Apple and Berry Crostata

It’s Autumn and officially apple harvest season. I am no pastry chef and have trouble making pretty pies. Making a crostata doesn’t require excellent pastry skills but tastes as good as a pie. I added some summer berries we had left in the fridge to add extra flavor to this delicious apple desert. Don’t forget […]

Patriotic Pound Cake

Cooking for Kids This is easiest way to make a patriotic dessert for Labor Day. I just bought the ingredients at the grocery store and assembled the cake rather than baking it from scratch. If you want to make a pound cake and the blueberry and strawberry fillings yourself just Google the recipes. Here’s what […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]

Angel Food Cake with Berry Compote

Summer is berry season, making it the best time to make this Berry Compote. It is so easy to make and it is absolutely delicious. Not only does it go well with angel food cake but I use the Berry Compote on pancakes or with plain Greek yogurt. While fresh berries go well with desserts, […]

Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets […]

Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Families Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday. It’s a federal holiday and a day off from work to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I made this red, white, and blue dessert for my Nanny Family to enjoy on the long weekend. […]

Red Velvet Muffins for Valentine’s Day

Cooking with Kids These red velvety muffins are soft, tender, and have an extra fudgy taste that makes you feel like you are eating dessert instead of breakfast. Red is the color of Valentine’s Day so use a whole small bottle of red food coloring.  Feel free to play around with this, starting with less […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

Candied Grapefruit Bars

Cooking for Families As Christmas approaches I start making my Nanny Family’s favorite desserts. This impressive dessert can be found on the Bon Appetit web site. The grapefruit can be candied one week ahead and stores airtight at room temperature. The shortbread can be baked three days ahead and tightly covered at room temperature. The […]