From Our Home to Yours


Delish Summer Spreads! (2024)

  Dear friends, Just in time for summer fun, I’m giving you a repeat because both are a must serve … Three Cheese Pimento Cheese and Cucumber Spread! I make double batches of both — they go fast, and I also love to keep a little extra for hostess gifts. The Cucumber Spread should not be confused with the Cucumber…

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Let’s Get Festive for July 4th!

  Dear Friends, As we gear up for the Fourth of July celebrations, today’s Dish is brimming with my Itinerary, Menus, and Recipes for the entire week. In addition, you’ll find Style Points, Tips & Quips, and Sources & Resources to make your table and home sparkle with patriotic cheer. Our family loves July 4th! We gather with each other…

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The Masters and the EE Workshop!

  DEAR FRIENDS! The Masters is this weekend and with a dog named Putter, you know our family will be watching! To give you some ideas, this week’s Dish will give you recipes and pro tips you need to help you host a winning Masters Party … effortlessly! A question though … would you like to host a Master’s Party,…

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Beef Bourguignon and Old Fashioned Cocktail!

  Dear Friends, Just as Ed and I enjoy introducing our friends who don’t know each other I enjoy introducing you to friends I’ve met through EE … great cooks, hosts, purveyors of linens, glassware, china, silver, and the list goes on. In this Dish, I give you MK Hennigan, founder of In the Curious Kitchen, where…

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Chicken Comfort Casseroles!

Chicken with Wild Rice Casserole  Dear Friends, As many of you know, we have sadly lost two good friends and a close family member in the last week or so. It’s been quite a challenging time. Of course, it’s probably no surprise I would find myself in the kitchen, serving dinner and taking meals as I’m…

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Peruvian Inspired Chicken

Carolyn and Elizabeth’s Peruvian Table  Dear Friends, I am delighted the recipe in this week’s newsletter was served first to Ed and me by our daughters. Ed and I were visiting them in Washington after they had recently traveled to Peru. Excited to share stories and photos from their adventure, they welcomed a group of…

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Easter Dinner 2024

Dear Friends, As Easter approaches, I find myself pondering Jesus’s resurrection and what this miracle means for our lives today. Much has been made about Jesus appearing to women before anyone else. Given the culture of that time, women were the most unlikely first recipients of this good news. Jesus’s love and ways were radical then and still…

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Deliciously Guilt-Free Brownies

  Dear Friends, Well, according to Ina, I will be arrested as these brownies have no butter … except almond butter! These fudgy almond butter brownies, from Mark Hyman, MD, are a delightful twist on the classic chocolate brownie, offering a rich, moist texture and a deep, nutty flavor that sets them apart. Whether enjoyed as a…

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