One Skillet Ground Turkey and Veggies

I love making one skillet meals. I found this easy recipe on the Skinny Taste web site. I am allergic to tomatoes so I replaced the tomatoes with chopped red peppers. When making this for children I don’t use the jalapeño. I add guacamole and sour cream on the side to serve with this meal. […]

Chicken Pad Thai

Making Chicken Pad Thai at home is easy! Unlike described in most pad Thai recipes I wait until I am ready to serve the meal to cook and drain the rice noodles. The noodles cook quickly and I cook them quickly right before serving because I don’t want them to be mushy. Feel free to […]

Fish Tacos

I’m addicted to fish tacos and I don’t even need taco seasonings or the seasonings listed in this delicious recipe from Skinny Taste web site to enjoy these tacos. Kids love building their own tacos. I include guacamole, shredded cheese, and sour cream for the kids to layer on their tacos as well. I like […]

Shrimp Fried Rice

This is a super easy recipe I found at the eating on a dime web site. I add a little sweet mirin to the recipe to add some sweetness. You Will Need: 1 lb large shrimp (raw, detailed and devained)3 larges eggs light beaten2 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoon vegetable oil4 cups cooked rice (brown is […]

Fried Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is a great for those who are lactose intolerance. I found this recipe on the evolving table web site. Both the kids I care for and parents I work for love this delicious fried goat cheese with their salads. You Will Need: 9 oz. goat cheese log softened½ tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped½ […]

Shrimp and Grits

My nanny kids loved this warm, savory shrimp and grits recipe that is flavored with bacon, chicken stock, butter, and cheese. It warmed their bellies on a cold winter day. I found this delicious recipe at the Simply Recipes web site. You Will Need: 4 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup stone-ground white grits2 […]

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

An 8-year-old I care for loves sweet potatoes. Since her family had a pack of shredded barbecue pork in their freezer I tried serving the pork on a sweet potato. She loved it. I baked the potato while she was in school and simply reheated the potato right before serving. Her parents ate the extra […]

Red Pepper Sauce

My Mom Boss asked me to make this recipe. It is so super easy to make and so delicious. If someone in your nanny family cannot consume tomatoes this red pepper sauce is a great alternative to marinara sauce. We served it on pasta for the kids but the sauce good over steak, grilled polenta, […]

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pasta

You can never go wrong making pasta for dinner for your Nanny Family. The toddler I care for really loves this recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe with the pasta, veggie, and protein all in one dish. You Will Need: 1 lb sweet Italian sausage 1 lb broccoli rabe, trimmed, stems removed 1 […]

Chicken and Feta Stuffed Peppers

My Mom Boss asked me to make this recipe from her recipe box. The original recipe recommends cutting the sweet bell peppers in half but I like making stuffed peppers as full bell peppers. I just increased the par cooking and final cooking a bit. We also put them in the freezer to reheat as […]