NEW YORK – March 3, 2009 – Production begins this week on Sandra’s Money Saving Meals, Food Network’s new daytime cooking series hosted by Sandra Lee (Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee), which premieres May 10th at 12pm ET/PT. Sandra whips up delicious recipes perfect for every day of the week, all based on her “triple A factor” of accessible, aspirational and affordable. To maximize cost-saving success, she shares unique ideas for savvy supermarket shopping and proper pantry stocking while highlighting each meal’s unbeatable cost per serving. Sandra then prepares clever leftover dishes from each episode called “Round 2 Recipes” – one in the show and another on FoodNetwork.com (www.foodnetwork.com). Renowned for her trademark 70/30 Semi-Homemade cooking style, Sandra makes saving money a breeze for culinary experts and cooking novices alike.
“At this critical economic time, Sandra comes to the rescue by providing our viewers with creative ways to save money and time while cooking great meals at home,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. “We appreciate the dedicated passion and in-depth knowledge Sandra brings to this topic, and we look forward to launching this new endeavor with her.”
Acclaimed home and food expert Sandra Lee has revolutionized the term “homemade” as a popular Food Network host, editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, and best-selling author. Sandra’s trademark 70/30 Semi-Homemade philosophy translated to television with Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and to the Internet with SemiHomemade.com. Sandra attended University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, launched several lines of home, garden, and craft products including Kurtain Kraft, worked with QVC, and produced a successful DIY home improvement series. With a commitment to service and charity, Sandra participates in numerous philanthropic organizations including Share Our Strength and God’s Love We Deliver. Since 2002, Sandra has written 16 cookbooks as well as a memoir titled, “Made From Scratch.”