Celebrating the Good Life with Blackberry Almond Crumble

Blackberry Almond Crumble

A lovely summertime treat to serve your party guests: Blackberry Almond Crumble. This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. After the dinner party was over last Sunday evening, my husband and I loaded the last dish of blackberry-stained white bowls, with crumbs and streaks of ice cream, hit “start”...

Good Conversation with Pesto Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Pesto Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers | ReluctantEntertainer.com

You can’t beat a summer dinner party with good conversation and these Pesto Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers for a tasty appetizer! Two of my favorite things about entertaining are seeing our guests relax and unwind around the table, and getting to know each other in a deeper way. This...

20-Minute Summer Dinner Party Cleaning with Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil Bites

Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil Bites | ReluctantEntertainer.com

These Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil Bites are a perfect summertime appetizer to serve at a dinner party. I am a compensated 3M-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. #CleanFeelsGood We’re in the warm-weather groove in southern Oregon, which is the perfect weather for...

8 Simple and Sane Entertaining Tips with Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw Salad

Napa Cole Slaw Salad

This Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw Salad recipe is delicious served with pulled pork sandwiches, or at any summer party, potluck, or picnic. “Do what you’re good at and everything else will fall into place.” – Willnett Crockett Sometimes I think we take entertaining a little too seriously, making it bigger...

Spontaneous Entertaining with Garden Tri Tip Crostini

Tri Tip Crostini

These Garden Tri Tip Crostini are great little bites for an appetizer or light dinner, using leftover tri tip and fresh garden veggies. As the day’s heat starts to ebb, dinnertime is something I look forward to. I love this time of day, because we’re starting to slow down,...

Out-of-Town Family Dinner Party with No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

This No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat to serve at your next family gathering! When our St. Louis cousins come to town, we try to drop everything and put on a big party! For years when we’ve visited our family in the Midwest, this is what they’ve...

Why I Love Orange and Blue with Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

This Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole recipe is the perfect appetizer or poolside snack, or take it to the next potluck you’re invited to! Have I told you how much I love blue and orange? There’s something about that color combination that makes me happy and catches my eye whenever I see...

Farmer’s Market Shopping Tips with Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers

This Caprese Salad Skewers recipe is a light and fresh summertime treat to serve out by the pool, or as an appetizer for a casual dinner party! When I know company is coming, I like to prepare my menu with the best, freshest ingredients, and make sure that my pantry...