Each summer, many lobsters tough shells are replaced by thin ones. These lobsters, called shedders, are a delight to eat it takes no effort to get at the tail and claw meat. Still, i t is smart to keep a pair of crackers at hand, just in case. Boiling lobsters in court-bouillon, a staple for poaching seafood, makes them quite flavorful in the absence of seawater.
Tart little pickles called cornichons, from the French word for gherkins, flavor this updated version of an old-fashioned favorite. The dressing can be made up to two days ahead and stored, refrigerated, in an airtight container.
This is from the August 2004 issue of Martha Stewart Living. These taste like a traditional bloody mary, but add a frosty chill that is great for hot summer days. You can adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes.
When our grandkids sleep over, we usually watch a movie; they like seasoned popcorn but we pefer the plain old buttered stuff! Thanx to Martha Stewart, we now spend a little quality time in the kitchen as each child "cooks up" a mix before "show time"! All of the variations can be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of the container you plan to use. The Italian mixture should be kept in the refrigerator, as it contains fresh cheese.
I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart's cooking show. This recipe was actually created by Martha's daughter, who's a vegetarian like me. While I'm not a big fan of Martha or her show, my mouth actually WATERED as I watched her make this. We have a wonderful farmer's market that comes to our neighborhood in the summer, and this recipe takes full advantage of all the wonderful, fresh produce that's available there. The key to this salad is to cut all of your vegetables into the same size pieces, so that you get a good mix of flavors in each bite.
These bark cookies have a coconut/pecan/chocolate chip topping. They are so easy to make, which is a good thing because they don't last long! The recipe is similar to one I found in Martha Stewart's Food Everyday magazine. This recipe is a great way to use up those Southern U.S. pecans.