Food Network star Sandra Lee is known for her holiday decorating skills. But it's clear that she goes over the top when it comes to Christmas - she and her partner Andrew Cuomo, who just so happens to be the Governor of New York, have eight - that's right, eight - Christmas trees in their house in Westchester County, just north of NYC.
"I decorate all of them, and I buy all of the decorations," the Semi-Homemade star confessed to Vanity Fair. "I have spent the last three weeks decorating our house. We have eight trees, we have a gingerbread kitchen. I wasn’t raised with Christmas, so I celebrate it very much now. But, yes, we do the house for holidays, and I have my family coming this Christmas, so it’s a special Christmas for me."
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The 47-year-old admits that she loves an excuse to get in the holiday spirit. On her popular Food Network show, Sandra became famous for her 'tablescapes,' centerpieces that were custom-designed based on the meal and on the occasion. For Halloween episodes, Sandra even cooked in costume!
In her 2007 memoir Made From Scratch, perky blonde Sandra acknowledged that her life hadn't always been so happy. Growing up in a poor family with a mom who was often absent, Sandra learned how to cook while caring for her younger siblings. "I know the difference between having [holidays] and not having them," she said. "It's really easy to figure out why I love what I love."
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