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BBQ’s and Steaks – a great marinade from the Southern USA

Grilled Sirloin in Bourbon Marinade Recipe I must confess that I love meat – and so do most of our family. We like marinading meat as well as bbq’s ( who doesn’t?). This is a good recipe for any kind … Continue reading

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A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Recipes for Ice Cream Cake – Carol’s best dessert – yum!

My good friend Carol makes a divine ice cream cake. It takes time which is the only little problem -but it is divine – and so – it is worth it! Enjoy! Carol’s Ice Cream Cake Ingredients: Oreo’s with cream inside – … Continue reading

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Family time – what could be better! Our annual family week – most of the family were there!

Once a year we go away as a family ( anything between 25-45 of us) and have 7 glorious days together. The kids ADORE it as do the parents. Here are some of the activities we do. We have Grandma’s … Continue reading

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Good friends – no substitute!

Recently my husband and I welcomed two friends and their wives. One is a maxillofacial surgeon from Perth Australia and the other an ENT Surgeon from Cleveland Ohio ( formerly the Cleveland Clinic). Both went to kindergarten with my husband … Continue reading

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Great fun! We hosted 6 eight year old boys – our grandson’s friends – for a sleepover to celebrate his 8th birthday! AND WE SURVIVED!

What fun was had by all!  They arrived 11am Saturday and left 3pm Sunday. They were up at 4am Sunday morning – they swam, fed the animals, held the one day old baby goats, played in the bamboo ‘forest’, got … Continue reading

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Being over 55 is just beginning the BEST years for fun, cooking with kids, loving and joy! See the best site for grandparents….

I am so excited that my blog has just started on GRANDPARENTS.COM and encourage you to visit their site. Its the BEST destination for insights and fun for  you and your little ones. Below are my youngest grandsons Noah and … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bun Sundaes – wickedly divine – Cooking with Kids!

Try these while Cooking with Kids and listening to great music – we love the classics – what about Nutcracker Suite! Improved Cinnamon  Bun Sundaes Any  good dessert should evolve over time.  A year or so ago, I tried cinnamon … Continue reading

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Elephant mommies help a little one have a mud bath -so cute –

http://www.youtube.com/embed/f_gBWPs4r3U This is from a game reserve in South Africa – one that I used to visit often with my family when I lived there. Some Dutch Tourists came across this amazing scene and enjoyed it – as I did … Continue reading

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Cherry Pie – the short cut way when cooking with kids

I love to use store bought pie crust or frozen pie dough – its easy and tastes good. This pie becomes sooooo easy when you do it this way.. and those amazing Rainer ( the yellow ones) cherries are abundant … Continue reading

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What is better than a swing on a day at the beach! Sundays are SUCH fun! Kid Stories, family togetherness – the best!

The day was perfect and the swings swung high – here is our middle grandson Jonah having the best time at the beach today. And our oldest grandson Jack listening to jazz at the beach – he is in heaven … Continue reading

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Banana Caramel Muffins for Cooking with Kids

We like a lot of  banana flavor in our muffins.  That took  two things: really ripe bananas and added banana flavor. This is a wonderful treat for cooking with kids. Of course they will sample a LOT. This recipe transforms banana … Continue reading

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The Importance of Birthdays

Our twins grandnephew and niece celebrate their first birthday this week. Here is the song that I wrote for Birthdays! Listen to THE BIRTHDAY SONG! First birthdays are so important – for the parents and siblings but not the little … Continue reading

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