Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

It’s always good to have a recipe that you can prepare quickly. You know, something you throw together and everyone thinks you have been working all day in the kitchen (hee hee). Okay Gr8 Friends, I’m sharing one of my easy and delicious “throw together recipes,” Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi. Although fresh fish is always the best, in my freezer I usually have frozen mahi mahi fillets that I purchase from the Trader…

Prosciutto and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh how I love mushrooms! I love them even more when they’re stuffed! Bursting with a woodsy earthy flavor. This recipe in particular has all of that and more. The saltiness of the prosciutto combined with the heartiness of the breadcrumbs…it’s one delicious appetizer that’s sure to give your guests a pop in your mouth morsel that will keep them coming back for more! Can I share with you one little healthy…

Spring Into Clean Using Vinegar!

The skies are clearing, the sun is showing it’s face more and the weather is warming up a bit. Springtime is full of promises and here at Great 8 Friends the promise is Gr8 Food, Gr8 Friends and Gr8 Fun! And if you’re going to be serving Gr8 food to Gr8 friends, then you want your kitchen to shine, too! Although, I’d much rather be reading a good book than cleaning!I love getting…

Lemon Sorbet in Lemon Cups

Anna gifted me an ice-cream maker several years ago and since then I’ve had fun creating various flavors of ice cream, sorbets and sherbets. When the invitation to Anna and Vince’s “Day at the Spa” Gr8 Dinner arrived, I was thrilled that Lemon Sorbet would be our contribution to the dinner. I had made Lemon Sorbet several times before, and it is delicious and extremely easy to make at home. A small scoop…

Irish Soda Bread

Several years ago when I realized how easy Irish Soda Bread is to make, I decided to include it with our traditional St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage meal. No rising, very little kneading, and a bread made in one mixing bowl! Seemed easy enough to me and something I could get done during my busy day. Of course it was easy because I used an Ina Garten recipe. Ina is my favorite chef and my go…

Gr8 Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

When we think of the foods of Ireland, potatoes come to mind. But, surprise, surprise, potatoes are not native to Ireland, they were discovered by the Spanish in South America! Potatoes were first cultivated by the Incas in Peru as far back as 8,000 B.C. Spanish explorers introduced the tuber to Europe and potatoes became a staple in Ireland due to their ease of growing in the short, cold Irish days and due to their high nutritive value…

Make a Pie Day, or Pi Day

Mathematics. Not my strongest subject, so the fact that there is a whole day devoted to an irrational number shouldn’t excite me. But, since it involves pie, I’m all in! Over 25 years ago, a physicist, Larry Shaw, at the Exploratorium at the San Francisco Science Museum, noticed that March 14 (3/14), was the first 3 digits of pi, he ordered pies for everyone and a new holiday was born! There’s even a…

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