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Sandra Lee hosts Food Network's daytime series "Sandra's Money Saving Meals."

Sandra Lee has a passion for simple solutions that create dramatic results in all areas of home life. She is editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, a popular television host, and an internationally-acclaimed home and food expert who has revolutionized the way people think about homemade. With her trademark 70/30 Semi-Homemade® philosophy, which combines 70% ready-made products with 30% fresh and creative touches, Sandra is recognized as the foremost advocate to over-extended people. She created the platform to continually supply savory tactics that allows anyone to take 100% of the credit for something that looks, feels and tastes as if it were made from scratch.

 

Sandra's philosophy was born out of necessity and the challenges she faced throughout her childhood. The oldest of five children, Sandra was responsible for caring for her four younger siblings and managing the household finances. Forced to live on welfare and food stamps, Sandra quickly learned how to turn budget-friendly packaged foods into delicious and special meals for her family while stretching every dollar. These early experiences laid the foundation for what would eventually become Semi-Homemade®.

In 1989, after attending the University of Wisconsin, Sandra was faced with her own home decorating dilemma: how to decorate her home with style and flair on a limited budget. She invented a quick, easy way to re-create her home from the inside out. Sandra realized that others could use the same solutions. She invented her own line of patented home, garden and craft products and launched her first company, Kurtain Kraft. By 1993, she was taking these products on-air for QVC Shopping Network-USA. They were so successful that she was asked to spearhead and anchor the on-air launch of the craft and home decorating categories for QVC-United Kingdom and QVC-Germany. This success catapulted Sandra to produce one of the first DIY home improvement video series. Released in 1994, her DIY series sold over a million copies. Her innovative product lines covered all home categories and garnered numerous industry awards, including Wallcoverings, Windows & Interior Fashion's Achiever of the Year and Profitable Craft Merchandising's Home Decorating Product of the Year.

Lee then attended the world's leading culinary art institute, Le Cordon Bleu. She learned how to apply her Semi-Homemade® philosophy and savvy shortcuts towards gourmet recipes so that every over-extended homemaker could create and savor delicious dishes at home in less time and at a fraction of the cost. Since then, Sandra has become a New York Times best-selling author and has written sixteen cooking and entertaining books including four published in 2008. She has sold more than 2.3 million books since 2005 and has been awarded the prestigious International French Gourmand Award for Best Easy Cookbook.

Semi-Homemade® moved seamlessly from books to television, radio and the Internet. In 2003, her Food Network television series, "Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee," had one of the highest-rated show launches in network history and remains a consistent top-performing program. In 2008, the show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy and celebrated its fifth year on Food Network and 200th episode. Her personal story was documented by Food Network's "Chefography" in 2007 to rave reviews and high ratings. Her memoir, "Made From Scratch," was published later that year and became a Barnes & Noble best seller soon after its release. Sandra Lee's website, SemiHomemade.com, receives over 55 million hits annually and is home to a popular online club membership of Semi-Homemakers. In February 2009, Sandra launched Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine as another outlet to take the ordinary into extraordinary. Her second Food Network show, "Sandra's Money Saving Meals," premiered in May 2009.

Sandra was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for her involvement with many charitable and philanthropic organizations. Sandra is the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength and its annual "Great American Bake Sale." She is a founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and has served on the board of trustees for Project Angel Food. Sandra is a generous supporter of God's Love We Deliver and the Central Park Conservancy, and she was the celebrity chef for DineOut LA in 2008 and GoEat LA in 2009, raising funds for Aid for AIDS. She is also a participant in Harvard Business School's annual Woman's Entrepreneurships Conference.

Sandra's passion and enthusiasm is contagious, and her attainable, couture-styled culinary approach allows her the privilege of being a frequent guest expert for many national TV shows including "Good Morning America," "Weekend Today," Fox News Channel, "The View," "Ellen," and "Tyra" among others. She is a bankable personality appearing as the cover celebrity on many national magazines including Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, TV Guide and Family Circle.



SANDRA LEE: FACTS

How old is Sandra Lee? Find out here.

Age: 48 years old
Birthday: July 3, 1966
Full Name / Real Name: Sandra Lee Christiansen
Birthplace: Sumner, WA
Husband: Bruce Karatz





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luvsavingmoney says:
i would love to have sandra lee money saving meals on the air again.loved them,so did my family when will this show be back
sieanna says:
At the age of 44 Sandra Lee should know better than to go into a Catohlic Church and disrespect the Body and Blood of Christ by partaking of it when in Mortal Sin. Clean up you life Sandra!
jim says:
is she married now
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