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Category: Weekly Wrap-Up

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…

Cooking Gifts for Dad

What to get the dad in your life? It can be challenging. We’ve gathered a couple of our favorite ideas for the dads who cook. All these are linked on Amazon and, if you have Prime, can probably be delivered in one day! Or, if you are like our Debbie, and love to shop and support the brick and mortar stores in your area, you can probably find similar items close to you. Just to let you know…

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

This Spicy Shrimp Scampi was inspired by a dish that was on the menu of the restaurant I worked in while attending college. I would arrive at the restaurant at 4:30 PM for dinner service and work until 11 PM or midnight with just a short break. Before working as a server I had never eaten too much seafood. But since this was a seafood restaurant, the large trays I carried were filled with bowls and plates of steaming…

Fun in Puerto Rico!

One of our most fun vacations as a family was Puerto Rico. Both girls were in college and it so happened that they had the same spring break. How often does that happen? I’m not sure how we decided on Puerto Rico, but we were sure glad we did. A couple of months ago, when our Gr8 Friends, Terri and Mark, told us they had rented a condo in Puerto Rico and would we like to join them…

Mother’s Day Favorite Things

Here at Great 8 Friends you know we love to throw parties and we also love giving presents! Often these gifts are some of our favorite things. It’s always nice to be introduced to new products, whether practical or prettifying, so we decided to share with you, our Gr8 Friends, a few ideas. If you’re looking for a gift for mom or you want to “treat yo’self!” here you go! Just to…

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