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***Not a Grandparent?? No worries! Come join in the fun! Many of our members are not grandparents. Recipe swaps, fun and games, news items, quizzes... almost anything goes! Please join us!***
No matter if you're a "newbie" grandparent, have wonderful memories of a favorite grandparent or are an experienced "veteran" grandparent, this group is for you. After 30 years of being a "professional mom", I became a grandparent and realized that I suddenly had a whole new role to learn. Whether you are a long-distance grandparent, or a daily caregiver, everyone can use advice on handling situations unique to being a grandparent.
Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday gift for a 9 year old, have an awesome recipe idea for a finicky 2 year old or are dealing with navigating your way through a difficult family issue, I'm willing to bet that the wonderful men and women on JAP have a bit of wise, tried and true advice to guide you through successfully to the other side.
Let this be a safe-haven to discuss any issue relating to being a grandparent. Fun recipe ideas for children, age appropriate gift ideas, crafts, being the very best long-distance (...or short-distance!) grandparent you can be or talking your way through a difficult family situation, please feel safe and secure talking your way through to a happy ending with the wise and incredible advice of fellow JAP grandparents. Feel free to swap those ideas which were huge successes... and of course, those that were complete flops! =)
As always, please be kind, gentle, respectful and non-judgmental. Above all, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
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We pray for strength to embrace her and that her travels will be safe.
Nov 7, 2016
Pressure Cooker Meatballs for Italian Sub or Pasta
Nov 3, 2016
I'm definitely not promoting any one product, but I decided to purchase a Farberware 7-In-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. It is a 6 quart model that also serves as a slow cooker, and has the capability of steaming, simmering, browning, sauteing, and has a "keep warm" feature. I thought it was an incredible bargain at just $59.00. But, for $59.00, would it actually do an acceptable job at all of those things, or would it be a disappointment as many other such items are? I'm here to say that this is one amazing and fun little gadget. It's been teaching this old dog lots of new tricks.
So far, I've pressure cooked a variety of meats and poultry all with beautiful results and without the fear of explosion and chunks of food dripping off of the kitchen ceiling, such as my Dad's first and only attempt at pressure cooking in the late 60's. I've used the slow cooker feature for spaghetti sauce and soup, and I have a huge list of things that I'm anxious to try.
I'm hoping to post recipes that I've tested soon. If you have any that you'd like to share, I'd love to see them. =)
That's what I love most about cooking... no matter your skill level, there's always much more to learn and master. AND, lots of recipes, successes and failures to share. =)
Happy cooking, friends!