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 […]

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 […]

Witch Fingers

Cooking for Kids In preparation for Halloween treat your little tricksters to some really good finger food. Kids love chicken fingers and making them into witch fingers will get in the holiday mood. Dipping the witch fingers in ketchup or barbecue sauce will make every bite bloody as well as delicious. You Will Need: 1 […]

Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

Cooking for Kids If you have any fruit you have on hand: peaches, blackberries, cherries, or apples just follow this general recipe and make an easy, delicious dessert for your nanny kids. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You Will Need: 1-1/4 cups Raspberries 1-1/4 cup blueberries 1 Tablespoon (Heaping) Cornstarch 2/3 cups […]

Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Kids Independence Day is coming up on the Fourth of July. Making red, white, and blue desserts using berries is an expected treat for the national holiday. Click here to see the original recipe for this Berry Angel Food Cake Roll. To make the recipe even easier we used an angel food cake […]

Pasta Primavera

Cooking for Kids The kids I care for love this pasta primavera recipe. I don’t even have to hide the vegetables in the dish – the kids eat them. This is my no frills recipe with no cream or heavy seasonings, just the flavors of olive oil and lemon. Be sure to throw in any […]