Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

The Best Holiday Scents

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The sugary scent of grandma’s cookies, the brisk pine needles of evergreens, the toasty scent of crackling wood in the fire—they all make up our favorites. Nothing says Christmas quite like those iconic holiday smells. Being in the city this holiday season has presented some olfactory problems for me. My apartment doesn’t have a fireplace, [...]

Holiday Cookie Swap

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I’ll be home in Missouri for Christmas, but I’m starting my festivities early with some holiday parties in the city. First up, my neighbors are throwing a cookie-swap party! One of the pressures of being a Martha Stewart Living employee is that my friends expect something scrumptious from me. However, I’m embarrassed to admit that baking [...]

A Sweet, Simple Personalized Gift

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I love gifting (and receiving) goodies that have been personalized for the recipient. There’s something so special about a gift that could only go to the person receiving it. Bonus points for the gift-giving high you feel when you find the perfect thing (like when I found my friend with the last name Miller a [...]

9 Holiday Dinner Recipes

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When my colleagues in the test kitchen happened upon my red folder titled “Holiday Recipes” they poked a little good-humored fun (it was the first week of October). Now that December has finally arrived, let’s talk Christmas! Some of my friends think it’s extreme that I plan dinner before I’ve had breakfast, so this is [...]

Happy Fourth of July!

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We hope you’re enjoying the holiday with family and friends. Here’s a fun video of Alisa Toninato‘s all-American state skillets. (Alisa was one of our Honorees in last year’s American Made Awards!) Please enable Javascript to watch this video Alisa Toninato, Made in America. Video by Johnny Miller. Tweet

What Are You Bringing to the BBQ?

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Still trying to decide? Here are a few easy crowd pleasers for any Fourth of July festivity. You really can’t go wrong with Martha’s classic fried chicken. A lighter take on the original—you won’t miss the mayo in this flavorful dijon potato salad. Mixed-bean crudités with cucumber ranch dressing—perfect when temperatures rise. End on a [...]