Broccoli, Raisins, and Bacon

Cooking for Families Nothing becomes more boring for my Nanny Kids than being served steamed or sautéed vegetables for dinner every evening. My Nanny Kids love this broccoli side dish from the October, 2006 Gourmet and is also published on the epicurious web site. You Will Need: 2 lb broccoli, trimmed and cut into 1-inch […]

Apple Cake

Cooking for Families It’s apple picking season. My Nanny Family picked, then bought, loads of apples at the apple orchard. So we started trying tons of recipes using the apples. My Nanny Kids love this sweet apple dessert found on the epicurious web site. It is more apples than cake and isn’t a tall, fluffy […]

Mummy Hotdogs

Cooking With Kids Kids love Halloween. This is a fun and simple lunch or snack to make with the children in preparation for the spookiest day of the year. These mummies taste just like pigs-in-the-blankets children enjoy as hors d’oeuvres at parties. Allow your Nanny Kids to roll out the dough and wrap it around […]

Croissant French Toast

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family had a few stale croissants in the bread drawer. Instead of throwing them out I found a delicious and easy French toast casserole to make on the Pinch of Yum web site. Let the kids help you tear or cut up the croissants, break the eggs, measure the ingredients, […]

Easy Lemon Mousse

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family hired a chef who taught me a few easy recipes my Nanny Kids love. This is a simple, no-bake dessert I have been making over and over for myself as well as my Nanny Family. We use the condensed milk can to measure most of the ingredients rather than […]

Age-Appropriate Cooking for Kids

Having Kids Help You Cook Kids love helping nannies bake and cook. That is why I post recipes I make for and with my Nanny Kids on Fridays on our Cooking with Kids on column our blog. Little ones can gather ingredients, help measure, and mix at a very young age. Children’s competency at cooking […]

Easy Chicken Francaise

Cooking For Kids I like cooking dinner for children. Since I already cook for my Nanny Kids, I make enough for the parents as well. My favorite recipe web site is allrecipes.com. I found this Chicken Francaise recipe on the web site and made it for dinner last night and it was a big hit. […]

To Hide, or Not to Hide, Veggies in Food?

How Do You Get Kids to Eat Vegetables? Nothing is more frustrating than caring for a finicky eater on a daily basis. It is no surprise to experienced nannies that children go through phases where their foods can’t touch and must be certain shapes, textures, and colors. Most kids go through a phase when they […]

Baby-Led Weaning

Allowing Babies to Feed Themselves Typically parents and nannies slowly introduce purées of fruits and vegetables, rice cereal, and oatmeal to babies on spoons at about six-months-old. With Baby-Led Weaning caregivers allow the babies to feed themselves. Parents and nannies provide soft, appropriate, cut up, finger-sized foods and allow the child to reach for foods […]

Braided Easter Bread

Cooking With Kids There is no better aroma than walking into the home with the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Making bread isn’t difficult as long as you have plenty of time to knead it, allow it to rest, rise, and braid. In preparation for Easter, I allow my Nanny Kids to […]