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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.

06.11.2019

Cucumber Dip

Dear Friends, I don’t know how EE could make it any easier for you to serve a delicious summer hors d’oeuvre. When I go to the beach next week with my sister, we will make this in the time it takes to make a late afternoon cocktail to enjoy with it. Toes in the sand,…

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