Indian Chicken Vindaloo with Lemon Rice

Cooking for Kids I cook for my entire nanny family. So, I decided to try making a popular Indian dish chicken vindaloo and lemon rice now they ask for it over and over again. Here are the recipes I use that I found online at epicurious and How to Cook Everything What You Need: 3 […]

Asian Fried Cauliflower Rice

Cooking for Kids I love cauliflower rice. There are dozens of recipe options but this is my nanny family’s favorite recipe I found on SkinnyTaste web site. It’s such an easy and yummy way to get the kids to eat more vegetables. You Will Need: 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed 1 tbsp […]

New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family said this recipe I found on epicurious makes the most tender beef they have ever had. The recipe uses New York strip loin, which is also called top loin of beef, which is a succulent, elegant roast. But I think my Nanny Kids actually prefer when I just use […]

Pork Lo Mein

Cooking for Kids Lo Mein is a popular Chinese dish made of noodles mixed with stir-fried meat and vegetables and a savory sauce. The roast pork in this recipe is char siu, the same gorgeous reddish-brown pork often displayed and sold in Chinatown shop windows. Instead of buying the pork ready-made, you can also roast […]

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Cooking for Kids My nanny family said this recipe was best meat dish they ever had last night. It is so tender and flavorful.The family doesn’t even like sweet potato but the sweet potatoes flavors the cooking liquid perfectly. I just used pre-crushed garlic bought at grocery store and ground cinnamon instead of a cinnamon […]

Best Chicken and Dumplings

Cooking for Kids Nothing warms a tummy on a cold winter’s day more than chicken and dumplings. Former nanny and current mother, Heather Marinkovic made this delicious dinner for us following a recipe from Taste of Home which we share below. You Will Need: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Cooking for Kids My nanny kids love Chinese take-out! That’s why I tried this homemade sweet and sour chicken recipe for them. Made with pineapple, onion, bell peppers, and chicken sauteed in a sweet and sour sauce, this dish is best served with steamed rice. You Will Need: 20 ounce can pineapple chunks in 100% […]

Holiday Cookie Kits

Holiday Fun I love making sugar and gingerbread cookies with the kids for the holidays. But now that my nanny kids are in school we don’t have as much time to mix, roll out, and bake cookies before decorating them. That’s why I was so excited to find holiday cookie decorating kits. Unlike some gingerbread […]

Hanukkah Gingerbread Houses

Hanukkah Projects One of my favorite projects to do with the kids in the winter is decorate a gingerbread house. I never thought of gingerbread houses as religious but more of a winter project. But, typically nannies make them around Christmas time. If your nanny kids haven’t made a gingerbread house with you yet simply […]

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cooking With Kids There is no better treat to make with the kids during the autumn harvest season then Apple Crisp. My Nanny Kids also love cranberries. So, I decided to add a cup of fresh cranberries to add just a bit of color and tartness to this easy dessert that I originally found from […]