Happy ALMOST Halloween! At Food Network, I am known as the Queen of Halloween. My love for hosting all holidays is deep, but Halloween truly makes my creative juices bubble over the edge of the cauldron. I have a passion for play and fervor for fantasy that push me to pull out all the scary stops this time of year.
Halloween is the one time of year I can be anything I want to be without apology, inhibition or any feelings of foolishness. If you saw my Halloween special on Food Network, “Sandra’s Halloween Wonderland” you already know how much I love to step out of character. Becoming the Hatter was one of my grandest transformations and required tons of preparations, including: a layer of white face paint, dramatic makeup, metallic eye lashes, bushy red eyebrows, fake teeth with a gap in between the front two teeth, blue and green painted nails, an enormous curly strawberry blonde wig, and a bright and colorfully patterned head-to-toe costume complete with glittery green platform Mary Janes and a one foot high top hat. Wow! Check out a few steps in the process to becoming the Hatter.
Despite all the steps in the transformation, I have to say getting into costume was half of the fun. I’d love to see your favorite Halloween costumes too! They always inspire me – send to http://sandralee.com/contact with the subject: tips. I will post all my favorite ones to Facebook and Twitter to help others get into the Halloween spirit too.
Also, start getting excited for this coming Monday, October 29th which marks the start of my Fast Festive Fun with Sandra Lee contest powered by Verizon. Gather your favorite recipes and images in the below categories:
Holiday Confections (Desserts) 10/29 – 11/7
Festive First Bites (Appetizers) 11/12 – 11/20
Hearty Holiday Dinners (Entrees) 11/26 – 12/5
Leftover Lunches 12/10 – 12/19
Visit verizoninsider.com/sandralee on October 29th after 9PM EST to submit your recipe!
I will judge entries based on originality, cost, speed and ease – so make sure to keep the Semi-Homemade and Money Saving Meals principals in mind. Category winners will be announced via Facebook and Twitter and will receive a signed copy of my Semi-Homemade Fast-Fix Family Favorites cookbook. The Final Grand Prize Winner will be announced January 2, 2013 and receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and a Sandra by Sandra Lee 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set. Can’t wait to see to see your festive and fabulous recipes!
Cheers to a happy and healthy home,
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