I just returned from Blog Her food in Seattle where I had many conversations about “entertaining.” Imagine that! LOL :) I guess when people know what you write about, they want to talk about it.

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The “ease” of entertaining always comes up … for some it’s easy, for some, well, they don’t really like it because it takes too much work!

I had a conversation with one friend who said that entertaining to her is like exercise. You have to work at it, at first, and then it starts coming naturally to you.


I really don’t have to think twice about it any more, as I reach for my standard white dishes and cook up a familiar dish (one I’ve cooked over and over, that I probably have memorized).

I do think, however, that our personalities have a lot to do with whether we’re energized by interacting with people or not.

For me, it feels really good to bring people in, to connect, to make people feel good by filling their tummies (and hopefully their souls).

Do you find it difficult to get into the “groove” of entertaining in your home, and do you think your personality has anything to do with it?

Speaking of fun personalities, we’re headed back to the hotel in this Instagram picture at BlogHer Food conference this past weekend in Seattle. Fabulous friends … Housewife Bliss, Go Gingham, me, and Eat 2 Gather. Oh, and that’s Tickled Red in the background, and somewhere we lost La Pomme de Portland! If you have time, please check out my friends blogs! :)