| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:46 PM
A Fourth of July party can be a casual affair. In fact, it's a time to serve a fabulous meal without the fuss of china, elaborate recipes and elegant linens. It's the holiday to bring the fun outside with barbecues, picnics and games.
You can set the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Need last-minute inspiration for your Turkey Day menu? Download the free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline cookbook at Siriusxm.com/Thanksgiving. The collection includes recipes and easy entertaining tips from Martha and other famous foodies.
| Jan 12, 2011
WINDERMERE – It's 65 degrees outside and the propane-burning fireplace is a little too toasty for Martha Stewart, who was in Orlando Tuesday to promote a KB Home's new "net zero" showhome.
Near the family room fire, in the kitchen of Builder...
| Jan 19, 2011
The long, sweet history of the wedding cake is a mix of traditions, dreams and changing tastes. So it's no surprise that cupcakes are playing a major role in the latest version of this multitiered, frosting-swirled world.
Call it Wedding Cake 2.0....
| Jan 19, 2011
Cupcakes are whimsical, easy to serve and may be more cost-effective than the traditional multitiered wedding cake. They can also reflect the bridal couple's personalities and tastes — which is why they're so popular.
"Each tier (of a cupcake...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)
The Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 State Street
| Apr 16, 2012
1 Start smart: Dive into the day with a super healthy, super delicious breakfast. How about the Apple and Cheddar Tartine, a la Real Simple magazine? Split a baguette lengthwise, then crosswise (extra points for whole grain); broil until lightly toasted,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Smoothies are an easy and healthy breakfast option.
Just throw a few ingredients into your blender and in five minutes you're ready to eat.
Just about every fast food restaurant has caught on to the smoothie fad and added them to menus. If you...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Apr 19, 2012
Veteran actress Cybill Shephard makes a return to TV in the Lifetime series "The Client List." She plays Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom.
The show is about a young mom (Jennifer) whose husband walks out on her and she is about to lose the family home. She...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:50 PM
As a child, one of my favorite car games was Herby Derby Slug Bug. Not to toot my own horn, but I was awesome at spotting Beetles from afar. I got a thrill out of turning the tables and slugging my two brothers, who otherwise always ganged up on me. (Ugh,...