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Dinner Parties and Diaper Rashes: The New Norm

Happy Monday, everyone! I know it's been awhile. Miss Evie has been on a bit of a nap boycott lately, which means that I don’t get a lot done during the day besides chasing her around the house – she’s now crawling and pulling up on everything – and trying to prevent her from chewing on computer cords, laptops, glasses, books, and other non-baby-friendly items. She is officially on the move. (And this mama is tired!)

So first things first: for those of you who entered my Modern Potluck giveaway, thank you for your patience. The winner is (drumroll please): Lisa Waller, from San Antonio, Texas! Her favorite potluck dish is: “My take on mac ‘n cheese: rigatoni shape pasta, extra-sharp cheddar and a crunchy browned bread crumb topping.” YUM. Congrats, Lisa! You’ll be receiving a copy of Modern Potluck, plus a 1.5 quart red Corningware clay oblong baking dish. Just email me your address and your goodies will be on their way...

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Modern Potluck Giveaway

Now that I’m a mom, I’ve learned firsthand what many of you all have known for a long time: entertaining with a baby is a challenge. Not an insurmountable one, but nonetheless, it’s hard. During those early months, getting a meal prepared felt darn near impossible, much less cleaning the apartment and setting the table for guests. Now that Evie is a little older, I’m back to throwing dinner parties, but they’re more laid-back affairs, and most importantly, my expectations have shifted. I no...

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A Garden Party with Anthropologie

I love throwing dinner parties. At this point, I’ve thrown (what feels like) a zillion of them: big ones, small ones, indoor, outdoor, formal, casual, with a kitchen and without. No matter what the circumstances, I have one simple mantra: Be flexible. Because no matter how prepared you are, something unexpected will always happen. And the best thing you can do when things don’t go as planned is to take a deep breath, stay calm, and move to Plan B. As long as you’re having fun, chances are your...

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Arugula Peach Corn Salad
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