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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…

Scotch Whisky Tasting

Just two years ago I wrote a short column on Scotch Whisky, reviewing three different bottles. My reviews/tastes were enjoyed only by me. This time, however, I had a Scotch whisky tasting with the Great 8 guys. We tasted Scotch from three different distilleries, all from the Highland region. This region has the most distilleries and has been subdivided into four areas, two of which are Speyside and Islands. We tasted each pour ‘neat’ (no water or ice added…

Spring Into Clean Using Vinegar!

The skies are clearing, the sun is showing it’s face more and the weather is warming up a bit. Springtime is full of promises and here at Great 8 Friends the promise is Gr8 Food, Gr8 Friends and Gr8 Fun! And if you’re going to be serving Gr8 food to Gr8 friends, then you want your kitchen to shine, too! Although, I’d much rather be reading a good book than cleaning!I love getting…

Cousins’ Christmas Cookie Bake

Christmas is probably my favorite time of year. I love having an excuse to decorate with bright colors and glitter and shiny things and I also love having an excuse to bake and bake and bake…okay, and eat, too! Many years ago my sisters, mom and I started an annual cookie bake. Every year we set aside a day to gather in one of our kitchens and bake cookies. The schedule is fairly flexible because most cookies can…

A New Gr8 Friend….

“As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen.” —Winnie the Pooh And that is how I felt when I first met Debbie, Kyle and Jurga. The four couples have had so much fun together over the last 18 years; and now we are on this new adventure together. We have learned a lot about tech stuff and photography stuff and, most importantly, we have learned to get along when there are deadlines…

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