Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Cooking for Kids When the weather turns cold no dinner makes the kids feel warmer than a good old fashioned pot roast like my grandmother used to make. I love using the slow cooker so the house smells of the delicious dinner as it cooks. Here’s my easy recipe: You Will Need: • 5 Potatoes […]

Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

Cooking for Kids If you have any fruit you have on hand: peaches, blackberries, cherries, or apples just follow this general recipe and make an easy, delicious dessert for your nanny kids. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You Will Need: 1-1/4 cups Raspberries 1-1/4 cup blueberries 1 Tablespoon (Heaping) Cornstarch 2/3 cups […]

Sheet Pancakes 

Cooking for Kids These sheet pancakes from BuzzFeed save time when you are making breakfast the morning after a sleep over for a whole bunch of kids. Visit the BuzzFeed website to see specific recipes for Stawberry Shortcake pancakes, Blueberry Peach pancakes, Banana Chocolate pancakes, and Mixed Berry pancakes. We just added chocolate chips to […]

Slow Cooker Braised Pork With Polenta

Cooking for Kids I love using the slow cooker to make dinner for my nanny family. The kids come home from school, and the parents from work, with a house filled with a warm welcoming aroma of the dinner they are about to be served. I found this delicious recipe in Cooking Light magazine. To […]

Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Kids Independence Day is coming up on the Fourth of July. Making red, white, and blue desserts using berries is an expected treat for the national holiday. Click here to see the original recipe for this Berry Angel Food Cake Roll. To make the recipe even easier we used an angel food cake […]

Indian Chicken Vindaloo with Lemon Rice

Cooking for Kids I cook for my entire nanny family. So, I decided to try making a popular Indian dish chicken vindaloo and lemon rice now they ask for it over and over again. Here are the recipes I use that I found online at epicurious and How to Cook Everything What You Need: 3 […]

Turtle Bread

Cooking With Kids One of my favorite gifts ever included in a swag bag at a nanny conference was The Rainbow Bakery Cookbook. Ever since I first got the cookbook I’ve made Turtle Bread with all of my nanny kids. They love helping measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough, and eating the delicious turtle-shaped bread […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Cooking for Kids Kids don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. Start the day by serving the kids some shamrock-shaped pancakes, rainbow toast, or Irish soda bread, and green milk. Use cookie cutters to make shamrock-shaped sandwiches for lunch. Serve corned beef and cabbage or Irish shepherd’s pie for dinner and […]

New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family said this recipe I found on epicurious makes the most tender beef they have ever had. The recipe uses New York strip loin, which is also called top loin of beef, which is a succulent, elegant roast. But I think my Nanny Kids actually prefer when I just use […]

Slow Cooker Chili

Cooking for Kids Nothing smells better than a chili cooking in the slow cooker on a cold winter day. And it warms my nanny kids tummies for dinner or in their thermos for school lunches. There are hundreds of different types of chili recipes, but the boys I care for love this simple red bean […]