Our 6 Favorite Patriotic Desserts

It is fun serving red, white, and blue desserts to children on patriotic holidays like the upcoming Labor Day holiday. These are a few of our favorite recipes we have posted for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day so you can choose which to make for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. Patriotic […]

Cauliflower Marinara

All children love pizza! These Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara are like a light and tasty take on pizza that I found on the cooktoria web site. Always allow the children to help you prepare the foods you cook for them. My Nanny Kids love spreading the marinara sauce and sprinkling the cheese onto the cauliflower […]

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

The children I care for and I made sugar cookies to make these ice cream sandwiches. Decorating the cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles made this a patriotic treat for Memorial Day weekend. Allow the children help with every step of baking. Let kids help collect the ingredients, measure, mix, and decorate the sugar […]

Breaded Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn’t like cauliflower, this recipe will change your mind. This whole cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation. It’s great to serve for company for a holiday or special occasion. You Will Need: 1 large head cauliflower½ cup seasoned bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup margarine, melted⅛ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon salt1!pinch […]

Risotto with Peas and Bacon

Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish cooked with broth until it reaches a creamy consistency. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy. This is an easier recipe for risotto than most. You Will Need: 2 onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 ounce of butter 6 slices of bacon […]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Always have the children help you in the kitchen when you can. They can help gather the ingredients, measure, and mix. To prevent lumpy pudding, whisk all the dry ingredients together in a saucepan. Then gradually add the milk, a little bit at a time, whisking thoroughly after each addition until the mixture is smooth. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg and Latke Recipe

Your Nanny Family doesn’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy reading Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg and then share in making and eating latkes. When reading Meet the Latkes get ready for some wacky good fun with the Latke family of potato pancakes. Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that […]

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 […]