Inviting Someone Over: Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

When’s the last time you invited someone over for a bowl of soup? This Creamy Broccoli Soup recipe is perfect to make for a lunch date. Oh, the risks that are involved in opening our homes. So much so that it stops so many from connecting with others. I know I’m...

Family Talk and Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn

Extra cabbage in the garden? Try this Sweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn recipe for your next family get-together! Because we still have 6 gorgeous heads of purple cabbage in our garden, I can’t get enough of delicious slaw recipes, especially when combined with other garden fare foods, such...

Start Cooking in the Morning with Crock Pot Pork Roast

Crock Pot Pork Roast | reluctantentertainer.com

What’s better than a flavorful pork that cooks all day long, filling the house with warm scents of spices and love. Because it’s September, I find myself gravitating to my crock pot, for which I put together the ingredients for a Crock Pot Pork Roast. If you can get...

Home Canned Salsa and #FarmtoCabin Food

Home Canned Salsa

There’s nothing better than spending a few days in nature, waking up to brisk mornings, enjoying the warm autumn days, and opening a fresh jar of home canned salsa! A few friends and I recently spent a few nights together at their mountain cabins, cooking and eating really good...

Shrimp Bacon Sliders + Tailgate Takeover ($450 value) Giveaway

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Enjoy this delicious Shrimp Bacon Sliders recipe today plus a fabulous giveaway of (8) Thirty-One Gift products with custom monogramming as well as a $100 gift card from Eat Shrimp! Let the tailgating fun begin! As summer winds down and beautiful autumn is before us, our family looks forward...

Citrus Honey Vinaigrette + Vibrant Blue SaladSavors® Giveaway

Citrus Honey Vinaigrette | reluctantentertainer.com

Today I’m excited to share my Citrus Honey Vinaigrette salad dressing recipe, and a vibrant blue giveaway, sponsored by DeLallo SaladSavors®. When our good friends popped down from Portland for a quick 24-hour stay with us (and no kids, which we had mixed feelings about – we love their kids!), my friend...

Storyville Coffee’s Locations in Seattle

Storyville Coffee, 3 Seattle Locations

A few weekends ago, my family and I visited Storyville Coffee’s locations in Seattle. Though Storyville has been roasting gourmet coffee for a long time, and mailing it to those who appreciate great coffee, their stores are new to Seattle, America’s coffee headquarters. They’ve made a very big splash....

Talk, Eat, Love: Red Cabbage Beet Slaw with Cranberries

Red Cabbage Beet Slaw with Cranberries | reluctantentertainer.com

Last week we harvested about a dozen red cabbages and a whole lot of beets from our garden. I whipped up a delicious combination of cabbage, beets, grated apple, and dried cranberries (inspired by Bon Appetit) into what is probably now my favorite slaw recipe, Red Cabbage Beet Slaw...