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!
Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your loved ones with love… and of course, no one can forget the chocolate! These two recipes we tested sent all our loved ones over the moon and we know they are sure to please any lover this Valentine’s Day!
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.
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.
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?!!
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
Let’s face it, healthy choices aren’t always exciting for kids. Nor Is meal time. A little imagination and a sense of humor are all you need to have fun with food. Check out one of our most popular articles on this topic: Food Art Fun Happy Eating!
In a few more days we are celebrating moms in all their glory. We are big fans of Martha Stewart here at Grandparentslink and we think that everyone needs to try these super easy Chocolate-Mousse Parfaits*! They are simple to make and who doesn’t love chocolate mousse?!