Semi-Homemade Cooking

Hosted by Sandra Lee
Wednesdays through Fridays 1|12c
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  • Its a semi homemade brunch with cherries in every dish! It all starts with a delightful Cherry Glazed Salmon with Dried Cherry Saffron Rice, then a light Cherry Tomato and Olive Salad. Sandras Very Cherry Almond Muffins will impress, and for dessert super simple Brandied Cherry Crepes. A refreshing Cherries Jubilee cocktail tops it all off.

  • Sandra is having a Patio Party and she's got the perfect menu to complement the festivities. With Spinach and Basil Orzo, crispy Artichoke Focaccini, Lamb and Olive Skewers, Blackberry Cobbler plus a Strawberry Creamsicle Martini.

  • It's a Mexican fiesta Sandy Style with three dishes sure to make any fiesta fabulous. Sandra Lee starts the fiesta with her take on a traditional Mexican dish, Black Bean Sopes. Then her Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos will tantalize the taste buds of even the most traditional taco lover. And for cocktail time, her Acai Margarita will really get your fiesta started! And of course, a festive tablescape that will have everyone talking.

  • Sandra is feeling sassy and she's got a menu to match. With Carnitas, a tangy Cucumber-Tomato Salad, a Triple Lemon Pie plus a frozen Darling Clementine cocktail.    

  • It's a Semi Homemade bridal shower and the menu starts off with Individual Pizzas with Canadian Bacon, Onion and Apple. Then, a Tomato Couscous Salad and a Chopped Chicken Mediterranean Salad. You will fall in love with the Lemon Meringue Tea Cakes from one of our Semi-Homemakers, and Sandra's Startime Dream cocktail is out of this world.

  • Wedding bells are ringing and to celebrate, Sandra is preparing an elegant Semi-Homemade menu. It all starts off with Portobello Crostini followed by delicious Pesto Potato Cakes from a member of the Semi-Homemakers club.

    Next up, a delicate Poached Salmon with Champagne Sauce is perfect, especially when paired with a fresh Arugala and
    Tomato salad. Sandra's No Bake Wedding Cake is super simple, and for cocktail time it's a Passionate Dream cocktail.

  • Sandra's combining fantastic food, a great cocktail and, of course, a stunning tablescape to throw the ultimate birthday bash! On her party menu are Savory Corn Cakes with Tomato Salad, Tricolor Potato Salad, Triple Slider Burgers, and for dessert...fun and delicious Charmed Marshmallow Treats. Throw in a Frozen White Chocolate Marshmallow Shake for cocktail time and you've got the makings of an unforgettable birthday celebration.

  • It's a feast fit for a king! Sandra Lee makes Prime Rib with Au Jus Gravy, heavenly Horseradish Mashed Potatoes with Chive Butter, Buttery Ale Asparagus and, the Crown Jewel of the feast, a divine English Pudding Cake. And, for cocktail time, it's an outrageous Orange Hot Toddy. And of course, a, English-country inspired tablescape.

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  • Its a semi homemade brunch with cherries in every dish! It all starts with a delightful Cherry Glazed Salmon with Dried Cherry Saffron Rice, then a light Cherry Tomato and Olive Salad. Sandras Very Cherry Almond Muffins will impress, and for dessert super simple Brandied Cherry Crepes. A refreshing Cherries Jubilee cocktail tops it all off.

  • Huddle up your family and friends because Sandra's got a great menu and fabulous decorating ideas for throwing a tailgate party that is perfect for any kid's sporting event! Her game day menu includes "Straight Up" Deviled Eggs, Caesar Pasta Salad, Crouton Crusted Chicken Tenders with Orange Barbeque Sauce, Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies and for cocktail time, a fantastic Orange Old Fashioned.

  • Sandra is making some of her family's favorite recipes.  It all starts off with an incredible salad, Mixed Greens with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts.  Then, Sugar Snap Peas with Red Peppers.  Plus, her Aunt Peggy and Uncle Bill's famous Stuffed Cabbage.  For dessert, a new addition to the family, an amazing Rum Cake recipe from a Semi-Homemaker!

  • Sandra's whipping up a golf-themed party with a menu that has a Southern twist. Two semi-homemade sides, Garlicky Green Beans and Peas and Nutty Herbed Rice go great with Sandra's juicy and tender Smokehouse Short Ribs. For dessert, a colorful Raspberry Ripple Cake. Finally, meet us at the 19th hole for two great cocktails: a Southern Driver and Spicy Red Beer.

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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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