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Sangria Slush by Author Mary McNear
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As summer entertaining season begins, Mary McNear, author of this month’s Sutter Home Book Club selection, Moonlight on Butternut Lake , believes that a simple potluck approach is key to a successful gathering. We’re particularly looking to serving her refreshing twist on Sutter Home Sangria , and...
Sutter Home Book Club: Entertaining Tip - Little Beach Street Bakery
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In this month’s Sutter Home Book Club selection, Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan, Polly Waterford turns her favorite hobby – baking bread – into a beautiful new life. Polly’s charming story can teach us a thing or two about entertaining. Here are a few tips to try the next time you are...
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Bring some zing to your book club gathering with this refreshing citrus punch from The Grown Ups author, Robin Antalek. “I've been in the same book group for fifteen years with ten superb and interesting women. We love to read, but we also love to eat, drink and entertain, serendipitously pairing...
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Hazel Gaynor, author of this month’s Sutter Home Book selection, A Memory of Violets , has shared a fun game for book lovers to enjoy. Here’s how to play First and Last Lines : 1. Gather a group of friends. Have each person bring their favorite book. A dozen or so books total works great for...
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With her novel Christmas at Tiffany’s picked for this month’s Sutter Home Book Club selection, author Karen Swan shares her tips for hosting a fresh, festive book club in December. Remember to open a bottle (or two) of the new Sutter Home Red Blend ! “I go to extra efforts when hosting my book club...
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"According to my teenage daughter: Have Netflix, have food, and you're good!" - Mike Greenberg, Author of All You Could Ask For
Sutter Home: Entertaining Tip: Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials
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Aunty Lee says adding a little ginger to any dish never hurt anybody! According to both traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Malay jamu, ginger has many healing and balancing properties, including the ability to warm the blood and soothe the digestive system.
| Posted by Kelly for Sutter Home
Because my father, like me, is the oldest of seven children, the guest list of every event our family ever hosted consisted exclusively of people we shared DNA with. As a result, when I moved with my husband and two children to Memphis, I knew very little about entertaining, especially Southern...
| Posted by Kelly for Sutter Home
My mother taught me many things in the kitchen, including this important one: choose make-ahead dishes, so you can enjoy your own party without rushing around at the last minute. It’s hard to remain calm when much needs to be done in the final hour, and if the hostess ends up feeling frantic, she...
| Posted by Kelly for Sutter Home
Summer’s here at last, and there’s no better way to spend those long, sunny days and warm, balmy nights than with friends, food and fun. We’ve partnered with Better TV to put together a series of helpful videos that make entertaining easier than ever. Even if you’re a newbie, our videos give you...