Setting a Summer Dinner Party Table

Setting a Summer Dinner Party Table

By: Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer

What I love about summer entertaining is the fresh produce that is accessible, either in the garden or at the local Farmer’s Market, and how easy it is to plan a dinner party and bring friends together, even if it’s last minute.

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KitchenAid French-Door Refrigerator

Entertaining with the KitchenAid® Platinum Interior Refrigerator

By: Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer

In our home, the kitchen is a place to welcome guests, to offer refreshment, pull up a stool, and to start intentional entertaining moments with drinks and small bites. The kitchen is where we let our guards down, join together with friends and family—mingle, catch up, and get the party started!

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Weekend Waffle Brunch with Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Waffles

By: Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer

You just can’t beat a brunch for a casual gathering, any time of the year! What I love about having people over for a brunch is the easy feel of entertaining, and that you’re not as pressed for time, especially if it’s a weekend brunch.

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Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake

A Holiday Dessert Party with Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake

By: Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer

Everyone loves the holidays, but sometimes hosting a dinner party can be very stressful. So, this year for the holidays, let’s try a new approach. Let’s go into this holiday with a plan for the work to be minimal, for the focus to be on the guests and not so much the food, and for the entertaining to be simple.

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Herb & Curry Lobster Bisque Recip

Fresh Herb & Curry Lobster Bisque

By: Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer

Ever since my husband and I enjoyed a bowl of creamy lobster bisque on the Oregon coast a few weeks back, I’ve been dreaming of making my own version.

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