July 4th Cake

This is a fun red, white, and blue cake my Nanny Kids and I made for Independence Day. I always have the children help bake dessert with me. Visit the Beth Cakes web site for the recipe.

Pride Rainbow Cake

June is Pride Month in the United States. According to the History Channel, Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials, commissioned artist Gilbert Baker to create the first rainbow flag for San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade. Now rainbow commonly represent LGBTQ rights. I found this rainbow cake recipe on the […]

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

The children I care for and I made sugar cookies to make these ice cream sandwiches. Decorating the cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles made this a patriotic treat for Memorial Day weekend. Allow the children help with every step of baking. Let kids help collect the ingredients, measure, mix, and decorate the sugar […]

Fresh Strawberry Cake for Mother’s Day

This fresh strawberry cake is the perfect gift to make for Mother’s Day. I found this cake that is moist and tender with a beautiful pink color on the Sugar Gang Show web site. This recipe makes three 8″x2″ cake rounds with strawberry buttercream and strawberry filling. It really is a great cake for summer […]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Always have the children help you in the kitchen when you can. They can help gather the ingredients, measure, and mix. To prevent lumpy pudding, whisk all the dry ingredients together in a saucepan. Then gradually add the milk, a little bit at a time, whisking thoroughly after each addition until the mixture is smooth. […]

Cranberry Cobbler

I know I keep posting cranberry recipes. But I absolutely love everything cranberry. This is a super easy cobbler recipe I found on the allrecipes web site. The cranberries can be replaced with other berries when cranberries are no longer in season. The fresh cranberries are tart so it tastes great served warm with a […]

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Sometimes desserts are not bad for you. Clementine slices covered in dark chocolate and just a bit of sea salt satisfy any sweet and salty craving you or the children in your care may have. You Will Need: 7-8 Clementines4-Ounce Dark Chocolate Bar (60-70% cocoa), finely choppedSea Salt What to Do: 1. Line a baking […]

Apple and Berry Crostata

It’s Autumn and officially apple harvest season. I am no pastry chef and have trouble making pretty pies. Making a crostata doesn’t require excellent pastry skills but tastes as good as a pie. I added some summer berries we had left in the fridge to add extra flavor to this delicious apple desert. Don’t forget […]

Patriotic Pound Cake

Cooking for Kids This is easiest way to make a patriotic dessert for Labor Day. I just bought the ingredients at the grocery store and assembled the cake rather than baking it from scratch. If you want to make a pound cake and the blueberry and strawberry fillings yourself just Google the recipes. Here’s what […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]