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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.
pear martinits

Pear Cocktail, Anyone? It’s time to celebrate in style with a cocktail that’s just right for the season! If you’re from Oregon, you’ll know that the most beautiful Royal Riviera® Pears grow right here in the Rogue Valley,…

Top 10 Ways to Simplify Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it pays to be prepared. Sandy Coughlin, author of the Reluctant Entertainer, shares some of her favorite Thanksgiving games to help make your Thanksgiving more memorable. Thanksgiving Games The holidays…

moose munch apple nachos

Feast on life and connect with friends when you serve up apple nachos at your next get-together with a little help from Reluctant Entertainer’s Sandy Coughlin. Start with thinly sliced apples. Use any type of…

How To Can Peaches | Water Bathed Canned Peaches | Harry & David

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.