From Our Home to Yours


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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Grilling With Bill: Day 6 – Grilled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

  Dear Friends, Today’s video in our Bill’s Grills Blackstone series … the icing on the cake … or in this case the ice cream on the grilled doughnut! All the way from UVA and Charlottesville, VA …  the “Grills With.”  No recipe needed! I’m serious, I would buy a Blackstone Grill just to make this dessert exactly as…

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Grilling With Bill: Day 5 – Grilled Salmon!

  Dear Friends, Today’s video in our Bill’s Grills Blackstone series … Grilled Salmon. As many of you know, I’ve given you three grilled salmon recipes — one in your Effortless Entertaining book and two in newsletters. Links to all three are below. All can be prepared on the Blackstone Grill. For the Kebabs, I would recommend using salmon steaks instead. Follow along with Bill in the…

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Grilling With Bill: Day 4 – Brussels Sprouts!

Dear Friends, Today’s video in our Bill’s Grills Blackstone series … Brussels Sprouts. Follow along with Bill to see how he creates this fabulous side on the Blackstone! My stove top recipe for Brussels Sprouts is in your Effortless Entertaining book. You can certainly adapt to the Blackstone Grill … a griddle on which “you can cook everything you can cook on…

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