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Super Summer S’mores

We’ve all been there: someone says, “marshmallow” and then all you can think about is toasting one over an open flame… smooshing it between graham crackers with a mountain of creamy, dreamy chocolate. Summer is the perfect time to treat your grandchildren (and yourself!) to a sweet treat that will always remind them of summer with family. You may have a backyard fire pit, you may have access to a beach to make a bonfire, or you may just use oven/stove top; these tasty s’mores can be made any way you want! Get creative with some add ons… (our grandchildren love to add pretzels!)

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Summer Fresh

With the summer season it’s the perfect time to explore all the yummy vegetables and fruits that are abundant….  maybe from the local farmers market or from your own garden!! No worries however, if you’re not able to plant yourself, just keep your meals filled with what’s fresh from the season.  Here’s a few of our favorites

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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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An Insider’s Guide to the Yummiest Smoothies

The freshest season is upon us- so stock up and enjoy all the health benefits of everything delicious in one serving! Smoothies are the ultimate way to jam pack as much nutrition as possible into one drink. These 6 Superfood Smoothies are the perfect meal and full of vitamins which will keep you energized and your mind sharp. The key is the smoothies must taste amazing or you won’t drink them! Try sneaking in handfuls of spinach (you won’t even detect it) since it has such a mild flavor yet is such a nutritional powerhouse.

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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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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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Fall

Ok… can you smell it? can you feel it? can you taste it?

‘Tis the season where colors come alive in hues that are awe inspiring. A crisp coolness hits the air, and things look and feel so fresh. Yup, this sure is the season we love here at Grandparentslink! Back by popular demand, our readers have shared with you their 5 favorite features for the fall season. Now, can you say that 5 times as fast?!!

All you gotta do is click…

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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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