Fabulous Gift For My Holiday Entertaining
Meg McDonough | Sarasota, FL USA | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a Martha Stewart follower since my first days of entertaining while at Harvard University in the Dean's Office (1972), I have maintained my entire collection of Martha's catering and entertaining books, as well as her beautiful magazines. Now with the introduction of her new Holiday collection DVD sets - so beautifully photographed and complimentary to her elegant style - I am ready for my Holiday entertaining.
Welcome back, Martha!
Graciously - Mrs. Meg McDonough, Sarasota, Florida"
Your holidays are set!!!
Toni | Chicago, Illinois United States | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll be officially good to go with these DVD gems that cover the holidays from Thanksgiving way into the New Year. Martha took 3 of the busiest holidays and gives you one idea after another on how to make it festive, beautiful, and as always, delicious.
The quality of all of her DVD's is per her usual superb standards to digital transfer, with the colors pure, and the sound clear. Many of these are from her former TV show format, so with the quiet backdrop, and occasional soft music to set the mood, she gives you slow and steady direction to master all of her idea's. There are many printable recipes and plenty of information that you can download, so whether you have a computer or not, you can have all the notes you want, or need, to accomplish your desires.
The three disc set comes each in its own separate jacket, then placed within a holiday box. The back of each jacket has the listing of what is contained within that DVD so you have your index right at your fingertips. The DVD's are as such:
Disc One: CLASSIC THANSKGIVING
Turkey 5 Ways: turkey, stuffing and gravy 101/ deep-fried turkey/ rotisserie turkey/ black-lacquered turkey/ boned, rolled, and tied turkey.
Best Stuffings: cornbread, Challah, and fruit stuffing/ fruit and nut stuffing/ low-country stuffing/ sweet and savory stuffing/ stuffing 101
Favorite Side Dishes: brussels sprouts with lemon vinaigrette/ cauliflower with brown butter and roasted hazelnuts/ mom's creamed spinach/ garlic horseradish mashed potatoes/ Native American succotash
Special Desserts: Alexis' sweet potato pie/ cranberry pistachio biscotti/ pumpkin souffle/ individual rustic apple tarts/ perfect pecan pie
Table Settings and Decorations: gourd candles/ leaf-print tablecloth/ cornucopia tabel setting/ branch napkin rings/ 6 napkin-folding ideas/ harvest mantel/ thanskgiving table setting/ edible centerpieces/ etc
Kids Thanksgiving crafts: cornhusks dolls/ paper place mats/ pinecone turkeys/ silhouette kids table
Special Features: how to carve a turkey/ classic turkey platter presentation/ cranberry bog field trip/ 10 helpful how-to demonstrations/ thanksgiving planner/ printable recipes and instructions/ raffia cornucopia/ 6 gravy tips/ turkey trivia place card/ thanksgiving clip-art place cards/ etc
Disc Two: HOMEMADE HOLIDAY
Holiday Baking: chocolate truffles 101/ gingerbread people/ meringue mushrooms/ birch de Noel
Holiday Decorating: simple winter decorating/ making a wreath/ice votives/ spiced pinecones/ pearl tree topper/ elegant table settings/ etc
Handmade Ornaments: millinery fruit ornaments/ fumdrop ornaments/ clothespin ornaments/ origami ornaments/ ribbon candy ornaments
Christmas Dinner: standing rib roast w/ Yorkshire pudding/ seafood salad/ baccala ravioli/ duck breast with pomegranate walnut sauce
Hanukkah: Hanukkah gelt bags/ martha's potatoe pancakes/ zalabia
Gift-wrapping Ideas: gift wrap supplies and storage/ bubble print wrapping paper/ chenille bump ribbon/ rickrack cards
Handmade Gifts: velvet frame/ polar fleece hats/ button necklace/ magnetic chalkboard/ candy wreath teachers gift
Special Features: classic eggnog/ collecting Christmas ornaments/ sliegh bells/ candy kitchens/ planners/ marshmallow snowflakes (what a blast!)/ cookie glossary and recipes/ etc
Disc Three: NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Hor d' Oeuvres: shrimp cocktail/ antipasto for a large crowd/ cheese bites/ grilled curried shrimp/ bar snakcs/ stuffed mushrooms/ fig hor d'oevures/ seafood bloody marys/ mini quiches/ baked brie
Drinks and Cocktails: how to chill champagne/ Dom Perignon/ white cosmopolitans/ flavored fruit vodka/ passion fruit champagne/ cranberry sparkler/ snakebite
Party Fun: kids bubble jumping/ newspaper party hats/ noisemaker balloons and placecards/ well-wishing party hats/ confetti tricks
Decorations: New Years Eve flowers/ sparkling table runner and dessert buffet/ hor d'oeuvres platter presentation
Special features: printable recipes and instructions/ bar essentials checklist/ dessert buffet recipes
So there you go; all you need for a great holiday from November to January!! All the best from our friend Martha to us!!"
Fun viewing and learning
MFMyers | California,USA | 01/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is wonderful, very fun to watch and a great resource for the Martha Stewart fans! I only wish they had added more recipes and fewer craft ideas, although the whole thing is definitely very enjoyable!"
Excellent comprehensive set
Andrea | 09/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have thoroughly enjoyed these DVDs! There is a great variety from cooking to crafts and it is nice to have a common theme to follow. If you are a fan of the old TV show or are watching the reruns on the Discovery Home channel now, you will love having these DVDs.