Using Fresh Fruit and Graham Crackers to Bake bon appetit’s Apricot, Cherry, and Graham Cracker Crumble with Grandchildren

Apricot

Summer fresh fruit is the best, but sometimes a grandchild is reluctant to try some new fruit no matter how much we grandmas might try to entice them to do so. This Grandma has found that the best way to get grandchildren to try new fruits is to bake a dessert with the fruit. My […]

Pizza Hut is the New Favorite of Grandmas With Its New Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza Crust Pizza

Hotdog Stuffed Crust Pizza

When this Grandma saw the commercial on television, I could not believe it. Pizza Hut created a new pizza that is a combination pizza and hot dogs in a blanket. It looked amazing! Why, do you ask? Because I am a grandma who loves to give my grandchildren their favorite foods in the world. More […]

We do Not Have to Wait Until National Chocolate Pudding Day to Enjoy Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake With Grandchildren

National Chocolate Pudding Day

It seems that every day is another national holiday and we don’t know the origin of National Chocolate Pudding Day, but who cares. National Chocolate Pudding Day is observed each year on June 26th. According to National Day Calendar: “Historically, chocolate pudding is a variation of chocolate custard, using starch as a thickener instead of […]

The Best Frozen Desserts for Grandchildren For Summer to Make or Pop Out of the Freezer

The Best Frozen Desserts for Grandchildren

This Grandma makes reservations. When Real Simple staffers sampled more than 120 bars, sandwiches, and ice pops and came up with the six best, I paid attention. However, they were adults tasting for adults. What I liked was that they concentrated on organic. Here is Grandma’s top picks of the six for grandchildren: Grandchildren love […]

CombineTwo Grandchildren Favorites for Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick

Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick

This Grandma loves using fresh fruit in recipes with grandchildren. Children love donuts, and anything sweet on a stick. Chocolate covered fruit is an easy treat and takes five minutes. Use Kraft Real Milk Baker’s Dipping Chocolate and follow the instructions. If you want to do a little more elaborate recipe, Food Network Kitchen, has […]

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue. . . .Foods to Make With Grandchildren for the Fourth of July

ten festive red, white and blue recipes for Fourth of July

Parenting Magazine had a great article on ten festive red, white and blue recipes for Fourth of July. The children or grandchildren they are targeting must be less finicky than my grandchildren. Here are is the best one of their ten ideas and a few of mine for celebrating the Fourth with red, white and […]

While Waiting For Cherries to Ripen by June, Try Baking Personal Cherry Pies With Canned Now, and Fresh Later For A Delicious Taste Treat To Make With Grandchildren That Also is a Learning Lesson

fresh cherry pie filling recipe

While some fresh fruits are available year round, such as apples, oranges, peaches, bananas, fresh cherries are only available for a limited time during the year. June is when we begin seeing the best ripen fresh cherries, but we do not have to wait to make delicious personal cherry pies with our grandchildren now. Remember, […]

Kraft Mac & Cheese Joining the Manufacturers Going Back to Real Food, Listening to Real People on Change.org Worried About What Their Children and Grandchildren Are Eating

Kraft-Mac-and-Cheese

It is all over the news. “There has been a huge shift away from processed foods in the U.S. and larger food producers are trying to follow their customers in that direction.” McDonalds is going to chicken without hormones. Now Kraft has announced that, “Kraft Mac & Cheese [is]shedding the dyes,” according to an article […]

This Grandma’s New Mantra is Peanut Butter For Breakfast, and Not Only For Grandchildren

Nuts

Back from visiting my younger grandchildren, I realized the one food item I needed to stock up on was peanut butter. This is the four year old grandson’s “go to” food. He eats peanut butter on crackers for breakfast. He eats a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, sometimes with Nutella, which contains nuts. He eats […]

Simplify Applies to Easter and Passover Projects with Grandchildren

Maztah

Every year this Grandma looks for an inviting and memorable project to do with the grandchildren for the holidays. In the past, this Grandma has done elaborate projects and recipes, not necessarily with many and complicated ingredients which this Grandma does not approve of with children, but with elaborate messes. See, for example, see the […]

