Cheesy Pesto Breadsticks

One of the children I care for loves the magic of making yeast dough and breads! The child also loves pesto — especially if it is homemade. So I searched the Internet and I found this cheesy pesto breadstick recipe on the redstaryeast.com web site. The breadsticks turned out soft, filled with delicious sweet basil […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are marked with a cross on the top. I have always associated them with Saint Patrick’s Day but my research shows that they are traditionally served on Good Friday and Easter morning. Here’s how I made these buns I found on the Taste of Home web site. You Will Need: 2 packages […]

Cranberry Cobbler

I know I keep posting cranberry recipes. But I absolutely love everything cranberry. This is a super easy cobbler recipe I found on the allrecipes web site. The cranberries can be replaced with other berries when cranberries are no longer in season. The fresh cranberries are tart so it tastes great served warm with a […]

Easy Artisan Bread

Cooking with Kids This No-Knead Bread is an artisan-style bread that’s done in three hours from start to finish. This is an easy bread recipe -– you don’t even need a mixer. With only four ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, and water), you can make a bakery-quality, soft, homemade bread. You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups […]

Bunny Rolls

Cooking for Easter These are a perfect little roll to make with your nanny kids for Easter. I found this fun Easter roll on the tasteofhome web site. The best tip I have is to roll all the ropes of dough the same width and thickness. Then trim the ropes to the size needed for […]

Cranberry Chews

Cooking With Kids I try baking a new recipe with my Nanny Kids each holiday season. The kids love gathering the ingredients needed, greasing the baking dish, measuring the ingredients, and mixing the recipe. This year I tried a recipe found on the back of a fresh “Top Crop” fresh cranberries. I love the tartness […]

Lemon Cookies

Baking with Kids The kids I care for love everything lemon. Since we bought way too many lemons to make lemonade last week we decided to bake some lemon cookies. An important tip is not to soften the butter in the microwave or oven or the cookies won’t rise. Just be patient and let the […]