Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking for Kids Cinnamon rolls are the quintessential comfort food. The perfect cinnamon roll is super soft and fluffy, perfectly chewy, packed with cinnamon flavor, and covered in a luscious cream cheese cinnamon roll icing. I found this recipe in Real Simple Magazine. You Will Need: DOUGH: 3 ¾ cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, […]

Cranberry Chews

Cooking With Kids I try baking a new recipe with my Nanny Kids each holiday season. The kids love gathering the ingredients needed, greasing the baking dish, measuring the ingredients, and mixing the recipe. This year I tried a recipe found on the back of a fresh “Top Crop” fresh cranberries. I love the tartness […]

Holiday Hot Drink Stirrers

Inexpensive Gifts and Treats In an attempt to make inexpensive holiday gifts with my Nanny Kids this year, we made these adorable hot chocolate or coffee stirrers. We used ingredients that we thought would make a mug of hot chocolate or coffee taste better. Wrap them up in cellophane and add a ribbon for holiday […]

Flavored Popcorn for Holiday Gifts and Treats

Cooking With Kids My nanny friends keep saying they feel guilty that they can’t afford to buy gifts for members of their Nanny Family this holiday season. Although in-home child care providers want to show appreciation to the parents of the children they care for, they should never be expected to buy gifts for their […]

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 […]

Blueberry Pierogis

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family makes pierogis to teach the children a recipe that is part of their Polish heritage. You can fill them with fruits, cheese, potatoes, or meats and serve them for any meal during the day or for dessert. My nanny kids’ favorite filling is blueberries served hot with powdered sugar […]

Crepes

Cooking for Kids The kids I care for love this basic crepe recipe found in my Mom Boss’s family recipe book. It’s not hard to prepare but it does require time. She taught me to prepare the batter the day before making the crepes and let the batter sit in the fridge overnight. Whisk it […]

Letter-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking With Kids Letter-shaped cinnamon rolls are the perfect sweet treat for children. Made with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and using an easy-to-follow technique, they are so simple to make. Open the Pillsbury cinnamon roll tube. Make the buns into the first letter in the children’s names and they will love making them with you to […]

Carrot Soufflé

Cooking for Kids This is an absolutely delicious carrot dish that tastes more like a dessert than a side dish. Soufflés usually are difficult to make but this is a super simple recipe. I know using vegetables as a dessert sounds crazy, but I promise you and the children will be pleasantly surprised by this […]

Corn Casserole

Cooking With Kids I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love corn. This is a simple and basic corn casserole recipe found on nearly every recipe web site. Children are more apt to try new foods they are allowed to help make. So be sure to have them help gather the ingredients, measure, […]