‘Martha Stewart’s Very Good Things’ Is Packed Full of Useful Life Hacks You Never Realized You Needed to Know [REVIEW]

Martha Stewart knows a good thing when she sees it. (Photo courtesy Martha Stewart/Facebook)

For as long as I can remember, I have loved watching Martha Stewart and reading Martha Stewart Living. And anytime she says, “It’s a good thing,” I pay particular attention, because it means she is showing us a simpler, smarter, more sensible way of doing something. I try to file away these good things for use around my home, to enhance my workspace, or when I plan a gathering for friends. Now more than 500 of those tips and tricks have been compiled into one must-have volume, Martha Stewart’s Very Good Things.

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Bring Order to Your Life, Home and Routines with ‘Martha Stewart’s Organizing’ [REVIEW]

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Put your favorite things on display. Organize your home today! (Photo courtesy Canva)

Are you tired of living in chaos? Would you like to bring more order to your home, job, and family? If you don’t know where to start, America’s favorite homemaker has you covered! In a book filled with fabulous tips to streamline every aspect of your existence, Martha Stewart’s Organizing shows you how to clear the clutter so you can love your life again. Read more of this post

Bake Better Treats with ‘Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection’ [REVIEW]

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Up your cookie baking game with Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook! (Photo by Canva).

Cookies. We all love them—even when we are avoiding them—because who can resist their yummy, crumbly, decadent goodness? It reminds us of the Borg’s trademark tagline in Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Resistance is futile!” So when you’re tired of the fight and want to cheat a little, we have the cookbook for you: Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection. It’s full of delicious recipes and glorious photographs that will have you baking up a batch of deliciousness in no time! Read more of this post

Plum-and-Blackberry Cornmeal-Almond Crumb Bars [RECIPE]

Plum-and-Blackberry Cornmeal-Almond Crumb Bars

These bar cookies are bursting with fruity flavor! (Photo by Lennart Weibull)

We are big fans of using seasonal produce in everything we cook, especially in desserts that call for of lots of succulent fruit. This recipe for plum-and-blackberry cornmeal-almond crumb bars comes from Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook, Cookie Perfection, and eating it is like sinking your teeth into the best parts of summer. To get the right texture for these bad boys, make sure to pick your plums with care. You don’t want ones that are too juicy, so look for those with a low moisture content (such as yellow-fleshed Italian prune plums), and combine them with another stone fruit or berries—like these plump, sweet blackberries. Taste-test your blackberries though. If they’re tart, temper them with an equal amount of blueberries.  —J&H
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Big Almond-Orange Ginger Cookie [RECIPE]

Big Almond-Orange Ginger Cookie

Sometimes all it takes to put a smile on my face is one great big cookie. (Photo by Lennart Weibull)

One of the first things most of us are taught as children is how to share. But who wants to share a delicious cookie? Unless, of course, that cookie is as big as your face! This recipe for a big almond-orange ginger cookie comes from Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook, Cookie Perfection, and it is one for the record books. It pairs big citrusy flavor with a yummy streusel topping in one over-the-top bar cookie that feeds up to ten people. Have fun serving this one at your next family get-together!  —J&H
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