Fun No-Bake Recipes to Make with the Grandkids this Easter

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 Kids love to cook. They enjoy the time with Grandma or Grandpa doing “big kid things.” Cooking with children is a great pastime during the holidays. Here are three no-bake recipes for kids guaranteed to give you some quality time in the kitchen together and produce an edible treat.   Hay Stacks Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup salted nuts 4 cups chow mein noodles  Preparation Melt chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in nuts and noodles. Drop by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Cool and enjoy.   Candy Bar Snack Ingredients 4 cups Read More

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Mini-Vacations this Easter with the Grandkids? Here Are Some Toys for Travel.

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          Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, there are long hours in which your grandkids, or kids need something to hold their attention. Here are some tried and true travel toys to keep the grandkids engaged while you travel from one place to another. And because they’re compact and easy to move they’re also great for play in hotels and motel rooms.   From Melissa and Doug Magnetic Dress-up Sets. These come in a number of styles, all based on a child’s personality. You’ll find Jack and Julia, Joey, Maggie Leigh, Abby and Emma and Read More

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Looking for Super Senior Swimwear?

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   Summer is coming ! What do you want in swimwear? If you’re like me, it’s a touchy subject. I do want comfort, and that comes in the form of plenty of coverage—a bit more fabric than when I was younger. The cost is another important question, but with swimwear it’s often best to spend a little more for quality.   Here are some online shops offering quality swimwear for reasonable prices.   Zappos: Lots of selection with longer tops for great coverage. You can shop by price as well.   Soma:  You’ll find the Soma Magicsuit in many varieties. Read More

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Ask Granny’s Guide to Having Easter Fun with the Family

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 Easter is coming. Most families have Easter traditions they look forward to with anticipation. These may include religious observances, family gatherings with a large meal, sporting events and usually some fun activities such as egg hunts for the children. If you’re looking for something to spice up this year’s Easter celebrations, you might want to try some of the following. Take a look.   Egg Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Games Children absolutely love the fun of a hunt with clues, prizes and candies. If you’re looking for variations on finding that beloved Easter basket, go to Spoonful. They also have Read More

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Four Funny Bunny Easter Cards for the Grandkids

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 You may not be able to be with your grandkids this Easter, but you can send them your Easter greetings via a cute Easter card. You may also want to include a bit of chocolate in your Easter package. Look for the perfect Easter greeting card here:   Zazzle:  You’ll find cards for kids of all ages here including beautiful Victorian cards for older granddaughters. Or, how about the dog with the Easter Bunny ears? Whether you want beautiful or funny, Zazzle has it.   Jib Jab: Send hip Easter e-cards with Jib Jab. Put your faces on bunnies and Read More

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Four Fresh Strawberry Recipes

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In our neck of the woods strawberries are ripening every day. The fields yield fresh red beauties that just beg to be eaten. Grab the grandkids, pick or purchase some strawberries and you’ll be ready for these four recipes for various parts of your early summer meals.  Heavenly Filled Strawberries  Ingredients: 36 large fresh strawberries 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup confectioner’s sugar ¼ t. almost extract Grated chocolate Preparation: Cut a deep X into each berry and gently open. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until soft. Place 2 t. of mixture into each berry Read More

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