This sassy duo started a small meal-delivery company in 2006 and have since grown their business to include cookbooks, magazine contributions, recipe creation,speaking engagements, in-home classes, national media appearances, a web series and more!
Retro-chic entertainers and champions of the great American casserole, the Casserole Queens invite you into their kitchen to share recipes that help bring families and friends back around the dinner table. Learn more about their New York Times bestselling debut and their new release, The Casserole Queens Make-a-Meal Cookbook, hitting stands around the country August 2013.
The Queens are currently on tour! Check out the book tour page to see when they’ll be cooking up some excitement in a town near you!
The clock is ticking. Dinner is approaching. Stomachs are growling. Guess who’s not freaking out? YOU! Why? We’ve got you covered. These tried-and-true recipes run the gamut from casseroles to canapés so that there is always something for everyone. Browse some of our favorites from Woman’s Day Magazine, our HUNGRY webisodes, and our blog & books. More >
The Casserole Queens offer full-service recipe creation and testing, as well as recipe writing. Combining the technical expertise of Chef Sandy’s culinary skills and Crystal’s marketing smarts and at-home sensibilities—the Casserole Queens make the perfect team for testing your recipes. More >
Speaking, demos, and classes
“We have worked with a large number of celebrity chefs. Hands down The Casserole Queens were the best to work with. They are not only great at food preparation and presentation but their people skills are second to none! They treat everyone like they are good friends. I would highly recommend these young ladies for any event!”
—John Walden, TLConcepts LLC
Did you read that quote? He said young ladies! But we digress...
Part kitsch, part dish, all apron. Meet the Casserole Queens, Sandy Pollock and Crystal Cook. New York Times best-selling authors Sandy and Crystal have taken their fresh-from-scratch meals from their home in Austin, Texas to the stages of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, the TODAY show, QVC and more. In between speaking engagements, book signings and cooking demonstrations, they’re also earning a whole new legion of fans as monthly contributors to Woman’s Day Magazine and as the stars of their own web series on the YouTube food channel, HUNGRY.
What’s a kitchen without a Queen? Well it's like a day without sunshine! Click here to read about how we got started.
In the news!
From the TODAY show studios in Rockefeller Center to the airwaves of SiriusXM—you never know where these Queens may make a royal appearance!
October 2, 2013
Use Cheddar to Turn Tater Tots into a Real Meal @ Oprah.com
"Witness their Tater Tot Casserole, which uses just six ingredients (plus salt and pepper). It's a delicious combination of ground beef, mushrooms and tots, laced with shreds of sharp cheddar cheese."
September 30, 2013
The Chicken Casserole That Could Start a Serious Debate @ Oprah.com
"The Casserole Queens know one surefire way to get people to try a potluck dish: claim that it's the 'world's greatest'—mac 'n' cheese, potato salad, baked beans or, in this case, chicken pot pie."
September 23, 2013
A Mac 'n' Cheese with Some Heft (and Pep) @ Oprah.com
"This version of the traditional pasta-and-cheese casserole includes colorful and good-for-you broccoli florets and sun-dried tomatoes; a rich medley of cheddar, Gruyère and Gouda; and just a touch of cayenne. The grown-up additions turn a simple comfort food into a gourmet delight."
September 6, 2013
Recipe: Ravioli Lasagna @ USA Weekend
"You can pick your whole meal out of this book, Cook says: 'The Ravioli Lasagna is the ultimate convenience food — plus, who doesn’t love a pile of cheesy pasta?'"
August 30, 2013
Make-Ahead Meals from the Casserole Queens' New Cookbook @ Epicurious
"Even if you're not a busy family in search of the next one-dish-wonder, the fabulous mid-century crockery and serving pieces pictured in this cookbook's photos are reason enough to drool."
August 24, 2013
Review: The Casserole Queens Make-a-Meal Cookbook @ Huppie Mama
"Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock share delicious, homestyle recipes that can be quickly prepared and placed in the oven to cook."
August 22, 2013
The Casserole Queens Release Their New Book and Share Their Tater Tot Casserole Recipe @ Parents
"The Casserole Queens have taken over my blog! Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock tell you all about their new cookbook, getting kids to eat casseroles and even give you a super-easy and delicious recipe involving tater tots."
August 19, 2013
Casserole Queens’ second book goes beyond the Pyrex @ Austin-American Statesman
"Like the Queens’ first book, this one is packed with personality, and they’ve added even more recipes and tips with gluten-free, vegetarian and diabetic cooks and eaters in mind."
August 16, 2013
Face Time: The Casserole Queens @ Washington Post Express
Holly Simmons of The Washington Post Express interviews Crystal and Sandy.
Get in touch!
To contact Crystal and Sandy directly, please send email to [email protected] or call 512.200.3805
Contact Antranig Balian at Mortar Media.
Contact Anna Mintz at Random House.
If you’d like Crystal and Sandy to visit or speak at your event, please get in touch with us at [email protected].
Please direct all Casserole Queen press inquiries to [email protected].
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