Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks

One of the children I care for loves the magic of making yeast dough and breads! The child also loves pesto — especially if it is homemade. So I searched the Internet and I found this cheesy pesto breadstick recipe on the redstaryeast.com web site. The breadsticks turned out soft, filled with delicious sweet basil […]

Fresh Strawberry Cake for Mother’s Day

This fresh strawberry cake is the perfect gift to make for Mother’s Day. I found this cake that is moist and tender with a beautiful pink color on the Sugar Gang Show web site. This recipe makes three 8″x2″ cake rounds with strawberry buttercream and strawberry filling. It really is a great cake for summer […]

Skillet Chicken, Green Beans and Lemon Butter

I found this easy dinner recipe on the aimeeathome web site. The chicken breast is tender and flavorful. The adults in my Nanny Family love shallots so I added the small onions to the recipe and kept them to one side of the skillet. Just double or triple the recipe if making it for the […]

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

A father I worked for said when children won’t eat vegetables just add cheese or bread crumbs to the vegetables and the kids will eat them. I did both with these baked Parmesan zucchini fries. They are yummy and simple to make. To make them extra crispy, use the broiler at the end of baking […]

Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders by Betty Crocker

If you care for a finicky eater this may be one of the best recipes to try to serve the child because it tastes great. This is my Nanny Kid’s new favorite chicken dinner and lunch. It’s so easy and quick to make. The child asked me to share with my readers that the reason […]

Fettuccine with Steak and Mushroom Sauce

My Nanny Kids went bonkers over this delicious creamy, steak and mushroom pasta dish I found on Best Creamy delish.com. My photo doesn’t do it justice. You will have to try it yourself to believe me. If you work for pasta loving carnivores like me, they will gobble it down and ask for seconds. You […]

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 […]

Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Some of the great things about serving pork is it is lean, affordable, and very versatile. Children love cherries and cherries compliment the taste of pork. Families love this super easy cherry sauce found on the tasteofhome web site. You Will Need: 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot1 teaspoon olive oil1 cup fresh or frozen pitted […]

Shamrock Cookies

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. Here is a basic rolled out sugar cookie recipe to make shamrock-shaped cookies with the little ones in your care. Remember kids enjoy helping make cookies as much as eating them, so let them help make the cookies. You Will Need: 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are marked with a cross on the top. I have always associated them with Saint Patrick’s Day but my research shows that they are traditionally served on Good Friday and Easter morning. Here’s how I made these buns I found on the Taste of Home web site. You Will Need: 2 packages […]