At Martha Stewart Living we have more than 20 years of Christmas crafting experience. Here, some of our favorite handmade heirlooms to adorn your tree for countless Christmases to come.
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Add one of these festive cakes to your Christmas menu for a showstopping finale. Choose from gingerbread cake, chocolate cake, cheesecake, and more.
Keeping your home organized eliminates (some) daily stress. With Martha Stewart Living's clip art and templates you will never forget when you threw those peas in the freezer, or send the kids to school with the wrong brown bag lunches.
Here, we offer 8 home organizing tips, all made with our clip-art and templates.
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No-Fail Cookie TechniquesWhether you are an old hand at baking or new to the craft, these tips and suggestions will make all the difference in your success.
Before you beginBefore You Begin
Assemble all the ingredients and tools needed before starting. Read the recipe through to get a sense of the processes and techniques involved. Using an oven thermometer, check your oven's temperature for accuracy.
Baking sheetsBaking Sheets
Have a baking sheet at room temperature before placing dough on it; a warmer pan will melt the dough, causing cookies to run into one another. Run tepid water over the bottom of the baking sheet to cool it between batches of cookies.
Plus: 42 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes
Buy the best ingredients you can afford. The most important ingredient in most cookie recipes is butter. Use fresh, unsalted butter sticks for easy measure. Before you use it, bring butter to room temperature unless the recipe directs otherwise.
Plus: 54 Recipes for Christmas Cookies
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Now that winter is setting in, we find ourselves craving classic cold-weather sips that warm from the inside out. Here, we offer the recipes for some of our favorite cozy cocktails.
Apple-Cinnamon RumApple-Cinnamon Rum
This winter nightcap is garnished with both ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.
This warm and spicy beverage combines apple cider, red wine, maple syrup, fresh oranges and apples, and a sprinkling of whole black peppercorns.
Party guests will want a second helping of this hazelnut-flavored cocktail courtesy of Charles Corpion from the Four Seasons.
This variation on the basic recipe takesRead More »from Cocktail O'Clock: 5 Warming Drinks
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Thanksgiving may be traditionally centered around a turkey, but there's no need for vegetarians to be left out of the feast. These savory and satisfying meatless appetizers, side dishes, and main dishes will delight everyone at the table, vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Streamline your Thanksgiving meal-planning with any of these easy side dishes. We've got you covered with a wide range of recipes for classic- and modern-style holiday sides.
With winter creeping in we're looking for pops of color in the office to distract us from the gloomy outdoors. Even as grown-ups, we want to run to the stationery store for a shiny new batch of school supplies. Trapper Keepers are no longer on our wish lists, but this rainbow of desk accessories is.Read More »from Bright Office Gear We Love
Pops of Color1. Our unofficial staff pen, the Le Pen will inspire you to choose a cool signature hue. $1.75 each
2. This clever clip means no more crawling around in search of stray cords. From $15
3. Giant rubber bands in pretty-enough-to-wear prints hold papers securely in file folders. $8 for 2 rubber bands, $5 for 6 file folders
Plus: Decorating by Color
4. Color-coded notebooks are a multitasking must-have. $5 each
5. Create an artful desktop tableau - and keep supplies organized - with an assortment of mod Kaleido metal trays. From $22
Plus: 5 Ways to Use Color in Your Garden
6. Sometimes it's the little things, like this blue tape dispenser, that brighten your day. $12
7. The Refresh
Zucchini Fritters!We love everything about fritters-they are kid-friendly, easy to make in batches and reheat in the toaster, they've got egg for protein and dairy babies need, and you can pretty much put whatever fruit or veggie you want in them.Read More »from Kid-Friendly Fritters in 2 Simple Steps