There, she started a successful catering business that garnered her a cookbook deal; her first book, "Entertaining" became a bestseller.
She penned multiple books including "Martha Stewart's Quick Cook" (1983), "Martha Stewart's Hors D'oeuvres" (1984), and "Weddings" (1987), before she and her husband split in 1989.
Executive producers Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin, and Joe Davola spent four years convincing Schwahn to turn the movie into a TV series.3."With men over 35 who have never been married, there tends to be more incidence of both commitment issues and other psychological complications that will make it difficult for that man to have or sustain a marriage," says New York-based psychotherapist Michael Batshaw."Conversely, men who are divorced after 35, were married for some time and seem interested in a long-term relationship are a much better risk as a future husband." However, Batshaw notes that "there are always outliers." So, while ABC's story asks a catchy question-- -- the argument that a divorcé is a more suitable potential partner than an eternal bachelor isn't so black and white.Moira Kelly (Karen) found out she was pregnant after the pilot was shot, but Schwahn didn't want to write the pregnancy into the show, so they used an array of props to hide her belly. Though Jackson Brundage was only 6 when he was cast as Jamie, he was really good at memorizing lines. When Jamie was first written into the show, a lot of his scenes were dictated by what Brundage wanted to do.He would tell Schwahn he wanted to eat ice cream, and in nearly every scene, he'd be eating ice cream.