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We Need More Martha Stewart on TV. Really. We do!

Yes. I do realize that Martha is annoying, cloying and a total control freak. We all have our minor faults you know!
However, when I think of how technically precise she is in baking and other good and delightful recipes I've gotten from her over the years, I realize that she is a lot better and more valuable than some may think. Hey--Martha Stewart Egg Nog is a staple at our home on Christmas Day. It's practically my entire diet for that one day a year. I'm really sad though. Since FL network became the Cooking Channel, it has been almost impossible to find any show of hers in my area (philly) anymore. I have heard that the Hallmark Channel carried her program, but every time I channel surf, some sappy movie is aired on HC. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to catch an old Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Special over the weekend and realized that I do miss me my Martha Stewart so much. I miss that condescending voice. I miss her ultimate waspiness even though her roots are a nice working-class polish background. I miss the control. I miss the way she speaks to others and the way you can see her blood boiling when her guests are somewhat "messy".
I really wish one of the cooking networks would bring me my Martha back!!
What say you--you feel the way I do?

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  1. I couldn't agree more! I love and miss Martha too. And here in Canada we don't even have the opportunity to catch her as we don't get the Hallmark Channel. Bye bye Martha.

    1. I don't care for her but I like her recipes. I'd say hold the Martha and just put her background crew on. She's just a front for their knowledge.

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      1. re: chowser

        Word! She can't deliver instructions smoothly anymore. Every other word out of her mouth is 'uhm'. Seriously.

      2. I especially love the episode of her show with Julia Child... hahaha. She's great, it's true. Even though she is nuts.

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        1. re: IndyGirl

          Was that the show in which she and Julia made the French croquembouche? Martha's was neatly constructed in the perfect funnel form whereas Julia's was a bit messy. Martha made a polite comment about the appearance of Julia's croquembouche and Julia's response was to give Martha a look that simultaneously said "hey, I'm a 90 year old woman, i can do what I want," and "ye gods, you are a control freak."

          Still, there's no denying that Martha Stewart is an outstanding baker.

        2. I miss that condescending voice. I miss her ultimate waspiness even though her roots are a nice working-class polish background. I miss the control. I miss the way she speaks to others and the way you can see her blood boiling when her guests are somewhat "messy".
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          This clip should give you a good "fix" of Martha in her full glory. In it she makes Willie Geist pipe hot scrambled eggs into egg shells cushioned in a silver egg candelabra type device. http://www.marthastewart.com/865391/s...

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          1. re: EM23

            Thank you so much EM23!! WOW! Alarmingly, uncharmingly Martha!! That clip was sooo priceless that...well, I'm scared. I know..I know..that on Christmas day, after about 8 glasses of Martha Stewart Eggnog, I will announce to my family that I have the need to make scrambled eggs in their shells. I'll have to find one of those things that take the top of the egg off so elegantly. However, who the heck has those silver egg holders? I can't stop laughing at the way Martha pronounces "beahhhutiful" while her blood pressure rises.
            Thanks for the great moment!

          2. I believe Hallmark has 2 channels, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

            Martha has the entire Monday-Friday daytime lineup on the Hallmark Channel starting with her show, Martha Bakes on Mondays, Emeril right after and then Mad Hungry, the pet guy and a bunch of prime time specials. Plus Martha is re-run several times in the afternoon.

            Then she's also got her sirius satellite radio show.

            We can't get away from Martha here, even if we want to. LOL

            I love Martha Bakes. It goes back to the true core of what she does. Teaching you how to make baked goods.

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            1. re: Manassas64

              Thanks for the info regarding the Hallmark Channel. I did manage to look it up and find it in my area. Bad thing is Martha is on at 10AM. Monday through Fridays, I"m at the office! Don't the powers that be realize that some of us who love to bake and cook also work?????:)

                1. re: buttertart

                  Yes, Martha Bakes is all new shows. Every Monday at 11 or 11 am. I tivo them. They are designed as a teaching course. They have not been re-running them, so I am wondering if they are going to release them on DVD or something.

                  1. re: Manassas64

                    That's terrific, I'll get DVRing them too!