Veal Meatballs

Cooking for Kids Meatballs are a staple of my Nanny Kids diets. I usually make beef meatballs, but I often make turkey, chicken, mushroom, and these veal meatballs as well. With its rich and subtle flavor, veal is one of the traditional meats used in Italian meatballs. In this recipe from the epicurious web site […]

Baked Easter Ham

Cooking for Families A baked ham is one of the easiest things to prepare for Easter or any holiday celebration. Half a ham can easily feed a dozen people. I baked an un-sliced, bone-in, half ham, from the shank end. The butt end often has more meat, but because of the shape of the bone […]

Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Cooking for Kids Shepherd’s Pie has always been a staple of traditional Irish cooking. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up there is no better time to make this nutritionally sound casserole. Traditionally the pie is made with ground lamb. But we used ground beef and you could substitute the recipe with ground chicken or turkey. Feel […]

Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids love this quick and easy chicken recipe. Quantities are approximate. Add more or less wine, depending on the thickness of the honey mustard. It works well on chicken or pork or as a glaze for grilled salmon. The wine flavors the sauces but the alcohol cooks off so it’s […]

One-Pot Chicken Chorizo

Cooking for Families I like to choose one-pot meals to make for my Nanny Family. One pot means less washing and clean up. The chorizo in this recipe adds a nice spice for the parents but I left the spicy sausage off of the children’s chicken pieces. You Will Need: Coconut oil, for greasing and […]

Chicken Stew

Cooking for Families This chicken stew made with chicken drumsticks and thighs is sure to be a favorite of yours in the colder months. I made this recipe my Mom Boss gave to me to make for their family in her Dutch oven. I recommend adding any other extra vegetables you have in the fridge […]

Herbed Half Duck

Cooking for Families It’s officially holiday season and serving duck is the most impressive dish. Serving turkey is too much for many families to serve for Thanksgiving so duck is a great substitute. You can carve the duck into small slices but the boys in my Nanny Family love it so much I just serve […]

Tomato Soup with Croutons

Cooking for Families Instead of serving processed and highly salted cans of soup Nanny Family likes this tomato soup that is easy for me to make. I don’t add hot sauce, or arugula since the kids don’t like those ingredients. The croutons can be made one day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. You Will […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Cooking for Families Many people are following low carb diets and enjoy zucchini lasagna. Zucchini has a lot of water in it so making zucchini lasagna is a longer process than making lasagna with noodles made with wheat flour. Zucchini lasagna doesn’t taste like wheat noodle lasagna. But it’s delicious. Grilling works best to remove […]

Deep Dish Pizza

Cooking for Kids Here is a Chicago-style deep pan pizza recipe I found on the epicurious web site. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge which provides ample space for large amounts of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce. Don’t forget to add any pizza toppings the children […]