Inspiring ideas and practical resources
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 membership into the Effortless Entertaining community, 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.
Effortless Entertaining is an approach to hospitality that we embrace together. It’s a community with many points of access.
It begins with Effortless Entertaining – the Guide.
Step by step, you’ll discover how to entertain in your home with confidence and ease.
The conversation continues with Effortless Entertaining – the Membership. This is your ongoing resource for new ideas and practical strategies.
For those wanting one-on-one guidance, request a phone or in-home consultation with DeeDee. Consultations may include an assessment of your entertaining areas and resources, as well as a complete “makeover” to ensure that you are organized and well equipped to easily host any gathering in your home.
Welcome to the February Dash! We have loved hearing from you! I’m delighted that so many of you enjoyed the Roasted Fish Casserole from the January Dash. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s reward ourselves for a healthy January by spending some quality time with our one true love: chocolate! I give you . . . Chocolate Chess Pie. First things…
What People Are Saying
“DeeDee’s a great speaker, and I loved the way she enlivened her topic with humorous reminiscences. I especially valued her pragmatic and ‘user-friendly’ approach. What a treat! I’m looking forward to implementing some of her creative and practical strategies.”