Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book Giveaway Winner!

  Congratulations to Diane of Longaberger Lifestyle!  You are the winner of The Collected Tabletop in today’s giveaway! You can learn more about the book at The Collected Tabletop website.  Online ordering will be available shortly. This giveaway was conducted … Continue reading

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The Collected Tabletop: Book Giveaway Today

  I’m so excited!  Tomorrow is the official launch of my new book The Collected Tabletop: Inspirations for Creative Entertaining. In celebration, I’m having a book giveaway today.  Leave a comment below by 5pm Eastern Time to be entered to … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage: An Afternoon Tea

Sunday afternoon, I felt a slight suggestion of fall in the air at Chestnut Cottage.  Sadly, it was time for my friend Holli Morris to return to her primary residence in Tampa.  Afternoon tea to say goodbye seemed like a … Continue reading

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Meet Me at Tobi’s!

  Today I’m guest blogging over at Tobi’s Blog.  Tobi Fairley has been a great friend for several years and I’m thrilled to be her new entertaining expert.  I’ll be writing a column for her blog monthly sharing my expertise … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Recipe

  For a lovely simple summer evening, I love this Tomato Basil Tart with an  Avocado, Bacon, Walnuts with Endive Salad. Tomato Basil Tart I often make this in individual 4 ½ tart pans when I have guests. Recipe is … Continue reading

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