| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 AM
October always makes me think of pumpkins. As a kid, I’d make all sorts of pumpkin-themed projects in school and stomp around the neighborhood with a plastic jack-o-lantern to gather Halloween treats. As a grownup, I still get a hankering to do...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, says life growing up with mom was far from idyllic. In a new book, Stewart's daughter details alleged privations and how she was affected by her mother's neuroses for perfection.
| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Martha Stewart’s cooking up some comedy with Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers on “Martha Stewart Presents: Men Who Make Us Laugh” (7 p.m. March 27, Hallmark Channel; *** out of four).
Stewart sits down with O'Brien on the set of...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Dec 16, 2010
The holidays had an accent at our house. My mother, an inspired cook, filtered American tradition through her French sensibility. It's there in the photos of our first few years in the States — a crisp-skinned goose on the Thanksgiving table, and at...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:35 PM
J.C. Penney Co.’s effort to shake up its look isn’t going entirely smoothly – the retailer is being sued for $40 million by lighting design and branding firm Hudson + Broad Inc. over its new Fair and Square icon.
In a complaint filed...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 11:52 AM
J.C. Penney Co. is hoping that its new turnaround strategy makes its most recent quarter – and its $87-million loss – the retail chain’s last dour quarter.
The company, armed with a fresh chief executive and a retooled pricing...
| Jul 17, 2011
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size...
| Dec 23, 2011
The exterior of the Anne Arundel County home of Mark Rucci and his partner, Randall Franklin, provides few clues to the storybook world visitors will find inside. At street level, a Victorian wrought-iron gate stands between two large urns containing...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:49 PM
With the partial exception of Bartletts, great locally grown pears are scarce at farmers markets in Southern California, where warm winters and disease render cultivation problematic. This makes it all the more special that Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow...