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Tips for the Holiday Party Host

So often, people get overwhelmed by the details of entertaining. Here are my tried and true tips for being a confident and happy host.

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Spring Cleaning

A couple of things to make the Eat Drink Garden life easier for you.

Tool: Printable Measuring Guide

Here’s a handy little guide to print and have on hand in the kitchen. I like to keep mine on the inside door of my baking cabinet.


January: Pick Now!

I’m excited to introduce the first month of my freshness calendar, Pick Now.

Tuesday Tip: It Takes Two

Having a partner in hosting helps you stress less and actually enjoy the evening, which really should be what entertaining is about.

Shopping Adventure: Metropulos

Specialty food stores offer great and unusual finds that add character to the other gifts piled under the tree — I mean, check out some of my amazing finds.