Sandra Lee

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Five "House-Made" Foods That Nearly Always Suck

    I applaud the back-to-basics ethos that's creeping through American dining recently, where chefs are taking seriously the idea of cooking from ingredients, rather than cooking from prepared foods. It's a sort of anti-Sandra Lee, anti-Semi-Homemade revolution that, in general, is improving American d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Moving To CNN

    Anthony Bourdain has been everywhere, eaten everything, and held various titles of increasing influence, including Executive Chef at a NYC restaurant, best-selling author, Emmy-winning travel show host, and publisher. Now the man who makes news with his exploits and quips (see his comments on the Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    On the Line: Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​With a multitasking nature and the cutest 3-year-old vegetarian for a son, chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales has a great deal to juggle as chef and owner of Nirvana Grille. Fortunately, she found the time to discuss some of her favorite things, like dairy and spike. FYI: She admit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Recipe of the Week: Spicy Pork Tacos

    ​There's just something about the combination of pork and pineapple that goes together. The Hawaiians know it, the Filipinos know it, even chain pizza restaurants know it. What the Mexicans have figured out better than nearly anyone else is that the best partner for fresh, sweet pineapple is not j ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

    Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States

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    May 19, 2011

    OC Fair Entry Signups Due June 1

    ​Does your family always ask you to bring your pound cake to the family gatherings? Are you ready for the coming apocalypse with a pantry full of perfect preserves? Do your friends come to your house instead of going to the local brewery's tasting room? Do you have a gift for tablescapes table dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Five Cookbooks Never to Cook From

    Flickr user mikehollander​It's a good thing for the world that I have such a small living space; if I lived in one of those stately McMansions so common south of here, I could easily fill up an entire extra bedroom with cookbooks and books about food. As it is, I only have two shelves of a standar ... More >>

  • Food

    December 30, 2010

    Grab Bag o' Goodies

    Nine great posts from our Stick a Fork In It blog you might've missed

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Antidote to Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake

    Behold the antidote to Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa Cake. Watch the video above from my favorite YouTube cooking show Cooking With Dog (scratch that, it's my favorite cooking show on any medium) as a Japanese woman creates a Christmas cake from scratch. She even whips the cream by hand. I repeat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The Origin of Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake Revealed

    Flickr user magillicuddy​The worst recipe ever created on the Food Network was the cringe-worthy Kwanzaa cake made by Sandra Lee on her "Semi-Homemade" program. It was so bad we wondered whether it was farce; it appeared to be genuine. It gave rise to questions, though: who created it? Who could b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    On the Line: Britta Kvinge Pulliam

    Photo by Todd Barnes​Orange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    This Week in Food: Rare Ramen, A Reason to Visit Rancho Santa Margarita, And Waiters Trying to Get Laid!

    Flickr user soundfromwayout​Some of the many highlights this week on this infernal blog after the jump, and including more than what the descriptive title promises!

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    For Jerry Brown Haters: At Least We're Not Getting Sandra Lee

    While my home state of New York preps the Executive Mansion for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, I'm wondering what his girlfriend, TV celebu-"cook" Sandra Lee has in store for America from her new bully pulpit?

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Guy Fieri's Latest Show. Yeah.

    ​For those of you who have managed to avoid the Food Network show Diners Drive-in's and Dives, here is the whole premise:Guy Fieri, a 40-year-old self-described "kulinary gangsta," with spiked blond hair and a perpetual sunburn, goes to independently run restaurants in whichever city his rock star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010


    What do you do with leftover chips?What do you do with leftover chips?What do you do with leftover chipsEar-ligh in the morning?Why, you make chilaquiles, of course. This is what to do with those leftovers from the Cinco de Gabacho party, a cheap and cheerful breakfast that will help the ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Five Stress-Free Brunch Dishes for Mother's Day

    Flickr user Librarian AvengerNot pictured: the teeming millions and their screaming children waiting for tables.​What do you get when you take millions of people, a forced and temporary sense of filial piety, and a limited number of restaurants? You get brunch on Mother's Day, and it is not a pret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Five Food Network Shows First In Line For Reanimation

    Believe it or not, children, there was a time when the Food Network actually concentrated on teaching people to cook. The idea of ten hours a day of inane food "battles" was unheard of, Iron Chef still came to us from campy Japan, the appetite suppressant known as Sandra Lee hadn't yet created her f ... More >>

  • Food

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    On the Line: Mark Cleveland of Avanti Cafe

    Cleveland: Ex-cellent!​I'm still mad at Avanti Cafe for stopping their International Tuesdays, so that just means I now try to visit once a week instead of every other day. I usually visit in the evening, when Mark Cleveland relieves his co-owner Tanya Fuqua in a transition as seamless as a Jamaic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    On the Line: Walter Rowin of The Slidebar

    ​For the rock groupie The Slidebar is Jeremy Popoff's restaurant/club/local worship temple for Fullerton's home-grown rock group, Lit.  For the foodie, the place is all about Walter Rowin and his cooking.  He's the man behind the bar's uncommonly good food; mac and cheese better than mom's, stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Garden Grove's Korean District In New Cooking Show on KOCE

    Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.  As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons.  I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>