From Our Home to Yours


In just one week! EE’s 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining! 🙌

Dear Friends, Join me for EE’s 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining! Do you agree with Sally?  Are your parties fun for your guests and for you too? You can see I’m having a great time at my own party. I always do! Don’t we all want entertaining to be fun? In the 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining workshop, you’ll learn…

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Serving up the sweets … effortlessly!

  Dear Friends, As we gather with friends this spring and summer, I give you easy desserts to carry you through all your gatherings! With this issue of The Dish, we gather my favorites! We’re giving our newest download, EE’s Favorite Desserts, to new subscribers to The Dish, and we want our loyal EE fans to receive this gift too! A few words about these recipes. Yes, there is…

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It’s Here! 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining!

Dear Friends, Join me for EE’s 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining! Friends always tell me, “You make entertaining look so easy. You make it look so fun!” With this workshop, entertaining will be easy and fun for you too! We want to enjoy hosting friends for dinner in our homes. This is where friendships are celebrated,…

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Let’s Set our Spring table!

Dear Friends! It’s happening! Spring and its early blossoms are breaking through, and with it, the world seems to be opening up as well. We can feel the newness and hope. Like me, you may also feel like we can open our homes again too. I’m so excited! Aren’t you! I hope you’re excited to gather with family and friends in our…

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Bunny Bunny Foo Foo … and YOU

DEAR FRIENDS! Easter is right around the corner so I’m bringing back our Easter menu that we’ve given you before. It was perfect then and still is. Why try to fix something that’s not broken! This menu is festive, beautiful, and yes, that’s right  … effortless!   You don’t need to do everything on this menu — do…

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Double Old Fashioned Fun!

Dear Friends, And just like that … it’s March, and we all want to believe that spring has sprung. Not so, says the Lion! Winter roars through March with gusty winds and unpredictable weather. The biggest snowfall I’ve experienced in Charlotte was the first weekend of April! As we bid winter good-bye, I give you…

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Marcia Smart’s Brilliant “Any Greens” Pesto

Dear Friends, Marcia Smart is most certainly @smartinthekitchen, and I’m delighted for you to meet this fabulous cook! I followed Marcia on Instagram and had subscribed to her newsletters when I met her in Houston.  Marcia attended one of the beautiful EE events our mutual friend, Charlotte Orr, hosted in her home. After my talk, I…

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Oldie, but Goodie for Super Bowl Sunday!

Dear Friends, Meet my sister, Nikki, or as our family calls her, ‘Ankie’. When our daughter, Elizabeth tried to say, “Aunt Nikki”, she ended up with ‘Ankie’ and it stuck for all of us! She is the heart and soul of our family. My husband and children adore her — everyone that knows her does…

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