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Kyle

Idaho Potato Gratin

Why did I rename my potato dish “Idaho Potato Gratin”? Well, it was recently at the InternationaI Food Bloggers Conference in Sacramento that I spotted them from the other side of the room. Yes, Idaho Potatoes in the form of a chip! I succumbed to my weakness and darted as quickly as I could to grab a handful. The Idaho Potato representative greeted me with a smile and as I munched away, she proceeded to tell me about…

Pumpkin Martini

A few years ago, my sweet friend Donna gave me a basket of ingredients for Thanksgiving. All the ingredients were liquid and “for adults only”! Included was a recipe for a Pumpkin Martini. Yay! After tasting the yumminess I couldn’t decide if it was a cocktail or a dessert. Well, why not drink your dessert?! This martini is so delicious and will surely remind you of Fall and the holidays; a perfect addition for your Thanksgiving…

Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa

In 2013 we decided that each of us would pick our favorite chef or cookbook and that would be the theme of our Gr8 Dinner. My dinner was the first one of the year and I did not have to think twice about my choice of chefs. With Gr8 excitement, I decided it would be “Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa.” She is by far my favorite chef. I love her simple style, her composure and her recipes.  Well of…

Ina’s Forty Cloves of Garlic Chicken

She is really just the best! Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa is by far my favorite chef! So when my Gr8 dinner theme was “All Food from Ina,” I decided to make this “Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic” recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Barefoot in Paris.Usually starting by getting all the ingredients out and measured can be quite helpful. Ina’s tip of boiling all the cloves of garlic for a…

Celebrating Anna’s 60th Year!

For the past 365 days we have all enjoyed Celebrating Anna’s 60th Year! Her Instagram #daysto60 affirms that she considers every day a gift! And of course the Great 8 wanted to celebr-8 with her. Usually it is just the 4 of us gals that go out to dinner to honor the birthday girl, but this is a big one and just like we did for Jurga, the 6 of us took Anna and Vince out to…

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