Witch Hat Cookies

Creative Wednesdays I have seen photos of these witch hat cookies all over social media for years and I don’t know what took me so long to make them. It is the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made and I will definitely be making it each year for my Nanny Kids. I’m sure your […]

Berry Frozen Yogurt Pie

Cooking for Kids This is a refreshing dessert or snack to serve to the children on hot summer days or anytime of the year. It’s much easier to make and to serve than ice cream cake. This pie can hang out in the freezer for weeks as long as it’s well wrapped. Just thaw it […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Cooking with Kids All children like helping bake a quick and easy treat. Have the kids help gather the ingredients, measure the ingredients, and mix the dough. These one-bowl oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are not only easy, but they’re also incredibly delicious. They are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips — everything bar […]

Pistachio Cake Loaf

Cooking for Families Although my Nanny Kids didn’t think they liked pistachios they absolutely love this moist, sweet, and delicious pistachio cake. It is an easy recipe the kids can help make and it is an impressive dessert for holidays or any day of the week at any time of the year. The kids will […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Easy Valentine’s Fudge

Cooking for Kids Although this fudge can be made with just two-ingredients and taste just fine there a few more ingredients you can add — especially sprinkles. If I make these again next year I will add some red food coloring to make the fudge a deeper pink color. I will also consider adding a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blueberry Pierogis

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family makes pierogis to teach the children a recipe that is part of their Polish heritage. You can fill them with fruits, cheese, potatoes, or meats and serve them for any meal during the day or for dessert. My nanny kids’ favorite filling is blueberries served hot with powdered sugar […]

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 […]