Rest easy, Martha Stewart
While she may offer up recipes and tips for entertaining guests in her new tome, she admits she's adopts a distinctly different approach from Stewart.
"I'm a very messy Martha," she confessed to us at the 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, where she looked anything but messy in a stunning Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo clutch and limited edition CJFree bracelet. "I'm like a bad-girl Martha. A Martha with a couple glasses of wine and a little bit of trouble."
But that doesn't mean that she doesn't work just as hard as her cooking counterpart. In fact, she's dedicated quite a bit of time to perfecting the recipes she'll share with readers.
"Two years of my life every night and every weekend," she explained about the time she sacrificed to put together the first draft of the book. "I'm working on my decadent brownies because I don't think they are exactly perfect yet, so I'm on my tenth test of them. I've gone from milk chocolate to cocoa ones back to dark."
We have to admit, taste-testing brownies doesn't sound like too bad of a gig to us—especially if you're cooking with a "couple glasses of wine" à la Larter (no offense, Martha).
Larter's book hits shelves in September.