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Category: Weekly Wrap-Up

Our Kids’ Favorite Foods

“Mom! We’re home! …is there anything to eat?” When the kids come home from their busy lives, these are usually the first words I hear. It doesn’t matter if it’s 10 in the morning or 10 at night, they’re hungry! And I love it! Kyle, Debbie, Jurga, and I have compiled our kids’ favorite foods. Because we know, if we have these foods in the refrigerator or pantry…

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…

The Most Common Birth Day

You say you never thought about it? Neither did I…that is until a while back when it seemed like a lot of my friends, co-workers and acquaintances were celebrating birthdays in November and December. So, as we do nowadays, I Googled it! Edited from the original publication of September 10, 2016. It turns out that the most common birth day is in September; and September is also the most common birth month as long as you don…

Butter-Coffee-Chocolate …Healthy?

I just turned 60 this week…woot woot! Thank goodness I’m fairly healthy. My philosophy on getting older has always been, “As long as you’re this side of the dirt, eat cake and celebrate!” If you’ve had friends who’ve passed too young, you know why I feel this way. At some point in time over the past 6 decades all the beloved foods have been maligned. “Don&#8217…

Simple Summer Grilling!

Today Vince said he loves August because it’s such a relaxed summer month, July has the Independence Day festivities and then August is the month just for vacations and taking it easy. I thought about that and realized it’s true. Even though kids are getting ready to go back to school, everyone seems to be more relaxed and moving at a slower speed. And that includes our meals. August is the month for impromptu gatherings and…

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