Lunar New Year Crafts, Recipe, and Book

Sunday January 2023 is the start of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Here are some fun and simple projects to do with the children in your care for Lunar New Year. Paper Lanterns: The Lantern Festival is held on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year holiday. It marks […]

July 4th Cake

This is a fun red, white, and blue cake my Nanny Kids and I made for Independence Day. I always have the children help bake dessert with me. Visit the Beth Cakes web site for the recipe.

Breaded Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn’t like cauliflower, this recipe will change your mind. This whole cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation. It’s great to serve for company for a holiday or special occasion. You Will Need: 1 large head cauliflower½ cup seasoned bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup margarine, melted⅛ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon salt1!pinch […]

Kid-Friendly Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in green, red, orange, and yellow and my Nanny Kids love all of them. You can replace the beef with ground turkey or Beyond Beef plant-based ground beef to make this stuffed bell pepper recipe. You Will Need: 4 bell peppers (red or green)
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup of Monterey jack […]

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Sometimes desserts are not bad for you. Clementine slices covered in dark chocolate and just a bit of sea salt satisfy any sweet and salty craving you or the children in your care may have. You Will Need: 7-8 Clementines4-Ounce Dark Chocolate Bar (60-70% cocoa), finely choppedSea Salt What to Do: 1. Line a baking […]

Apple and Berry Crostata

It’s Autumn and officially apple harvest season. I am no pastry chef and have trouble making pretty pies. Making a crostata doesn’t require excellent pastry skills but tastes as good as a pie. I added some summer berries we had left in the fridge to add extra flavor to this delicious apple desert. Don’t forget […]

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 pepperoni or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients. You Will Need: 3 pints grape tomatoes, halved1/4 cup […]

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 […]