Creating a Cheat Sheet for Easy Entertaining is a guide that helps with last-minute entertaining chores and ideas. Plus enjoy this easy Summer Cherry Cheese Board.

Friends, happy summer and happy summer entertaining! You may have seen my post on preparing for summer, and getting the deck and entertaining space ready for summer guests and meals! Today I’m sharing a guide: Creating a Cheat Sheet for Easy Entertaining, for your next party, plus an easy-to-follow Summer Cherry Cheese Board (or tray).

I love to cook for family and guests! Family dinners mean everything to us. Food is a necessity, and if you can combine love, conversation, laughter, and family with a necessity….well that is perfection!

Creating a Cheat Sheet for Easy Entertaining

But first, how many times when we entertain do we forget something? Most the time it isn’t anything huge or essential, but it would have made the “entertaining moment” more special if we had only remembered.


I recently came across this very cool Entertaining Cheat-Sheet by Lulu Powers.

Tape it inside your kitchen cupboards for easy access when you want to make sure you have “done everything.”

I do think entertaining is like a muscle, that the more you do it the easier it becomes. So eventually you may not need your little list.

Summer Cherry Cheese Board

Enjoy this yummy Summer Cherry Cheese Board for your next gathering. Whether served as an appetizer or a meal, your family and guests will love you :)

All you need is a stack of napkins and the people you love, gathered around this summer cheese board!

Print the list of ingredients for this board and ENJOY! Happy Summer!

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Summer Cherry Cheese Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Jicama
  • Crackers, 3 varieties
  • Salami
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Chocolate Covered Almonds
  • Hard cheese, like Jarlsberg
  • Soft Cheese, like Cambozola or Brie
  • Fresh cherries


  • Place the food items on a large tray and serve!
Course: Appetizer
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