Sandra Lee (chef)

Sandra Lee Christiansen (née Waldroop; born July 3, 1966)[1],[2] known professionally as Sandra Lee, is an American television chef and author. She is known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept, which Lee describes as using 70 percent packaged and 30 percent fresh products.[3][4]


  • I know firsthand what a life-changing difference charitable organizations can make, especially to a child, because I was one of those children
  • Some would say I was born into underprivileged circumstances. I think of it as a gift. It made me who I am today, and that is a woman who is committed to working hard, having a clear perspective, putting my family first and giving back.
  • If it were not for the charity of others, I never could have provided for my siblings


  1. Payne, Patti (May 11, 2007). "Food Network star Sandra Lee peeled onions as a youth at the Puyallup Fair". Puget Sound Business Journal. Seattle, WA: American City Business Journals. Archived from the original on August 6, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  2. Sandra Lee Biography: Chef, Writer, Television Personality profile". Archived from the original on July 23, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2015
  3. Sandra Lee: The Woman in White". Vogue. February 22, 2011. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. Bennett, Jessica (April 10, 2020). "Sandra Lee Has Her Own Message for America". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 27, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
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