Flavored Popcorn for Holiday Gifts and Treats

Cooking With Kids My nanny friends keep saying they feel guilty that they can’t afford to buy gifts for members of their Nanny Family this holiday season. Although in-home child care providers want to show appreciation to the parents of the children they care for, they should never be expected to buy gifts for their […]

Blueberry Pierogis

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family makes pierogis to teach the children a recipe that is part of their Polish heritage. You can fill them with fruits, cheese, potatoes, or meats and serve them for any meal during the day or for dessert. My nanny kids’ favorite filling is blueberries served hot with powdered sugar […]

14 Books to Eat What You Read

Read Books About Food, Then Serve the Foods to the Kids Books are said to be nourishing for the soul. Make them nourishing to your nanny kids’ bodies as well by reading the following children’s books to them and serve them the foods discussed in the stories. 1. Stone Soup First published in 1947, this […]

Crepes

Cooking for Kids The kids I care for love this basic crepe recipe found in my Mom Boss’s family recipe book. It’s not hard to prepare but it does require time. She taught me to prepare the batter the day before making the crepes and let the batter sit in the fridge overnight. Whisk it […]

Letter-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking With Kids Letter-shaped cinnamon rolls are the perfect sweet treat for children. Made with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and using an easy-to-follow technique, they are so simple to make. Open the Pillsbury cinnamon roll tube. Make the buns into the first letter in the children’s names and they will love making them with you to […]

Slow Cooker Braised Pork With Polenta

Cooking for Kids I love using the slow cooker to make dinner for my nanny family. The kids come home from school, and the parents from work, with a house filled with a warm welcoming aroma of the dinner they are about to be served. I found this delicious recipe in Cooking Light magazine. To […]

New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family said this recipe I found on epicurious makes the most tender beef they have ever had. The recipe uses New York strip loin, which is also called top loin of beef, which is a succulent, elegant roast. But I think my Nanny Kids actually prefer when I just use […]

Pork Lo Mein

Cooking for Kids Lo Mein is a popular Chinese dish made of noodles mixed with stir-fried meat and vegetables and a savory sauce. The roast pork in this recipe is char siu, the same gorgeous reddish-brown pork often displayed and sold in Chinatown shop windows. Instead of buying the pork ready-made, you can also roast […]

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Cooking for Kids My nanny family said this recipe was best meat dish they ever had last night. It is so tender and flavorful.The family doesn’t even like sweet potato but the sweet potatoes flavors the cooking liquid perfectly. I just used pre-crushed garlic bought at grocery store and ground cinnamon instead of a cinnamon […]

Best Chicken and Dumplings

Cooking for Kids Nothing warms a tummy on a cold winter’s day more than chicken and dumplings. Former nanny and current mother, Heather Marinkovic made this delicious dinner for us following a recipe from Taste of Home which we share below. You Will Need: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly […]