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 […]

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 […]

Spider Web Pancakes

Children love both pancakes and Halloween. This is such a fun and easy way to combine your Nanny Kid’s love of their favorite breakfast for Halloween. Homemade pancakes with fresh ingredients taste so much better than using a pancake mix, but the kids aren’t likely to care which recipe you use. Don’t forget to visit […]

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 […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]