Sheet-Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The children I care for call this “Pizza Chicken.” It’s super easy to make in the oven just on a baking sheet. I found the recipe on the epicurious web site. You can always not add peperoncini or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients. You Will Need: 3 pints grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]

Angel Food Cake with Berry Compote

Summer is berry season, making it the best time to make this Berry Compote. It is so easy to make and it is absolutely delicious. Not only does it go well with angel food cake but I use the Berry Compote on pancakes or with plain Greek yogurt. While fresh berries go well with desserts, […]

Greek Chicken Sish Kebab

Cooking for Families This is a delicious change from boring grilled chicken. The chicken is full of flavor and tender. This is an excellent main dish when served with pita bread, a garlicky tzatziki, and a Greek salad with olives and feta cheese. Lamb can be substituted for the chicken and add any vegetables your […]

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Cooking for Kids This pasta dish I found at slenderkitchen.com uses a lighter version of Alfredo sauce. You can use almost any type of pasta for this chicken and broccoli pasta recipe. Regular, whole grain, and high fiber pasta all work. You can also use any shape of pasta you like — spaghetti, shells, ziti, […]

Naan Bread

Cooking with Kids My youngest Nanny Kid loves Naan. Pop the Indian flat bread in the toaster for a moment and that’s all she needs as a snack or side dish to any meal. Typically Naan made with yeast but I found this simple recipe online that tastes great without using yeast. Trust me, after […]

Cookie Painting

Creative Wednesday All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the cookies. […]

Patriotic Mason Jar Parfait

Cooking for Kids It is Memorial Day and a perfect time to enjoy a patriotic yogurt and berry parfait. I layer Vanilla Greek Yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries and store in a mason jar for a quick and easy breakfast or snack for my Nanny Kids. When serving, open the jars and sprinkle granola […]

Bunny Rolls

Cooking for Easter These are a perfect little roll to make with your nanny kids for Easter. I found this fun Easter roll on the tasteofhome web site. The best tip I have is to roll all the ropes of dough the same width and thickness. Then trim the ropes to the size needed for […]

Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

Cooking for Families When I was a child we called these pinwheel cookies icebox cookies. The are impressive looking cookies, but they are not difficult to make. They are great to bring to a holiday cookie swap or simply to serve to your Nanny Family for the holiday season. You Will Need: 1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose […]