Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$5.19
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very little wear, cover is clean, (may have sticker), pages are nice and clean. Super fast shipping plus a hassle free return policy means that your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! Ships direct from Amazon.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals Paperback – November 7, 2006

4.2 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$1.09 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sandra Lee is an internationally acclaimed Lifestylist(r) and New York Times bestselling author. She is the premiere authority of Semi-Homemade(r) cooking—a quick and easy method of food preparation where nothing is made from scratch, but everything tastes homemade. Her cooking approach, savvy short-cuts and food and style ideas are a hit on Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, one of Food Network's hottest cooking shows. Sandra has also been featured on The View, Today, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, CNN, Fox News Live, Good Day Live. She has also appeared in numerous publications across the country including, People, TIME, Newsweek, W Magazine, Brandweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Gourmet, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, Lifetime Magazine, Good Housekeeping and more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Meredith Books; 1 edition (November 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0696232634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0696232633
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Like I said in my review for her slow cooker book, I love these books.

I do substitute a lot of pre-packaged items with fresh items, but I love the recipes more than I do that they are fast and easy. I just love how they are put together and that they taste great. And just because I choose to cook my own sweet potatoes rather than buy canned, or that I shred my own cheese, etc, doesn't mean that there aren't times I don't take advantage of the convience foods on the market today. There are times I don't want to cook but still have a family to feed anyway.

We can easily sub fresh ingredients over pre-packaged if that is a concern, but the recipes are great, the photos even better and the lay out is as good as it gets.

I will forever buy her books as long as the quality doesn't change.
Comment 62 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was shopping with my kids in the store today and picked up this book for a quick dinner idea. It took less than a few minutes to see this is the type of cookbook I've been looking for. I'm in nooooo way a skilled cook, but I'm at the age where I'm completely worn out on cooking and eating basic meat and potato meals that I grew up on. I want something different and tasty but easily managable to cook.

This book seems to be the answer. Both my wife and I work consantly and have kids to raise, so a 20-30 minute meal is a practical approach to better cooking.

My first first tasty dish I cooked this evening was Sandra's "Carribbean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili." It both looks great and tastes delicious. And yes, it took about 20 minutes to prepare. In fact, it took longer to find the ingredients in the store than it did to actually cook it. It was a delicious alternative to the standard chili I've been making for years. I would have never thought to make chili with a can of sweet potatoes, mango nectar juice, and bleak peas! Served and eaten along side a pan of hot cornbread, it made a great first meal from this book.

Now my kids weren't too crazy about it, but my 9 year-old daughter did picked up the book and point out meals she wanted to try.

Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals is well designed, easy to follow cookbook for non-cooking people like myself.
Comment 51 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've tried just a couple of receipes so far and they have been awesome. If you like salmon, try the broiled salmon with pesto mayonaise, delicious. Another good one is the tortilla soup. They have all been easy to make and really do only take 20 minutes to prepare and eat. I can't wait to try more.
Comment 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was going to the grocery store to find something special for Easter dinner for my husband and I, something like a roast or another expensive piece of meat. First I stopped at the bookstore at the Mall, that's where I spotted Semi-Homemade 20 Minute Meals. I love Sandra on the Food Network so I bought the book. I looked through it for ideas for my Easter meal. Even though we have chicken quite often, I thought Kahlua Jerk Chicken sounded special. Then when it suggested Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes I knew it would be for us. It was so simple to make and was extra special for our Easter meal. The suggested buttered rice went perfect with it. Now we will be having Triple Chocolate Double Strawberry Sundae Sandwiches for dessert tonight. How easy! I love how the book suggests the side dish to go with the main course. That is always my dilemma, what goes with what? This is a great book and I will buy more.
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There's work ... and kids' activities ...and everything else you try to squeeze into your day ... who has time to make dinner?!? I think we all have 20 minutes ... and I thank Sandra Lee for giving us the book to make it all possible!!! After years of bagels and soup ... my kids are just loving this new experience called 'dinner' ... and so am I!!!
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
If you're a cook dedicated to the idea of homemade fare who wants to produce dishes nearly from scratch in half the time, Sandra Lee's 'Semi-Homemade' is for you. Here are 20-minute meals which blend 70% ready-made foods with 30% fresh ingredients for the best of both worlds, with dishes a Creamy Succotash using frozen veggies and a white sauce mix to a unique Kahlua Jerk Chicken blending peanut butter with a jerk marinade and Poached Sole with Champaign Sauce. All are outstanding, easily-made dishes which feature the look of homemade and the convenience of pre-made ingredients.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
....okay, well at least the best one I've ever encountered. Anybody can put out a cook book with complicated recipes that take hours of prep-work to create great tasting dishes. It's actually harder to create a cook book filled with simple yet delicious recipes. I've got a couple Rachael Ray books that attempt the same and I just think there are more home-runs in this book than Rachael's.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very good cookbook. Easy to follow recipes and many that I am going to make. Also gave brand
names of products she used. Some products, of course, are not available in our area, but does give an
idea of what to look for. Photos of the finished recipe so you can tell how it should turn out which are well
done. All in all a great go to cookbook.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews