Throwing an elegant holiday get-together -- whether a sit-down dinner or a cocktail party -- doesn't have to be stressful. Here are a few tips for hosting a wonderful Christmas gathering without breaking a sweat.
By the time of her baby shower, mother-to-be and Martha Stewart Living food editor Elizabeth Colling had already received practical gifts -- burp cloths, onesies, and such -- from her family and friends in California. So her friends in New York, where she now lives, decided that their shower would be all about books for the baby to celebrate the expecting mom's love of literature. Not just any books, but books they had loved when they were little.
Martha shares the details of a special Thanksgiving dinner showcased in “Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations.” The brown dining room at her home in Bedford, New York, was chock-full of turkeys: versions in gold, cranberry, and cornbread, plus the real thing -- a roasted heritage breed, Bourbon Red.