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 […]

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Cooking for Kids Autumn is definitely pumpkin season. Pumpkin roll cake is a thin cake that is rolled up with a yummy cream cheese filling inside. I found this recipe that makes a great treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas in a family recipe book but possibly came from a McCormick spice recipe originally. It’s not […]

Green Bean Casserole

 Cooking for Kids There are just a few traditional dishes that always remind people of the holidays and a French-fried onion green bean casserole is one of them. The family I cook for doesn’t really like onions so I simply deleted the onions. They won’t notice mushrooms in the soup. This casserole is easy and […]

Easy Noodle Kugel for Kids

Cooking for Kids One of my favorite things about working as a nanny is learning and sharing cultural customs with families. One of the festive holiday Jewish family recipes I miss most from when I was as a kid is a sweet, rich, and soft kugel. There is no better time to share this super […]

Chicken Parmesan

Cooking for Kids Chicken Parmesan is the perfect dish to lure kids into the kitchen. This dish is loaded with mini cooking lessons for the kids. With one simple recipe, you can teach children how to boil pasta, mince garlic, grate cheese, make tomato sauce, and pound, bread, and saute cutlets. This recipe makes twice […]