A DIY Festive Gingerbread House

A Gingerbread House always adds whimsy and fun to Christmas decorations. And they are fun to make! There are lots of pre-baked gingerbread house kits on the market, but you know me, always wanting to do it myself. (Kind of like a 2-year-old!) A friend of mine, Donna, has been making gingerbread houses for years. In fact, she has Gingerbread House decorating parties! Just bake and assemble a few houses, put out all kinds of colorful candies…

A Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

And away we go! Are you ready? What? Not so much? That’s okay…don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. Today is Saturday, I know you are working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but here’s your guide to a beautiful “Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner” for 8 people. AND…they will be amazed at your prowess in the kitchen. Part of the way we have Gr8 Fun when we get together…

Great Eight FriendsGiving

What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, Friendsgiving became the theme! Thanksgiving with each other!

Celebrating Many Years of GREAT FOOD, GREAT FRIENDS and GREAT FUN! Our Gr8 dinner one year was in November. Although we have had November dinners in the past, Thanksgiving had never been a theme. Joel and I decided a Thanksgiving dinner was in order. What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, “Great Eight Friendsgiving” became our theme! The next step was to create a way to invite our Gr8 friends…

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Onion Gravy

A great revival in cuisine is taking place! Salisbury steak was a comfort food staple in the 50’s and is once again being enjoyed for its low-carb, high-protein diet that will have you “smacking your chops” in delight. My version is a delicious Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Onion Gravy! What makes Salisbury steak so delicious is not only the meat itself, but the delicious gravy that melts into the meat with a robust melding of flavors…

Savory Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we definitely want to make it stress free when it comes to entertaining. Warm and delicious stuffed mushrooms is a favorite “go to” signature appetizer that is easy to prepare and an obvious crowd pleaser. There are many versions of stuffed mushrooms, but I believe this one is the best and will be an instant hit at any holiday event. While raw mushrooms are bland with an odd texture, once cooked…

Super Simple Spinach Balls!

I have been making these Super Simple Spinach Balls for many many years! My dear friend Karen gave me a spinach ball recipe way back when and, because the kitchen is my playground, I have taken her original recipe and “kicked it up a notch.” It was an obvious appetizer to serve for our Gr8 dinner with the theme “Gr8 Goes Green.” This is an easy recipe to prepare, freeze and have on hand for those…

“Nacho” Typical Nachos

Where do I begin? Okay, I know….first off, who doesn’t like Nachos? Anyone? Didn’t think so! Let’s get this party started! Well friends, these are Nacho Typical Nachos!Whether you’re at a bar watching a game, at a tailgating party getting ready for a game or just at home with some friends with the game on, Nachos are a Gr8 dish to share with friends, gathered together over some melty, cheesy, chippy goodness!Some…

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