Friday, November 4, 2011


Martha Stewart's team comes up with some great ideas. I love her magazine. I received my latest issue before leaving for quilt market. The brown sugar turkey on the cover caught my eye. I flipped to page 192 and found the link and put an order in for the mold. Of course I ordered the largest size they had ....not really thinking about just how enormous the turkey was. It didn't look all that large in the picture. Of course, I should have realized the turkey was sitting clear across the room from the camera.

 

     To give you an idea of the size of this 3-D mold just take a gander at the size of the magazine cover and the mold. After reading the recipe, I realized I need 4 pounds of brown sugar to fill this baby.


     The cover says I can make the best Thanksgiving ever. You know that's just what I want to do too. Although my youngest son Greg, told me the year I made all the cookies from the Land-O-Lakes Holiday Cookie magazine for Thanksgiving, that was his best Thanksgiving ever. Will this turkey top that? I doubt it....but it really doesn't matter. I'm on this journey to make this large brown sugar turkey. I can't stop myself!

Until later,

Alma





21 comments:

  1. You know what I like best about Martha Stewart's magazine, is the lack of ads!!! All the other similar magazines have become AD magazines. I am little Southern Living go after years of subscribing because every other page is another ad! I realize they have to advertise to cover their expenses but when a magazine is mostly ads and not much product, I think it's time to make a change.

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  2. Ooops, that was supposed to say "LETTING Southern Living go" :-)

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  3. I guess I need to click on over to Martha's site and put the magazine in my buggy. Then pull out the Land O Lakes giant cookbook and also check out their site for cookies! I feel a losing battle is coming my way.

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  4. Best of luck with that turkey mold. It does look elegant, as do many things that have been artfully arranged for a photo shoot. But if you want to win the guys over - it would be through their stomachs with some great cookies! Thank you for sharing and post a photo when your four pound turkey makes an appearance!

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  5. OK, this is a new one to me! You should take pics of your process making it!

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  6. Oh Lordy, Now Anna's gonna want to do it too! Good to see you at Market. Have you recovered?

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  7. Why in the world did I let my Martha subscription expire at this time of year? I'll have to do something about that!

    Bobbi

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  8. I used to have a garden modeled after Martha's. It was quite an undertaking, and every year we'd all be shocked at the size of the plants in late summer. My young daughter Rebekah was my assistant in everything, so she helped with the garden also. She was so proud of it that she'd ask every visitor if they'd like to see our "Marfa Garden". Thanks for bringing me that memory today. And good luck with your large turkey.

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  9. Martha gets a lot of us into trouble, doesn't she?! I ordered a 25 pound bag of buckwheat hulls one year to make pillows with. Then I wondered what to do with the other 20 lbs. LOL! I do hope your turkey comes out fantastic! I think perhaps she used a similar mold one year for a chocolate turkey?

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  10. Alma,
    That is one amazing Turkey, sure to please all who sit at the table. If I'm going to put 4lbs of sugar in that baby, by gosh I'm going to somehow be able to eat it too......LOL.
    Let us know how it goes....
    Wendy

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  11. Alma
    I want to make that turkey - so my suggestion is that you get right to it, be the tester and then tell me the secrets - it looks amazing
    I cannot wait to try it
    I will be in Kansas for the first time for Thanksgiving as our Marine son has been transferred to KS.
    Shall be fun
    Keep me posted
    Was great seeing you
    Polly

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  12. Martha does always have great ideas. I just can't make them as fast or as easily as she suggests, but then I am not Martha and her staff.

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  13. How fun! Let us know how it turns out.

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  14. I would have been like you, and not imagine the turkey being that big. I've got some of her big cookie cutters also. While I know you want to do it Martha's way - can you eat the brown sugar? I'd be tempted to do it as chocolate then share a bit with all!!... or make with scraps of brown paper in the blender. I do hope you post more of the process. Think I'll go browse the Martha site.

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  15. haved seen this yet on the stands... I'll have to stop by Barnes n Noble for a magazine day.(that's when I go to B&N and just look at mag. for a couple hours for ideas)
    I made molded individual turkeys out of butter on year for Thanksgiving. That was pretty fun.

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  16. The trouble Martha can get us into...many years ago she used edible gold on some gingerbread cookies. The only place my sister could find to buy it was from a warehouse in the not-so-good part of town. I drove over, beeped the horn and a man came out of the warehouse and handed off the "stuff." He then warned us not to stop at stop-lights or stop signs for the next mile or so....

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  17. I would love to have the recipe for what you are stuffing this turkey with... Brown Sugar? How does that work?
    Emily Gail
    emilygail.wyett@gmail.com

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  18. I've re-looked at this and think I would just invest in a nice decorative ceramic turkey to stand guard over the feast. With my luck the brown sugar would fail and I would end up with a brown sugar sandpile on the tabletop!

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  19. I definitely think chocolate is the way to go with this turkey. I will be happy to come to dinner and keep watch over him. LOL!

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  20. me thinks this is something I might have done! i used to bake and decorate fancy cakes.... I had a panda 3D mold about that size!

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  21. Here it is the eve of Thanksgiving and I was wondering how that Sugar Bird is turning out for you. You will definately have to post about it! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all you have given us quilters and stitchers in beautiful patterns over the years!

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