Irish Soda Bread

Although children are satisfied eating a green bagel on Saint Patrick’s Day, I always want to do something a little more traditionally Irish with them. So each year I make Irish Soda Bread with them to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Irish soda bread is a soft textured cake like bread that rises due to the […]

Shamrock Waffles

Products Nannies Love I love this mini Shamrock Waffle Maker. The Waffle Maker‘s compact size takes up minimal counter space, while making perfectly shaped waffles making it the ideal St. Patrick’s Day. The adorable shamrock-shaped little waffles cooked by this Waffle Maker are delectable. This is ideal for gift-giving, for families with children, or for […]

Shrimp Fried Rice

This is a super easy recipe I found at the eating on a dime web site. I add a little sweet mirin to the recipe to add some sweetness. You Will Need: 1 lb large shrimp (raw, detailed and devained)3 larges eggs light beaten2 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoon vegetable oil4 cups cooked rice (brown is […]

Roasted Chick Peas

Here is a quick and healthy snack to make for children. If they don’t like any of the seasonings you don’t need to use them to flavor the chick peas. You Will Need: 2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon ground cumin1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon chili powder1 pinch sea salt1 pinch ground black pepper1 (15 ounce) […]

Fried Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is a great for those who are lactose intolerance. I found this recipe on the evolving table web site. Both the kids I care for and parents I work for love this delicious fried goat cheese with their salads. You Will Need: 9 oz. goat cheese log softened½ tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped½ […]

Shrimp and Grits

My nanny kids loved this warm, savory shrimp and grits recipe that is flavored with bacon, chicken stock, butter, and cheese. It warmed their bellies on a cold winter day. I found this delicious recipe at the Simply Recipes web site. You Will Need: 4 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup stone-ground white grits2 […]

Valentine’s Day Egg in a Hole Breakfast

I simply use heart shaped cookie cutters to make the kids a Valentine’s Day breakfast. You can make the most delicious strawberry waffles, pancakes, sliced fruit, and egg in hole all in heart shapes. Here is how to make the egg in a hole: You Will Need: 1 Slice of Bread1 Tablespoon of Butter1 EggHeart […]

Chocolate Valentine’s Cookies

Children love Valentine’s Day. Children also love baking. Combine these two loves by making cookies for Valentine’s Day. I found this chocolate rolled cookie recipe on the glorious treats web site. Make sure to let the children help with every part of baking from collecting the ingredients, measuring, mixing, rolling the dough, using cookie cutters, […]

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

An 8-year-old I care for loves sweet potatoes. Since her family had a pack of shredded barbecue pork in their freezer I tried serving the pork on a sweet potato. She loved it. I baked the potato while she was in school and simply reheated the potato right before serving. Her parents ate the extra […]

Red Pepper Sauce

My Mom Boss asked me to make this recipe. It is so super easy to make and so delicious. If someone in your nanny family cannot consume tomatoes this red pepper sauce is a great alternative to marinara sauce. We served it on pasta for the kids but the sauce good over steak, grilled polenta, […]