Sandra Lee | 2010-11-29 09:19:04
When I was growing up, I used to wish for a white Christmas every year. Swirls of falling, fluffy snow complete the perfect picture of Christmas. I remember when it did snow I would help bundle my brothers and sisters and go out and play. Then when it was too cold, I would run inside and stand in front of the large window off the dining room and watch them. Rich, John, and Kimmy never wanted to come back in. That is brings back my personal Christmas memories.
A white Christmas this coming Sunday. My sister Kimber is joining me again for another amazing episode, where we'll show you how to make a Pork Crown Roast with Royal Glaze, Snowy Angel Food Cakes, an impressive White Chocolate Egg Nog and more. Plus, I'm putting together one of my favorite tablescapes to date - a picturesque white and snowy village complete with sugar houses, snowmen and trees. Kick back with a cup of hot chocolate (try the Best Ever Hot Chocolate) and tune in to "Semi-Homemade Cooking" Sunday on Food Network at 11:30 a.m./10:30 CT.
Christmas offers a great opportunity to help those in need and to support philanthropic organizations that you're passionate about. This week, I attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball. Every year, UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) celebrates and honors individuals whose philanthropy have contributed to the organization's mission to save children's lives with the Snowflake Ball, and it is one of my favorite things every year.
UNICEF lights their snowflakes in New York City as a reminder of their ongoing goal to protect vulnerable children around the world. So for this week, whip up a batch of my Gingerbread Snowflakes to light up smiles on the faces of those you love.
Remember to pick up the Christmas special issue of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine as you get ready for December's holiday plans and try to avoid getting too stressed around this time of year. Life can be easier if you remember to keep it smart, keep it simple, and keep it Semi-Homemade!
Cheers to a happy, healthy home,