Tag: Summer

Our Top Recipes for Summer Get-Togethers

Yeah, the summer season is in full swing! Warm temperatures, lazy days, lots of outside time and the gang is all together for some good food. Here at GPL, our recipes are easy to do without a lot of fuss. Enjoy utilizing all the fresh produce that the summer season has to offer; after all, what’s not to love about a backyard BBQ with your family and friends?! Next time you are planning a get-together, think about trying one of our favorite summer recipes, from the GPL archives!

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Summer Fare That’s Always a Highlight

We’ve collected some of our best summer recipes that are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Every taste bud has been covered! All you have to do is grab a little time and re-create these winners.

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How to Best Enjoy Your Summer with the Grandkids

The summer can provide special time and get- togethers with our grandchildren of any age. The weather usually allows for outdoor fun (hopefully!). With school out of session and schedules that may not be so complicated, there’s more opportunity. Thankfully this season has so many options. Here are some suggestions for places to visit and things to do that will help any grandparent make the most of any summertime spent with their grandkids.

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Harness the Power of Water and Your Emotions

Close your eyes and try and picture yourself as a child, jumping in the ocean or pool for a dip; what do you feel? For us, it’s a sense of happiness and therapy, even today. While enjoying a cup of coffee one morning last summer, we came across a wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal written by Elisabeth Bernstein on the experience Marine Scientist Dr. Wallace Nicholas had on seeking the power of water.

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3 Great Sangrias for Summertime!

A perfect pairing with your summer BBQ or get together picnics wherever you may be, Sangria is the perfect warm-weather drink because it’s light, refreshing, gorgeous and so easy to make! Bonus points are given if you are drinking it poolside! Sangria comes to us by way of Spain and Portugal with a long and rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. It was originally aged wine mixed with fruit and spices, such as cinnamon, then evolved through time into regional variations. So, this summer let’s get fruity and check out these delish sangria recipes you won’t get enough of!

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Fun Ideas for Outdoor Family Time!

These days, families spend way too much time staring into their phones and devices.
Unglue them from their various devices by planning some super fun outdoor activities they simply can’t resist!
Here are 5 fun activities for the whole fam that will make for some major bonding moments.

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A Big Shout out to every father out there- Happy Father’s Day

Take today to celebrate all those special men that are in your life!

And, can you believe that coupled with their special day, we’ve got even more to celebrate-
In just three days, Summer is upon us – so let’s take time to embrace just that and forget the long January days when it was freezing and dark by 4: 30 pm and our motivation to go out was close to zero. Erase all those memories now that Summer is here because we’re ready to change our mindset for the warm season! While we know some people have a hard time coming out of hibernation, here’s 10 ways to prepare yourself for summer and spring out of the seasons behind us now.

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Hey who doesn’t love a good ice cream in the summertime- you know the kind that drips and causes a lot of attention to licking! Well here’s a great way to enjoy your dessert after a family or friend get together. Certainly, with these four recipes to choose from, you will definitely be promoted to host or hostess of the year! Don’t be afraid in these recipes to shy away from making ice cream, because this is the new way- it’s a ‘no churn- ice cream that doesn’t require anything but your freezer.

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Have You Been Good to Yourself?

It’s the summer season filled with an abundance of sunshine and fresh air, so we ask, what makes this time of the year extra special for you? After all, we have collectively lost so much time traversing and dealing with the continuing pandemic in our lives.  Now more than ever, it’s important to take charge and do something you haven’t been able to access or enjoy for yourself.   Doing something to fulfill your needs is as important as knowing there is a sun-up and sundown every day of our lives. Take a moment and do something for you- yes, YOU!

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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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