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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…

Halloween Candy Covered Fruit Treats …Costumed Fruit!

Don’t we all try to have as much fun as we can while still being as healthy as possible? I think most of us do have those intentions. “If I have the Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger and fries, then I’ll have a diet Coke instead of a regular sugary Coke.” Right?!?! These Halloween Candy Covered Fruit Treats fall into that category; sure it’s fruit, but it’s covered with a crunchy sweet…

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…

Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa

In 2013 we decided that each of us would pick our favorite chef or cookbook and that would be the theme of our Gr8 Dinner. My dinner was the first one of the year and I did not have to think twice about my choice of chefs. With Gr8 excitement, I decided it would be “Celebrating Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa.” She is by far my favorite chef. I love her simple style, her composure and her recipes.  Well of…

Pigskin Classic

This may be stating the obvious…but if you’re looking for a party theme that will get “the guys” attention, and a theme the gals would enjoy as well…sports may be a good place to start. Having said that, Jurga and I were planning our Great 8 dinner party for the first Saturday of September which just happened to be opening day of the college football season. Hmm? What do you think the…

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