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Martha Stewart Living Kicks Off Its 11th Season This Fall With Delicious Halloween Treats, Travels Across America, Room Makeovers From Decorating Experts And Much More

New York, NY, September 11, 2003 – September 15th marks the premiere of Martha Stewart Living's (MSLTV) 11th season, which kicks off with a week celebrating quick, easy and delicious recipes from the new Everyday Food magazine. During Season 11, MSLTV criss-crosses North America – from the Hudson Valley through the Heartland to Sonoma, CA, Alaska and British Columbia – discovering the ethnic and regional diversity found in the great cuisines, arts, crafts and traditions across the continent. This fall, tune in for special “parents and kids” episodes, tasty comfort food, new “back to basics” checklists and Cupcake of the Month segments, lots of chances to win with Watch and Win Sweepstakes, and much more of MSLTV's award-winning “how-to” content for the home.

This season's inspiring new programming includes:

  • Decorator's Week (September 22-26). With a host of visiting decorators and a new window treatment idea every day, MSLTV is full of fall home transformations. Tune in for a striking “before and after” Martha Stewart Living room makeover for the Edmund, Oklahoma, couple who won last season's “good things” Come To Those Who Watch sweepstakes.
  • Melting Pot Week (November 3-7) celebrating the diversity of America. Featuring ethnic cuisine in America, including Indian, Italian, Mexican, and African dishes,
  • America's Week (November 10-14), including a trip to Sonoma where Martha celebrates Thanksgiving with Maria Gallo, and a trip to the Midwest for a Heartland Show featuring giant truck-stop cinnamon buns and a visit to the Frankoma Pottery Factory.
  • Visits from top chefs and cookbook authors such as Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelson, Paul Bertolli, Madhur Jaffrey, and Diana Kennedy.
  • Travels to unusual and surprising destinations, from Reford Gardens in Seattle to a Shaker Village in Kentucky and underwater logging in British Columbia.
  • A brand new “Pirate-Themed” set at the MSLTV studios is the backdrop for a month-long celebration of Halloween. All sorts of spooky Halloween inspiration – Spicy Bat Wings, Eye Popping Tomato Soup, Spooky Plants, petkeeping expert Marc Morrone as “Dr. Evil” with his Bats, Rats and Hairless Cats, and more – will be revealed on new Frightful Fridays, every week in October.
  • Special programs for parents and kids, airing just when you need them: school holidays. Tune in on Columbus Day (October 13) for a “parents and kids” special episode, featuring fun fall activities such as a visit to a baseball exhibit, a tasty recipe – perfect for the Little League team – for Tortilla & Black Bean Casserole from Everyday Food magazine, and a great craft project for teens: Duct Tape Wallets.
              Listings For Week One of Season 11, Sept 15-19
     Go Behind The Scenes of the Everyday Food Magazine Test Kitchens
                     and Learn A New Recipe Every Day

Monday, September 15… For the first time ever, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Martha Stewart Living test kitchens where talented chefs create delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for the new magazine Everyday Food. Today, MSLTV is preparing Everyday Food's Lemon Parsley Fish Cakes. Then, get organized with the first of our new Martha Stewart Living Checklists. This week, find out everything you'll need for a well-stocked pantry with the Pantry Checklist. (Printable checklists are available through And put that pantry to good use with a healthy pasta dish, Whole Wheat Pasta with Olives and Lemon.

Tuesday, September 16… It's Martha's mom's 89th birthday. In honor of Mrs. Kostyra's special day, Martha prepares a Perfect White Cake and airs a video retrospective of moments from Mrs. Kostyra's visits to the show. Later, meet a baker from the King Arthur Flour Company, who stops by to create Hot Buttered Pretzels from TheKing Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. David Culp from Sunny Borders Wholesale Nursery brings some beautiful plants for keeping gardens green throughout the winter. Our Everyday Food recipe of the day is a Frittata with Leeks, Tomato and Goat Cheese.

Wednesday, September 17… Seattle chef Tom Douglas visits the Martha Stewart Living studios to prepare two of his favorite dishes, Olive Stuffed Flank Steak and Wilted Escarole & Garlic-Fried Garbanzo Beans – wonderful additions to a fall entertaining repertoire. Still hungry? We're preparing the Everyday Food recipe for Baked Ravioli. Then, take a look behind the scenes of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. with a visit to the company picnic at Martha's Bedford, NY home. And Bonsai specialist Saiko Brundage shares her secrets for creating and caring for bonsai – it's easier than most people think!

Thursday, September 18… Today's show is full of great fall activities, starting with one of Martha's favorites: biking. Fitness expert Lisa Lynn has just the right warm-ups for fall cycling, and, just in case there's trouble on the road, we'll demonstrate how to change a flat tire on a bike with our tool of the week. Then, create a beautiful gladiolus arrangement, find the right garden saw for the right job, and relax after all that hard work with an amazing recipe for Outrageous Chocolate Cookies from Everyday Food.

Friday, September 19… MSLTV helps parents and kids get ready for back to school with great craft ideas, including an at-home private study space and adorable, fun-to-make headbands. Of course, what's school without great recipes for after school snacks, like these Apple Cupcakes and English Muffins with Apple and Cheddar, a recipe from Everyday Food. Then, petkeeping expert Marc Morrone demonstrates how to keep smaller, furry pets (such as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters) groomed and looking great.