From Our Home to Yours


Just 10 days to register for next “30 Days to Effortless Entertaining” workshop! 🏃🏻‍♀️

Dear Friends, Register now for 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining! Our next workshop starts in less than two weeks! Sneak Preview on Instagram!  I’m excited to open our next workshop for registration. The next workshop starts March 21 … in less than two weeks … sign up now! Our participants from the 2021 workshops and our February workshop…

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Steak au Poivre … at home elegance! 🙌🏻

Dear Friends, As promised, this week’s newsletter gives you Ed’s go-to Steak au Poivre recipe. Yes, that’s right! This is the recipe Ed has used for years when he wants to make a special occasion dinner for us. You could double this if hosting another couple. I probably wouldn’t recommend it if hosting a larger…

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Fire up your Brown Derby with Red Clay Hot Honey!

  Dear Friends, As I said in yesterday’s Instagram post, “It all started with the Bardstown Derby Cocktail” at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace in DC!  It actually all started when Elizabeth and Alex chose this drink as a signature cocktail for their wedding last summer. I don’t even like Bourbon and I LOVE this cocktail! Since serving last summer, we’ve been…

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Short Ribs? Yes … Perfect for Winter Love Day! 😍 2022

Dear Friends, Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your Valentine, Galentine, or Familytine (yes, I just made that up! 😍), say I love you with Short Ribs and Polenta. We sent this MENU out last year and you all loved it so much, we’re sending it again! What could be more delish than a fabulously seasoned roaster…

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Delish Super Bowl Spreads!

Dear Friends, Good heavens! What a crazy football weekend we just enjoyed! Every game was close and came down to the wire. I hope this next weekend’s playoff games are as much fun and that Super Bowl is exciting too! Game days are always more fun with friends and good food. To get your party started, serve…

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Spaghetti … and Meatballs! 🙌🏻

A tale of four pots! Dear Friends, Where have you been all my life?  Register for the 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining workshop, and you may be saying the same thing! This workshop participant went on to say that although she loved to entertain, she found it stressful. Who needs that? No one! She now feels at ease…

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We’re Back!! EE’s 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining!

Dear Friends, Join me for EE’s 30 Days to Effortless Entertaining! I am thrilled to begin our 2022 workshops, and more fired up than ever! Our participants from the 2021 workshops are still gushing — yes, that’s right — gushing! I ran into someone today who was excited to tell me how this workshop changed her…

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Start 2022 with delish, healthy, and effortless!

  Dear Friends, Well, since we’ve wiped out Jane’s eggnog, the Amaretto Cheesecake, and all the wonderful and delicious treats family and friends sent and shared, I guess it’s time to start afresh! As G.K. Chesterton points out, we certainly want to be effective, yet I’ve discovered I’m not that good at strict resolutions. Since I did “dry…

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