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Smørrebrød – A Danish Traditional Sandwich

Smørrebrød is a fun word to say and it’s the Danish word for their open faced sandwiches. Now, how did little, old me come to make smørrebrød you ask? Vince and I decided our recent Great 8 Dinner theme would be A Danish Christmas. So, of course, I called upon Vince’s business partner for some tips. Ole is Danish and I figured he would be a good resource. Well, he sent me…

Lovely El Dorado Wine Country

Sometimes you have a day that will live in your memory forever. That’s how I feel about one of the side trips Kyle and I took while we were at the 2017 International Food Blogger’s Conference. After the conference adjourned for the weekend Kyle and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the El Dorado County excursion. It should have been titled, “El Dorado Wine Country.” We started with brunch accompanied by…

The Great 8 Gathers…Our First Dinner Party!

Our First Dinner Party Wow, 19 years ago this month we gathered for our first dinner party. We started as a “gourmet” group; but since none of us are trained chefs, it soon turned into more of a foodie group. And what fun we’ve had! When we started we were not friends, more like acquaintances. The four of us ladies were volunteering at our kids’ school, working on the same fundraiser and in our kids…

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…

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