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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…

Jurga’s Birthday at Water Grill

Do you love birthdays as much as I love birthdays? We just celebrated Jurga’s birthday at a fairly new restaurant in town, Water Grill, and that’s one of the things I love about celebrating birthdays…eating at a Gr8 new place! The birthday girl doesn’t know where the “party” will take place, she just has to trust the evening’s driver. When we arrived, she was thrilled at the beautiful…

Grilling This Summer?

Great Food, Great Friends and Great Fun is our motto and with summer coming we are getting ready to take advantage of the long days and warm weather to cook a lot of our Gr8 Food outside on the grill. There is no better flavor enhancer for proteins than to cook them this way. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may be affiliate links, which means that Great Eight Friends will earn a small…

My First Great 8 Dinner Cinco de Mayo

Writing these posts about our past Great 8 Dinners brings back such wonderful memories. I sometimes feel like it was yesterday. Oh how time flies when you’re having such Gr8 Fun! Today I am reflecting back to 1999 which was our third Great 8 dinner together and the first one that Joel and I planned. The date was May 7th so it was obvious to us that the theme should be a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Yikes! I had…

Mother’s Day Favorite Things

Here at Great 8 Friends you know we love to throw parties and we also love giving presents! Often these gifts are some of our favorite things. It’s always nice to be introduced to new products, whether practical or prettifying, so we decided to share with you, our Gr8 Friends, a few ideas. If you’re looking for a gift for mom or you want to “treat yo’self!” here you go! Just to…

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