10 Packing Tips: My Trip to Mwanza, Tanzania for Protectors Nation

Trip to Mwanza, Tanzania for Protectors Nation

My husband and I recently returned from a 3-week trip to Africa, where we brought Paul’s Freedom from Bullying program, The Protectors, to the schools in East Africa. No such trip is without its challenges, and trust me, we had those along the way. But in returning to the...

Gobble Up Olive Kebabs for Easy Appetizer

Gobble Up Olive Kebabs for Easy Appetizer

When I’m entertaining at home, I have a variety of simple appetizers that I reach for for last minute company. Some hostesses say that you need to serve a variety of appetizers for your guests to nosh on, such as something plain, and something spicy, and even something sweet...

Yoga Love with Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

A delicious breakfast smoothie using frozen raspberries, today I’m sharing a Raspberry Spinach Smoothie recipe and my thoughts on yoga. Earlier this year I started doing yoga, and I love it! I love the discipline of yoga—to body and mind—and all that stretching does a body good! For me, I’ve...

Sunset Party Menu with Bacon and Dill Buttermilk Biscuits

Sunset Party Menu with Bacon and Dill Buttermilk Biscuits

This post shares everything you need to plan a Sunset Dinner Party, with a delicious Bacon and Dill Buttermilk Biscuits recipe! Hosting an outdoor dinner party is all about, well, enjoying the outdoors, and a delicious menu! Oh, and the people, who are the key ingredient. You can’t have...

Relish Your Home, Perfect or Not

Relish in Your Home, Perfect or Not | ReluctantEntertainer.com

I won’t lie to you. When I know company is coming, I usually clean my house. Do you? I know we all want to be authentic and real, and just let our homes “be as they are” when our guests arrive, but honestly, I think most of us feel we...

Jack London and Peach Blueberry Crisp

Peach Blueberry Crisp

This sweet-tart flavored Peach Blueberry Crisp is perfect for a summer family meal, easy to make in 4 inidividual ramekin dishes. I’d say almost everyone has summer memories as kids, eating fruit off the vine, munching on a big piece of watermelon, picking berries and popping them in our...

The Perfect Camping Meal: Zucchini Casserole

The Perfect Camping Meal: Zucchini Casserole

The perfect garden dump meal for camping is Zucchini Casserole, which we baked in our Camp Chef stove. I love it when you’re eating with friends, and they tell you the story behind the dish that you are enjoying. People are more likely to remember the food when words and...

African Babies and Caprese Pasta Bake with Fresh Garden Tomatoes

Caprese Pasta Bake | reluctantentertainer.com

Enjoy fresh garden tomatoes with this easy Caprese Pasta Bake recipe! We’re home from Africa, and I can’t wait to share more about our fabulous trip to Tanzania, a one-day stop in Cairo, and then 3 beautiful days in Istanbul, Turkey! Hopefully you were able to follow along on my...