We can’t make the season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey (January 4, set your DVRs) come any faster. But — just in time for the holidays — we can show you a gingerbread version of the celebrated Crawley residence, as created by Martha Stewart for actress Lesley Nicol, who, fittingly, plays the cook, Mrs. Patmore.
Lauren Kitchens; Inset: Kat Harris & Lindsey Shea
Lauren Scruggs and Jason Kennedy had not one, but two special cakes to celebrate their wedding – a traditional confection for the reception and a groom’s cake (which doubled as Kennedy’s birthday cake!) at the rehearsal dinner.
Vegetable sides tend to get a bad rap around the holidays — who gets excited about greens when stuffing and mashed potatoes are around? But this recipe changes everything.
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Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
In just a few moments during last week’s The Mindy Project Christmas episode, Dr. Mindy Lahiri (played by Mindy Kaling) launched a social-media phenomenon that wrapped Christmas, celebrities and crafting into one hysterical package: The Wreath Witherspoon.