Category: Recipes

Create a Memorable Memorial Day

While for so many, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick–off for the “summer season,” it is a very serious holiday, and we feel like it’s a great opportunity to let family and friends, and kids know what it’s all about.

Memorial Day is a time to honor members of the armed forces who have given their lives in service to our country. It also means an extra day to spend time with family—but how? Try one of these family friendly and kid-approved ways to enjoy your time. Create your own tradition this holiday! Plus, we’ve passed along some of our favorite little recipes to enjoy.

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EASY TURKEY MEATLOAF

I never liked turkey meatloaf until I tried this recipe.  It is so easy to prepare and everyone who has tried it really loves it.  Young and old alike agree they want to “gobble it up”!  I love it with mashed potatoes and peas.

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THE BEST ROAST CHICKEN EVER!

an exclusive article from Laurie Burrows Grad, grandmother extraordinaire…*
A delicious recipe that says: ‘happy first day of spring’!
The key to this dish is to have the butcher cut out the backbone of the chicken to “butterfly” it. To butterfly a whole chicken means to remove the chicken’s backbone so you can open the chicken like a book, or a butterfly, and lay it flat – another term also used is to ‘spatchcock’. This is a basic recipe. If you would like to embellish it with rosemary or other herbs, feel free!

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Laurie’s Overnight Oats

an exclusive feature from Laurie Burrows Grad, grandmother extraordinaire*

This is such a yummy and easy recipe to make for yourself, or double, triple, or quadruple for others. It’s truly delicious. What we love best is that it’s already to go in the am, and super easy to transport on those mornings when you know you have absolutely no time to stop and eat.

Double the recipe and have enough cold oats for the week!

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Winter Foods to Keep You All Warmed Up!

Here at Grandparentslink, we think this is the best time of year for cooking. There’s no holiday pressure – that’s history as our guests have all gone home. Old man winter might be trolling around outside; and all this means is that we might be indoors a little more than expected. So, if you’re at home today, this is the perfect time to drag out a heavy soup pot, pick some spices, and get something warm and comforting simmering on the back burner.

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Give Thanks, Be Mindful…Oh, and Eat Up!

While Thanksgiving quickly brings to mind thoughts of savory turkeys, sweet pies, and other beloved sides that have been associated with this holiday over the years, we believe Thanksgiving is really all about gratitude, plain and simple. Let’s take a mindful moment to stop and think about how truly grateful we all are for all that surrounds us.

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Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for Kids

Finding time to make the kids’ breakfast – not to mention getting them to eat it – can be a struggle. Hey, don’t worry grandparents, the good news is that you don’t have to prepare a 6-course meal, nor act like a short order cook! To get those kids going, you just need to make sure they get foods that will provide a dose of energy and at least a few essential nutrients. Here are some suggestions to give them what they need.
No time to linger: Breakfast in seconds

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Sweet Summer Desserts

Summertime is the best time for fresh fruits, veggies, homemade pies and just delicious desserts – right?! Well, we think so.

Our test kitchens whipped up some recipes we have to share with you- totally easy and a perfect ending to those wonderful summer dinners and bbq’s.

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Flower Pot Cupcake Cones

This adorable treat makes for a fun (and tasty!) baking project with the kids. Cupcake batter fills the cone, so every last bite is filled with moist chocolate cake.

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Have We Got A Recipe For You!

In our test kitchens we recently baked up a storm, trying recipe after recipe for scrumptious pound cakes. This was the winner by far! You are definitely going to want to have this handy all the time- it’s so simple.

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