From Our Home to Yours


Rib Eyes and Salmon Steaks

Dear Friends, By the time you receive this, May will have raced by. Depending on your season of life, you may be busy with end-of-school-year plays, art shows, science fairs, spring sports ending and summer sports beginning. Maybe you’re enjoying those high school, college, or graduate school graduations? I know there are many of you…

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Oven Barbecue Chicken

Dear Friends, I am writing this month’s newsletter from one of my favorite places . . . Hilton Head, South Carolina! This beautiful island is home to our good friends the Richardsons and the Hoddes, and to all the wonderful new friends they’ve introduced us to over the years. In your Effortless Entertaining guide, Step Two, I…

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Rack of Lamb

In writing this first issue of My Effortless Entertaining, I’m reflecting on spring and the gratitude that fills my soul for the new life this season awakens. Ed and I were married on a spectacular day in May at the height of spring’s beauty and abundance. Our happiness, though, was mingled with our great sadness…

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Easter Menu

Welcome . . . to your February 2018 edition of The Dish! This is a special time of year for me. Easter is right around the corner, and I absolutely love Easter! I have especially happy memories of Easter Day services, our pretty dresses, orchid corsages, spring in bloom, and the Easter lunch and egg hunt…

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Welcome to the February Dash! We have loved hearing from you! I’m delighted that so many of you enjoyed the Roasted Fish Casserole from the January Dash. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s reward ourselves for a healthy January by spending some quality time with our one true love: chocolate!  I give you . . . Chocolate Chess Pie. First things…

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Beef Tenderloin

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Roasted Fish Casserole

Welcome to 2018! Thank you for your enthusiastic response to Effortless Entertaining – we’ve nearly sold out of our first run! Thanks also for the wonderful eggnog emails! I’ve tucked away a few fun facts you passed along to share in our next December issue. I want to start the year by answering a few EE-related questions…

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Our Dalrymple Eggnog Recipe

Merry Merry, from our home to yours! In this Dash, the Dalrymples want to share our family eggnog recipe, which we consider a holiday, and quite possibly a national, treasure! Trust me when I say . . . you may never buy eggnog in a carton again. This is a Dalrymple family tradition passed to…

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