Barbara Stanwyck plays Elizabeth Lane, a journalist who writes a column for a woman's magazine all about her perfect life on a farm in Connecticut with her husband and baby. She even throws in a recipe or two. So impressed is the publisher of her magazine that he asks her to entertain a war hero for Christmas. Too bad she's really a single New Yorker who doesn't know how to cook. To keep her job she enlists the aid of several friends to make her pretend life a reality.