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…

Jurga’s Birthday at Water Grill

Do you love birthdays as much as I love birthdays? We just celebrated Jurga’s birthday at a fairly new restaurant in town, Water Grill, and that’s one of the things I love about celebrating birthdays…eating at a Gr8 new place! The birthday girl doesn’t know where the “party” will take place, she just has to trust the evening’s driver. When we arrived, she was thrilled at the beautiful…

Cambozola Sliders with Bacon Jam

America’s favorite sandwich, the Hamburger, is honored today on National Hamburger Day. I made these sliders several times last summer because they are tasty and an easy Do-Ahead main dish. They can be made as a normal sized hamburger but the sliders are fun to eat and the perfect size for small appetites. The Cambozola cheese melts easily and is a combination of a French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola. Along with the tomatoes and…

Grilling This Summer?

Great Food, Great Friends and Great Fun is our motto and with summer coming we are getting ready to take advantage of the long days and warm weather to cook a lot of our Gr8 Food outside on the grill. There is no better flavor enhancer for proteins than to cook them this way. 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…

Frosty, Frothy, Delight…Root Beer Floats!

Do you remember the first time you had a root beer float? I bet you do! I was about 5 years old and my dad had wanted us to taste one of his favorite refreshments! It was a hot summer day, deserving of this frothy delight! I remember my sisters and I anxiously waiting at the kitchen counter for our 3 scoops to drop into our frosty cold mugs. As he slowly poured the root beer on top, we&#8217…

Las Vegas Baby!!

Las Vegas Baby! This might be one of my all time favorite themes that Vince and I hosted. Anytime there are games involved, there is sure to be Gr8 Fun! Vince and I thought it would be fun to do a vintage Vegas vibe. We decided on a color scheme of red and black and since vintage Vegas means Frank Sinatra, the playlist was easy! Since this Gr8 Dinner happened so long ago, (2006!!!) we weren’t as good…

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