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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.

12.09.2019

A little bit of EE everything for the holidays …

DEAR FRIENDS, Recently, Ed and I hosted a group of friends that gathers every Christmas.  🎄 I thought I would share a few thoughts from our dinner to inspire and equip you as you host family and friends during this joyous time! Because I love to cook, hosting friends is an opportunity to do something…

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