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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 for simple entertaining ideas, dinner party tips, and ways to reach out and grow your hospitality.
Our Christmas food gifts make outstanding appetizers when hosting the celebration yourself.

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…