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| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Goldie doesn’t like to eat; she likes to dine. She’s not a food snob, however, and she can appreciate the value of a good McDonald’s hamburger. Mostly, though, she likes to entertain and be entertained by others. Because Goldie’s personality is based on that of my own grandmother, Rose, I’ll offer...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Winter has settled in here in Vermont, which means a celebration of snow and ice and all things frozen. What better way to light the way to an evening gathering at your house than with beautiful ice candleholders? I’ve seen them several times and have always meant to try it myself. This is the year...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Serve tea in a glass or china pot. Traditional afternoon tea should include finger sandwiches, scones with jam and butter, and cake – ideally presented on a tiered tray, as it would be served in a tea shop, like the White Manor shops depicted in The Passing Bells.
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
" Things Remembered takes place in the fall--my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves change color, the sunlight turn amber, and the crisp smell in the air as the mornings turn frosty. Autumn is such an integral part of Things Remembered that I think of it as another character in the...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Sometimes you just need to indulge in the simple pleasures in life – comfort food is one of them! Invite your friends over for a comfort food potluck. Serve this skillet cornbread, mac n' cheese, wedge salad and any other dishes that warm the heart & soul. Pair with Sutter Home Wines for a...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
In my novel Bond Girl , Alex, the heroine, is usually frantically running around trying to juggle a demanding job, a hectic social life, and a potential love interest, so she doesn't have a whole lot of time to entertain, though I think she'd wish she did! What's more, she lives in a tiny New York...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Mary and Trish, in Keepsake , couldn't begin to think of entertaining. Trish has let her clutter balloon into a full-blown hoard, and in fact declined to join a book club with a friend because she would eventually have to host. Mary's home is so sterile and clean that she can barely tolerate the...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
My friend Kate told me her mother once told her, "Your generation is so smart . . . you invented the potluck!" I'm not sure her assessment is historically accurate, but it can be extremely reassuring. If entertaining seems intimidating, it's perfectly reasonable to share the load, as long as you...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Goldie Shultz, caterer supreme and the heroine in Double Shot , knows a thing or two about throwing delicious parties for a variety of occasions – even a post-funeral reception. The key to entertaining, regardless of the occasion, is having a few go-to recipes that always wow your guests...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
One of the perks of being invited to a book club meeting is the food. Who doesn’t enjoy a good book, good friends and great munchies?? I’ve been graciously hosted by clubs all over the country and whether it’s Minga Suma in LA, Read Sister Read in Omaha NE, Black Onyx in Miami or the Catching Sense...