Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Cooking for Kids Focaccia bread is an Italian flat bread similar to taste, style, and texture to pizza dough. Allow your Nanny Kids to gather and mix the ingredients, punch down the dough, and add toppings to the bread. Feel free to play with different herbs as toppings to accompany your dinner. My Nanny Kids […]

Strawberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day Breakfast The easiest way to make strawberry waffles is to use a waffle mix and add diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking the waffles. But if you have time, making this waffle recipe I found on the insidebruceewlife.com web site tastes even better. I added a few drops of red food coloring […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Easy Valentine’s Fudge

Cooking for Kids Although this fudge can be made with just two-ingredients and taste just fine there a few more ingredients you can add — especially sprinkles. If I make these again next year I will add some red food coloring to make the fudge a deeper pink color. I will also consider adding a […]

Easy Pork Udon Stir Fry

Cooking for Families I love that my local grocery store sells pork tenderloin that is already marinated. I made this recipe for a big family after picking up some marinated teriyaki pork tenderloin and some veggies at the store. If you cannot find marinated pork tenderloin just double the sauce recipe below and marinate the […]

Chinese New Year Mandarin Orange Muffins

Cooking With Kids Chinese New Year is tomorrow and it is the most important Chinese holiday of the year. To celebrate the event with my Nanny Kids I made these absolutely delicious muffins. To the Chinese, oranges and tangerines represent wealth, luck, and abundant happiness. Due to the bright orange color, mandarin oranges are used […]

Swedish Meatballs

Cooking for Kids It is winter here in New Jersey and my Nanny Family is craving some warm comfort food. Pasta is always a comfort food for the little ones and they absolutely love this Swedish meatball recipe we found on the epicurious web site. My Nanny Kids love Swedish meatballs served over wide egg […]

Pasta, Sausage, Garlic and Wine Sauce

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love pasta. But I’m so tired of serving marinara sauce on pasta. Since my Nanny Family likes sweet sausage, I added the meat and some vegetables to a light wine sauce this week instead of serving a red sauce. The alcohol cooks off so no worries serving wine sauce […]

Crescent Jam Rolls

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids love this easy recipe for breakfast or snack. There is no measuring, mixing, or dirty bowls necessary to make these bite-sized rolls that look like little cookies but have the texture and taste of lightly sweet rolls. You Will Need: 2 Pillsbury Crescent Roll Tubes Apricot Jam Raspberry Jam […]

“Oh Holy Night” Polish Apple Cake

Cooking for Families This is my favorite recipe from my Nanny Kids’ Grandmother’s cookbook. The inside of the cake is more like a pie than a cake, but it isn’t syrupy or sticky like a pie filling. The cake doesn’t require a top crust but if you have extra dough just roll it out and […]