Naan Bread

Cooking with Kids My youngest Nanny Kid loves Naan. Pop the Indian flat bread in the toaster for a moment and that’s all she needs as a snack or side dish to any meal. Typically Naan made with yeast but I found this simple recipe online that tastes great without using yeast. Trust me, after […]

Cookie Painting

Creative Wednesday All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the cookies. […]

Chicken Meatballs with Balsamic Glaze

Cooking for Families This is a lean, high protein main course for your Nanny Family. My Mom Boss found this recipe on the onceuponachef web site. The meatballs taste great and the kids like them too. But after making this a few times I recommend chilling the meat mix prior to forming the meatballs because […]

Barbecue Chicken Legs Over Yellow Rice

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love chicken legs and dark meat. So it is smart to serve them family full chicken legs that include the dark meat with the thighs rather than chicken breast all of the time. I found this amazing barbecue sauce recipe at greedygourmet.com.  Simply adding frozen mixed vegetables to yellow […]

Udon Chicken Peanut Butter Noodles

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids love Asian udon noodles. So I whipped up this easy lunch for them this week. Be careful when using chili sauce when cooking for kids. You may need to use less or not use any at all if the children don’t like spice. I added cucumber to the dish […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Pancakes

Cooking for Kids Saint Patrick’s Day is next week. Instead of buying green bagels for breakfast, I like making green pancakes for my Nanny Kids on Saint Patrick’s Day. I love using the colorful Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows to decorate pancakes for the kids. Simply use your favorite pancake mix to make this easy holiday […]

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Cooking for Kids Focaccia bread is an Italian flat bread similar to taste, style, and texture to pizza dough. Allow your Nanny Kids to gather and mix the ingredients, punch down the dough, and add toppings to the bread. Feel free to play with different herbs as toppings to accompany your dinner. My Nanny Kids […]

Strawberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day Breakfast The easiest way to make strawberry waffles is to use a waffle mix and add diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking the waffles. But if you have time, making this waffle recipe I found on the insidebruceewlife.com web site tastes even better. I added a few drops of red food coloring […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Chinese New Year Mandarin Orange Muffins

Cooking With Kids Chinese New Year is tomorrow and it is the most important Chinese holiday of the year. To celebrate the event with my Nanny Kids I made these absolutely delicious muffins. To the Chinese, oranges and tangerines represent wealth, luck, and abundant happiness. Due to the bright orange color, mandarin oranges are used […]