From Our Home to Yours


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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Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  Dear Friends, As 2021 draws to a close, I want to thank you for making Effortless Entertaining not only successful but joyful! I want to thank all who have brought EE forward from the book launch in December 2017 and give you a glimpse of our future. Most recently, Covid kept me from speaking in person…

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Twas’ two weeks before Christmas … (2021)

  Dear Friends, As Sissy’s quote so delightfully points out … confidence and enjoyment often go hand in hand. It’s exciting for me to hear from so many of you who are enjoying gathering your family and friends. I promise the more you do it, the more confident you will become, and the more you will…

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EE’s Favorite Stocking Stuffers! 2021 + 2020

  Dear Friends, If you like to shop for stocking stuffers, then you’ve come to the right place! We give you … EE’s Top Ten (and more) Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Cooks!   Although I’ve linked you to Amazon and Surlatable just for the ease of it, please shop small and shop local! You can find many of…

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Old fashioned goodness! 🙌🏻 – Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Dear Friends, True confessions … I’m not too fond of pumpkin. I don’t care for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie. So, during this season when nearly every foodie email I receive is about pumpkin desserts, I just hit delete, delete, delete. So, what to do for a fall dessert? Easy, peasy Bread Pudding … sure to…

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Grilling With Bill: Day 7 – Cleaning the Blackstone

    Dear Friends, Today’s video in our series finale of Bill’s Grills Blackstone … clean up! One word to describe cleaning the Blackstone is … effortless! I know many of you are ready to join the Blackstone revolution. You’ve seen how you can prepare everything on the grill with remarkable ease, no mess, and have fun while you’re doing…

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