever I was going to video something OR take my own picture. It could help that hard-skinned look. I agree that she needs to stay away from the cookies and cakes. I was surprised at the weight she has gained in her upper arms, behind and thighs. I would think that this weight is not very healthy for a woman of Amy's size combined with the issues she has being a little person. Her joints are under unnecessary stress from the extra weight. I also find it curious that Chris fell for her. He's a good looking guy, mind mannered (or so he seems), never married, no kids. why would he choose someone like Amy for a wife? I'm not knocking Amy fut someone else with similar life experience might be better suited for her and someone with less ties and residual bitterness for her former husband might be better suited for a guy like Chris. Any thoughts on this?