Millions of consumers know Sandra Lee from her Food Network television shows and her best-selling cookbooks. Many know her as CEO of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade®, a multimedia corporation built on offering consumers quick and easy solutions for everyday living.
The true story of how celebrity chef Sandra Lee went from being raised on food stamps to starring in her own TV show, Semi-Homemade Cooking, on the Food Network.
This powerful, emotional, and astonishing story will inspire anyone who has faced adversity to overcome challenges and persevere. Sandra’s candid account of her personal journey offers a rare glimpse into the life of the woman behind the phenomenal success of Semi- Homemade. Smart, witty, and moving, Made From Scratch is an uplifting tale of determination and survival. Sandra is stunningly open about her abusive childhood and the responsibility thrust upon her at an early age to be the caretaker of her family.
Through a series of tragedies and challenges, she painfully discovered that we are all responsible for the choices we make in life. With the guidance of her grandmother, Sandra learned to be a self-sufficient and independent woman. After moving to Wisconsin at15 to live with her father, an unexpected tragedy and the fallout from his mistakes required her to get her own apartment while still in high school. At 21, Sandra moved to Los Angeles, where she found tremendous success, launching her first product line, Kurtain Kraft. Working with the gritty resolve and make-do skills she learned as a child, she became a millionaire by the time she was 25, only to lose her fortune before the age of 30 and have to start all over again. Sandra started Semi-Homemade, smarter and wiser from her past mistakes, and has never looked back.
Now dedicated to helping others through various charities and foundations, Sandra is committed to aiding and inspiring people to reach their dreams. Her unforgettable story will show that if she can do it, you can too. Made From Scratch will make you laugh, cry, think, and embrace the grace and glory in every day. Sometimes feisty but always sincere, Made From Scratch has all of the ingredients that make up the recipe of a courageous life and remarkable success.
Sandra Lee is an internationally-acclaimed Life & Style expert. She has shared her timesaving tips and techniques in countless television appearances, including NBC's Today, Entertainment Tonight, CNN and ABC's The View. She is also lifestyle contributing editor to Parade Magazine and has been featured in Wmagazine, Newsweek, Redbook, Woman's Day, First For Women, Readers Digest and People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue.
Sandra is the founder of The Sharing Tree, a charitable organization that helps feed and clothe families in need. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.