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    Sweet and spicy recipes, plus the GRAND Social

    Though it may already be the seventh of January, today seems to me like the beginning of the first real week of the new year as it's the first full week of 2013 with no holidays in it. Anyone else agree? Or am I the only one taking an egregiously long time getting back in the swing of things?

    Before we get too far removed from the holidays, though, I do want to share with you something from my New Year's Day celebration—two recipes I made for our New Year's Day eat-a-thon (for lack of a better word). Click on the photos and you'll be taken to the full recipes in my Recipe Box tab. 

    Sweet and Spicy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

    Rich Caramel Brownies

    Both are pretty darn good, if I say so myself. I hope you and your family enjoy them!

    Also, as noted in today's post title, we have another GRAND Social up and running. Thank you for joining me!

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, but you must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Posts shared can be an old one or a recent one, your choice.
    • To link up, copy the direct link to the specific post you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below and follow the directions to add your post to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, please, and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky.
    • No contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social linky, is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button using the following code:


    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. All bloggers who link up would be honored to have you click, visit, read and comment.

    READERS and PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS: Please visit the posts others have linked to by clicking on the thumbnail photos. Comments are always appreciated by the bloggers whose links you visit, even if it's simply "Hey, stopping by from GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the first GRAND Social grandparent linky of 2013!

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    Reader Comments (12)

    Good morning! I feel like it's the first week of January too. It seems everything nearly stops during the two weeks of holidays. Now life gets back to normal! Thanks for hosting Lisa :)

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Happy New Year y'all! That peacefulness does sound nice! I had peace and quiet thru December 31, then hit the ground RUNNING starting with flying on New Years, errands with senior mom, and school projects AND fun games while babysitting grandchildren. Definitely delightful blessings, but I also enjoyed the quieter weekend! :) Thanks for another fun grandparent linky.

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain

    Happy 2013 and thanks for today's party! Amara still has another week before Christmas break is over so thinks aren't back to normal yet.... Here is hoping it is a good year for you and everyone!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Those peppers look good, so I pinned them. Thanks!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger Kay

    Yep, it's really 2013 because I've already had to put that number on checks I've written (sort of a goofy reminder that 2012 is outdated).
    Thanks for new recipes to try and, it's always fun to see the various blogs on the grandparent linky.
    Have a good "first full week" and may it be the start of wonderful happenings for all of us.

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Thanks for visiting, everyone!

    Kaye: What a busy start to the new year for you! Sheesh...wore me out just reading about your whirlwind.

    You're pretty lucky to have more time with Amara, Grandma Kc. I'm sure I don't have to say anything like Enjoy!, as I have no doubt you will.

    Thank you so much for pinning my peppers, Ginger Kay!

    Again, thank you all for joining today's GRAND Social!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Thanks for the linky fun!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tucker

    Thanks for the jalapeno recipe Lisa. We'll be trying that one very soon. Lots of jalapenos in the freezer from my garden.

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Spindle

    Hey, everybody needs to read "Grandma will save civilization" to see how smart and wise we get as we get older!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Hi Lisa, I just recently found your blog and love it! Such fun to share Grandparent stories! I posted the "Recycled Love" post and for some reason it showed up twice. Can you delete one of them? It looks like they are exactly the same! Thanks, Terry P.S. I'm enjoying these links!

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

    Those jalapenos look delicious. I"m so hungry right now.

    January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanie Emasu

    Jalapenos look delish!

    January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Dolgen
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