Semi-Homemade Cooking

Hosted by Sandra Lee
Wednesdays and Thursdays 1|12c
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  • Sandra finds the perfect setting for a picnic the gorgeous Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington State, teeming with local wildlife like Moose and Caribou.

    Her picnic menu starts off with Stuffed Peppadew Peppers and Asian Slaw with crispy chow mein noodles. Then, a delicious grilled steak sandwich on ciabatta bread. For dessert, Sandra's No Bake Fruit and Cheesecake Bars. Plus, the perfect picnic cocktail, Sandra's light and sweet Zen-gria.

  • Sandra Lee samples the flavors of the Far East with irresistible Dim Sum delights. It all starts with sumptuous Steamed Pork Buns with Hoisin Dipping Sauce. Next up is Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce. Then, everyone's favorite, Shrimp Spring Rolls with Apricot Mustard Dip. And Dim Sum is always enjoyed with tea so Sandra Lee makes her Jasmine Delight Bubble Tea. And, of course, an Asian inspired Tablescape that will bring the Far East into your own home.

  • Sandra pops the cork and uses wine in every recipe including creamy Scallop and Mushroom Chowder, Sangria Granita, Champagne Poached Chicken, Marsala Artichokes and a Sweet Rose cocktail.

  • Sandra is throwing a ping-pong party! The menu begins with Savory Cheese Palmiers and a fresh Gold and Green Salad. Sandra will also serve up some Tangy Pork Sandwiches with Spicy Slaw. For dessert, a Chocolate Surprise Cookie recipe from one of our Semi-Homemakers. Cocktail time is kid-friendly when Sandra whips up a sweet Butterbeer!

  • Sandra's got a great spicy south of the border menu that will have your taste buds jumping for joy. With recipes for Balsamic-Chili Melon Salad, Chili Corn Muffins With Chipotle Butter, Tortilla Casserole, Peaches and Cream Skillet Shortcake and a Lush Lagoon Martini.

  • It is all about kids and cool food. Sandra and her nephews create a fun menu that starts with a flavorful Rainbow Chicken Roll. Then, baked Potato Bombs and a tasty Turkey Taco Mac. Plus, an incredible Volcano Cake all kids will love plus Sandras wacky Soda Science Buffet.

  • Sandra has got her three favorite girls with her, for a little party with a gorgeous menu including Arugula Salad With Pears and Gorgonzola, Shrimp in Ginger-Garlic Sauce, Black Bean and Spinach Cous Cous, Black Forest Cupcakes and a Sparkling Shirley mocktail.

  • Sandra is letting her slow cooker do all the work. With recipes for Queso Con Tequila, Mexajita Chicken, a dessert from a Semi-Homemaker's Club member creamy, chocolaty Peanut Butter Pie plus an Absolute Perfection cocktail.

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  • Sandra finds the perfect setting for a picnic the gorgeous Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington State, teeming with local wildlife like Moose and Caribou.

    Her picnic menu starts off with Stuffed Peppadew Peppers and Asian Slaw with crispy chow mein noodles. Then, a delicious grilled steak sandwich on ciabatta bread. For dessert, Sandra's No Bake Fruit and Cheesecake Bars. Plus, the perfect picnic cocktail, Sandra's light and sweet Zen-gria.

  • Sandra Lee is making a light yet luscious dinner that is big on flavor but not on calories! Dinner begins with her creamy Artichoke Soup. Then her Poached Chicken Breast with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Lemony Rice will satisfy the senses but still leave room for her amazing Vanilla Pudding with Raspberry Napoleon. Then she'll make her perfect Pomegranate Smoothie. Finally, a tablescape inspired by a day at the spa...oooh, wouldn't that be nice?

  • Get your kitchen therapy with a menu that brightens even the rainiest of days. Sandra's got a semi-homemade trick that makes her delicious Cream of Asparagus soup easy.

    She'll also take the familiar ingredients of the classic Salad Nicoise and create a Nicoise on a Roll sandwich! It goes perfectly with her Garlic Fries. Plus, Sandra pays tribute to her Grandma Lorraine's Round Cakes. Finally, a toast to a childhood favorite, but this version is for grown-ups only: a PB&J Martini.

About the Host

Known for her trademark Semi-Homemade Cooking style, Sandra helps home cooks save money on Restaurant Remakes and Money-Saving Meals.

About the Show

In an atmosphere as inviting as her recipes, Sandra Lee, author of the best-selling cookbook Semi-Homemade Cooking, shares her techniques for combining fresh ingredients with specially selected store-bought items. The results: mouthwatering meals and desserts, prepared in minutes, that taste like they were made from scratch. Now you can see why consumers, viewers and celebrities from Katie Couric to Nathan Lane have made Sandra Lee one of America's most sought-after culinary experts!

More About Semi-Homemade Cooking

In an atmosphere as inviting as her recipes, Sandra Lee, author of the best-selling cookbook Semi-Homemade Cooking, shares her techniques for combining fresh ingredients with specially selected store-bought items. The results: mouthwatering meals and desserts, prepared in minutes, that taste like they were made from scratch. Now you can see why consumers, viewers and celebrities from Katie Couric to Nathan Lane have made Sandra Lee one of America's most sought-after culinary experts!

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