One reader wrote, "Lots of people who don't want to take the time to shred a cup of carrots want to cook a good meal." Kurt Soller, writing for Newsweek, compared Lee's impact upon television cooking with that of Julia Child, noting that although Lee's show "is the furthest from Child's methods", both women "filled a niche that hasn't yet been explored".
Much of the criticism of Lee has coalesced around a recipe for "Kwanzaa Cake" that she demonstrated on a 2003 episode of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee.
the review's author received a response "that was more impassioned than I anticipated", with most readers agreeing with the article.
Home-shopping network QVC hired her as on-air talent; in her first 18 months on the network, Lee sold million worth of products.
By then she had undergone a lumpectomy, and was scheduled to have a double mastectomy later in the week.
Governor Cuomo was to take some personal time to be with her during and after the surgery.
And it looks like they’ll have even more time together.
A couple for over a decade now, Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo may be finally headed down the aisle after some pictures taken in April showed the celebrity chef in a wedding dress!