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03.25.2022

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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03.16.2022

A “simply” beautiful Easter Menu! Rack of Lamb Menu

DEAR FRIENDS, Easter is right around the corner! As we anticipate this holy time of celebration, our attention also turns to the table where family and friends gather. I want to share a menu that we published in our very first EE newsletter featuring a dinner beautifully prepared by good friend, Cornelia Hoover. Cornelia and Rod are…

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03.15.2022

Just 6 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!  The next workshop starts March 21 … in less than two weeks … sign up now! Do you want to entertain? Do you want it to be easy and fun instead of overwhelming and…

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03.09.2022

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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02.16.2022

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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02.09.2022

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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02.02.2022

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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01.27.2022

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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