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In 1981, in the midst of deadline pressures for her first book, "Entertaining," Martha sent her husband and daughter away for Christmas. "I have never opted to spend a holiday by myself again," she says in this personal look back.
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Come along for a ride down memory lane as Martha fondly recalls her earliest days in the kitchen, making candy, cookies, and more in her Nutley, New Jersey, childhood home.
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