Pistachio Cake Loaf

Cooking for Families Although my Nanny Kids didn’t think they liked pistachios they absolutely love this moist, sweet, and delicious pistachio cake. It is an easy recipe the kids can help make and it is an impressive dessert for holidays or any day of the week at any time of the year. The kids will […]

Barbecue Chicken Legs Over Yellow Rice

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love chicken legs and dark meat. So it is smart to serve them family full chicken legs that include the dark meat with the thighs rather than chicken breast all of the time. I found this amazing barbecue sauce recipe at greedygourmet.com.  Simply adding frozen mixed vegetables to yellow […]

Udon Chicken Peanut Butter Noodles

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids love Asian udon noodles. So I whipped up this easy lunch for them this week. Be careful when using chili sauce when cooking for kids. You may need to use less or not use any at all if the children don’t like spice. I added cucumber to the dish […]

Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Cooking for Kids One Pan Bacon Ranch Garlic Parmesan Pasta is an easy and satisfying one pot pasta meal that your whole Nanny Family will love. Creamy garlic parmesan pasta is loaded up with even more mouthwatering flavor with the addition of crisp bacon and savory ranch. I found this recipe on The Salty Marshmallow. […]

Calzones

Cooking with Kids My Nanny Kids really enjoy making yeast doughs. They particular like punching down the dough after it rises and kneading it. They also love putting pizza sauce and cheese on their own calzones and helping fold the dough over and making a decorative edge. Here’s how we made the calzones pictured above. […]

Bunny Rolls

Cooking for Easter These are a perfect little roll to make with your nanny kids for Easter. I found this fun Easter roll on the tasteofhome web site. The best tip I have is to roll all the ropes of dough the same width and thickness. Then trim the ropes to the size needed for […]

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 […]