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 […]

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. […]

Tater Tot Casserole

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids like chicken pot pie and they love tater tots. So my Mom Boss asked to try making this recipe she found on the epicurious web site that is essentially a chicken pot pie with tater tot crust instead of pie dough. Although you won’t need all the tater tots […]

Easy Pork Udon Stir Fry

Cooking for Families I love that my local grocery store sells pork tenderloin that is already marinated. I made this recipe for a big family after picking up some marinated teriyaki pork tenderloin and some veggies at the store. If you cannot find marinated pork tenderloin just double the sauce recipe below and marinate the […]

Swedish Meatballs

Cooking for Kids It is winter here in New Jersey and my Nanny Family is craving some warm comfort food. Pasta is always a comfort food for the little ones and they absolutely love this Swedish meatball recipe we found on the epicurious web site. My Nanny Kids love Swedish meatballs served over wide egg […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Braised Pork With Polenta

Cooking for Kids I love using the slow cooker to make dinner for my nanny family. The kids come home from school, and the parents from work, with a house filled with a warm welcoming aroma of the dinner they are about to be served. I found this delicious recipe in Cooking Light magazine. To […]

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Cooking for Families 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 […]

Chicken Parmesan

Cooking for Kids Chicken Parmesan is the perfect dish to lure kids into the kitchen. This dish is loaded with mini cooking lessons for the kids. With one simple recipe, you can teach children how to boil pasta, mince garlic, grate cheese, make tomato sauce, and pound, bread, and saute cutlets. This recipe makes twice […]

Slow Cooked Boneless Beef Ribs

Cooking for Kids I serve the children I care for the same meal for dinner that I serve their parents. Nothing is easier then mixing ingredients in a slow cooker and letting the dish cook all day long. This super simple boneless rib recipe tastes delicious and the meat is tender and will melt in your […]