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COOK-OUT IDEAS FOR SMALL CROWDS

A collection of Cook-out Ideas and recipes for small crowds. Perfect for this 4th of JulyCook-out ideas for small crowds. 

Another summer holiday is upon us and with so many people trying to avoid large crowds, our 4th of July celebrations will look different.I am sharing some cook-out ideas for small crowds.  

My husband and I are empty nesters, so I have learned to scale down my recipes frequently.  Continue reading COOK-OUT IDEAS FOR SMALL CROWDS

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“RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

These “retro” snacks are fun to make and bring a smile to everyone’s face. 
We call them cook-out cupcakes.

Cook-out Cupcakes are a fun and tasty summertime dessert. Cupcakes are decorated to look like a cheeseburger. Loved by adults as well as children.

I 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 cook-out cupcakes when they were younger.  Continue reading “RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

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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

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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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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

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day.

I LOVE to make decorated sugar cookies and special treats 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.Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's DayClick here to see directions Easy Halloween Treat Bags

I mail a Happy Valentine’s Day 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, so I am able to give them their boxes in person.

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.                                     

 

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