Snow Day with Cranberry and Orange Shortbread

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread

...  the holidays. I’m working with the wonderful folks at Green Valley Organics on this post today. Snow in Oregon doesn’t come like ...

Simple Entertaining with a Garden Fresh Tuna Sandwich

Garden Fresh Tuna Sandwich from ReluctantEntertainer.com

...  and what are your favorite 3 ingredients to add? Green Valley Organics provided the sour cream, but I was not compensated for this ...

S’More Pretzel Bites with Green Valley Organics

S'More Pretzel Bites

...  with this amazing brand who's sponsoring this post today: Green Valley Organics. Having a few lactose-free family members, we've discovered ...

Day 12. Determination. Pays Off.

Determination. I admire determination because it usually comes from authenticity. Being real. Doing what you say you're going to do. Putting your best foot forward. Autumn entertaining can be one of the most special times of the year. It's coo ...

Day 11. Friends. Fresh Peaches with Crème Fraîche.

Friends. They're like a bountiful bouquet of Autumn flowers, or a basket full of colorful leaves, or an end-of-summer bucket filled with fresh, warm-picked peaches. The more you have, usually the more color and beauty, flavor and warmth, touches  ...

Day 10. Neighbors. Acorn Squash Basil Soup.

Neighbors. The lonely or sad. The busy and happy. The older and the younger. When I make a pot of soup, I always think of my neighbors. Who could benefit from a hot bowl of soup straight from the garden, nothing but the best, and so  ...

Day 9. Simplicity. Small Gifts.

Simple. Simple gifts make me happy. Friends came to our dinner party this week. She handed me a small gift. A small container with a blue lid. I opened it carefully, not knowing what was inside. Wrapped very carefully. A be ...

Day 8. Ambience. Atmosphere of Love.

Ambience. A feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing, or a season. Autumnal ambience can really contribute to the entertaining mood. Especially when the earlier sunset allows you to bathe in the evening lights of y ...

Day 7. Harvest. Make Your Own Lasagna.

Harvest. When your family says, Mom, when can you make that again? You know you've done something right. I love the warm baskets of tomatoes that we've been pulling off the vines, as we're now coming to the end of tomato season. The smell. ...

Day 6. Heirlooms. Yogurt Berry Parfaits.

...  out an heirloom that my grandmother left me, 4 little green parfait dishes, and I made a yummy dessert for 4. We're on a ...  it make you feel? Recipe: Green Valley Lactose-free Yogurt Berry Parfaits ...  (You can read more about