Honey-Lime Brussels Sprouts

My former Nanny Kid harvests Javelin Bee Products honey. I tried using his delicious local honey on Brussels Sprouts and it turned out great. I jump-started cooking these veggies with a preheated baking sheet to get the Brussels Sprouts toasted quickly. You can buy Javelin Bee Products honey exclusively at Rabbit Rabbit at 42 Fairfield […]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cooking for Families Salads make great lunches and dinners for hot summer days and evenings. Nothing is easier to make and it fills everyone up with plenty of protein and vegetables. Shrimp, avocado, tomato, and sweet onions with fresh squeezed lime juice, are really nice on a hot day. Add as much vegetables as you […]

Air Fried Parmesan Zucchini

Cooking for Families Air Fryer zucchini chips are a crunchy low carb snacks that are much healthier than deep fried but have the same great texture and taste. I personally don’t bother using bread crumbs at all like most people do. When using the air fryer the Parmesan cheese becomes golden and crispy on the […]

Cheesy Asparagus

Cooking for Families This cheesy garlic roasted asparagus uses mozzarella and parmesan. The mozzarella makes it extra melty, and the parmesan is just plain delicious. A touch of garlic, some olive oil, salt, and pepper make an amazing vegetable dish. You Will Need: 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Cooking for Kids Not all French fries are bad. Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious. Baking the potatoes to make these French fries instead of frying them keeps them healthier as well. They are delicious and super easy to make. The kids will love them and ask for them often. You Will Need: 3 medium sweet […]

Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Cooking for Families I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again. You Will Need: 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Cooking for Families Many people are following low carb diets and enjoy zucchini lasagna. Zucchini has a lot of water in it so making zucchini lasagna is a longer process than making lasagna with noodles made with wheat flour. Zucchini lasagna doesn’t taste like wheat noodle lasagna. But it’s delicious. Grilling works best to remove […]

Crispy Breaded Eggplant

Cooking for Families Eggplant is in season so here is an easy recipe to serve as an appetizer, side dish, or to use in a main dish like Eggplant Parmesan. The garlicky Parmesan breading makes for a perfectly crispy coating even though the eggplant is baked and not fried. I serve it to my Nanny […]

Succotash

Cooking for Kids This is my Nanny Kids’ favorite vegetable dish. Making it with fresh sweet corn cut from the cob tastes much better than using frozen corn if available. Picking fresh tomatoes from my Nanny Family’s vegetable garden made of taste even better. You can pack chilled succotash for picnics too. You Will Need: […]

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Cooking for Families This is an impressive vegetable dish with Parmesan cheese and garlic to serve to your Nanny Family. You can roast this whole cauliflower head, with just 10 minutes of prep. Whole baked cauliflower makes a delicious vegetarian main dish or a healthy low carb side dish. I love serving for special occasions […]