Creamy and Delicious Homemade Irish Cream

 Can you believe that its possible to make homemade Irish Cream that has the taste and texture of everyone’s favorite, Baileys®? You will be AMAZED at the results of your own homemade Irish cream. The velvety smoothness and delicious flavor is beyond compare. In addition, this recipe for Irish Cream is easy! No cooking required; just blend the ingredients, sip and enjoy!  While store-bought Bailey’s can last for years without refrigeration, when anything has cream…

Caramelized Potatoes (Karamelliseret Kartofler)

How exciting! We were invited to a Danish Christmas dinner, a Gr8 theme we had not yet experienced. As you probably know by now, when we receive our Gr8 invitation, we are always excited to find out what dish each couple will contribute to the meal. For me this time it was Caramelized Potatoes known in Denmark as Karamelliseret Kartofler! I was immediately intrigued and jumped on my computer to research this traditional Danish dish. After reading several recipes it…

’60s Sitcoms TV Dinner Party

As a child I wanted to be a character like the genie in “I Dream of Jeannie” and fall in love with a handsome astronaut whom I’d eventually marry. Or I wanted to strike it rich like the Beverly Hillbillies and move from hillbilly country to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Lighthearted comedies of the ’60s are still some of the most watched programs on television today, so one evening I had an idea for our next Great…

English Toffee with Toasted Almonds

Every Christmas season I make pounds and pounds of this toffee for my family, friends and neighbors. The recipe is quite easy and delicious! The only tricky part can be the caramelization process. Many toffee recipes don’t require the use of a candy thermometer, but I wouldn’t dream of making mine without one. It comes out perfectly every time! I use a digital candy thermometer. The key is to keep the heat at the same temperature…

Great Green Beans and Onions

Wait! Don’t grab that can of green beans and cream of mushroom soup! And you’re not going to need that canister of crispy onion strings, either! Although that “vintage” dish may have been perfect for Jurga and Tim’s Great 8 dinner theme: TV Dinners with Sitcoms of the 60’s (sidebar: how FUNNY is that!) Don’t fret! This Great Green Beans and Onions recipe is a new take on…

A DIY Festive Gingerbread House

A Gingerbread House always adds whimsy and fun to Christmas decorations. And they are fun to make! There are lots of pre-baked gingerbread house kits on the market, but you know me, always wanting to do it myself. (Kind of like a 2-year-old!) A friend of mine, Donna, has been making gingerbread houses for years. In fact, she has Gingerbread House decorating parties! Just bake and assemble a few houses, put out all kinds of colorful candies…

A Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

And away we go! Are you ready? What? Not so much? That’s okay…don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. Today is Saturday, I know you are working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but here’s your guide to a beautiful “Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner” for 8 people. AND…they will be amazed at your prowess in the kitchen. Part of the way we have Gr8 Fun when we get together…

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