Berry Frozen Yogurt Pie

Cooking for Kids This is a refreshing dessert or snack to serve to the children on hot summer days or anytime of the year. It’s much easier to make and to serve than ice cream cake. This pie can hang out in the freezer for weeks as long as it’s well wrapped. Just thaw it […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Cooking with Kids All children like helping bake a quick and easy treat. Have the kids help gather the ingredients, measure the ingredients, and mix the dough. These one-bowl oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are not only easy, but they’re also incredibly delicious. They are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips — everything bar […]

Whole Chicken in Riesling

Cooking for Families Although coq au vin is made with red wine this delicious chicken dish is made with Riesling. The wine adds a wonderful flavor to this chicken dish but the alcohol cooks off and is completely safe to serve to children. Cooking this dish fills the home with wonderful aroma and will make […]

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 […]