Veal Meatballs

Cooking for Kids Meatballs are a staple of my Nanny Kids diets. I usually make beef meatballs, but I often make turkey, chicken, mushroom, and these veal meatballs as well. With its rich and subtle flavor, veal is one of the traditional meats used in Italian meatballs. In this recipe from the epicurious web site […]

Braided Easter Bread

Cooking With Kids There is no better aroma than walking into the home with the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Making bread isn’t difficult as long as you have plenty of time to knead it, allow it to rest, rise, and braid. In preparation for Easter, I allow my Nanny Kids to […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Cooking for Kids Not all French fries are bad. Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious. Baking the potatoes to make these French fries instead of frying them keeps them healthier as well. They are delicious and super easy to make. The kids will love them and ask for them often. You Will Need: 3 medium sweet […]

Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids love this quick and easy chicken recipe. Quantities are approximate. Add more or less wine, depending on the thickness of the honey mustard. It works well on chicken or pork or as a glaze for grilled salmon. The wine flavors the sauces but the alcohol cooks off so it’s […]

Red Velvet Muffins for Valentine’s Day

Cooking with Kids These red velvety muffins are soft, tender, and have an extra fudgy taste that makes you feel like you are eating dessert instead of breakfast. Red is the color of Valentine’s Day so use a whole small bottle of red food coloring.  Feel free to play around with this, starting with less […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

Candied Grapefruit Bars

Cooking for Families As Christmas approaches I start making my Nanny Family’s favorite desserts. This impressive dessert can be found on the Bon Appetit web site. The grapefruit can be candied one week ahead and stores airtight at room temperature. The shortbread can be baked three days ahead and tightly covered at room temperature. The […]

“Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin and Make Cranberry Bread

Weekly Trip to the Library For kids who love a good mystery, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is a treaure.  Maggie and her Grandmother are inviting guests for Thanksgiving dinner and serving their famous cranberry bread made from a secret recipe.  But when the recipe turns up missing, they suspect one of their guests is the […]