Friday, April 14, 2017

L is for Sandra Lee

I love Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade approach to cooking.  70% store-bought and 30% fresh works for me.  I have a large selection of her magazines in a magazine holder on my bookshelf and several of her books.  Her party and tablescape ideas are wonderful - all the right touches for a perfect celebration, whatever the holiday, season, or festivity.

My current favorite is her Cocktail Time book.  I love that it is separated into the twelve months of the year with festive cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for each month.

Each month's section begins with a teaser word collage, a delicious preview of the cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to come.  February is red and pink, of course, and full of yummy goodness for Valentine's Day.  If you like to entertain, and love planning a celebration that's tailored to a particular holiday or season, you'll love this book!


  1. I used to love watching Sandra Lee on Food Network and really miss her show. I also loved all her Halloween costumes! I'll have to look for her cookbooks at the library! Happy Easter!

  2. I always watched her show too, like her style and semi-homemade works for me too.

  3. I remember watching her when we had cable - she was so fun! It always made me chuckle how she always said, "l'il" instead of little, lol. :D

    I read a year or so ago how she was dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis after her re-marriage. I hope she is well!