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Pink Lemonade Margarita

Planning a bridal shower, ladies lunch or just an evening with your favorite gals? How pretty is this? A Pink Lemonade Margarita! It’s the perfect cocktail for that perfect occasion. Dainty and delicate in your prettiest glasses, this citrus-y cocktail has taken on a new slant! Not your typical Cinco de Mayo “bebida”! When I saw this recipe by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, the pretty pictures caught my eye, and…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

Gr8 Grandbaby Shower

We are having a baby! Well, we aren’t really having a baby. Anna and Vince are having a baby! Well, ok, Anna and Vince aren’t really having a baby either. Their son and daughter-in-law are having a baby! So……Anna and Vince are going to be first time Grandparents and this is a first for Great Eight Friends! Well then, we need to celebr8! Of course we do! So, for our Gr8 dinner this year, Joel…

The Wild West!

Wild, Wild West! YeeHaw! Our most recent Gr8 Dinner was a foot stompin’ good time! When Vince and I realized that the Great 8 had never done a southwestern style barbecue (can you believe it?) we decided it was high time. Now, don’t get me wrong, at many of our gatherings the meat has been grilled on the barbecue, but I’m talking about a true barbecue. “Barbecue” is a big category, so our…

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Mousse

With our Red, White and Blue holidays just around the corner, it is time to make some fun desserts! This one is simple and scrumptious; and you can make this cheesecake mousse ahead of time if necessary! The addition of cream cheese to the whipped cream gives a wonderful “cheesecake” taste. Trust me, this dessert is easy to prepare and so satisfying. With fresh fruit of the season, this is the perfect light dessert after any meal! Anna…

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