Veal Meatballs

Cooking for Kids Meatballs are a staple of my Nanny Kids diets. I usually make beef meatballs, but I often make turkey, chicken, mushroom, and these veal meatballs as well. With its rich and subtle flavor, veal is one of the traditional meats used in Italian meatballs. In this recipe from the epicurious web site […]

Read “Waiting for Wings” and Make Coffee Filter Butterflies

Creative Wednesdays The little ones I care for absolutely love making butterflies out of coffee filters. It’s one of the best boredom busters ever as they want to do this over and over for hours of fun. Plus, it is fascinating to learn how a worm-like caterpillar turn into a delicate creature with wings reading […]

Baked Easter Ham

Cooking for Families A baked ham is one of the easiest things to prepare for Easter or any holiday celebration. Half a ham can easily feed a dozen people. I baked an un-sliced, bone-in, half ham, from the shank end. The butt end often has more meat, but because of the shape of the bone […]

EggMazing Easter Eggs

Products Nannies Love The Original EggMazingis a fun way to make Easter Eggs. My six-year-old Nanny Kid was literally jumping up and down with excitement anticipating making these vibrant Easter Eggs. She would have used the The Original EggMazing for hours more if we had more eggs to decorate. Simply place a hard-boiled egg in […]

Walkie Chalk

Products Nannies Love I can’t express how excited I am to have found Walkie Chalk Stand-Up Sidewalk Chalk Holder. Working as a nanny that loves to make obstacle courses for my Nanny Kids. I’m ashamed I didn’t create and market the Walkie Chalk Stand-Up Sidewalk Chalk Holder myself! Now that the weather is warming up […]

Braided Easter Bread

Cooking With Kids There is no better aroma than walking into the home with the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Making bread isn’t difficult as long as you have plenty of time to knead it, allow it to rest, rise, and braid. In preparation for Easter, I allow my Nanny Kids to […]

Easter Egg Paper Plate and Chick

Creative Wednesdays Here’s a fun project to do with children as they prepare for Easter. Allow kids to decorate paper plates anyway they want to resemble an Easter egg. Then let them play with a paper chick when the pretend to open the cracked Easter egg. You Will Need: 2 White Paper Plates Yellow, White, […]

Cheesy Asparagus

Cooking for Families This cheesy garlic roasted asparagus uses mozzarella and parmesan. The mozzarella makes it extra melty, and the parmesan is just plain delicious. A touch of garlic, some olive oil, salt, and pepper make an amazing vegetable dish. You Will Need: 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper […]

Shamrock Lacing Cards

Creative Wednesdays It is Saint Patrick’s Day! We are making these shamrock lacing cards today to celebrate the Irish holiday. I used cardboard but you can use heavyweight craft paper too. Try using different sized Shamrocks for the little ones to lace as well. You Will Need: Cardboard Box Shamrock Cookie Cutter or Template Utility […]

Follow the Leprechaun Footprints

Creative Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Here’s a fun activity the kids will love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide small treasures of gold coin candy around the house or yard. Sprinkle the footprints as a trail […]