A Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

A Sister "Staycation" at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Recently my sisters and I went on a Sister “Staycation” at Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon, where we also enjoyed a visit to Waterstone Spa. Follow along for an inspiring post and details of this fabulous resort. A few weeks ago, my sisters and I traveled a very short 15...

When the Good Stuff Happens with Roasted Salmon & Succotash

Roasted Salmon & Succotash | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Roasted Salmon & Succotash is an easy, one-pot meal using summer corn and green beans. Easy entertaining! A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.–Elbert Hubbard I was feeling a bit overwhelmed in the kitchen, about 20 minutes before...

Our Kids Will Leave Us and Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts

Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Our kids will leave us, but they’ll come home again! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on empty-nest plus these delicious Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts recipe! Yesterday morning, my husband and I sat outside in the Adirondack chairs, drinking our favorite Storyville coffee and eating Banana Muffins with Hemp Hearts....

Beautiful Crocosmia with Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites

Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites

Today I’m sharing about Beautiful Crocosmia with a simple Tomato Feta Pesto Tortilla Bites appetizer recipe! “No late summer flower garden is complete without crocosmia’s vibrant wands of scarlet, red, orange, and yellow. They offer a late pop of color when many gardens are languishing in the dog days. Their...

Run Free with Hospitality + Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs

Roasted Tomatoes

These Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs are delicious for breakfast; the tomatoes are also perfect for appetizers, on top of meats, or pureed as a dip! “Live like someone just left the gate wide open.” Happy Monday, Friends! I love this quote: “Live like someone just left the gate wide open.”...

Bringing Soul to Recipes with a River Dinner Party

River Dinner Party | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Find a space in the outdoors and create your own River Dinner Party with good friends and family! This post is sponsored by Ryobi Outdoors. Friends, if you have the time, please take a short survey HERE (and win a $100 VISA card). Thank you for your support! “A recipe has no...

Sorry, No Mosquitos Allowed: Outdoor Party Ideas and Tips for Bug-Free Entertaining!

Outdoor Party Ideas and Tips for Bug-Free Entertaining! | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Enjoy these outdoor party ideas and tips for bug-free summer fun and entertaining in your backyard with family and friends! This post is sponsored by OFF!®. Depending on where you live, the weather has a lot to do with how much time you can actually spend outdoors. No matter...

“Now is a Good Time” and Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Tenders with Potatoes

Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Tenders with Potatoes | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Tenders with Potatoes is ready to serve, or take to someone in need, in 45 minutes! “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There...