Back To School Supplies
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Back To School Supplies

Going back to school after a long, fun-filled summer can be an adjustment for kids, and one of the ways I used to make my girls excited about it was to shop for school supplies together.  They had so much fun choosing notebooks and pencils, and thinking about what they might need for the coming year that they had never needed before: construction paper, mechanical pencils – maybe a new backpack?  I thought it was good for them to begin […]

Day at the Beach Essentials
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A Day at the Beach

If you’re hard at work in the sticky-hot city with no vacation plans in sight, doesn’t a day at the beach sound like heaven? A few hours to frolic, to think, and to do absolutely nothing: that could change your whole perspective on life. With that in mind, here are some items to help make your day at the shore as memorable as possible. They are all available online, so no effort required; just put those fingers to the keyboard, […]

Americas Table Insta
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Join America’s Table

You CAN sit with us. Follow @AmericasTable on Instagram for exclusive recipes and behind the scenes. Share the dishes you make tagging #JoinAmericasTable for a chance to be regrammed.

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Welcome!

  America’s Table is a love letter.   This patchwork of a blog is meant to offer the best recipes, invitations, flowers and party ideas collected over my forty years as a family cook, event planner, White House Social Secretary, and Washington hostess.   I struggled a bit with this name – America’s Table – because at first it seemed pretentious.  But it’s a big country out there, and American food is a pure reflection of the striving and diverse place we […]