9 Tips for Relaxed Entertaining and Menu Planning

One of my very, very, very favorite things in the world is when I see someone who has been afraid of entertaining suddenly start to feel good about it. Two friends, Netta and Kate, who I work with, have recently begun to experience the little rush that comes with getting a dinner for friends together …

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Sesame-Honey Quinoa and Carrot Salad with Sliced Avocado

My family is going to South Africa in one week. My mother is taking us (and my sister’s family), a trip born of a “life is short, let’s not put off things we are dying to do” moment that we all experienced after my father died a little over a year ago. Carpe freaking diem. …

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Clever Entertaining Idea #1

After I’m done cooking, I sometimes fall down on the job when it comes to crafty or cunning presentation thoughts.  I’m like, “Hey, there’s a sprig of tarragon on the platter, what more do you want from me?”  And then I go somewhere and see all of the cute and smart things people do to …

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