Sample Sandra Lee’s money-saving meals, sweet treats

Having a holiday party and need some tips for easy entertaining? Don’t worry about food by using these recipes from chef Sandra Lee to help you save time and money.

Slow cooker short ribs
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 3 pounds bone-in beef chuck short ribs
    • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
    • 2 medium carrots, cut into large chunks
    • 2 medium parsnips, cut into large chunks
    • 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, stems and leaves separated
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
    • 1 (12-ounce) dark stout beer, such as Guinness
    • Kosher salt
    • Black pepper

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Mushroom walnut tarts
Servings:

Serves 4, makes 10 tarts

Ingredients

    • 1/2 package piecrust mix
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 medium diced onion
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
    • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
    • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth
    • Kosher salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste

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Beef and mushroom soup
Servings:

Serves 2

Ingredients

    • Leftover drippings from slow cooker short ribs
    • ⅓ cup leftover mushroom and onions from mushroom walnut tarts
    • 1 1/2 cups leftover beef broth from mushroom walnut tarts
    • Leftover rib from slow cooker short ribs meat removed and coarsely chopped

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Ginger spice cake with ginger glaze
Servings:

Serves 8

Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons grated ginger (from about 3 inch piece of ginger)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup applesauce
    • 1/2 cup canola oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

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Tiramisu creme with espresso
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
    • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
    • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup marsala
    • 1/2 cup confectioner
    • 1/2 teapoon vanilla extract
    • 8 lady finger cookies
    • Additional cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for garnish

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Frozen hot cocoa
Servings:

Makes 4 cocktails

Ingredients

    • 4 ounces hot cocoa mix, divided use
    • 3 cups milk
    • 3/4 cup Smirnoff® Vanilla Flavored vodka
    • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows, for garnish

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White chocolate eggnog
Servings:

Makes 8 cocktails

Ingredients

    • 1 quart eggnog
    • 1/2 cup Myers® Platinum White rum
    • 1/2 cup Godiva® White Chocolate liqueur
    • 1 cup whipped topping
    • Grated white chocolate, for garnish
    • Pumpkin pie spice, for garnish

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Angel cakes
Servings:

Makes 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • Cake

    • 1/2 (16-ounce) box angel food cake mix
    • 2/3 cup coconut water
  • Frosting

    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream
    • 1/2 cup coconut flakes, for decorating

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