Broccoli, Raisins, and Bacon

Cooking for Families Nothing becomes more boring for my Nanny Kids than being served steamed or sautéed vegetables for dinner every evening. My Nanny Kids love this broccoli side dish from the October, 2006 Gourmet and is also published on the epicurious web site. You Will Need: 2 lb broccoli, trimmed and cut into 1-inch […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bread Pudding

Cooking for Kids Bread pudding makes a wonderful breakfast or dessert on a cold winter’s day. My Nanny Family always has some unused bread to use to make this delicious treat. I like serving warm bread pudding with some home made whipped cream. You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top or serve with no […]