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Do You Step Outside Your Box?

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com

Let’s face it- as we age, our brains function as a task automaton- meaning that we keep ourselves in the comfort zone of what we know best. We tend to find security and well-being in the routines we set forth, and manage accordingly. In doing so, we are truly fulfilled when we experience what we sense is most comfortable or predictable. It’s not that we become boring as we age- rather experience gives us boundaries and parameters in which to operate our daily lives and relationships. There’s nothing wrong with operating in your own comfort zone; it is truly the path of least resistance.

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Chocolate-Covered Apple Lollipops

Looking for an extra special treat for your family this holiday season? Well, here you go! You can make these ahead of time, and surprise the family. Or better yet, get the grandkids involved and do this together. Plus, instead of feeling like you need to consume the whole apple, these pops on a stick are just the right amount—and easier to eat.

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Great Recipe Ideas for Holiday Times

There’s nothing more pleasing than sharing a fun meal at holiday time with your family and friends, and we ‘ve got a couple of great recipes you’ll want to try. These are true crowd pleasers for sure!

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Do You Step Outside Your Box?

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com

Let’s face it- as we have aged, our brains function as a task automaton- meaning that we keep ourselves in the comfort zone of what we know best. We tend to find security and well-being in the routines we have set forth, which we manage accordingly. In doing so, we are truly fulfilled when we experience what we sense is most comfortable or predictable. It’s not that we become boring as we age- rather experience gives us boundaries and parameters in which to operate our daily lives and relationships. There’s nothing wrong in operating in your own comfort zone; it is truly a path of least resistance.

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Yummy Summertime!

As we all know, the classic s’mores are prepared outside on the grill or around a campfire, but you can always make s’mores in the oven.*

Graham crackers are usually everyone’s first choice. However, there are other options, such as chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies—or even Oreo’s.

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Summer Pleaser! No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Oh, you better make a double batch of this recipe- it’s a sure winner.

Ingredients for the Ice Cream:
one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch fine salt
2 cups heavy cream, cold

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Total Pleasure – 2 Great Summer Desserts

You might dream of juicy barbecued meats and tender grilled vegetables at summer cookouts, but you also know that one of the best parts of warm-weather dining comes at the end of the meal. When your sweet tooth is aching, take a look at these yummy, summery desserts that will make the entire family wanting more!

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Just in Time- Our Best Collection of Summer Recipes

Now that Summer has officially arrived, we share some of our favorite summer recipes which we’ve tested for you! Here you will find delicious menu options which are centered around the best of summer produce paired with lean proteins, hearty summer salads, refreshing chilled soups, light and flavorful fish and seafood recipes, and a handful of our favorite grilling recipes. When the weather gets hot, we often turn to cooling meals and eat alfresco, outside on the patio. What a wonderful ritual at the end of the day and a beautiful way to connect with our immediate environment and the seasons.

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Thumbs-Up for These Recipes!

Here at Grandparentslink, we love to share some of our personal recipes that are favorites in our homes; you could say they’ve received the family five-star rating! The recipes are especially great if you are looking to host a beach BBQ picnic. Pre-make at home and throw in a cooler or basket and head down to the beach and enjoy!

These are great summer pleasers for sure. Let us know which ones are your favorites!

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Three Great Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day This Year

There are so many ways to celebrate any grandpa or dad on Father’s Day. Picking out the perfect Father’s Day gift and writing a sweet message in his card may be a given, but it’s also important to make sure this special day is full of activities that’ll bring him even closer to the people he loves most: his kids. Really, if you were to ask him, quality time is the best gift you can give any dad, which is exactly why we’ve rounded up three ideas we know will please him this Father’s Day.

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Our Best Memorial Day Feast!

Yea! It’s Memorial Day Weekend! It is always a first glimpse for us into summer and all the wonderful memories that begin to flood our memories. This Memorial Day we want to share a delicious menu for you and your family for that backyard BBQ. Whether you are enjoying the holiday weekend with your friends or just laying low at home, these delicious recipes will help bring on those summer vibes. Spoiler alert: These recipes all require a grill; however, a grill can be stove top which is so simple – just use a flat pan and you can absolutely achieve the same results as an outdoor grill.

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