Thanksgiving Memories and Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes at ReluctantEntertainer.com

Today I’m sharing a “not-your-traditional” mashed potatoes recipe, but a more easy, gourmet Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes recipe! I’m thankful for … are the words we hear every day during the month of November. Our hearts are full of gratitude and love, and for me, I love to reminisce about...

Being Hospitable with Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa

Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa #tacos #tacotuesday #reluctantentertainer #recipe

Join me and my friend Gina {Skinnytaste} today, each sharing a Taco Tuesday recipe, mine a simple Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Salsa, Gina’s a Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Taco recipe! My friend, Gina, inspires me. She is always putting positive quotes and sayings on her Facebook page, and there’s very...

“I Remember When” and Turkey Mushroom Cranberry Risotto

Turkey Mushroom Cranberry Risotto #reluctantentertainer #leftovers #Thanksgiving #recipe

This Turkey Mushroom Cranberry Risotto is perfect for leftover turkey and is also freezable! Enjoy! The time has come: We won’t be gathering anymore on our side patio, enjoying meals and the beauty around us with friends, as the colder weather sets in in Oregon. I’m not complaining, because...

Favorite Holiday Things $100 Crate and Barrel

Favorite Holiday Things $100 Crate and Barrel

Today I’m sharing my Favorite Holiday Things at Crate and Barrel, plus giving away a $100 gift card! Happy Saturday, Friends. Today I’m sharing a few of my “favorite holiday things” from Crate and Barrel. No, this post is not sponsored by them, it’s just my way of saying...

Easy 12 One-Pot Dinners for Reluctant Entertainers!

One-Pot Dinners Roundup | ReluctantEntertainer.com

One-Pot Dinners are perfect for easy and stress free entertaining! And who doesn’t like having only one pot to clean at the end of the end of the evening?! People ask me all the time how I entertain so much, considering I’m a reluctant entertainer. Well, let me tell...

Butternut Pear Soup with Harry & David PEAR Giveaway

Butternut Pear Soup | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Butternut Pear Soup recipe was made with pears from Harry & David, for which I’m giving a delicious box of pears away today! **contest is now closed. I love giving Harry & David’s Royal Riviera Pears as gifts this time of year. These delicious pears are dear to my heart,...

Q Squared Table Setting with Honey Crisp and Goat Cheese Ladyfinger Crostini Appetizer

Honey Crisp and Goat Cheese Ladyfinger Crostini Appetizer | ReluctantEntertainer.com

These Honey Crisp and Goat Cheese Ladyfinger Crostini Appetizer are the perfect holiday appetizer served with fresh rosemary on top, the herb of “friendship,” plus I’m sharing table details with my friends in NYC, Q Squared. Dressing a holiday table can be a treat, even more than cooking a...

Setting the Table and Gingerbread Cake with Spiced Whipped Cream

Gingerbread Cake with Spiced Whipped Cream | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Light a fire, and have some friends over to enjoy a harvest-themed, special holiday dinner party with Gingerbread Cake and Spiced Whipped Cream for dessert! Setting the table is something I love to do around the holidays. There are so many delicious colors, and I just love thinking about...