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post #61 of 79
I agree with you Wendy, Christmas issue are not what they use to be. I remember one year Gourmet had this whole section on home made chocolate. What a great issue that was. it's been downhill ever since.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #62 of 79
Talk about when recipes bomb, I've had some really bad ones from Good Housekeepings cookie issues! DRY and TASTELESS....and they use one recipe throughout the whole magazine then roll it or shape it twenty ways and no one will notice...........? Then I continued buying it for the decorating ideas, but they dryed up too. I think all the stylists are working for Martha, ha!

I can't say that I've had much luck with Betty Crockers' newer books either. I have a couple of them but I've only hit a few that were repeatable and just passing....

Then I have several cookbooks from Maida Heatters but I haven't found one recipe from her that's become a regular for me. She lures me in, then every time I open one of her books I think "o.k. this one is going to be great" but then it's like a joke I don't get....or a big tease, I'm waiting for my pay off for buying so many of her books.
"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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post #63 of 79
Nobody in television memorizes their info. They read from teleprompters.
post #64 of 79
One of the best way to gather new ideas is to have a contest and/or a website. Add a note that everything you enter on the said website and/or contest becomes your propriety and you've got an endless supply of ideas and recipes.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #65 of 79
i am rotflmao!!!!!!!!!

this is a great discussion~

my mother tested sweet potatoe chips in her temp basment apartment for martha. martha is everyman, meaning she has everyone do the work and she reports on it.

big smiles, wish i had her drive! :rolleyes:
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


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bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


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post #66 of 79
At least Martha has a sense of humor about all of this. Saw one of her specials where she did a parody of herself with the comic from SNL who parodies her.

My friend hates Martha because she doesn't clean up her own dog poop. Friend says that if you are going to have a dog, you should clean up your dog's poop yourself. Odd argument, but dear friend.

Another friend complains that you never hear about any Martha Stewart charities. So I have been paying attention, and it's true I haven't heard of any. Does anyone else know of any?
post #67 of 79
nancya,
i don't know who the **** is martha but you- you made me laugh!!! thanks. :D
post #68 of 79
Oh my Gosh, are you kidding, MARTHA STEWART! I see your posting from Israel, keep quite unless you want your country over run by fleaing housewifes from the States.

Martha Stewart.....she makes many housewives cringe in anger. She has a t.v. show, magazine, catalog, radio spots, makes guest appearances everywhere, endorsments with other companies....her company just went public on the stock market. She's everywhere we look in the US, all over the media and product lines in stores. Looking down her nose (some people percieve) telling women how to make everything better (from scratch). You have to look at her web site, Martha Stewart.com (actually you might fall in love with it, I have) she makes everything and sells you everything to make everything. :eek:

Your either a "Martha want to be" or a "Martha basher" depending on how you percieve her attitute.
"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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post #69 of 79
hi,
thank you for enlightening my eyes...from what i read here it seems that the lady does give recipes but how should i say - recipes that if u try them u don't success-so i say don't give unless they are really the correct ones. if there is something that i hate is getting -should i put it this way-an "uncomplete recipe" that goes directly to the garbage.if u don't want to give a recipe-fine! but if u give - give it rightly!
wooowww... hope u got the point.. sorry for the poor spelling.. let see u write in hebrew... ;)
post #70 of 79
wow, martha sounds cool, just the person i need to talk to,how do i contact her?.

I want to make a cyborg using:
a large plastic garbage bin
a box of old broken prosthetic limbs
a roll of caterers aluminium foil
and a visit to radio shack

and is this possible?
"Nothing quite like the feeling of something newl"
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"Nothing quite like the feeling of something newl"
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post #71 of 79
Hi Nick.Shu,

Your interest in Martha is laudable!

You can reach Martha with a specific question at:

marthabymail@customersvc.com

If she can make water and dirt, I don't see why she couldn't make a cyborg easily!!! Let's face it, she probably has all the proper tools and parts to sell you for your project. And everything will be delivered right to your door! :D

[ September 05, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #72 of 79
Ooooooooh! Kimmie! You are a HOOT!!!

I didn't know that old Martha could make water and dirt. My respect for her has increased immeasureably.

By the way, Amira...I wouldn't have a prayer of writing in Hebrew. Your English looks good to me!
post #73 of 79
Yep. A few years ago, I received a book spoofing Martha, that ressembled her magazine. Actually, "spoof" is much too gentle a word, it was rather a relatively mean spirited attack!

:D
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #74 of 79
Kimmie, would that be one of these? Available for practically nothing at Amazon.com for those who can't stop bashing poor old Martha.



I have never seen one of these in person, are they really mean-spirited?
post #75 of 79
Yes Nancya, the one on the left!!

Do you have that book?

:D
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #76 of 79
No, Kimmie, I've never actually seen one in person. I think it is a bit of a shame if they are really mean-spirited though. Poor Martha may leave herself open for bashing, but we have to agree with some of what Wendy and all said earlier, she has her good points too.

Though, I still say it takes her $600 and half the equipment in her kitchen to make a cup of tea.
post #77 of 79
I hope that is for High Tea!!!

I wouldn't worry about Martha, she can stand up for herself.

For excerpts and customer reviews:

Martha Stuart's Excruciatingly Perfect Weddings
Martha Stuart's Better Than You at Entertaining/Parody
Is Martha Stuart Living? : A Parody

[ September 05, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
Reply
post #78 of 79
What's new from marthabymail!

Dust bunnies for $1.99/pair, plus tax, shipping and handling. Signature gift wrapping not available for these items.

:D :D

[ September 05, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #79 of 79
Wonder if Martha collects her own memorbelia, you could pass on those books to her? When she can't sleep at night does she look at other food related web sites for ideas? Anyone here named Martha?

Why not, I understand she only needs 5 hours of sleep each night.... that gives her plenty of time to visit us.........wouldn't that be a hoot?
"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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