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Močiute’s Lithuanian Apple Cake

I miss my mom. She recently passed away so I thought I would try and make a favorite recipe of hers to remind me of the wonderful moments that we shared in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking or baking with apples, I immediately think of her. Mom made the best Lithuanian Apple Cake (o-buo-li-nis pea-rah-gus) ever!  Although there are many different twists and variations of this cake, I kept to using all the…

Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme… Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years! As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu…

Our Kids’ Favorite Foods

“Mom! We’re home! …is there anything to eat?” When the kids come home from their busy lives, these are usually the first words I hear. It doesn’t matter if it’s 10 in the morning or 10 at night, they’re hungry! And I love it! Kyle, Debbie, Jurga, and I have compiled our kids’ favorite foods. Because we know, if we have these foods in the refrigerator or pantry…

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…

Heart of the Artichoke Sicilian Salad

Whatever the season, oranges add zest, color and flavor to any recipe, especially a salad. Oranges also refresh and hydrate. In this Sicilian salad, thin orange slices are the main ingredient served with olive oil, salt and pepper. 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 commission from purchases made through these links (this does not change your cost). These earnings help…

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