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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…

Peppery Chicken Wings

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Linguine con Vongole (Linguine with Clams)

Ah Italia!  A country of romance and mucho bene cuisine, especially Linguine with Clams! On the menus of almost every restaurant we visited during our recent trip to Italy, pasta with clams was a featured item. We were thrilled, as this is our all-time favorite pasta dish! It’s a simple creation of clams, pasta, olive oil, garlic and lemon, yet the end result is flavorful and perfecto! The key to making this a simple recipe is to…

It’s Time for Chili!

Did you know that October is National Chili Month? Yes, there is a whole month dedicated to chili, and October is the perfect choice. The weather has started cooling down, it’s football season, and having a big bowl of spicy goodness to dig into is perfect! We LOVE our chili here at Great 8 Friends, which is why we have several recipes. One of the best things about chili is that most recipes can be made ahead of…

Turkey Chili – Hearty, Healthy, and Always a Hit!

When college football season begins, the Saturdays at our house are fairly predictable; the TV is on and a big pot of this Turkey Chili is cooking. The recipe started with The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook, which I got as a young adult. (I won’t tell you how many years ago!) I learned a lot from that book as the instructions were step-by-step and easy to follow. As my cooking skills have developed, I’ve…

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