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 […]

Sweet Potato Latkes

Cooking for Families Although I make them once a year for Hanukkah, I’ve never been a big fan of regular potato latkes. But I tried a new recipe that I will be using for Hanukkah this year. I made these absolutely delicious sweet potato (and a little bit of carrot) latkes. They are so sweet […]

Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs

Cooking for Families My Mom Boss and I love these turkey meatballs! They are a lean, high protein lunch and dinner option. These savory bites can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Store, covered, in the fridge and reheat at 250°F for 15 minutes. You Will Need: 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 pound […]

Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup

Cooking for Families As fall and winter sets in, this Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup really hits the spot for my Nanny Kids on a cold day. Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup is a Cantonese favorite. The children don’t like scallions or cilantro so I don’t add those to the soup unless serving to the […]

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 […]