NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bakers, set your ovens to 350 degrees. Sandra Lee, editor-in-chief of Semi-Homemade Magazine, host of the highly-rated Food Network cooking shows, Semi-Homemade Cooking and Money Saving Meals, and the spokesperson for Share Our Strength's largest annual fundraiser, The Great American Bake Sale™ and No Kid Hungry™ campaigns has created a new cookbook, Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, March 29th, $19.95), a tribute to delicious time-saving sweet and savory recipes perfect for bake sales, gift-giving and good, old-fashioned fun. With fifty percent of the future royalties from the book going to support Feeding America®, Share Our Strength®, and No Kid Hungry™, Sandra encourages Americans to host bake sales to help end childhood hunger. Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook will ensure that there's always a reason to say "yes" to baked goods.
In keeping with the theme of Bake Sale Cookbook and Sandra's commitment to providing support to America's food banks, she will be hosting the World's Largest Bake Sale with Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Lidia Bastianich and Rosanna Scotto on March 29, 2011 in historic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York City from 11:30 am - 7:00 pm. The World's Largest Bake Sale, sponsored by the Pyrex® brand, will feature savory and sweet baked goods from 30 of New York's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Sandra's fellow Food Network star, Duff Goldman from "Ace of Cakes" will also be in attendance. This event will be the impetus for ancillary bake sale events happening simultaneously that day by 54 teams across the nation, using Pyrex glass bakeware to bake their goods, and raise funds for local area food banks through Share Our Strength.
An essential cookbook for every home cook, Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook contains 265 gorgeous full-color photos and a dozen chapters filled with 165 blue-ribbon worthy recipes for heavenly cakes, candied confections, decadent brownies & bars and irresistible frozen treats including a winning tasty creation from Marble Slab® ice cream called Memorial Day Madness. Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook features unique packaging ideas to ensure that every delectable treat from White Chocolate Macadamia Cake and creative Cookiescape arrangements to Savory Cheese Palmiers looks as good as they taste and are ready for sale, gift-giving or just pure personal enjoyment.
Count on Sandra Lee to satisfy every need in making sure that your sweet socials or brilliant bake sales are a sensational success. Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook features a list of monthly themes and fundraising ideas for the entire year. This new baking compilation comes complete with a perfect playlist of sweet music to set a festive atmosphere for your bake sale or party. For delicious desserts, savory recipes, perfect packaging ideas, and surround sound for every occasion Sandra Lee Bake Sale Cookbook is a busy baker's dream.
ABOUT SANDRA LEE:
An internationally-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 a New York Times 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 as well as Le Cordon Bleu; 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 works with numerous philanthropic organizations including Feeding America®, Share Our Strength® and UNICEF®. Since 2002, Sandra has released 22 cookbooks as well as a memoir "Made From Scratch." She also hosts Sandra's Money Saving Meals on Food Network. For more information, visit www.SandraLee.com.
ABOUT SHARE OUR STRENGTH:
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, nationally and at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA:
Feeding America® is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. Our network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually. Those member food banks support approximately 61,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need.
ABOUT WORLD KITCHEN, LLC
Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, World Kitchen and its affiliates manufacture and market metal cookware; glass, ceramic and metal bakeware; tabletop products; food and household storage products; cutlery, cutting tools and kitchen tools sold under well-known brand names, including Baker's Secret®, Chicago Cutlery®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, EKCO®, Magnalite®, OLFA®, OLO®, Pyrex®, Revere®, Snapware® and Visions®. The company and its affiliates have major manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and in the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit www.worldkitchen.com
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