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Back by Popular Demand… Go Ahead & Make it Fun!

Just in time for that Spring feeling, we bring you back a most kid-friendly breakfast. Or, if you’re like Leslie & Kay, founders of grandparentlinkslink.com, breakfast isn’t just for the am — we do a breakfast at dinner for the grandkids! Kids love it when you mix it up.

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Bread Baking for Beginners!

Let’s face it, we have been cooped up at home, which has given us ample time to brush up on our cooking and baking skills. Bread baking quickly has become a hot trend for us all stuck at home. Here’s a great recipe — so easy and simple: No-Knead Skillet Focaccia… and wow are we in love! This style bread can be transformed from savory to sweet just by adding what’s in your cupboard. We promise you this one’s a winner.

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Yes, Chocolate is Good for You!

(okay, okay in moderation that is!)

So here’s the deal about chocolate – first of all, it’s actually been reported to boost your immune system. Yep, that little cacao bean (the source from which chocolate is derived) is full of antioxidants which play a key role in supporting a healthy system. The truth is, the deeper the color chocolate, the more antioxidants. So go for that dark chocolate, as the lighter milk chocolate doesn’t offer the same benefits.

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BAKED OATMEAL

This healthy recipe with its combination of oats, nuts, and fruit, takes ho hum oatmeal to a whole new level. It’s the perfect winter warm-up. You can even make it the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. The next morning, take it out of the refrigerator as the oven is preheating, uncover it, and bake according to the directions. If you like, you can double the recipe and put it in a 9X13 pan.

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Cookies Always Bring A Smile!

This holiday season get into the spirit mode that’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and spread wintry cheer. Give your friends a basket of homemade cookies, and of course, save some for your immediate family. There’s nothing better than special sweet treats. Check out these delicious cookie recipes!* Oh, and by the way – we tested them.

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Cook’s Corner: Great Tips for the Holidays

A simple guide to ingredient substitutions – just in time as we are all spending extra time in the kitchen!

Ok, so it’s holiday time and we know what that means: most likely, lots of cooking and baking. For us it is! Have you ever had the urge to make something in the kitchen and when you look for all the ingredients that are called for in the recipe, you find that you don’t have them. Bummer, right?

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Oh, Yes, Eat Fudge and Be Healthy!

A 5-star recipe you will not want to miss

There’s a secret ingredient in this recipe that helps replace the dairy in this vegan, fudge-like treat. It’s avocado!

An important cooking note here to be mindful of: the key to a firmly set but fudgy texture is using bittersweet chocolate with minimum 60% cacao. Lower percentages will result in fudge with a scoop-able ganache-like texture instead of bars.

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“Gramma in a Box” GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited about this giveaway! The winner will receive a Gramma in a Box for both November AND December! (value of each box is $20)

Gramma in a Box is perfect for: grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren; grandparents who want to send something to their grandchildren because they don’t see them as often as they’d like (you can Skype or Facetime with your grandkids when they get their Gramma in a Box); nieces and nephews; college students (their dorm mates will love this!); stay at home date night for couples; and even parents who want a fun activity with their children without all the work! Gramma in a Box is perfect for everyone!

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Make it Fun!

Ok, so what kid isn’t picky or turning their heads away at food? The minute you label food as “super healthy” or good for you… kids are immediately turned off. Come on, you know its true!

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Sweet Little Things

Fun food and sweet desserts- that’s what this recipe is all about! These little miniature cheesecakes are a make ahead dessert. You can have them stored in the fridge and ready to go… whenever! But best of all, we made these with our grandkids and let them use their imaginations (and of course whatever was in the pantry) to top off these delectable treats. We promise you – this treat is a definite go to!

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Super Delicious Kids’ Treats

Looking for a couple of ways to wow your grandchildren for dessert, instead of the same old ice cream and brownies? These two super easy recipes will excite all the kids and show them whose got all the talent!*

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