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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Holiday Entertaining With Harry And David

Everyone who knows me knows a few things about me: I cannot cook very well, I should not be asked to show up with any holiday with an actual “homemade” item, and I love shopping online. Combine these three facts with my longtime love of the fabulous company Harry & David and you will have my solution to your holiday food dilemmas. And guess what? You won’t have to get all messy in the process.

Harry & David provides easy entertaining dishes that are ideal for gifts or to purchase for your own celebration!

From the hostess to your loved ones, to you own personal use, these dishes make the perfect meal guaranteed to lighten the load and pile on the flavor. Whether you choose the juicy Beef Tenderloin, the classic Oven Roasted Turkey or the creamy Pumpkin Pie, you won’t be disappointed with these easy entertaining options from Harry & David.

With a 75-year reputation for genuine farm-to-table freshness and unsurpassed artisanal quality, Harry & David is legendary for exclusive gifts. Through its stores, catalogs and website, Harry & David offers an affordable “best-of-class” experience as part of everyday life.

Harry & David Beef Tenderloin

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Beef Tenderloin

Fully cooked to a perfect medium rare, this beef tenderloin is completely trimmed, mesquite smoked and finished with a black pepper rub. A great entrée or appetizer, this versatile tenderloin will complement any meal year round. Simple and easy, just serve cold or at room temperature for the best flavor. Smoked to perfection, this beef tenderloin is always the hit of the party.

Harry & David Four Cheese Penne

(Photo Credit: Harry & David)

Four Cheese Penne

This gourmet spin on traditional mac and cheese is worth a try. Harry and David have combined penne pasta with a delicious blend of Beecher’s award winning Flagship and Just Jack cheese, which are both made with premium milk. No artificial preservatives, flavor enhancers or coloring agents have been added. This is nowhere near the neon orange concoction some of us saw as children. It’s a classic recipe kept traditional with high quality ingredients. Delivered as two 20-ounce pans of rich and creamy mac and cheese.

Table Rock Ham and Turkey

Whether you’re too busy picking up last minute gifts or decking the halls before your guests arrive, Table Rock Ham and Turkey buffet is the perfect gourmet entrée without any hassle. This meal arrives ready to heat and serve, leaving your hands free to prepare for any occasion, big or small. It will surely be the highlight of your holiday menu. These meats have been lightly smoked for a mild, delicate flavor.

Harry & David Oven Roasted Turkey

(Photo Credit: Harry & David)

Oven Roasted Turkey

Oven Roasted Turkey is the perfect gourmet entrée without any hassle. This turkey arrives ready to heat and serve, leaving your hands free to prepare for any occasion, big or small. Roasted to perfection, this turkey is always a classic.

Prime Rib

Prime Rib is the perfect gourmet entrée without any hassle. This entrée arrives ready to heat and serve, leaving your hands free to prepare for any occasion, big or small. Harry and David select the finest cuts from the tenderest eye of the prime rib roast.

Harry & David Pumpkin Cheesecake

(Photo Credit: Harry & David)

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Premium ingredients and the exclusive Harry & David recipe make this Pumpkin Cheesecake extra special. This creamy, dreamy cheesecake layers original cheesecake and pumpkin together for a taste that defies description.

Traditional Fruitcake

Genuine old-fashioned flavor for your holiday gifts. This recipe is moist and spicy because it is made with generous scoops of raisins, walnuts, cherries and pineapple, ­delicately spiced with cloves, cinnamon and a touch of ginger,­ then sweetened with a dollop of real molasses. It arrives in a festive gift tin.

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