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Raisin Bran Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars


Stir up this batch of hearty, low-fat morning treats. Kissed with brown sugar, they're moist and taste more indulgent than they are.


Elephant Ear Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars


Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.

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Baked Cake Donuts

While cake donuts are traditionally fried, they're just as delicious baked in the oven, with far less cleanup. Toss in powdered sugar or finish with a simple glaze and sprinkles or toasted coconut -- you can't go wrong!

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Apple-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3. 5 stars


This classic, moist Bundt cake will fill your home with the scent of comfort food.


Angel Food Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars


There's a reason angel food cake is a favorite dessert—it's tender, light as air, and tastes, well, divine. What's more, it's virtually fat-free and uses just six ingredients.


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Crunchy Peanut-Butter Cookies

These salty-sweet-crunchy confections make the best snack.

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars


For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Mix-and-Match French Macarons

Mix-and-Match French Macarons

Rating: 3.5 stars


Macarons are light-as-a-feather French cookies that can be assembled using any sweet fillings and bases that you please. Our best, step-by-step recipe for this sophisticated French dessert offers variations for vanilla bean, chocolate, peanut buttter, coconut, raspberry, and pistachio macarons.

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Pink Croquembouche

French for "crunch in the mouth," croquembouche is a tower of cream puffs held together by hot caramel. Martha makes the dessert even more showstopping by turning the pastries pink and filling them with strawberry buttercream.


Chocolate Macaroons

Looking for a sweet dessert to serve for Passover? This recipe for macaroons offers an intense chocolate flavor without ingredients (bread, wheat, oats, barley, spelt or rye) that are avoided during the Jewish holiday.



Rating: 3.5 stars


Making this classic French pastry at home is easier than you think.


Rainbow Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars


This colorful layer cake from "Whisk Kid" blogger Kaitlin Flannery is ideal for a child's birthday party, or any time you want to make a big impression.


Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars


Lemon squares combine the wonderful flavor of freshly squeezed lemon juice with just a few staples such as sugar, flour, eggs, and milk in this simple Lemon Squares dessert. But not only the ingredients are simple—the recipe is too.


Mini Cheesecake Jars

Rating: 3.5 stars


Single-serving cheesecakes made in glass jars are adorable and easy mini alternatives to their full-size cousins. They bake in just half an hour and can be cooked a few days ahead of time.

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We have a ton of baby shower ideas, including how to plan a baby shower, decorations, and baby shower food ideas, to DIY baby shower invitation, eye-catching garlands, and even themed food: “Goldilox” Tea Sandwiches and Humpty Dumpty Custard Cups. We also have ideas for kid-friendly baby showers where soon-to-be big sisters and brothers get to celebrate the little one's arrival, too!

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Martha Stewart | Picantecooking

January 26, 2015

  • # American kitchen
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  • # Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, a Polish-American with her maiden name Kostyra, was born in 1941 to a poor family of Polish migrants with five other children besides her. It was at home that she learned to run a household, cook, sew, and garden.

After graduation, Martha Stewart received a partial scholarship to Barnard College in New York, where she modeled and appeared in television commercials.

In 1961 she married Andy Stewart, whom she later divorced in 1989, keeping his surname. In 1965 their daughter Alexis was born.

Martha Stewart, on her way to success, also worked as a stockbroker and ran a gourmet takeaway store in Westport, USA. She also organized parties and festive events, serving even the then President of the United States, Bill Clinton. In addition, she wrote articles for one of the most famous newspapers, The New York Times, and was the editor of House Beautiful magazine. All this experience helped her to publish her first book "Entertainment", about party planning. After that, there were dozens of books, this woman works so productively!

Organizing parties does not go against cooking, which Martha Stewart has absorbed more than any other occupation and she persistently, for long hours in the kitchen, drills culinary science from books about French and Italian cuisine and practices cooking various recipes, working with perfectionism on the perfect look and feel. taste of cooked dishes. Perfectionism is a dominant trait in Martha Stewart. A trait that undeniably contributed to her success and what made her a terrible employer, as she repeatedly brought employees to tears due to excessive pickiness and total control.

Also, this "female band", a financial genius and just a tireless worker, founded her own magazine "Martha Stewart Living" and the TV show of the same name, which for many years was amused by extreme popularity. It also allowed Martha Stewart to create her signature products, tableware, stationery, furniture and wall paints and sell everything in the KMART chain of stores.

But like almost every successful person, there are darker sides of life in her biography that cause less delight, such as a 5-month prison sentence on charges of insider trading on the stock exchange. Also a divorce from a husband who cheated on Martha Stewart with her own assistant, reproaching that his successful wife never had time for him. A tense relationship with her daughter, who lacked a real mother and suffered under the "ideal housewife on the screen", so much so that she even released a biographical book about the difficult life of the star mother's daughter. All this only shows that everything in life is given at a certain price, rapid rise and fanatical work, although they bring financial and media success, they devastate life in other areas.

For all that, Martha Stewart, a woman with a lot to learn, the main thing is not to forget about life balance.

First of all, this is the desire to do everything better, insatiable energy and hard work, the desire to constantly learn and learn new things, and also not pay attention to what others say about you.

In America itself, people are divided into those who love her and those who hate her, but both of them unequivocally claim that she has a lot to learn, so I want to present you with several of her cookbooks with magnificent, refined recipes and ideas.

Good luck and inspiration!

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Cookbook: Martha's Stewart Cooking School

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Martha's Stewart Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook is full of organized recipes, basic and somewhat advanced, and well-illustrated cooking techniques. Reading and even just looking at the book, you can immediately feel the perfectionism of Martha Stewart in writing books. Everything is clear and understandable. The recipes are mostly classic, but very refined and beautifully illustrated. Just a godsend for beginners and amateurs, but somewhat interesting and unusual for more experienced chefs. The book is currently only available in English, as are most of Martha Stewart's books.

The book Martha Stewart Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for Home Cooks consists of the following sections:

1) Introduction.

2) Basics. The section describes the basic culinary rules, culinary equipment and accessories, herbs and seasonings.

3) Broths and soups. A section with recipes for broths and soups, from chicken soup and cream soups to Japanese miso soups.

4) Eggs. A section on how to boil, fry and even bake eggs and various recipes with them.

5) Meat, fish and poultry. A section on how to bake, pan fry and grill, stew and boil meat, fish and poultry.

6) Vegetables. A section with recipes and methods for cooking vegetables, as well as the basics of salad layout.

7) Pasta. Homemade pasta recipes and recipes with them.

6) Dried legumes and cereals. A section on how to cook dried legumes and cereals.

7) Desserts. A section with recipes and techniques for baking and making desserts.

This is one of those books that has more technical value to the cook than just a recipe database. You want to look into her when you even know how to cook or do something, in the hope: "Maybe she knows the best way?" :-). Everything is very well organized, the tables are thoughtfully drawn, the illustrations are well chosen, which makes the book a valuable, almost encyclopedic source of culinary knowledge.

Some of Martha Stewart's basic cooking rules:

1) Before cooking, re-read the recipe; Knowing what happens and when will help avoid problems at every stage of cooking;

2) Cultivate good habits: keep your work surface clean and ready, put away and put things away while cooking;

3) Don't try to speed things up, especially when you're doing something for the first time. Give yourself plenty of time and avoid quick denouements;

4) Restrain your culinary ambitions, do not cook several dishes at the same time that require a lot of attention and time on the stove, learn to cook something very well and build on it;

5) Take notes when you cook.

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