Posts Tagged: book review

Cooking Barefoot

I rarely buy cookbooks that do not contain the words cookies, cakes or dessert in the title but, while holiday shopping in Marshalls, I was lucky to find two Ina Garten cookbooks, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.  Knowing full well my history of buying cookbooks that remain unopened and collect […]

Come for Coffee…(and some of Martha’s cookies!)

It’s hot outside.  Not sweltering hot but, according to the weather folks, it hasn’t been this hot since the end of April.  My swimming pool beckons me to take my first dip of the season, and I’m tempted to grab a book, go out there, catch some rays and relax.  Would have been a fine […]

Big A’s Book Review: Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

Am I a Martha Stewart fan?  Hard to say. I’ve always admired the fresh, clean look of her decorating and the impressive ways in which she fastidiously organizes her home and all her craft supplies, and I love the ways that she displays her expansive collections of dishes, pottery and linens.  Her bouquets are breathtaking, […]

little a’s Book Review: Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

There is no denying it. I’m a Martha-phile. The Saturday mornings of my adolescence and teenage years were spent watching Martha Stewart Living, basking in the beauty and order she sought to bring into America’s homes. Sure it wasn’t realistic to think anyone had the time to do half of things she did on that […]