This Grandma Cannot Believe She Watched A Video On a How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich Without A Recipe and It Was MY Special Recipe

Grilled cheese sandwich

It never occurred to me to put my special recipe to make a grilled cheese sandwich for my children, when they were young, and for my grandchildren now, on this blog. My grandchildren love my grilled cheese sandwiches but I really thought it was not so unusual how I made them. Then, on the New […]

Nuts and the New Studies That Let Us Think About Introducing Delicious Nutella to Our Grandchildren

Nutella

In this Grandma’s grandchildren’s preschools and schools, nuts are forbidden. Everything that goes to school must not contain nuts. Nut allergies are a grave concern. As with everything, it seems, there may be a solution that works. In the New York Times, February 23, 2015, author Andrew Pollack, in “Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent […]

Pizza for Breakfast Forever Even If It Not Supposed to Be So Good For You

easiest-whole-wheat-pizza-dough

One of the first “grandma lessons” this Grandma received from an experienced grandma was to serve your grandchildren dessert first and pizza for breakfast. She made it clear that we, as grandparents, have all the joy and no responsibility. It is the parents who have the responsibility to raise the grandchildren. We grandmas just spoil […]

Girl Scout French Toast for A Meal Followed by Girl Scout Cookies and Milk for Dessert: A Better Than Best Meal

french-toast

It is Girl Scout cookie selling time so when I say the article in the New York Times, “Girl Scout French Toast: As Good as the Cookies. A French Toast Recipe With a Crème Brûlée Twist,” I expected the author, Melissa Clark, to use Girl Scout cookies somehow in the recipe. No. It is a […]

Peanut Butter S’Mores For Those Grandchildren Who Love Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Peanut Butter S’Mores

Sitting in a doctor’s office, I always look at old magazines that might contain recipes my grandchildren might love. Of course, the recipes have to be fast and easy because if this Grandma ever cooks or bakes, it will be with grandchildren. Otherwise, this Grandma makes reservations. Looking through an old Family Circle Magazine from […]

Fast, Easy, Low Calorie, and Delicious Tomato Basil Soup Made With or Without Grandchildren

KitchenAid KHB2561CU 5-Speed Hand Blender, Contour Silver

This Grandma just attended an organic cooking demonstration, and the chef, Billy, was amazing.  Everything he described included tips for cooking with grandchildren.  He was humorous and entertaining, and most so when he showed us how to make fast, easy, low calorie and delicious tomato basil soup. He said this was wonderful and fun to […]

Copy cat is a Good Thing When it Comes to Recipes Grandchildren Love Like Granola Bars

Recipe

The internet is a wonderful thing.  Because my grandchildren love the mac and cheese from California Pizza Kitchen, I looked on the internet for the recipe and found it!  I make it at home for them now and even have created my lower fat version.  See past post. The food section of the local newspaper […]

How to Rename the “Better Than Sex” Chocolate Cake for Grandchildren

Better-than-sex-chocolate-cake

This Grandma’s favorite is chocolate.  Yes, anything chocolate.  When my daughter was a baby, I would heat up hot fudge and I would have one taste and give the baby the other.  Who knew back then about not giving chocolate until a baby was one!  She still loves chocolate and is fine. The absolute best […]

Perdue is Going To Love This Grandma

perdue-chicken-nuggets

The Thursday Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale has the food section.  This Grandma makes reservations, and is uninterested except for food information related to grandchildren.  Those sorts of articles are few and far between.  Then on April 24, 2014, there was an article rating fast food chicken  nuggets!  Clearly, this must be related to children.  […]

Vegetables of Many Colors Make Great Art Projects and Great Soup

Vegetable soup

Springtime means fresh vegetables.  Vegetables are a tough sell.  No matter how we try, it is hard to interest grandchildren in vegetables.  Unless we play with the vegetables!  Who, but grandma, would say it is okay to play with food!  Not only that, we can teach our grandchildren that some vegetables come in many colors. […]