| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Barbara Laken last talked with her 80-year-old mother Saturday evening, when they chatted over the phone about where they would go for Easter brunch and what they would wear.
When Laken arrived at her mother's 17th-floor Gold Coast home the next...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Ellen Slaby has things to do. She is a director of marketing for a publisher, cares for her elderly parents, sits on a charity board and has season tickets for the Red Sox. Yet, she throws several dinner parties each month.
"People are afraid to have a...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:34 AM
My name is Jasmine Wiggins, and I first got the inkling that maybe I was different from the other kids when I was at home watching Martha Stewart in the mornings instead of Power Rangers. Even my mom didn’t quite understand it. I went on to major in...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:52 AM
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| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:40 AM
Find cooking inspiration for the holidays with Martha Stewart and celeb chefs.
Download the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving cookbook packed with tips and recipes to make your holiday feast memorable.
The impressive 73-page "Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes...
| Mar 2, 2011
He has built a 20-foot-tall skyscraper of chocolate in New York, a 22-foot-tall chocolate Christmas tree in Hong Kong and a 1,250-pound chocolate cake on "The Martha Stewart Show."
And now chef Alain Roby's latest foray into extreme sweetness is a life-...
| Oct 11, 2012
Never mind the gruesome Freddy Krueger masks, creepy front lawn "graveyards" and scary-sounding soundtracks.
For many of us, the most frightening specter of Halloween occurs when we have to bring out the knives and deal with the slimy insides of a...
| Mar 11, 2011
Bethenny Frankel has turned her one-time unhealthy obsession with being thin into a multifaceted empire.
Her Skinnygirl brand features supplements and reduced-calorie margaritas. She has cookbooks, exercise videos and soul-baring tomes.
The natural food...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 11:45 AM
As our Jamison Hensley reported, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco married longtime girlfriend Dana Grady over the weekend at a "low-key" ceremony in Philadelphia. We also learned from Jamison that the Flaccos are registered at Macy’s and Crate and...
| Mar 15, 2011
Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen.
But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue?
They're all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki),...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:37 AM
Back when I lived in Chicago's West Lakeview neighborhood, practically in the shadow of the Gothic steeple of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 1429 W. Wellington Ave., it was easy to spot the disconnect between the ever-more-lavish private homes going...