About Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart really needs no introduction, though we thought we’d offer a gentle reminder that she’s the author of dozens of best-selling books on cooking, entertaining, homekeeping, gardening, weddings, and decorating, in addition to the host of the Emmy-winning Martha Stewart Show. She’s also the producer of Martha Stewart Living Radio and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which publishes several magazines, including Martha Stewart Living.

Two cordials glasses each filled with Moscato and a grapefruit section, on top are spoons

Grapefruit in Moscato

A drinkable dessert composed of, quite simply, bitter grapefruit segments soused with sweet sparkling wine. Cin cin!

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Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

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Warm Olives

Warm Olives

Simple and impressive and ready in less time than it takes to run and buy marinated olives. That’s what we call honest entertaining.

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A cast-iron skillet with a golden cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

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Lemon Meltaway Cookie

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Lovely and delicate, these shortbread cookies with a lemony lilt have a crunch that gives way to sweet, sweet nothingness.

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Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

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Peach and Creme Fraiche Pie

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

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Pâte Sucrée

Pâte Sucrée

The name of this sweet and sturdy pie crust in French means “so much better than your silly American pastry dough.”

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Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Flaunting an ever-practical, always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this coconut cake glams up holidays, dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.

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Seven-Minute Frosting

Seven-Minute Frosting

Named for the time it takes to be beaten into delicious submission, seven minute frosting is delicate yet sturdy, light as air yet luscious as can be.

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Hazelnut Espresso Cookies

Hazelnut Espresso Cookies

Need an instant something-to-go-with-your-espresso fix? These come together in less than an hour.

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Quick Navy Bean Stew

Quick Navy-Bean Stew

Ready in just half an hour, this simple but not unsophisticated stew brings you all the complexity of one that simmered twice as long. Sorry, Campbell’s.

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