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Easy Maple Pecan Angel Food Cake

Don’t you just love a party where a dish is served and it lights up your taste buds so you HAVE to go back for seconds…and maybe thirds?!?! This Maple Nut Angel Food Cake was a one of those discoveries. When I told the hostess how much I loved it and asked for the recipe, she winked at me and wiggled her index finger to beckon me into her kitchen. There she proceeded to show me…

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…

Homemade Pumpkin Irish Cream

You will fall in love with this rich and luscious Pumpkin Irish Cream…this is your old favorite Irish Cream with a fall kick! It took several batches to combine just the right ingredients and I believe I came up with a winner! This liqueur offers flavors of cinnamon, baking spices, and chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee. You can serve it alone; over ice or mixed into a cocktail; or make a boozy pumpkin spice latte! This…

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze…for a Crowd!

Are you hosting a Halloween party or Thanksgiving at your house, or maybe you are going to a party or need to provide cookies for your kids’ class? This recipe is the perfect solution because it yields between 8 and 9 dozen cookies…that’s about 100 cookies! And if you don’t need quite that many, just cut the recipe in half. I took these to my daughter’s housewarming and they were a…

It’s Time for Chili!

Did you know that October is National Chili Month? Yes, there is a whole month dedicated to chili, and October is the perfect choice. The weather has started cooling down, it’s football season, and having a big bowl of spicy goodness to dig into is perfect! We LOVE our chili here at Great 8 Friends, which is why we have several recipes. One of the best things about chili is that most recipes can be made ahead of…

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