- Martha Stewart Living | Decorating Guide | Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:29 AM EST | CommentsWith the addition of a few niceties, your spare bedroom will be as inviting to visitors as a fine hotel room. Set out essentials such as towels and an alarm clock, then provide little luxuries as well: bottles of water, foil-wrapped chocolates, and a few cut blooms in a vase.
Towels with a Special Touch
Keep sets of guest towels together, bound with twill tape or ribbon. When visitors arrive, just transfer a stack from linen closet to guest bedroom.
Chilled Bottle Service
Give your overnight guests the five-star treatment by setting chilled spring water on their nightstand. Choose a vessel, such as a vase or a large julep cup, that is deep enough to accommodate a small bottle and ice. Place a saucer underneath to collect the condensation and protect the surface of the table.
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- Martha Stewart Living | Decorating Guide | Sat, Nov 16, 2013 12:40 PM EST | CommentsIt is the maddening law of the utensil drawer -- the odd thingamajig that you pawed over a million times between last December and last week has gone missing the one day you need it. Which is not to say you can't make biscuits without a biscuit cutter or a turkey without a bulb baster. Instead, try a stand-in.
For trussing drumsticks together so the bird cooks evenly.
Use them to cut a slit in the skin of the turkey neck, so you can tuck in the ends of the drumsticks to hold them in place.
For making perfectly round biscuits.
These will make similar uniform shapes. Dip the rim in flour if the glass sticks to the dough.
For suctioning up drippings and pan juices and basting the turkey as it roasts.
Scoop drippings into a measuring cup, and then pour over the breast.
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