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Fourth of July Food for Friends Menu

Celebrating our freedom with the approaching Fourth of July and we are all thinking about relaxing and enjoying a day of Gr8 Food, fun, and fireworks. If you are having a picnic or a potluck or a pool party, we have the recipe for a Gr8 time with our Fourth of July Food for Friends Menu! There is something for everyone in this menu, vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy free; you CAN please all the people!Dips are always perfect for…

Neapolitan Ice Cream Soda

Ice Cream Soda…an old-fashioned treat served at soda fountains in the early 20th century. Something we may think of as quaint. But, you could say that an ice cream soda was the precursor to Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino. Both are yummy, sweet, creamy confections that are tasty, refreshing, and FUN! Our coffee shops today are what soda fountains were back in the day; places where friends gathered to enjoy a treat, chat and hang-out. Well, my…

Happy National Soul Food Month!

Boy are we happy here at Great 8 Friends since June is National Soul Food Month! We love it! The term “Soul Food” was coined in the 60s to define the cuisine that grew out of the traditions of the American south; and it has evolved to what it is today. We often think of soul food as being fried chicken and heavy, fatty food. But in actuality, the slaves didn’t have all day to be…

Savory Spicy Skillet Cornbread

As y’all know, my mom didn’t like to cook, but she always got dinner on the table, thanks to the conveniences of the 20th century…canned goods and cake mixes! So the first time I ever had homemade skillet cornbread it was a revelation. The bread had a nice crumble to it and wasn’t sweet at all, it was a savory bread.  The doctor I worked for (when I was very young!) had…

Rosé All Day with Strawberry Rosé Popsicles

May I have your attention please!!! In case you’ve been living under a rock, rosé wine is all the rage. And I am so glad! My mom and dad drank rosé when I was growing up and it’s been a summer go-to in France forever. A chilled glass of this lovely pink drink is the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may…

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