Homemaking icon Martha Stewart shares the "good things" that keep her life picture-perfect

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Martha Stewart is, literally, a household name. Since her rise to fame with the syndicated lifestyle show Martha Stewart Living from 1993 to 2004, Stewart has become the ultimate "homemaking entrepreneur." She has written numerous bestselling books, including the recent Martha's American Food; has launched a media empire with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Martha Stewart Living magazine and has continued to expand her reach across all forms of media. And, of course, there has also been Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, a MTV show featuring her surprising — and heartwarming — close friendship with rapper Snoop Dogg as they cook and chat their way through every charming episode.

As she works with Frito-Lay to launch the "Iconic Snack Box" (see below for more on that yumminess!), we sat down with Stewart to talk her current obsessions, from high-quality dairy products to high-caliber face cream and beyond.

Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche

A tub of Vermont Creamery Creme Fraiche with a pink lid
Fresh flavor at a fab price. (Photo: Amazon)

If you're aspiring to cook like Martha, look no further than this very special crème fraîche. "Vermont Creamery is one of my favorite creameries in America, they make very good butter...I use their unsalted butter for all of my baking," divulges Stewart. "And instead of sour cream, I use their crème fraîche for making, say, a sour cream pound cake."

Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche is a French-style cultured cream with a rich and nutty flavor, perfect for enriching soups or stews, finishing sauces, or — as Martha recommends — using as a replacer for sour cream in baking!

$5 at Amazon

Martha Puffer Vest

A woman wearing a short sleeved black puffer vest over a long sleeved white shirt and jeans
The perfect accent for any flexible wardrobe. (Photo: Amazon)

Stewart calls the Martha Puffer Vest (the bestselling item from her clothing collection) "The New Sweater," and if you need a layer-able piece to accent just about any outfit, this will be your best bet. "They come in many, many beautiful colors, they're real down, and they're lightweight!" raves the entrepreneur.

These puffer vests fit snugly, like a sweater that hugs your body, with a thermal, cozy fit, and are made with flexibility in mind to provide comfort all year round! With this vest, you’ll never have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in 22 colors!

$60 at Amazon

Palmolive Pure & Clear

2 bottles of clear soap Palmolive
For a cleaner clean, the answer is Clear. (Photo: Amazon)

"This is one of my favorite products," gushes Stewart. "I 'decant' [this soap] into clear soap dispensers and one of these is on every sink in my house for washing dishes...and I have lots of sinks!" That very special soap is Palmolive Pure & Clear, of course! Pure & Clear's biggest claim to fame is that it contains no unnecessary chemicals, so you can be sure you're cleaning up to a sparkling shine in the cleanest way possible.

$13 for 2-pack at Amazon

Frito-Lay Iconic Snack Box

A whole spread of the Frito Lay Iconic Box, including the book Martha's American Food, bags of Frito Lay chips, certificates, and more
Take your shot at winning an iconic lot! (Photo: Martha Stewart's Instagram)

The Frito-Lay Iconic Snack Box is part of a, well, iconic team-up between Stewart and Frito-Lay to "help fans make every moment even more iconic." Stewart personally curated this box herself, which contains Ruffles Original chips, Lays Sour Cream & Onion chips, and Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream chips, along with a $150 gift certificate to Lobel's of New York ("the great butcher on Madison Avenue," as Stewart proclaims) and a signed copy of her American Food cookbook — among many other things!

So what is the Lobel's certificate for? "This box is centered on the creation of a steak tartare snack that you eat with Ruffles," explains Stewart, and contains everything you need to make the perfect tartare-chip munchies. Ooh, my stomach is grumbling just thinking about it!

You can enter to win the Frito Lay Iconic Snack Box on Martha's Instagram or at fritolayvarietypacks.com/unboxtheicons.

Cle de Peau Face Cream

A gold glass jar of cream
Reinvent your skin overnight. Literally. (Photo: Amazon)

If you ever wondered how the somehow 80-year-old Martha Stewart keeps her skin so fresh, dewy, and young, the secret is out: it's Cle de Peau Face Cream. "My skin is really pretty as a result of using good product...this is what goes on last before I put my makeup on," shares the former model.

It's pricey, of course, but with that price comes quality — which you can see evidence of in Martha's legendary selfies. This ultimate anti-aging night cream harnesses the power of "Skin Intelligence" to rejuvenate radiance overnight in a series of steps: It targets skin’s innate potential for regeneration while you sleep, deeply moisturizes and nourishes every layer of the skin for anti-aging benefits, and reveals skin that looks smoother, brighter, firmer, and more lifted. With continued use, Cle de Peau supports hydrated skin that resists signs of aging and grows radiant day by day. To some, that's simply priceless.

$550 at Amazon

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