October 31, 2014

A Few Tricks and Plenty of Treats

To celebrate the holiday, we've compiled a few of our favorite Halloween clips from "The Martha Show." Be sure to watch them all: candy-wrapper crafts with Rosie O'Donnell, in full costume; Day of the Dead sugar skulls with LL Cool J; ghoulish cocktails with Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men;" Bloody Poison Punch with Bette Midler; glittered bones and bugs with Marcia Gay Harden; crafting mermaid costumes with designer Christian Soriano; and a visit to the lab with Dr. Figgy.

Which is your favorite?

Here are the how-tos for the projects. I hope you have a chance to try one or two tonight!

Candy Wrapper Decoupage
Sugar Skulls
Bloody Scary
Bloody Tooth Cocktail
Glittered Bones
Mermaid Costume

October 30, 2014

Ghoulish Halloween Greeting

Every year we decorate the front gate entrance to the farm for Halloween. This year, I have been traveling a lot and have not had time to do this charming task. I asked my housekeeper, Laura Acuna, to do the honors, and she set up a simple, but frighteningly scary tableau of goblins and ghosts and skeletons. Isn’t it wonderful that my basement houses years of excellent props and decorations, and isn’t it sublime that the garden yields dramatic pumpkins and gourds?



October 29, 2014

"One Pot" Tour Continues!

Our newest book, "One Pot," was published just last month, and I have been doing a series of book signings to promote it. Last Saturday, I was invited by the great dairy store supermarket in Norwalk, Connecticut, Stew Leonard's, to sign under a large tent right in front of the giant store--one of the most innovative and fun stores in the United States. The afternoon was such fun. Old friends showed up, families with babies and children appeared, and we all had a great time on a quintessential  autumn day.  I would like to thank the Leonard family for hosting me that day, and my friends Susan and Allyn Magrino for arranging such a lovely event.  Thanks also to Judy Morris, who sets up my out of office appearances. I hope you enjoy the day as much as I did!


The Leonard family shared these additional photographs with me from the event. Enjoy!