From Our Home to Yours


Soup’s On!

Dear Friends, Whether you’re experiencing record warmth like we are or record snowfalls, we all know winter has not had its final say! As you may have seen on Instagram, I so enjoyed being the celebrity guest at Hilton Head’s Coligny Plaza. Their Souper Bowl, which benefits Second Helpings, was supposed to take place Super Bowl…

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Enjoy EE on the Happy Hostess Podcast!

Dear Friends, How fun is this … EE on the Happy Hostess Podcast!  Enjoy this fun conversation on the Happy Hostess Podcast as Kristie LaLonde and I discuss my thoughts on entertaining. You can find our conversation here! Be sure to check out Kristie’s website, The Happy Hostess Collective. Kristie offers a perfectly curated box each month of…

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Chicken Pot Pie … a go-to favorite! 🙌🏻

  Dear Friends, As promised, I’m giving you my favorite Chicken Pot Pie recipe! Inspired by Ina Garten’s French Pot Pie, this recipe incorporates my own preferences from an older recipe. Ina’s recipe in individual bowls makes this classic comfort dish a bit more elegant and I love her tips for preparing ahead of time….

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Birthday Beef Bourguignon!

Dear Friends,  This week I have the pleasure of co-hosting a 65th birthday dinner for a good friend. My go-to winter menu for elegance and ease? Beef Bourguignon! This menu is on page 127 in the Effortless Entertaining guide. I am reprinting the menu in this newsletter as a reminder of what a simply beautiful and perfect…

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Don’t like to cook … Don’t! You can still entertain!

  Dear Friends, I get it! Although I love to cook, many of you don’t! Don’t let this keep you from gathering the people you love!   Note the Chicken Pot Pie on the stove from Southern Baked Pie. Although I make a delish Chicken Pot Pie — stay tuned for the recipe in Wednesday’s newsletter — this is one…

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Register now! Effortless Entertaining with Wellness!

  Dear Friends, If you missed it the first time …  Register for our free and fabulous Effortless Entertaining with Wellness Video Series!  Register here right away! This exciting video series will be released Monday, January 9th! To complete your registration, you must follow both of us on Instagram …  You can do that right here!  DeeDee  |  Kimberly You will love all the great…

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EE’s Favorite Things!

Dear Friends, I hope you are excited about Christmas! As you’re thinking about gifts, we’ve got you covered from kitchen to tabletop! EE’s Favorite Things for Your Favorite Cooks and Hosts! In addition to this year’s picks, you will see a few favorites from last year’s list. If you want even more ideas, check Sources + Resources on the EE website….

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A Favorite Fall Menu!

Dear Friends, This week we had the pleasure of hosting our daughter, Carolyn, and her fiancé, Boomer, and his parents and sister at Grandfather. We were excited to welcome them to this special place and talk about Carolyn and Boomer’s wedding. Before their arrival, my time was very limited. I bet you can relate ……

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