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A Japanese Food Expert Gives the Test Kitchen Dinner Inspiration

A visit from renowned cookbook author Nancy Singleton Hachisu.<p><i>Find out what's been happening in the world of 42 Burners, aka our test kitchen, with our weekly series.</i><p>The food editors were excited to welcome Nancy Singleton Hachisu in the test kitchen this week, especially Lauryn, who loves cooking …

Japanese Food

Martha Stewart Cricut® Paper Butterfly Lantern

Let the party take flight with these decorative lanterns—they're adorned with dozens of pretty paper butterflies, and made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Crafting

Themed Baby Onesie

Here's an adorable baby shower gift for the mom-to-be: an iron-on onesie depicting a smiley black cat, custom-made using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Baby Showers

Martha Stewart Cricut® Kitten Sneakers

Kick around in this pawsitively purrfect pair of cat shoes, custom-made using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Kittens

Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding Flowers Were Turned Into Bouquets for Hospice Patients

The salvaged flowers brought lots of joy to their new home.<p>Harry and Meghan’s flowers carried special significance even before they were donated after this week’s nuptials. Among the different kinds of plants were white garden roses, beloved by the late Princess Diana. (Meghan’s wedding bouquet …

Royal Weddings

A Quick and Easy Tofu Dinner That Actually Tastes Good

This vegan meal takes just 30 minutes.<p>Tofu and I have come a long way—it was not on my mom’s radar when I was growing up. I first sampled it at a hippie vegetarian spot during college, and as much as I wanted to love this inexpensive, plant-based protein, I just couldn’t get with the flavor, or …

Tofu

Thai Cucumber Salad

The vegetables in this crunchy, satisfying salad can be tossed together with the tangy rice vinegar dressing a week in advance, leaving nothing more to do before serving than to scatter roasted peanuts and fresh herbs over the top.

Cucumber

A Simple Guide to Whiskey Video

Whiskey

Instant Pot Carnitas

It's all about bold flavor for minimal effort in this shredded pork dish. Toss the meat with a handful of pantry staples -- chipotles in adobo, oregano, cumin, and cayenne -- plus citrus and aromatics in the multicooker, and you'll have a delicious taco filling ready in under an hour.

Cooking

Soba-Noodle Bowl with Tofu

Everyone will adore the combination of cold soba noodles, gingery asparagus, and luscious steamed tofu in this quick and easy dinner that's vegan to boot.

Tofu

Embellished Wreath Cookies

A buttery classic, sugar cookies make a delicious treat anytime. Here, Martha heightens them to special-occasion status with a simple glaze and a fanciful combination of candied flowers, crystallized ginger, and chopped pistachios.

Cookies

Vanilla-and-Chocolate Shortbread Swirls

Two flavors of dough are formed into a single log, then sliced and baked in these tree ring-like cookies. Martha gilds the lily with milk chocolate "bark" and pistachio "moss" for a unique faux-bois effect.

Dessert

This Week Make a Shrimp Salad, Cook a Thai Stir Fry, and Have Eggs for Dinner

We've got some really fast, flavorful meals.<p><i>It’s that time again; you’re thinking about dinner and what to cook. So here’s our weekly list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that. We’ll suggest what you can do</i> …

Cooking

Martha Stewart Cricut® Butterfly Drink Stirrers

Cheers! Bedazzle any drink with these glittered drink stirrers, made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

DIY

Martha Stewart Cricut® Scalloped Popcorn Boxes

Party guests will love snacking out of these pretty treat boxes, made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Popcorn

Martha Stewart's Etched and Stenciled Glass Hurricanes

There are two techniques that make this décor project easy—etching and stenciling. Master them both to make the perfect centerpiece.

Here's How You Can Personally Congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Their Wedding

Your note will be personally delivered to Kensington Palace.<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not want physical wedding presents from adoring fans (charitable donations only!), but they never said anything about cards. If you're interested in sending the royal couple a handwritten note expressing …

Prince Harry

Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

Transform the childhood favorite into a festive red, white, and blue ice-cream sandwich for Independence Day. Amp up homemade cereal-and-marshmallow squares with freeze-dried raspberries and blueberries, then layer with vanilla ice cream.

Ice Cream

Kids' Art Book

Especially when gifted to Mom and Dad, this keepsake booklet is bound to delight.

Kids

Could Microplastics Be Hiding In Your Beer?

Did you need another reason to reduce your use of plastics?<p>What's that in your beer? Actually you can't see it but there could be microplastics in your beer as well as in sea salt and even tap water. A recent study reports that beer is one of the latest victims of microplastic contamination. The …

Pollution

This Is the Test Kitchen’s Drink of Summer 2018

Each sip of this shaken piña colada will transport you to paradise.<p><i>Find out what's been happening in the world of 42 Burners, aka our test kitchen, with our weekly series.</i><p>Is there a drink more synonymous with summer than a piña colada? One of the most popular rum cocktails of all time, the tiki …

Puerto Rico

A Right Regal Brunch: Our Royal Wedding Viewing Party Menu

Just right for watching Meghan and Harry walk down the aisle.<p>Just in time for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, here's our early morning menu for your watch party. While for the Brits the ceremony starts at noon, stateside it will require an early wake-up call. Whether …

Royal Weddings

Change the Day: Clean Oceans

Our oceans cover nearly three quarters of the planet, and they’re getting hit hard these days—with everything from warming temperatures to rising tides to a deluge of pollution. Here, advocates, educators, and scientists share easy ways to help clean and protect our waters year-round.<p>Wrapping your …

Water

Martha Stewart's Cricut® Daisy Border Dish Towel

Add some floral flair to your kitchen space with a daisy border dish towel, made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Gardening

Martha Stewart Cricut® Pineapple Gift Tags

Looking for a sweet way to send off guests with a party favor bag? These tropical gift tags are made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Pineapple

Martha Stewart Cricut® Pineapple Party Favor Bag

Perfect for luaus, pool parties, and summer soirées—take your guests to the tropics with these themed favors, made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Pineapple

The Art of Raising Creative Kids

11 creative moms share their tips.<p>When it comes to life skills, there are few things as valuable as creativity. Studies have shown that engaging in creative activities can lower stress levels, boost critical thinking skills, and improve your mood. Sometimes, a creative mind pays off quite …

Creativity

Martha Stewart Cricut® Pineapple Party Garland

Hosting a summery tropical fête? This hanging decoration is made easy using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

Pineapple

Pan-Seared Strip Steak with Mustard Cream Sauce

Vermouth is used to deglaze the skillet the steak is cooked in, then enriched with cream to make an addictive pan sauce. A spoonful of Dijon mustard adds a subtle kick.

Cooking

Here's What You May Soon Find Missing From Your Hotel Room

It's for an eco-friendly reason.<p>It could soon be the end for tiny hotel shampoo bottles.<p>Both InterContinental Hotels and Marriott International have begun replacing signature tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body gel with large bottles with pumps attached to the wall.<p>The hotels argue that …

Hospitality