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Sandra Lee's South Beach Cocktail Party

The famous hostess throws a waterfront cocktail party for some of her biggest fans. Food Network Magazine gets the scoop.

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If it's 5 p.m. and you're at a party with Sandra Lee, it's time for one thing: cocktails. And by all measures, this woman deserves one. In the past four years, she's written 16 cookbooks and a memoir; shot more than 200 episodes of her show Semi-Homemade Cooking; launched her own magazine, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade; and added a second show, Sandra's Money Saving Meals, to her lineup.
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Sandra took a break in early 2009 to throw a party for charity at Miami's Standard Hotel during Food Network's South Beach Food & Wine Festival, where she treated the crowd to a margarita-themed spread.

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Sandra spent hours hanging out with about 400 fans, and didn't go home until every last one of them got an autograph.

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Serve the cheese straws and dip in a shot glass!
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