From Our Home to Yours


Favorite Cocktails for the Holidays!

Dear Friends, I know what you’re thinking … it’s not even Halloween, and she’s talking about the holidays. I know, I know! I’m actually one of those people who roll my eyes when I see Christmas decorations up in all the stores too soon. With that said, I know many of you are already thinking about your Thanksgiving and…

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A Salad for Every Season! 🙌🏻

  Dear Friends, During my summer break, I enjoyed playing in a few Member Guest Golf events … so much fun! During one of these we were served Ina Garten’s Pesto Pea Salad, which has now become one of my favorite go-to salads. Everyone else loves it too! Well … edthedad, only likes it when…

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Register now! Effortless Entertaining with Wellness!

Dear Friends, Register for our free and fabulous Effortless Entertaining with Wellness Video Series! Register here right away! This exciting video series will be released in just four days on Wednesday, May 18th. 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…

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EE’s Top Ten Kitchen Essentials! 🙌

  Dear Friends, If we are going to enjoy entertaining and if it’s going to be effortless, we must create well-equipped and well-organized kitchens. My workshop participants know this is the foundation of entertaining easily and graciously. In my book, Effortless Entertaining, I provide a complete list of Kitchen Essentials and Kitchen Extras. In this week’s newsletter, I’m…

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Easter Menu 2022

Dear Friends, As many of you noticed, we had our family in town last weekend for the celebration honoring Ed for his service to Central Piedmont Community College. Thank you for all the lovely comments on Instagram. It truly was a special time we will always treasure. Because we had everyone with us last weekend, we…

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A few favorite spring things! 🙌

  Dear Friends, What a happy time of year as we welcome spring and celebrate new life! Today I want to share a few of my favorite spring things. From egg cookers for Easter to beverage coolers, we give you just a few things to whet the appetite for spring and summer fun! Although I’ve linked you…

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Masters Menu for the Win!

  Dear Friends,  The Masters is in two weeks! To make sure you’re ready, this week’s Dish is giving you the MENU, RECIPES, GAMEPLAN, and PRO TIPS to host a winning Masters Party … effortlessly! So much can be prepped and prepared in advance, leaving little to do on Sunday. I’ve chosen all the favorites served…

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Three Parties, Four Days … you could do this!

Dear Friends,  Three parties in four days can be effortless … in fact, entertaining friends “back to back” has several built-in economies. Same flowers with a bit of touch-up. Repeats in our place settings with placemats, dinnerware, glassware, flatware made setting the table each time super easy. Repeats in our menus enabled me to shop, prep, and…

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