Today, it's a celebration of flavors from Louisiana. And talk about easy --Sandra uses her signature shortcuts to make this feast simple to prepare.
She makes Southern Slaw, plus saucy and savory Red Rice. Crispy Catfish with Creole Tartar Sauce is heaven. Then, a creative pizza you will definitely want to try: New Orleans Shrimp Pizza. For cocktail time, try Sandra's Love Potion cocktail.
It's a fiesta! Go south of the border with this Mexican-inspired menu of Spicy Potato Tacos with Yucatan Rice, and a refreshing Jicama Slaw. And no fiesta is complete without a cake, so Sandra is whipping up a Rum Caramel Cake. Then, it s cocktail time with Sandra s Esta Loca Margarita with pomegranate juice.
Lunch or Brunch on a shoestring budget? Sandra helps you solve the puzzle with her money saving menu. It all starts off with moist Zucchini Bran Muffins. For a main course, an inexpensive Ham and Cheese Quiche recipe that s perfect for entertaining. For a light dessert, she s making her Tropical Fruit Parfait garnished with lime yogurt and granola. Finally, to drink, Sandra s spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate is great for brunch or an anytime treat.
Enjoy Sandra's afternoon teatime menu that's beautiful, light, and easy. It starts with a Tuscan Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil that's full of homemade flavor. Then, a sweet and crunchy Cherry Pecan Spread on Corn Muffins. Plus, Smoked Turkey and Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Proscuitto Croutons.
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.
Step back in time for a meal just like Grandma made, but easier! Sandra makes a unique version of chips and dip with creamy Roquefort Cheese Chips, Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy, and, for dessert, a simple Spiced Peach Pie plus Sandra's Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink
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.
Sandra puts together the perfect menu for a romantic dinner in front of a cozy cabin fire. It all starts with wild mushroom toasts. Then, orange glazed duck served with savory cranberry wild rice dressing and spinach sautee. For cocktail time she'll make a warm and toasty apple-cinnamon toddy.
Sandra visits her favorite childhood fair in Puyallup, Wash., just south of Seattle. She's meeting the personalities behind the fair's famous scones, pit BBQ and juicy onion burgers and remaking them, the semi-homemade way. To wash it down, a refreshing taste of the Pacific Northwest, Sandra's Pacific Cider.
Sandra visits her hometown outside of Seattle for a ladies charity luncheon.
First, it's your favorite salad flavors in a dip, Caesar Artichoke Dip. Then Sandra makes a tasty Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. For the main course, it's two great sandwiches that are as pretty as they are delicious: Chicken Caesar Focaccia and a French Brie and Ham Baguette.
Dessert is an easy make-ahead Tiramisu a la Orange and Sandra's Poppy Cocktail goes perfectly with the meal.
Some days just call for comfort food. Sandra's menu includes a quick Cheddar Cheese Baked Potato Soup, savory Smothered Meatloaf, Sautéed Zucchini w/Garlic Herbs. For dessert, Sandra s making a hearty Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding. Plus a Maple Shake.
Sandra sets sail with the perfect menu to wrap up a day on the water. She's cooking dock side and it all starts off with a great combination of flavors in her Strawberry Spinach Salad and a unique BBQ Chicken Pizza made on the grill.
If you like a juicy burger full of flavor, this is the one for you: Sandra's Pineapple Teriyaki Burger.
For dessert, a light and easy Pecan Cinnamon Angel Food Cake. The whole crew will love cocktail time, it's a thirst-quenching Castaway Punch.