Cookie Stuffed Brownies to Bake with Grandma

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Food.com. This recipe […]

Try a Crispy Kale Trick with Grandchildren

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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

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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!

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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 […]

Grandma’s “Famous” Scrambled Eggs

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My grandchildren truly believe that the scrambled eggs I make are famous around the world.  I created the recipe for ease and fluffiness.  I have to admit that my grandchildren love these scrambled eggs and I am begged to make them often for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Remember, the grandchildren can help.  However, if it […]

Baking with Grandchildren: Five Layer Bars

Baking with Children

Baking with grandchildren is a great activity.  The recipe should be a simple one with not too many ingredients.  The recipe is just the beginning of Grandma’s plan.  The recipe should be divided up into child tasks depending on the number of grandchildren and the ages of the grandchildren doing the activity.   Of course, Grandma […]

Grandma’s Eggcellent Easter Presents, Recipe and Activities

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The best Grandma times are those where we do something together with our grandchildren.  Cleanup is always a priority.  Consider a different Easter present this year–a personalized chef’s apron and cook’s hat.  You can find an adorable  version  and personalize it with “Grandma’s (or your special name) Helper” at The Stationary Studio by clicking here. […]

Best ”Apples and Applesauce Playdate” with Grandma

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I think you can see by now that this Grandma makes reservations.  It seems the only time I actually cook or bake anymore, is to cook with or for our grandchildren.  I think you can also see by now that I consider recipes a means to a great time to play with and teach our […]

The Best Chicken Soup Anyone Has Ever Tasted: G G’s European Old Fashioned Chicken Soup Step by Step

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A great grandparent is a GG in our family.  GG is an easy name for a great grandchild to say. Everyone who has tasted GG’s European Old Fashioned Chicken Soup agrees it is the absolute best chicken soup they have ever tasted.  GG, my mother, was a Holocaust survivor and her family chicken soup recipe […]

Grandma’s View on Taking Grandchildren to Restaurants

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The NBC Today Show on February 8, 2013 highlighted the King family of Washington State, with the heading, “Kids’ Good Behavior Gets Them a Discount on dinner,” and stated that the King parents “were surprised when, on their bill after a meal at a restaurant, they found they’d received a $4 discount for having “well-behaved […]

Baking with Grandma–Grandma’s Cupcakes in Cones

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Baking with grandchildren is a great activity.  The recipe should be a simple one with not too many ingredients.  The recipe is just the beginning of Grandma’s plan.  The recipe should be divided up into child tasks depending on the number of grandchildren and the ages of the grandchildren doing the activity.   Of course, Grandma […]

Grandma’s Mac ‘N Cheese for grandchildren

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My grandchildren love California Pizza Kitchen.   Whenever we visit, they always ask to go to California Pizza Kitchen as a special treat.  If you ask them their favorite restaurant, they will invariably say California Pizza Kitchen. It is not for the varied menu, however.  Every time we go, they order the SAME dish:  Mac ‘N […]