From Our Home to Yours


Tuscan Bean Dip

Dear Friends, Winter makes me want to cozy up with good friends for a casual dinner at home. Maybe you feel the same way too! This weekend I’ll be serving Burgers, Seasoned Smashed Potatoes, Darren Atkins’ Mixed Lettuces with Sherry Vinaigrette, and Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies, with Talenti and Dee Marley’s Chocolate Sauce. It’s going to…

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Fall Porchetta

While working on Effortless Entertaining, my graphic designer and my editor kindly observed that there were “no people of color” shown sitting around my table. I responded that I had noticed that, too. While Ed and I have experienced great diversity in our community work and in the schools our children attended, we have not…

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Amaretto Cheesecake

Dear Friends, Amaretto Cheesecake is the fabulous dessert our family enjoys every Christmas Eve and throughout the winter months. This crowd pleaser is super easy and truly impossible to mess up! The recipe was shared by Tommi Jones, who was the VP, Human Resources at Jefferson-Pilot Communications, where I enjoyed a wonderful career. Tommi broke…

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