Watermelon Blackberry Lime Salad

This Watermelon Blackberry Lime Salad is the ultimate party, picnic, holiday, potluck, barbecue, or summer dish to serve for easy entertaining!

Watermelon Blackberry Lime Salad

I love the slowness of summer, when friends come late to dinner, you mingle over appetizers, and then enjoy a summertime meal together late into the evening!

This past weekend, we had our first dinner guests in our new home, and heated up the grill for a delicious salmon dinner!

Summer is about a different pace. Guests come later, stay later as it cools down outside, we cook slower foods, and we savor longer together around the table!

Cinnamon Cheesecake Balls

Cinnamon Cheesecake Balls for Fourth of July entertaining | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Enjoy these Cinnamon Cheesecake Balls served on homemade ice cream, with fruit, and toppings, for Fourth of July entertaining! I was thinking the other day about why people don’t invite others into their homes, or even host for the holidays! Hospitality is really not fun when you get all...

Annie Sloan Paris Grey Fireplace Makeover

Annie Sloan Paris Grey Fireplace Makeover

Today I’m sharing the details of our Annie Sloan Paris Grey Fireplace Makeover, a DIY project in our new mountain home! Friends, since we’re on a tight budget in fixing up our new mountain home in central Oregon, it felt a bit overwhelming … what project do you we...

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friends, we had our first guests last week in our new home, and I served Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies – perfect for freezing and serving at any time. When our dear friends came for a night last week, I was a bit nervous. You never know about the details...

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This Lentil Soup is cooked slowly in the slow cooker with fennel, carrots onions, and celery–a delicious weeknight meal. I’d say the member of our family who’s happiest with our recent move is Haggis, our Cairn Terrier. Looking back, he was getting a little bored at our old home, even though...