Sheet-Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The children I care for call this “Pizza Chicken.” It’s super easy to make in the oven just on a baking sheet. I found the recipe on the epicurious web site. You can always not add peperoncini or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients. You Will Need: 3 pints grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 […]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I’m allergic to tomatoes. So the typical pizza with red sauce doesn’t work for me. But this easy barbecue chicken pizza is so delicious. Your Nanny Family will love it and the kids enjoy helping make pizza. It’s easiest to make this pizza with store or bakery bought pizza dough and rotisserie chicken. You Will […]

Asian Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

There are so many ways to make turkey meatballs. But, my Nanny Kids love these Asian flavored Turkey meatballs so much they ask for them over and over again. I am addicted zucchini noodles so I serve these Asian meatballs with Zoodles. But I also recommend serving these meatballs with rice noodles or in a […]

Meat Sauce and Pasta

You can’t go wrong serving kids pasta. They always gobble it up. I always hide some veggies in the meat sauce sauce. You can use ground veal, turkey, or Beyond Burger instead of beef if your Nanny Family prefers. Using store bought marinara sauce makes this a quick and easy lunch or dinner. This recipe […]

Peach, Ricotta, Balsamic Pizza

I bought the most juicy peaches at the farmer’s market this weekend. I have been making as many recipes as possible with the peaches. I knew it might be a crazy idea but making pizza with peaches turned out great. I just used store bought pizza dough to make this yummy pizza made with peaches, […]

Korean Grilled Filet Mignon

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love Korean barbecues and I adjusted this marinade I found on the foodnetwork web site brings the much loved flavors of Korean food to the most tender cut of beef available. I added fresh garlic and ginger to the marinade. I used a cast iron grill pan to make […]

Honey-Lime Brussels Sprouts

My former Nanny Kid harvests Javelin Bee Products honey. I tried using his delicious local honey on Brussels Sprouts and it turned out great. I jump-started cooking these veggies with a preheated baking sheet to get the Brussels Sprouts toasted quickly. You can buy Javelin Bee Products honey exclusively at Rabbit Rabbit at 42 Fairfield […]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cooking for Families Salads make great lunches and dinners for hot summer days and evenings. Nothing is easier to make and it fills everyone up with plenty of protein and vegetables. Shrimp, avocado, tomato, and sweet onions with fresh squeezed lime juice, are really nice on a hot day. Add as much vegetables as you […]

Korean Sticky Drumsticks

Cooking for Families This is an amazing main dish to serve your Nanny Kids that I found on the bbcgoodfood web site. The drumsticks are sticky and delicious to eat with fingers and plenty of napkins. Don’t use red chili if the children are sensitive to the spice. You Will Need: 16 chicken drumsticks Red […]

Orange Chicken

Cooking for Families Children and parents love Chinese food so it’s fun to make it for them to have at home. If your employers only want you to use breast meat the Orange Chicken will taste great. But, dark chicken meat is even more flavorful. Serve it with Jasmine rice or fried rice. Don’t forget […]