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From our home to yours


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.


Summer House Guest Dinner … yes! House Guests!

  Dear Friends, House Guests … you heard me! Yes, we had houseguests! Maybe you’re like us and everything you thought you were going to do this summer has been canceled. Weddings, Member Guest Golf Tournaments, House Party Weekends, and the list goes on. For about two months the only people in our home were our children and…

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What People Are Saying

“DeeDee, I dished your “Dash” for dinner tonight. Delish!!”