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 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.
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 our EE Community where you'll receive fresh ideas, new recipes and practical strategies.
Dear Friends, Toast your Valentines, Galentines, or anyone else you love with one of our favorite cocktails. Inspired by Le Diplomate’s Romarin, daughter Elizabeth whipped up this very fine cocktail before we enjoyed dinner at our favorite spot later that evening. You may have seen fun family photos in Sunday Instagram post. As for the…
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