Sweet Potato Burritos

One of my Nanny Kids is absolutely addicted to these vegetarian sweet potato burritos. I slightly adjusted this recipe I found on the Mel’s Kitchen Cafe web site to eliminate jalapeños since they are too spicy for the children in my care. I add rice to make the rice and beans a complete protein. Sometimes […]

Leek Stew with Olives

This is an incredible healthy and vegan Romanian stew from the whereismyspoon web site. I didn’t expect the kids would love olive and leeks in a stew. But, this Romanian stew called “Praz cu masline” really blew my Nanny Kids away. It has so much flavor the kids gobbled it right up. You Will Need: […]

Coffee Rubbed Beef

Cooking for Families This rub works on just about any cut (in fact, it’s served on filet mignon at Mesa Grill), and the pan-to-oven method is foolproof. I recommend using on a round roast or beef tenderloin. It is a great dish for any holiday. Serve this for special occasions and holidays. This great recipe […]

Romanian Pork and Potato Stew

My former Mom Boss found this stew recipe on the spruceeats web site. This one-pot stew of pork and potatoes (cartofi cu carne de porc) is an easy-yet-hearty recipe to whip up the night before and allow to flavor overnight. It’s also just as good eaten the day it’s made. It’s even a good candidate […]

Cheesy Green Beans

This is such an easy way to bake green beans for your Nanny Family. The great thing about this recipe is that it takes almost no prep time, making it one of the easiest side dishes you can make. A good glug of olive oil helps coat the beans in seasoning while crisping them up […]

Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry and Chili Glaze

I found this great turkey meatloaf recipe on the spruceeats web site. The recipe suggests using a little ground pork keeps this meatloaf juicy, but feel free to use part ground turkey thighs instead. Turkey thighs or the ground pork have a higher fat content and will keep the loaf from drying out and becoming […]

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

I love homemade cranberry sauce and wanted to try to use an Instapot to make it for Thanksgiving. I found this amazing recipe on the southernliving web site. Click here to see three cranberry sauce recipes I made on the stovetop. You Will Need: Instant Pot2 (10-oz.) pkg. fresh or frozen cranberries1 cup packed light […]

Cavatelli, Broccoli Rabe and Sweet Sausage

You can never go wrong making pasta for dinner for your Nanny Family. This is a quick and easy recipe with the pasta, veggie, and protein all in one dish. You Will Need: 1 lb sweet Italian sausage1 lb broccoli rabe, trimmed, stems removed 1 lb frozen cavatelli3 to 4 garlic cloves,2 tablespoons extra virgin […]

Chicken Witches Fingers for Halloween

Some kids would eat homemade chicken fingers every day if I would make it for them. To add a Halloween vibe to baked chicken fingers I just added almond slices to the tips of chicken and told the children they are witches fingers. Allow the kiddos to dip their witches fingers into ramekins of blood […]

Chicken and Leek Cream Stew

When I cooked for a family that moved to the United States from Europe I simply Googled a metric conversion chart to transform grams into ounces for the recipes they liked me to prepare for them. The family absolutely loved this comforting stew recipe found on the bbcgoodfood web site. Click here to here to […]