Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filet

Cooking for Families This is my youngest Nanny Kid’s favorite dinner. It’s savory, looks impressive, yet is so quick and easy to prepare. I make one beef filet per person and this recipe that I found on the Foodnetwork by Ree Drummond. The recipe is written for one serving. Just increase the ingredients per person. […]

Orange Ginger Drumsticks

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love chicken drumsticks and mandarin oranges so I adapted a recipe I found in Eating Well magazine for chicken thighs that’s not on their web site. Searing the chicken before roasting it at a super high heat ensures a super-crispy skin. You Will Need: 2 Pounds Drumsticks 1/2 tsp. […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Pancakes

Cooking for Kids Saint Patrick’s Day is next week. Instead of buying green bagels for breakfast, I like making green pancakes for my Nanny Kids on Saint Patrick’s Day. I love using the colorful Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows to decorate pancakes for the kids. Simply use your favorite pancake mix to make this easy holiday […]

Lemon Green Beans

Cooking for Kids This is such an easy, quick, and delicious side dish my Nanny Kids love that I found on the Martha Stewart web site. A little lemon zest just adds a new and healthy taste to green beans, haricots verts, or wax beans. Adjust the amount of lemon zest to your liking (I […]

Tater Tot Casserole

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids like chicken pot pie and they love tater tots. So my Mom Boss asked to try making this recipe she found on the epicurious web site that is essentially a chicken pot pie with tater tot crust instead of pie dough. Although you won’t need all the tater tots […]

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Cooking for Kids Focaccia bread is an Italian flat bread similar to taste, style, and texture to pizza dough. Allow your Nanny Kids to gather and mix the ingredients, punch down the dough, and add toppings to the bread. Feel free to play with different herbs as toppings to accompany your dinner. My Nanny Kids […]

Strawberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day Breakfast The easiest way to make strawberry waffles is to use a waffle mix and add diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking the waffles. But if you have time, making this waffle recipe I found on the insidebruceewlife.com web site tastes even better. I added a few drops of red food coloring […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Easy Valentine’s Fudge

Cooking for Kids Although this fudge can be made with just two-ingredients and taste just fine there a few more ingredients you can add — especially sprinkles. If I make these again next year I will add some red food coloring to make the fudge a deeper pink color. I will also consider adding a […]

Easy Pork Udon Stir Fry

Cooking for Families I love that my local grocery store sells pork tenderloin that is already marinated. I made this recipe for a big family after picking up some marinated teriyaki pork tenderloin and some veggies at the store. If you cannot find marinated pork tenderloin just double the sauce recipe below and marinate the […]