I have always had love/hate thing for Martha Stewart. I admire her entrepreneurial skills and the way she has somehow managed to take over the food/crafting/wedding/interior decorating/cooking/television world. I strongly dislike the fact that she honestly thinks the average person can make a three course meal on a hectic Tuesday night or creating designs out of hollowed out ostrich eggs.
But I decided to give ole’ Martha a chance and feature Martha Stewart Living as November’s magazine of the month. While some of the recipes, projects, and gardening (especially gardening) are out of my element (and probably yours too), there are a number of things in all of these areas in the Martha Stewart Living Magazine that are easy that I’m sure WE all can handle!
Below is the review of Martha Stewart Living:
Every single recipe in this magazine has a color photo to accompany it. Some even have step-by-step photos.
Prep Time, Cooking Time, and Number of Servings listed: No
All recipes have ‘Active Time’ and ‘Total Time’ as well as servings listed. While the exact cooking and prep time is not listed you can figure it out by the information provided.
Clear, easy to follow directions and ease of preparation: medium
Like I said some of these recipes are a bit more difficult. On these recipes the directions seem a bit long. Like I mentioned above, the recipes that include step-by-step photos are very helpful, but are not included on all recipes, just 2 or 3 per issue.
Variety of recipes: yes
There are tons and tons of recipes in Martha Stewart Living. From your standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner to fun holiday foods!
Easily available ingredients and budget friendly: medium
Since some of the recipes are more on the ‘gormet’ side, some of the ingredients can be harder to find or more expensive.
I love that this magazine covers a variety of subject areas not just food. On the food/cooking side of things, the step-by-step photos are a great bonus, as well as the monthly detectable recipe cards (for select recipes), and the useful kitchen/cooking tips.
Cost: $4.99 per issue or $15.00-28.00 for one year subscription (12 issues)
So in case you missed them, here are the recipes I featured: