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Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

I created this site with the hopes of inspiring everyday tastemakers by posting easy recipes and entertaining ideas. I hope you enjoy!

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(Bikini) Blueberry Pie

(Bikini) Blueberry Pie

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend time at Lyman Orchards, a farm that has been in my family for NINE (!) generations. Owned and operated by the Lyman family since 1741, it is recognized as the twelfth oldest family-owned business in America!  in addition to two championship golf courses, the property features hundreds of acres of orchard (growing a wide range of fruit, from apples to jostaberries)  and other seasonal attractions (I can't wait to go back for Pumpkin Fest in a few months!). I am incredibly proud to be a part of its heritage, and look forward to being a part of its continued success.

After spending time in the blueberry fields, I couldn't wait to bring my loot back and bake the quintessential summertreat! Although I think I got a little carried away with the crust design... I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :)

Recipe for both crust and pie from Martha Stewart.

Panfried Smashed Potatoes

Panfried Smashed Potatoes

Fake-Out-Take-Out Chicken Fried Rice

Fake-Out-Take-Out Chicken Fried Rice