Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Cooking for Families I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again. You Will Need: 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved […]

One-Pot Chicken Chorizo

Cooking for Families I like to choose one-pot meals to make for my Nanny Family. One pot means less washing and clean up. The chorizo in this recipe adds a nice spice for the parents but I left the spicy sausage off of the children’s chicken pieces. You Will Need: Coconut oil, for greasing and […]

Easy Artisan Bread

Cooking with Kids This No-Knead Bread is an artisan-style bread that’s done in three hours from start to finish. This is an easy bread recipe -– you don’t even need a mixer. With only four ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, and water), you can make a bakery-quality, soft, homemade bread. You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups […]

Chicken Stew

Cooking for Families This chicken stew made with chicken drumsticks and thighs is sure to be a favorite of yours in the colder months. I made this recipe my Mom Boss gave to me to make for their family in her Dutch oven. I recommend adding any other extra vegetables you have in the fridge […]

Ginger Ale & Ice Cream Egg Nog

New Year’s Eve For Kids While adults enjoy specialty cocktails and champagne for New Year’s Eve, children deserve to enjoy a specialty (non-alcoholic) drink as they countdown for the new year. This is a fun ginger ale and ice cream, non-alcoholic egg nog for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve for the kids. Let’s […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Zucchini Latkes

Cooking for Kids When celebrating Hanukkah I always think of Latkes. Since my Nanny Kids love potato latkes (or potato pancakes) I served these zucchini Latkes as a side dish with dinner this week and the kids really liked them. If you are looking for a different way to prepare a nutritious veggie try making […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

Candied Grapefruit Bars

Cooking for Families As Christmas approaches I start making my Nanny Family’s favorite desserts. This impressive dessert can be found on the Bon Appetit web site. The grapefruit can be candied one week ahead and stores airtight at room temperature. The shortbread can be baked three days ahead and tightly covered at room temperature. The […]

Herbed Half Duck

Cooking for Families It’s officially holiday season and serving duck is the most impressive dish. Serving turkey is too much for many families to serve for Thanksgiving so duck is a great substitute. You can carve the duck into small slices but the boys in my Nanny Family love it so much I just serve […]