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And for those of you who are wondering if The Neelys Canada Goose sale are as icky-southern-comfort-sweet in person as they are on the screen; yes, they are. Their down-home, Canada Goose Jackets food-and-booty jubilance is for real. They love food the way they love each other…and this is why we lovethem.[CLICK HERE FOR GINA'S PEACHSPRITZERRECIPE!]EBONY: Do you still enjoy cooking together now that you’re famous?Pat Neely: Yes, we do. When we’re in the kitchen, it’s like a dance.Gina Neely: Yes. I love cooking with Pat, but I also love spending time with my girlfriends.EBONY: How has your relationship with food changed since canada goose clearance sale you’ve become famous? Are you more conscious of how you look, for example?Gina: No. I am not more conscious. I am who I Canada Goose online am, I enjoy who I am and I love my booty.Pat: Yes. I definitely feel more conscious of looking good in public, but being famous has not changed my love for cooking.EBONY: What canadian goose jacket has been your latest food discovery?Gina: Hummus. At first I thought it was Canada Goose Online bland, but I had a really nice hummus dish recently, so I’ve been experimenting with a chipotle hummus recipe.Pat: I really love fried canada goose chicken, but it’s not healthy, so I’ve been eating salmon. Salmon is the new fried chicken (well, not really).EBONY: Do you have a passion for wine?Gina: Yes. I really like Sonoma wines, especially Pinot Noir. I also love Barefoot Pinot Grigio.Pat: We have received so many bottles of wine in our bar room that we end up giving them away as gifts. 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