Mummy Hotdogs

Cooking With Kids Kids love Halloween. This is a fun and simple lunch or snack to make with the children in preparation for the spookiest day of the year. These mummies taste just like pigs-in-the-blankets children enjoy as hors d’oeuvres at parties. Allow your Nanny Kids to roll out the dough and wrap it around […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Herbs

Cooking for Families Recipes taste so much better when using fresh herbs from my Nanny Family’s vegetable and herb garden. I used fresh butternut squash for this recipe but will try using precut cubes of butternut squash sold at the grocery store to save time in the future. This recipe is found in the February, […]

Croissant French Toast

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family had a few stale croissants in the bread drawer. Instead of throwing them out I found a delicious and easy French toast casserole to make on the Pinch of Yum web site. Let the kids help you tear or cut up the croissants, break the eggs, measure the ingredients, […]

Easy Lemon Mousse

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family hired a chef who taught me a few easy recipes my Nanny Kids love. This is a simple, no-bake dessert I have been making over and over for myself as well as my Nanny Family. We use the condensed milk can to measure most of the ingredients rather than […]

Age-Appropriate Cooking for Kids

Having Kids Help You Cook Kids love helping nannies bake and cook. That is why I post recipes I make for and with my Nanny Kids on Fridays on our Cooking with Kids on column our blog. Little ones can gather ingredients, help measure, and mix at a very young age. Children’s competency at cooking […]

Easy Chicken Francaise

Cooking For Kids I like cooking dinner for children. Since I already cook for my Nanny Kids, I make enough for the parents as well. My favorite recipe web site is allrecipes.com. I found this Chicken Francaise recipe on the web site and made it for dinner last night and it was a big hit. […]

To Hide, or Not to Hide, Veggies in Food?

How Do You Get Kids to Eat Vegetables? Nothing is more frustrating than caring for a finicky eater on a daily basis. It is no surprise to experienced nannies that children go through phases where their foods can’t touch and must be certain shapes, textures, and colors. Most kids go through a phase when they […]

Baby-Led Weaning

Allowing Babies to Feed Themselves Typically parents and nannies slowly introduce purées of fruits and vegetables, rice cereal, and oatmeal to babies on spoons at about six-months-old. With Baby-Led Weaning caregivers allow the babies to feed themselves. Parents and nannies provide soft, appropriate, cut up, finger-sized foods and allow the child to reach for foods […]

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Cooking With Kids When I found Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store I knew my nanny kids would love making heart-shaped chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day. These adorable pretzels make a great Valentine’s Day gift or just a holiday themed treat for your nanny kids. Click here to see how […]

Tastes Just Like Take-Out Sweet and Sour Chicken

Cooking for Kids I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t like Chinese food. This is a great recipe I found at the recipecritic.com that tastes like it is was just delivered from the Chinese restaurant. Using cornstarch instead of flour is the magic for this recipe. I served it with rice and a […]