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 […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Cooking for Kids My nanny kids love Chinese take-out! That’s why I tried this homemade sweet and sour chicken recipe for them. Made with pineapple, onion, bell peppers, and chicken sauteed in a sweet and sour sauce, this dish is best served with steamed rice. You Will Need: 20 ounce can pineapple chunks in 100% […]

You’ve Been Ghosted!

Anonymous Halloween Fun In preparation for Halloween, have the children help you play this fun game with their friends and neighbors. Fill a gift bag with Halloween treats or the Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies we made (see recipe below). Or, try these cute ghost cookies we made last year. You can add anything related to […]

Brownie Bowl Sundaes

Cooking With Kids Who doesn’t love brownies or sundaes? Better yet, who doesn’t love brownie sundaes? We were told by a friend to make brownie bowls to hold our brownie sundaes. Simply make brownie mix as usual but put in cupcake or muffin tins instead and place another muffin on top of the brownies while cooking to create […]

Avocado Fritters

Cooking for Kids The kids I care for love crunchy foods for snacking. Nachos and pretzels become boring after awhile. So I tried these Avocado Fritters. They are crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. I dipped them in Panko bread crumbs twice to make them nice and crunchy. They make a great […]

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Cooking for Kids Autumn is definitely pumpkin season. Pumpkin roll cake is a thin cake that is rolled up with a yummy cream cheese filling inside. I found this recipe that makes a great treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas in a family recipe book but possibly came from a McCormick spice recipe originally. It’s not […]

Fresh Apple Pie

Autumn Apple Picking and Apple Pie It’s apple season. Apple picking is fun, easy, and inexpensive. After apple picking it’s fun to make a fresh apple pie. I have a little trouble making crust so I simply bought premade crust at the grocery store. Here’s how we made an easy apple pie with our fresh […]