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Spicy Classic Pan Fried Catfish

When you think of Soul Food, what food do you think of? Maybe BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken? Or black-eyed peas and collard greens? Certainly you think of cornbread and peach cobbler! Well, did you think about Pan Fried Catfish? Yes, that’s right, that is the dish we were assigned to bring to Debbie and Phil’s Scrumptious Soul Food Gr8 dinner. Although frying fish was a first for me, I was excited to bring this classic southern…

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…

Peach Cobbler

There are certain foods that exude Summer!I see a peach and think of delicious freshness, sweetness, and dessert! Although eating a ripened peach is truly one of life’s pleasures, I also like to serve peaches in a cobbler after a summer meal. Such comfort food! This recipe is a bit unique because the pastry goes on the bottom of the pan and is then topped with this beautiful fruit.  The pastry then takes on the flavor of…

Neapolitan Ice Cream Soda

Ice Cream Soda…an old-fashioned treat served at soda fountains in the early 20th century. Something we may think of as quaint. But, you could say that an ice cream soda was the precursor to Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino. Both are yummy, sweet, creamy confections that are tasty, refreshing, and FUN! Our coffee shops today are what soda fountains were back in the day; places where friends gathered to enjoy a treat, chat and hang-out. Well, my…

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…

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