Baked Lemon Pasta

Cooking for Kids This is a simple, creamy, and delicious pasta dish. Be sure to use plenty of lemon zest. I always add more than listed in the recipe. It’s great as a side dish or as the main dish served with a salad and a piece of crusty bread. You Will Need: 1 pound […]

Cavatelli, Broccoli Rabe and Sweet Sausage

You can never go wrong making pasta for dinner for your Nanny Family. This is a quick and easy recipe with the pasta, veggie, and protein all in one dish. You Will Need: 1 lb sweet Italian sausage1 lb broccoli rabe, trimmed, stems removed 1 lb frozen cavatelli3 to 4 garlic cloves,2 tablespoons extra virgin […]

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 […]

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Cooking for Kids This pasta dish I found at slenderkitchen.com uses a lighter version of Alfredo sauce. You can use almost any type of pasta for this chicken and broccoli pasta recipe. Regular, whole grain, and high fiber pasta all work. You can also use any shape of pasta you like — spaghetti, shells, ziti, […]

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 […]