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 […]

Swedish Meatballs

Cooking for Kids It is winter here in New Jersey and my Nanny Family is craving some warm comfort food. Pasta is always a comfort food for the little ones and they absolutely love this Swedish meatball recipe we found on the epicurious web site. My Nanny Kids love Swedish meatballs served over wide egg […]

Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs

Cooking for Families My Mom Boss and I love these turkey meatballs! They are a lean, high protein lunch and dinner option. These savory bites can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Store, covered, in the fridge and reheat at 250°F for 15 minutes. You Will Need: 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 pound […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Herbs

Cooking for Families Recipes taste so much better when using fresh herbs from my Nanny Family’s vegetable and herb garden. I used fresh butternut squash for this recipe but will try using precut cubes of butternut squash sold at the grocery store to save time in the future. This recipe is found in the February, […]

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Cooking With Kids When I found Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store I knew my nanny kids would love making heart-shaped chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day. These adorable pretzels make a great Valentine’s Day gift or just a holiday themed treat for your nanny kids. Click here to see how […]

Bread Pudding

Cooking for Kids Bread pudding makes a wonderful breakfast or dessert on a cold winter’s day. My Nanny Family always has some unused bread to use to make this delicious treat. I like serving warm bread pudding with some home made whipped cream. You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top or serve with no […]