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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…

A Gr8 Independence Day Dinner!

  While great food, friends and fun is a staple of every Great 8 Dinner event, the invitation is a critical feature for several reasons. The invitation not only announces the date of the gathering but, more importantly, reveals the theme along with the menu and assignments for all food preparation. When Jurga and I hosted a 4th of July themed event several years back I decided to use the Declaration of Independence as the format and foundation of the…

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Las Vegas Baby!!

Las Vegas Baby! This might be one of my all time favorite themes that Vince and I hosted. Anytime there are games involved, there is sure to be Gr8 Fun! Vince and I thought it would be fun to do a vintage Vegas vibe. We decided on a color scheme of red and black and since vintage Vegas means Frank Sinatra, the playlist was easy! Since this Gr8 Dinner happened so long ago, (2006!!!) we weren’t as good…

TROLLS Birthday Party!

Birthday parties for children are so fun because of the bright colors and fun themes. One day while visiting my mother-in-law, she had a beautiful big tissue paper flower on a stick stuck in her garden. When I asked why she had a fake flower living in her vibrant blooming garden she said it was for my niece’s birthday. The chosen theme was Trolls, based on the DreamWorks movie. Just to let you know, some of…

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