‘Cooking with Just Christine’: Mykelti Padron’s Cooking Decision Dismays Christine Brown

A lot has been happening in Christine Brown’s life. The Sister Wives star has been keeping herself rather busy. A big move, a lot more time with her kids, and a brand new cooking show seem to be keeping her happier than she’s been in years. Still, not everything is perfect. Her daughter, Mykelti Padron, has picked up one cooking habit that makes Christine a little teary.

Christine Brown has cooked three of her famed recipes so far 

Christine Brown doesn’t pretend to be a professional chef. The mother of six is known in the Brown family as the best cook, but she’s keeping things simple for her web-exclusive cooking show, Cooking with Just Christine. Thus far, she’s served up three of her family’s favorite recipes for TLC’s cameras. 

Christine premiered her cooking series with a simple carrot cake. During the segment, Kody Brown’s former wife insisted that the cake might not look pretty, but it’s plenty taste. Fans who have given it a shot seem to agree. Next, she served up a white lasagna perfect for cheese lovers. Most recently she created her famed Thanksgiving dinner rolls with her daughter, Mykelti Padron. 

Mykelti Padron’s cooking habit upset Christine Brown 

Mykelti might have learned to cook from her mother, but she isn’t following all her rules. While making her mother’s famous rolls, Mykelti admitted that she doesn’t use the stove to melt her butter and milk for the recipe. Instead, she said she always uses the microwave to speed up the process. 

Mykelti Padron and Christine Brown on "Cooking With Just Christine."
Mykelti Padron and Christine Brown | TLC/Cooking With Just Christine

Mykelti’s admission didn’t sit well with Christine. The mother of six likes to keep it old school and adamantly avoids the microwave. She told Mykelti that the revelation made her “cry inside my soul.” 

Christine Brown distrusts modern kitchen appliances 

Christine’s kids didn’t inherit her distrust of modern kitchen appliances. Still, Christine’s disdain for several convenience appliances is well documented. In season 1 of Sister Wives, Christine matter-of-factly told the TLC camera crew that she didn’t own a toaster because she didn’t trust the devices. Christine opted, instead, to toast all of her bread in the oven. It was probably quicker to toast an entire loaf in the oven than wait for enough slices to pop out of the toaster for her supersized family, to be fair. 

The cast of TLC's Sister Wives.
The cast of TLC’s Sister Wives includes Christine, Janelle, Kody, Robyn, and Meri Brown | Discovery Press/TLC

After leaving Lehi, Utah, for life in Las Vegas, Christine shared her distaste for microwaves,too. She still appears to own one, though. Christine seems to be cooking in her kitchen for Cooking with Just Christine, and the microwave is easy to spot above the stove. How much use it gets, however, is unknown. 

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