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I’m DeeDee Dalrymple, and I’m so glad you found your way to this site. As you’ll see, “welcome” is one of my favorite words. Whether as a newlywed hosting my first Christmas dinner or a mom cooking Saturday morning pancakes for our children and their friends, I have always enjoyed welcoming others into our home. Bringing people we care about together is more than serving a meal; it’s an expression of love.

I realize that not everyone feels this way. For some, entertaining is overwhelming and stressful. My step-by-step guide, Effortless Entertaining, along with our ongoing updates, will provide all the resources you need. My goal is to inspire the seasoned host as well as the most reluctant, and to make both feel more at ease.

05.15.2019

Sausage and Egg Casserole Menu

  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Colleville-sur-Mer, France DEAR FRIENDS, Memorial Day is right around the corner. This day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by all who have served our country. It is foremost a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Ed and I visited Normandy last fall….

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