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


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


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


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


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


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


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. […]

Cookie Stuffed Brownies to Bake with Grandma


This Grandma accidentally stumbled on the one sweet recipe that is going to make the parents of our grandchildren cringe.  However, it is going to make our grandchildren jump for joy. Imagine brownies stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough and Oreos!  And, the recipe is an easy dream.  A win-win for grandchild and grandma.  Maybe […]

Finding Pizza in the Search for the Perfect Cookie

Perfect Bar and Big Cookies With Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Grandpa and I were talking about cookies.  We were just back from seeing the grandchildren, and “cookie” is a big part of a grandparent’s vocabulary when grandchildren are around. GG (great grandmother) always brings Publix chocolate chip cookies as her signature “gift” for her great grandchildren.  Remember, for this Grandma, it is M & Ms, […]

Carrot Cake: Enjoying Carrots Grandma Style


In the New York Times January 17, 2014, “Orange Is the New Green,” by Martha Rose Shulmam, the author tells us there is a new study that shows that orange vegetables are what we should be eating: In a recent study published by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, investigators looked […]

Dump Cake Delicious

Fruit Cobbler 6

This Grandma is always looking for easy and fun recipes to make as an activity with grandchildren.  The easier the better is this Grandma’s mantra.  Preparation is the key.  Remember we can make recipes multipart activities by taking the grandchildren to the supermarket shopping first for the ingredients, then preparing for the cooking, then cooking […]

Of Donuts and Cronuts and Grandma


My ten year grandson joined me to run errands during his recent visit to Florida.  As we were on our way to “Whole Foods” for healthy items, we passed Krispy Kreme Donuts.  I said, “look, the sign is lit that there are fresh, hot donuts at Krispy Kreme.”  He looked quizzical. I then remembered he […]

Cornbread Made with Grandchildren


All of a sudden, barbeque restaurants are the rage.  Dinosaur (yes, dinosaur) Barbeque in Harlem seems to have led the craze.  They have opened in Connecticut and our grandchildren have discovered cornbread and love it.  So this Grandma went looking for a quick and easy recipe of course, which I found on This recipe […]

Try a Crispy Kale Trick with Grandchildren


This Grandma loves kale.  Yes, it took a new farm to table restaurant to introduce me to kale caesar salad and a friend to give me a crispy kale recipe.  It seems kale is one of the oldest new miracle foods.  In New York Magazine, July 29- August 5, 2013, author Alex Morris writes, “What […]

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches with Grandchildren


There is definitely a theme in this Grandma’s recipe posts.  The majority of the recipes to make with grandchildren are desserts.  Of course!  What more than sweets brings an instant smile to a grandchild’s face.  Making sweets together with a grandchild is a perfect activity.  As always, Grandma can choose to make it many activities […]

Ice Cream Bread with Grandchildren

Ice Cream Bread

This Grandma is always looking for great and easy recipes to make with grandchildren.  On the internet, this Grandma found Ice Cream Bread, a combination of two favorites.  See Taste of Home. As always, Grandma can choose to make it many activities by making a list and going to the supermarket to buy the ingredients […]

Three Berry Focaccia: this Grandma loves that Grandchildren love Berries!


It seems that recipes that use fresh berries catch my eye.  My grandchildren love berries and love playing with berries.  After all, berries are just little balls and children love balls.  Berries are delicious and are great to expand children’s palates.  “Focaccia” is a great new word and a great way to expand vocabulary with […]