New England Clam Chowder – GF & DF!

While planning for a gathering on a Friday night recently I decided to do the classic Friday “Soup du Jour” of Clam Chowder. Since a couple of the guests couldn’t have dairy and one is gluten free, I figured there must be a Chowder recipe that conformed to those requirements. How mistaken I was! There were dairy free recipes and gluten free recipes, but my research didn’t yield any that were free of both…

Coast to Coast this week…

Coast to Coast — This week we went from the Pacific to the Atlantic, starting in San Diego Phil shared his experiences at the Stones Concert. Then Anna and her family went to a great restaurant in Boston, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter. We also celebrated National Iced Tea Day (if there’s a special day, we are there to celebrate!), and posted details about a Gr8 Grad Party! To top it all off, the weekly recipe was contributed by…

Whiskey Swirl

Over the next week the husbands will be posting some favorite Father’s Day recipes. First up is a lovely libation from the bartender of the group, Phil. And be sure to check out his Gr8 Bar Tip at the end of the post! Father’s Day is coming up and we generally think of beer and barbecue. But if you want to treat the man in your life to something a little different, try this delicious concoction…

Graduation Day!

Chapman University graduation was quickly approaching and it was time to start planning our son’s celebration. Since Daniel was graduating with a film degree, we decided to incorporate the film theme into his party to make it fun and personalized.We wanted the theme and decorations to be a surprise for Daniel, but didn’t know how that could be done since the whole family would be attending the graduation ceremony. The solution was to call my…

Refreshing (and HEALTHY!) Iced Tea

Tea is a simple beverage to make and serve, but it is like the quiet kid in the corner of the room, much more complex and interesting than first glance would have you believe. I always knew that most weight loss programs allow you to drink as much tea as you like, provided no sweetener or dairy is added, since it is a zero calorie and no fat beverage. The surprising news is, in addition to being a refreshing libation…

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

Boston is a city of history and beauty…and wonderful restaurants. On a recent visit, our 21 year old made the restaurant reservations and we were not disappointed. James Beard award winning chef/proprietor, Tony Maws, has taken a spot with history in the town of Somerville and created a “Space With Soul”. As with many of the hot restaurants today, the food is locally sourced. In fact, according to the KT&T website, Tony was…

Ageless Wonders – The Rolling Stones Rise Again

Today we debut one of the husbands! Phil is a huge rock ‘n roll fan and he and a buddy recently went to see the Rolling Stones. Since this site is not only about Great Food, but also about Great Friends and Great Fun, we feature the various ways we each have fun with our friends. Be on the lookout, in the next couple of weeks we will have posts from the guys with Father’s Day ideas…

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