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Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Cooking for Kids Kids don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. Start the day by serving the kids some shamrock-shaped pancakes, rainbow toast, or Irish soda bread, and green milk. Use cookie cutters to make shamrock-shaped sandwiches for lunch. Serve corned beef and cabbage or Irish shepherd’s pie for dinner and […]

Rosh Hashanah Recipes and Crafts

Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah begins the ten days of self examination and repentance before Yom Kippur. At the synagogue, the shofar (a trumpet made from a ram’s horn) is blown. Traditional foods are challah, apples dipped in honey to symbolize the coming sweet year, fish […]

3 Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Cooking with Kids The kids I care for love cranberry sauce and it’s very easy to make. The most basic cranberry sauce simply consists of cranberries boiled in sugar water until the berries pop and the mixture thickens. But we have included a tart recipe that uses orange juice instead of water and a sugar-free […]

Homemade Finger Paint Recipes

Creative Wednesdays Making finger paint with the kids is an easy and fun project to do. These homemade recipes are great because they are non-toxic and the ingredients can be found in most kitchen pantries. Simply cover the kitchen table with thick paper and let the kids feel the different textures while painting with their hands. Allow youngsters […]

What Are Your Favorite Autumn Recipes?

An Apple a Day and In a Pumpkin Shell by Jennifer Storey Gillis Autumn in the North East (where I live and work) is a great time to pick apples and pumpkins, paint and carve pumpkins, and make apple pumpkin recipes with kids. So this week, when the toddler and I went to the library, […]

Flag Day Recipes

Tomorrow is Flag Day. Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day is always June 14th. To prepare for Flag Day tomorrow I suggest making these recipes: She’s a Grand Old Lasagna You will need: Your […]

Easy, No Cook Summer Recipes for Au Pairs and Nannies

Best Ice Pops: Berry Smoothie Pop: Blend raspberries (about 6 oz), 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 3/4 cup water, and mint (either a handful of fresh mint leaves, or 2 tsp mint syrup). Blend really well and freeze. Banana, chocolate, and PB Pop: Mash a few bananas, add a dash of milk, a little peanut […]

Chinese New Year Recipes for Nannies and Au Pairs

Mandarin Orange Muffins By Tami Rose, North Carolina To the Chinese, oranges and tangerines represent wealth, luck, and abundant happiness. Start your day off right with our healthy orange muffins and a big glass of orange juice. You Will Need: 1/2 C. Flour 1-3/4 tsp. Baking powder 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/4 tsp. Allspice 1/4 tsp […]

Reindeer Recipes for Nannies and Au Pairs to Use with Kids

Magic Reindeer Food Many families leave cookies and milk for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Sprinkled on the lawn on Christmas Eve, Magic Reindeer Food leaves a glittering path–and a sweet snack–for Rudolph and friends. Package Magic Reindeer Food recipe in zipper food storage bags. In a small zipper food storage bag or empty […]

Halloween Recipes for Au Pairs and Nannies

Cute Meatball Bugs We made these little meatball bugs using Pillsbury biscuits. Purchase a can of Pillsbury original biscuits, 20 frozen cooked meatballs (or turkey meatballs), and raisins. 1. We preheated the oven to manufacturer’s directions. Then we sprayed a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. (You can line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil […]