Essence of October with Pumpkin Tortellini

Pumpkin Tortellini | Reluctant Entertainer.com

A lovely pumpkin-themed dinner party is a fun way to entertain, with each dish containing a pumpkin flavor, such as this Pumpkin Tortellini recipe. How’s your week going, Friends? Are you enjoying this gorgeous season like I am? Later this week I’ll be sharing some fun ideas for entertaining along...

Cozy Night with Honey Pear Cake

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It’s time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors, and turn on the oven, and fill the house with delicious aromas of Honey Pear Cake! We hosted a cozy dinner party last Sunday evening and I served this yummy Honey Pear Cake recipe. Taking a quick trip up the street...

DIY Lowe’s Home Improvement: Outdoor Ceiling Fans

DIY Lowe's Home Improvement: Outdoor Ceiling Fans

We change the airflow of our back patio with the help of Lowe’s Home Improvement, and 2 new outdoor ceilings fans! My husband and I recently finished a fall project that we’ve been wanting to do for almost 10 years! Because Lowe’s Home Improvement sponsored a shopping trip to...

Eat Fish: Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon

Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Try this Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon recipe for your next dinner party menu, or better yet, make it for a weeknight family meal. My dad is a very big fisherman on the Oregon Coast. Every year he brings back Rogue River Chinook Salmon and we reap many delicious meals....

Two Handed Coffee with Pumpkin Date Bread

2 Handed Coffee with Pumpkin Date Bread | ReulctantEntertainer.com

Here’s a fun hospitality idea today, where I served Storyville Coffee and my Pumpkin Date Bread recipe! I’ve been wanting to do this ever since I spent a weekend with Kristen, and she shared about her Two Handed Coffee Hour. So very inspirational and what I felt would be a...

Fall Time Baking with Pumpkin Butter Cake

Pumpkin Butter Cake | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Enjoy this upside down cake made with pumpkin butter, Pumpkin Butter Cake, perfect for fall baking! Sometimes we don’t know what we’re missing until we experience something really wonderful. Like having people over for dinner, and really enjoying their company around the table. I’m not sure if you have...

The Story of Jane: Crock Pot Salsa Chicken on Brown Rice

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken on Brown Rice | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Need to feed a crowd? Today’s easy recipe, Crock Pot Salsa Chicken on Brown Rice, is perfect for feeding a large group. When I grow up, I want to be more like Jane. Recently my friend sent me a portion of an obituary that really touched my heart. Jane...

Lingering and Savoring: Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup

Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup can be made with fresh garden tomatoes or canned tomatos in off season. Delicous! The other night I made this delicious Savory Tomato Bacon Soup before our family went our separate ways. I can get sentimental this time of year, with the change of...