Peggy Kieran

Peggy is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
These easy-to-make ideas and recipes make thoughtful, delicious gifts.
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Sure, it's essential for matzo ball soup, but we also love to use homemade matzo meal for Passover desserts—and it's very easy to make.
There's no better way to close out one year and start another than with a fabulous sweet treat. These celebratory cupcakes, tartlets, and cookies are sure to delight.
This meaty guide covers everything from budget-friendly cuts to luxurious, splurge-worthy choices.
From chocolate layer cake to blueberry crisp, these vegan dessert options are totally delightful.
Keep the festive mood going with these innovative recipes that take your holiday leftovers from boring to brilliant.
From po' boy sandwiches to gumbo and red beans and rice, we're sharing our favorite recipes for Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Some call it liquid gold; we say this one-ingredient wonder is a secret weapon for cooking and baking, and it's the ultimate fall flavor.
Fall is here and farmers' markets are filled with inspiring fruits. We've rounded up our favorite fall desserts, including pies, cakes, tarts, and cookies.
From po' boy sandwiches to gumbo and red beans and rice, we're sharing our favorite recipes for Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Some call it liquid gold; we say this one-ingredient wonder is a secret weapon for cooking and baking, and it's the ultimate fall flavor.
Fall is here and farmers' markets are filled with inspiring fruits. We've rounded up our favorite fall desserts, including pies, cakes, tarts, and cookies.
It's officially fall! We're making dinner with plenty of seasonal produce (cue the butternut squash!) and whipping up soups, burgers, noodle bowls, and our favorite pastas for quick weeknight dinners.
These Halloween appetizers, snacks, cocktails, and main courses will satisfy hungry party guests this October 31st. Our selection of festively scary foods aren't cheesy but they are delicious. Check out these favorite Halloween recipes.
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We're all about embracing summer for as long as possible. Here you'll find light salads alongside grilled chicken, pasta with fresh vegetables, and meat-free dishes. These are family-friendly weeknight dinner recipes that you can get on the table in less than one hour.
Celebrate the season's fresh berries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums with these irresistible desserts.
There's no need to turn on the stove, oven, or even the grill in order to prepare these delicious dishes.
Explore the many ways to prepare this dinnertime favorite on the grill. Our recipes include buttermilk-marinated chicken pieces, whole chickens basted in homemade barbecue sauce, and so much more.
Don't just grill your main courses! Preparing appetizers on the grill helps keep the party outside and simplifies cleanup. Our recipe collection of starters includes grilled shrimp, bruschetta, pancetta-wrapped asparagus, sausages, and more.
Whether you want to get Dad an inspired edible gift (chosen by Martha) or the proper kitchen tool for the job, we've got you covered.
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Finish off your Easter feast with a lightened-up treat starring all kinds of better-for-you ingredients.
These sweet and not-so-sweet treats are easy to bake.
Two wise words from our food editors: spoon and sweep!
Best of all, their favorite recipe just happens to be a one-pot dish.
It's Fat Tuesday! What should you eat for dessert? In honor of Mardi Gras, you need a special New Orleans recipe like bread pudding with whiskey sauce, bananas Foster, or some sugar-coated beignets.
Here's a healthy PSA and time-saving tip.
Get to know the anatomy of your kitchen knives.