Orange Chicken

Cooking for Families Children and parents love Chinese food so it’s fun to make it for them to have at home. If your employers only want you to use breast meat the Orange Chicken will taste great. But, dark chicken meat is even more flavorful. Serve it with Jasmine rice or fried rice. Don’t forget […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts and Shallots

Cooking for Families My favorite way to prepare vegetables is by roasting them. Roasting nutritious sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts together makes a beautiful side dish. Chop the sweet potato into similar sizes will help them cook evenly. Line a baking sheet with foil to make an easy clean up. You Will Need: 1 pound […]

Greek Chicken Sish Kebab

Cooking for Families This is a delicious change from boring grilled chicken. The chicken is full of flavor and tender. This is an excellent main dish when served with pita bread, a garlicky tzatziki, and a Greek salad with olives and feta cheese. Lamb can be substituted for the chicken and add any vegetables your […]

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Cooking for Kids This pasta dish I found at slenderkitchen.com uses a lighter version of Alfredo sauce. You can use almost any type of pasta for this chicken and broccoli pasta recipe. Regular, whole grain, and high fiber pasta all work. You can also use any shape of pasta you like — spaghetti, shells, ziti, […]

Easy Korean Ground Beef

Cooking for Kids I found this super easy, quick, and delicious Korean Ground Beef recipe on therecipecritic.com. I don’t use crushed red pepper or black pepper when making this dish for my Nanny Kids. But if your Nanny Family likes a little spice be sure to include the crushed red pepper to their liking. Serve […]

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 […]