Grandparent To Grandparent

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Group active since Tue, Apr 07, 2015

***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!

Peg

Family Favorites
Tuesday at 10:50 AM

Pet and Child Friendly Christmas Tree Flocking

What a wonderful idea! The directions also state that you can vacuum it off if you don't want a flocked tree the next year. Great alternative to that nasty artificial snow in the aerosol cans. Beautiful!

hometalk.com/...e-child-pet-safe-way

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Family Favorites
Nov 13, 2016

Does Your Family Love Snack Mixes (Puppy Chow, etc.) As Much As Mine Does?

Then you're going to love this list of 75 different mixes and blends to munch your way through the holidays!

somethingswanky.com/sweet-snack-mix-...

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Family Favorites
Nov 8, 2016

Hey...You...

If you've ever had time to text a vote to American Idol, you have time to vote in the 2016 election. Whether lines are long or short, rain or shine, regardless of political party, exercise your right to vote. Who knows? They might even have cookies!! =)

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Family Favorites
Nov 8, 2016

Please say a prayer...

If you are so inclined, please hold up our friend, Melanie B., in your thoughts and prayers. Mel lost her oldest brother Dan last night as the result of a car accident and will be traveling today to be with family.
We pray for strength to embrace her and that her travels will be safe.

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Family Favorites
Nov 7, 2016

With Every Day, Something New To Learn

I've been trying something new in the kitchen every day lately. Cooking is just an amazing hobby with infinite possibilities. This weekend, I made delicious Italian Meatball Subs that cooked in my electric pressure cooker in just 8 minutes. And for the first time, like a little kid, I made my own butter using my KitchenAide stand mixer in about 10 minutes. Curiosity is such an amazing gift that costs nothing and provides hours of entertainment. =)

Pressure Cooker Meatballs for Italian Sub or Pasta

Homemade Butter

Family Favorites
Nov 3, 2016

I'm In Love With My New Toy...

I'm always trying to expand my cooking knowledge. I'm not sure if it's because I want to know how everything works. Maybe it's because my grandmother taught culinary arts and, as much as I HATED her stern lessons, some may have rubbed off. Maybe it's just because I love new kitchen toys or maybe it's all of the above! =) Regardless, I've been reading a great deal about electric pressure cookers and I've decided to jump in.

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!

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