Classic Martha Ideas
Frost a Layer Cake
While she wasn't the first to frost a cake, she taught everyone how to finish a cake like a professional baker.
Brick Pressed Sandwich
Martha was always apt to share a delicious idea and recipe -- no matter what country it was from. Here, she shares the technique for an Italian pressed sandwich or panini.
Tomato Paste Saver
Never a fan of waste, Martha always had ideas to save time and ingredients. Here a way to conserve tomato paste.
Slicing Bacon Strips
Martha could always be counted on to provide an easier solution to a common kitchen frustration.
Martha's Meyer Lemon Anniversary Cake
Prior to her television show and magazine, most people had never heard of or seen a Meyer Lemon (the fruit's richer, sweeter cousin). Here she celebrates the Meyer with an impressive anniversary cake
Scented Geranium Pound Cake
Adding a simple edible flower to a classic recipe elevates its taste and its beauty.
Less Mess Bacon
This spatter-free technique puts the "bake" back in bacon
Martha's Stain Chart
This handy stain guide is still asked for time and time again.
Leave it to Martha to share a clean, natural solution for polishing silver.
Unsticking a Drawer
Given her love of antiques, it is no surprise Martha shared this idea for stubborn piece of older furniture.
An old, wooden bureau can be a cherished piece, but after many years of service, its drawers may not open and close with the same ease they once did. Give them a helping hand: Rub the undersides with a wax candle, and they will slide open like new.
Cleaning Votive Holders
Another quick, mess-free solution -- this one for your home candles.
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
Martha's foolproof technique for folding a fitted sheet has made linen closets more organized the world over.
Removing Red Wine
A classic Martha solution to a classic dilemma.
Ribbon Bulletin Board
Another classic example of taking the utilitarian to beautiful heights.