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 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 […]

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 […]

Build-Your-Own Shish Kabobs

Cooking With Kids Let kids help make meals. They will feel a sense of pride and are less likely to be finicky if they help prepare and choose the foods they eat. Provide them with healthy protein and vegetables choices and let them build their own shish kabobs for dinner. You Will Need: 1 Pound […]

Easy Orange Pork

Cooking for Kids The family I work for had extra oranges this week so I used them to make this quick and easy dinner recipe. The orange juice I squeezed from the fresh oranges tasted out of this world. I changed this super delicious Orange Pork recipe from allrecipes by just adding several tablespoons of […]

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Cooking for Kids Most of the elementary school aged children I’ve cared for love shrimp. Keeping a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer always gives me a quick and impressive dinner to make for the family. Just put some frozen shrimp in a bowl of ice water and by the time the pasta water […]

Spinach Steak Pinwheels

Cooking for Kids With the exception of very spicy foods, when I feed the kids I care for the same food that I make for their parents I have found that they have surprisingly sophisticated palates. Instead of offering the kids a separate meal of frozen, processed chicken nuggets and fries try serving them the […]