10/10/2013 03:39 pm ET | Updated Dec 07, 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Stress-Free Hostesses

Does the mere thought of hosting a cocktail party require sedation with countless glasses of Chardonnay, hefty doses of ice cream and bed rest? Well, the literary antidote for your apron anxiety is here in the form of The Lazy Hostess, my new book from Bantam Press that will launch in the U.K. on October 10, 2013. I promise this luminous tome will turn even the most domestically challenged diva into an entertaining queen. In the book I share my top seven tips for ensuring a wrinkle-free night (and hostess).

The Seven Habits of Highly Stress-Free Hostesses

Above all, have fun. A happy hostess is the key to a happy night.

Kitchen vixen Babe Scott is on a mission to put the flirt back into food. Her new book, The Lazy Hostess, is available for pre-sale at For more information on this stovetop siren, go to

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