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About the Author Sandy Coughlin

When Sandy Coughlin started blogging in 2006, she set out to write about the missing art of hospitality in our culture. She had recognized a great need for people to connect and escape their isolation and loneliness, so she jumped in with Reluctant Entertain to help. Visit www.reluctantentertainer.com for simple entertaining ideas, dinner party tips, and ways to reach out and grow your hospitality.

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Rogue Valley Wine and Cheese Pairings with Pear Compote Flatbread Recipe

Rogue Valley Wine and Cheese Pairings with Pear Compote Flatbread Recipe

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Appetizers, Entertaining, Recipes, Wine | 0 comments

Recently, we sent Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer our Rogue Valley Gift Box and California Wine Trio, which are both filled with delightful gourmet foods from the West Coast. Using her culinary and entertaining know-how, Sandy created several hearty and satisfying pairings—including a recipe for a delicious compote made using our handpicked Royal...

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Easy Canned Peaches: How to Can Peaches, with Sandy Coughlin

Easy Canned Peaches: How to Can Peaches, with Sandy Coughlin

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Fresh Fruit, Recipes | 1 comment

  Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer gives us some thorough instructions on how to can peaches; follow along as she goes through her step-by-step process for home canning. Recipes for canned peaches should be kept at the ready because you’ll love they way your peaches turn out. For the best results, you’ll want to use the best peaches, so make...

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Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Baking, Desserts & Chocolate, Fresh Fruit, Recipes | 0 comments

Sandy Coughlin of Reluctant Entertainer created a delicious dessert recipe that’s perfect for Cherry-Oh!® Cherries and can just as easily be made with peaches or pears. Enjoy! I love a summer dessert made with large, sweet cherries, a dessert that you can swap out with other fresh fruit in season, such as peaches or pears. My recipe today is the essence...

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HARRY & DAVID WELCOMES WEST COAST FOODIE BLOGGERS

HARRY & DAVID WELCOMES WEST COAST FOODIE BLOGGERS

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Field Notes | 0 comments

It’s a gorgeous time in the Rogue Valley, with pear blossoms bursting with color. This takes us back to 1934, when Harry & David grew their first pear harvest.   This is the beginning of the Harry & David 80th anniversary celebration, which I’m honored to be a part of along with five of my fellow food blogging friends.   This week...

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Easy Appetizers & Elegant Goodies

Easy Appetizers & Elegant Goodies

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Appetizers, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Holidays & Celebrations | 4 comments

I am so lucky to be living in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the reasons are the trees, rivers, local and homegrown foods at the Farmers’ Markets, and plenty of hiking and camping, which our family enjoys. Did I mention the beauty?   The scenery and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest will take your breath away! When our out-of-town guests come for...

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