Help! How Do I…???

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, filled with cocktail parties, brunches, and festive dinners. A time to revisit fond memories of Christmases past, and create special moments this holiday that your loved ones, and you, will cherish well into the future.

But it can also be a time of challenge, one that finds us racing around to get things done before the big day. With school programs to attend, shopping to finish, cards to mail out, meals to plan, and much more jamming our already-busy schedules, it’s not uncommon to feel a little stressed out the closer we get to Christmas Day.

While we can’t fill your seat at that program, or do your shopping for you, or sign every Christmas card with a personal note on your behalf, we can answer your questions about food, wine and entertaining. Every Monday here on the blog we’ll publish a post with the answers to any questions we receive from our readers throughout the week. Wine recommendations, local sources for specialty items, cooking equipment ideas, recipes, tablescapes, whatever your question is, there is an answer for you.

Remember this: entertaining should be fun, and we believe that the host/ess of the party should also be able to enjoy the event. So, If you’re planning to entertain at all this season, please feel free to send us any questions you might have and we’ll do our best to answer it here on the blog. If your question is time-specific and requires an answer before the following Monday, just let us know and we’ll send you an email with our suggestions before we post it to the blog.

You can submit your questions to us in the Comments section of our blog, via email to, or by posting on our Facebook Page. We will include the first name and hometown of the questioner in each post, so if you wish to remain anonymous just be sure to let us know.

Have a great week and take time to enjoy the season!