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Category: Snacks

Rosé All Day with Strawberry Rosé Popsicles

May I have your attention please!!! In case you’ve been living under a rock, rosé wine is all the rage. And I am so glad! My mom and dad drank rosé when I was growing up and it’s been a summer go-to in France forever. A chilled glass of this lovely pink drink is the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may…

Delectable, Divine Doughnuts…Gluten Free, Too!

Since a couple people in my family are now gluten-free and dairy free my challenge has been to put good food on the table that everyone can eat. Mostly that entails making healthy meals consisting mainly of protein and fresh vegetables. But every once in a while we all need a treat, right?! Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may be affiliate links, which means that Great Eight Friends will earn a small…

Pucker Up Pickled Okra

I’ve always loved okra…every which way! Cooked, fried, baked or pickled. And I’m a huge fan of anything pickled…carrots, green beans…even potato chips and popcorn (Don’t cringe! The popcorn and chips are dry and in a bag…not wet in a jar!) But pickled okra has been one of my favorites since I was a little girl! My grandparents used to have them in jars in the…

Soft Pretzels. Better Than Any Street Vendor’s!

In high school, the Renaissance Faire was something I looked forward to every summer. Walking on the dusty paths with a dried floral wreath in my hair and passing the traditional booths selling their wares, I couldn’t wait for the food…and there was some good food! What I remember most were the soft pretzels. We’d brave the heat searching the fields for the lady carrying hooks and pegs, all loaded with the huge salty…

Močiute’s Lithuanian Apple Cake

I miss my mom. She recently passed away so I thought I would try and make a favorite recipe of hers to remind me of the wonderful moments that we shared in the kitchen.  When it comes to cooking or baking with apples, I immediately think of her. Mom made the best Lithuanian Apple Cake (o-buo-li-nis pea-rah-gus) ever! Although there are many different twists and variations of this cake, I kept to using all the…

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