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This is a place to discover how the gift of authentic hospitality transforms our dining tables into sacred spaces that move beyond entertaining – and into a place of belonging.

Together let’s learn, celebrate, and share stories about gathering people around our tables to nourish bodies and souls through good food and authentic connections.

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STORIES

Stories about life and learning at the table

Stories about life and learning at the table

Includes stories from my table; what I’m learning about hospitality; articles about how other people practice hospitality; and links to articles, podcasts, and videos that I find inspiring.

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RECIPES

Cooking for the people gathered at your table

Cooking for the people gathered at your table

Includes some of my favorite recipes and easy dinner menus: appetizers, breads and spreads, soup, salads, main dishes, and desserts.

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RESOURCES

Equipping you to nourish people at your table

Equipping you to nourish people at your table

Includes practical help for practicing hospitality; my best tips and advice; my favorite books, magazines, websites, and blogs about hospitality; and 8 Steps to Making a Place at YOUR Table.

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RECENT POSTS

SEMI-HOMEMADE BEER BREAD

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Semi-Homemade isn't just a technique I rely on for dessert.  When I'm in a pinch for time, it's also my preferred way to provide side dishes. Trader Joe's boxed beer bread mix is one of [...]

SEMI-HOMEMADE CUPCAKES

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It seems that there are two types of people in the kitchen, those who prefer cooking and those who prefer baking.  I am one who prefers crafting a great meal that is hearty and satisfying, [...]

SEMI-HOMEMADE

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I am a huge fan of semi-homemade. Because I love to cook.  I love to love people with food.  I love to be enjoyable when I sit at my table to share life with those [...]

REFLECTIONS FROM MY MIDLIFE CRISIS

July 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Hi there!  It's been a while since I've written.  Not just for my website, it's been months since I've written anything. Like everyone else, I've been busy. But the whole truth is that I've been [...]

FEATURED POSTS

SEMI-HOMEMADE CUPCAKES

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It seems that there are two types of people in the kitchen, those who prefer cooking and those who prefer baking.  I am one who prefers crafting a great meal that is hearty and satisfying, [...]

REFLECTIONS FROM MY MIDLIFE CRISIS

July 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Hi there!  It's been a while since I've written.  Not just for my website, it's been months since I've written anything. Like everyone else, I've been busy. But the whole truth is that I've been [...]

A RALLY CRY THAT WE ARE ALL HOMEMAKERS

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

"Homemaker". It is what I write in the box for occupation. As a stay at home parent I spent my younger years rallying for acknowledgement that I too am a working mom. But as I [...]

CLEANING REALLY IS OPTIONAL

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Hospitality and entertaining are not the same thing. "We invite people into our home to create moments that matter, not moments that impress." This is one of my mantras. I keep saying it because I [...]