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Welcome!

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.

09.23.2020

What? No Emmy for EE? 🏆 – EE Wants to Hear from you!

Dear Friends, The fall always brings a sense of renewal and energy!  Fall brings structure and also excitement. What can we plan and do?  So it is with EE too! I’m giving thought to how I can better serve our EE community and what continued offerings help you the most! I’d like to hear from you….

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“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.”

Judith