Nov 30, 2009 8:24 AM
Who doesn't want to pull off a fabulously delicious bistro-inspired dinner like braised chicken Marsala over sage polenta and be able to say offhandedly, "Oh, yes, it's one of the recipes my girl Martha Stewart told me about. We're, like, thisclose." Once your friends & family have picked themselves off of the floor after their laughing fit, you can divulge your secret: you got the recipe from Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends. ($21) and it was easy enough for even us -erm, you. The meals are handily organized by season, to take advantage of the best, freshest ingredients available at different times throughout the year. There are no fancy techniques or unpronounceable French sauces to master, just simple preparations of delicious food. And you don't even have to hand-weave the placemats and forge the silverware for dinner yourself, like the pre-prison Martha would've.