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Made from Scratch: A Memoir    by Sandra Lee order for
Made from Scratch
by Sandra Lee
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Meredith, 2007 (2007)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Sandra Lee has become a very recognizable face with her Semi-Homemade Cooking show on the TV Food Network. No one would believe the background she came from, as they watch the beautiful blonde cook work her magic with an easy touch and wonderful smile. She has made using 70% prepared foods with 30% fresh more than acceptable to the modern home cook.

Lee was born to irresponsible parents who dropped her off - along with her younger sister - for her father's mother to raise. Things were seldom easy, but she and her grandmother dearly loved each other and made the arrangement work. When her mother reappeared on the scene, Sandra and her sister had to leave the security and love their grandmother provided to live with a growing family and a questionable future.

Her grandmother's training kept Sandra on the right path and she managed, with grit and determination, to create a thriving business that went worldwide. How she did it is an inspiration to anyone who might assume they don't stand a chance. Sandra Lee is proof that if you believe in yourself and are willing to work long and hard, you too can be a success. Her sense of family is deep and has proved to be a great source of strength to her.

Made from Scratch is a very inspiring story. It's not great literature but has a simple heartfelt style that will catch you from the first page.

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