Intentional Hospitality


gina preparing a recipe in the kitchen for intentional hospitality readers

Hello, it’s great to have you visit! I’m Gina, a busy mother of six grown children and grandmother to fifteen energetic grandkids. With a household full of hungry mouths to feed for the past 35 years, I have become masterful at planning, organizing, and executing meals that are both delicious and manageable to make for a crowd.

I live in Augusta, GA home of the Masters Golf Tournament, and enthusiastically share recipes with you that reflect a relaxed casual style of southern entertaining.

Are you the kind of person who enjoys hosting friends and family but occasionally feels a twinge of stress when thinking about all the planning and preparation? I want to help you!

I’m here to make your life easier! Picture this: delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes paired with entertaining tips and straightforward to-do lists when you’re feeding a crowd, hosting a fun party, or having an intimate dinner party.

I’m all about sharing the secrets I’ve picked up over the years so you can effortlessly entertain friends and family in your home. Let’s turn your gatherings into memorable, stress-free happenings together!

I have simple, crowd-pleasing dinner recipes and some great party planning tricks up my sleeve to help you. I also want to share with you how we can make guests feel welcomed and cared about with tips on sharing biblical hospitality.

Let’s make your get-togethers stress-free and enjoyable!

Connect With Me

One of my favorite places to share inspiring, easy, entertaining recipes is with my 14,000 followers on Pinterest. With over 1.5M monthly views, there is always something new to find on my Intentional Hospitality’s Pinterest account. Be sure to tap follow while you are there to keep up with all the new pin ideas I share.

If you enjoy getting delicious recipe inspiration ideas, be sure to join my Intentional Hospitality Facebook Page. This is a great way to ask questions about a recipe, share your thoughts, and post a picture of a recipe you made from my website.

I also have a newsletter specifically designed to help you create a biblical hospitality lifestyle in your home and especially around your dinner table. I share encouragement, purpose-driven ideas, and how-to tips, in the newsletter, so be sure to join my Intentional Hospitality SubStack Community.

More About Gina

gina in the kitchen preparing a recipe for entertaining
  • I grew up on a dairy farm in Indiana with my parents and grandparents. I loved helping my grandma make pies and fill her cellar full of home canned pickles, canned meats, canned salsa, beans, and canned soups year round.
  • I moved to Augusta, GA when I was 11 and didn’t know what grits were.
  • I graduated from Indiana University. Go Hoosiers!
  • My husband and I met in highscool at a baseball park and have been married for 41 years.
  • We were known as the Brady Bunch because we had three boys and then three girls. Of course, Alice never showed up. 😉
  • I homeschooled all 6 of my kids, and now they are also homeschooling their kids.
  • All 6 of our kids enjoy cooking and are really good at it! We have grill masters to bakers, and everything in between.
  • My older grandkids like helping me cook, and style recipes to shoot photos of our creations.
  • We have outgrown our Amish made table that expands to seat 25.
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gina from intentional hospitality in the studio getting food ready to shoot with her camera.

  • Random facts: I enjoy bee keeping and I remodeld a 29 foot class C RV during covid. Then Mel Gibson stayed in it on set when shooting a movie in Augusta. He took a copy of my Famous Masters Recipes back home.
  • I was adopted at birth and always felt something was missing – Then I realized it was a relationship with my Heavenly Father.
  • I am a 3b colon cancer survivor. The Lord had more for me to do.
  • I love anchovies on my pizza!

Easy Entertaining At Home

Whether you’re planning a laid-back dinner with friends or throwing together a last-minute get-together for a game day, I’m here to help! I have a variety of super easy party recipes perfect for party hosting. I want to help you whip up some delicious crowd-pleasing appetizers using a small crock pot, food bar ideas, and effortless dinner menu ideas, and even prepare some appetizers and snacks in advance that will seriously impress your guests.

I’ve got some satisfying recipes to share with you that center around preparing meals in advance, so you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen when they arrive. Whether you’re looking for ideas for a casual weeknight dinner gathering, budget-friendly slow cooker recipes, one-pot wonders for a dinner party, or the absolute best budet friendly crockpot creations, I’ve have created a variety of recipes that will help you save both time and money. Everyone will ask for your recipes because there are so good.

Not only do I have a wide range of mouthwatering recipes, I also want to share some stress-free entertaining tips and tricks that will help make your party planning a breeze. Whether it’s simple do-it-yourself decorations or fantastic slow cooker recipes for holiday entertaining, I’ve got everything you need to become a confident and impressive hostess.

If you have any questions or maybe a recipe request, you can reach me at

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gina from intentional hospitality holding a masters coffee mug in the kitchen.