The Happy Hostess Presents a Dinner for Two: Valentine’s at Home (Recipes Included)

For those of you wishing to avoid the crowds of people rushing out for their prix fixe this Valentine’s Day, plan an intimate dinner at home. You can spend the money you save on a day-after couples’ massage. Normally, I would give tons of advice about how to get the pasta from the kitchen to the […]

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The Happy Hostess Plans a Christmas Dinner Party (Includes Recipes in a PDF)

As I described in an earlier post, my Thanksgiving menu is set indefinitely in my eyes. Christmas, on the other hand, is not. The first word that comes to mind is celebration, then slightly fancy. It’s difficult to make a potluck of 20 sides appear elegant, so I always leave that for Thanksgiving. As I […]

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Be Thankful: The Happy Hostess Has Your Thanksgiving Plan

Whenever my mom and I host Thanksgiving, Mom will call me at the beginning of November to establish a game plan. The conversation is always the same: Mom: I cannot believe Thanksgiving is three weeks away. Me: I know. I haven’t even started thinking about Christmas gifts yet. Mom: Let’s not think about Christmas. What […]

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