Category Archives: Parties/Events

DISNEY PRINCESS THEMED REHEARSAL COOK-OUT

Last week we hosted a Disney Princess themed rehearsal cook-out.

rehearsal dinner, disney princess, weddingMy step son and his beautiful fiancé got married last week.  She loves everything Disney,  so she planned her wedding with a Disney princess theme.  They requested the rehearsal dinner be a cook-out at our house.  I wanted to make this special for them, so Bob and I created a Disney princess themed rehearsal cook-out.  Continue reading DISNEY PRINCESS THEMED REHEARSAL COOK-OUT

“RETRO” SNACKS…COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

These “retro” snacks are fun to make and bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

retro snacks, cupcakesI have been making some “retro” snacks for my grandchildren this summer and thought of this one.  I have not made it for at least 6 or 7 years.  They use to love for me to make these cute little cupcakes when they were younger.  Continue reading “RETRO” SNACKS…COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

SUPERBOWL 50 AND THE GRANDSON RIVALRY

Here it is!!  Superbowl week. 

Everyone is getting their team jerseys ready and their Superbowl party plans finalized.  If you don’t like to watch it for the actual football game you have to love to watch it for the commercials.
In our family there is a rivalry brewing..what is a grandmother to do?
My Denver grandsons are Bronco fans.superbowl, denver, grandsons
My North Carolina grandsons are Panther fans.grandsons, north carolina, superbowl 50
 They are ready and the trash talk is on. 

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HAPPY NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY

What a “sweet” day this is for sure!  Baking and decorating sugar cookies is one of my favorite things to do.  I grew up doing this with my mother, carried on the tradition for my children, and now do this for my grandchildren.006 (2)

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s1Here is a previous blog post I did on decorated sugar cookies and the recipe I have used for many years.    Sugar Cookies for all Occasions

Have a great day and hopefully eat a sugar cookie with someone you love

BABY-SHOWERS…MODERN DAY TRENDS

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I believe that everyone will agree the baby showers of today are nothing like what we had with our children.  They were hosted by a close friend or family member and consisted of serving cake, punch, and finger foods; playing games, and opening gifts.  Men did not attend the showers.

It is common now for the expectant parents to both attend a cook-out or dinner to celebrate the shower. 

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

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I LOVE to make decorated sugar cookies for my grandchildren.

My kitchen has been a busy place baking cookies and making these cute  little candy treat bags. The candies and cupcakes are lined up for the task.1

071Click here to see directions Easy Halloween Treat Bags

I mail a box to my grandsons in Colorado and North Carolina. I add some Valentine window clings and it is a fun, inexpensive treat from grandma and grandpa. The other children live nearby.

Decorated sugar cookies are always a sweet treat that make everyone happy.  Here is my recipe Decorated Sugar Cookies

Fix a little treat bag of cookies and deliver to a co-worker, a neighbor, the   mailman, or any special person in your life.