Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. We’re Lisa and Anna, and we’re on a mission to help people entertain more at home.
Want to throw a great party – or even host a simple weekend dinner with friends – without completely stressing yourself out?
Good. Because that’s exactly what we do here!
We launched Garnish with Lemon in 2012 as a one-stop resource for time-starved people with hectic schedules who want entertain but find it hopelessly complicated and stressful. If you love sharing a meal with loved ones but are overwhelmed by the logistics of having people to your house and planning a menu, you’ve come to the right place. Expect to find approachable recipes, unique cocktails, menu ideas and time-saving tips for casual entertaining. But don’t take our word for it. Folks at The Huffington Post, The Kitchn, Today.com, The Daily Meal and BuzzFeed love us for our no-nonsense approach to entertaining, too.
So who are you?
We’re two friends who love to entertain but not in a picture-perfect, color coordinated, mess-free way. Our modest kitchens have crumbs underfoot. We unevenly cut slices of pie, serve food on mismatched plates and occasionally dump a supermarket salad into a pretty bowl to look homemade because, well, that’s real life sometimes. Martha Stewart we will never be, but that doesn’t deter us from enjoying good food and drink with friends and family, whether it’s an impromptu happy hour with the neighbors, girls night in for book club or a backyard BBQ for a holiday weekend. And it shouldn’t stop you, either.
You can do it! And we’ll show you just how easy – and rewarding – it can be.
If you’re ever in the Twin Cities, we’d love to have you for dinner! In the meantime, subscribe to our weekly newsletter for recipes, menus and tips and get started planning your party today!