Semi-Homemade Cooking

Hosted by Sandra Lee
Wednesdays through Fridays 1|12c
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 visits her alma mater, the University of WI at La Crosse with homecoming tailgate recipes including zesty Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Chipotle Java Rubbed Tenderloin, Chocolate Coconut Almond Cake and a Homecoming Punch.

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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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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