Chicken and Leek Cream Stew

When I cooked for a family that moved to the United States from Europe I simply Googled a metric conversion chart to transform grams into ounces for the recipes they liked me to prepare for them. The family absolutely loved this comforting stew recipe found on the bbcgoodfood web site. Click here to here to […]

Stir-Fried Udon

Cooking for Families This is such an easy and delicious dinner that tastes better than takeout stir-fried udon. I sound the recipe on epicurious. I used ground turkey instead of ground pork. But you can make this vegetarian by using shiitake or crimini mushrooms to replace the animal protein. I also used both red and […]

Apple and Berry Crostata

It’s Autumn and officially apple harvest season. I am no pastry chef and have trouble making pretty pies. Making a crostata doesn’t require excellent pastry skills but tastes as good as a pie. I added some summer berries we had left in the fridge to add extra flavor to this delicious apple desert. Don’t forget […]

Sheet-Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The children I care for call this “Pizza Chicken.” It’s super easy to make in the oven just on a baking sheet. I found the recipe on the epicurious web site. You can always not add pepperoni or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients. You Will Need: 3 pints grape tomatoes, halved1/4 cup […]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I’m allergic to tomatoes. So the typical pizza with red sauce doesn’t work for me. But this easy barbecue chicken pizza is so delicious. Your Nanny Family will love it and the kids enjoy helping make pizza. It’s easiest to make this pizza with store or bakery bought pizza dough and rotisserie chicken. You Will […]

Asian Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

There are so many ways to make turkey meatballs. But, my Nanny Kids love these Asian flavored Turkey meatballs so much they ask for them over and over again. I am addicted zucchini noodles so I serve these Asian meatballs with Zoodles. But I also recommend serving these meatballs with rice noodles or in a […]

Patriotic Pound Cake

Cooking for Kids This is easiest way to make a patriotic dessert for Labor Day. I just bought the ingredients at the grocery store and assembled the cake rather than baking it from scratch. If you want to make a pound cake and the blueberry and strawberry fillings yourself just Google the recipes. Here’s what […]

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 […]

Chicken Salad with Grapes

Cooking for Kids I used store bought rotisserie chicken to make this easy lunch for my Nanny Kids. But feel free to use any left over chicken to make this chicken salad. If the children don’t like celery or pecans just don’t add them to the recipe or replace the pecans with walnuts or other […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]