Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Candied Grapefruit Bars

Cooking for Families As Christmas approaches I start making my Nanny Family’s favorite desserts. This impressive dessert can be found on the Bon Appetit web site. The grapefruit can be candied one week ahead and stores airtight at room temperature. The shortbread can be baked three days ahead and tightly covered at room temperature. The […]

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 […]

Cherry Pork Tenderloin

Cooking for Families This is the most impressive and easy main dish to make for families for the winter holidays. Frozen cherries are the star in this beautiful, vibrant, and delicious sauce. It is moist and delicious and highly recommend making it for your Nanny Family and your own family often. You Will Need: 1 […]

Witch Hat Cookies

Cooking With Kids 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 […]

Pork Stir-Fry with Tangerines

Cooking for Families This has become one of my favorite dinners to make for my family and friends. It makes a bright and impressive presentation with colorful tangerines. It is simple to make and a very delicious stir fry to serve to your Nanny Family with rice. A tangerine’s skin is so thin that when […]

Whole Chicken in Riesling

Cooking for Families Although coq au vin is made with red wine this delicious chicken dish is made with Riesling. The wine adds a wonderful flavor to this chicken dish but the alcohol cooks off and is completely safe to serve to children. Cooking this dish fills the home with wonderful aroma and will make […]

Naan Bread

Cooking with Kids My youngest Nanny Kid loves Naan. Pop the Indian flat bread in the toaster for a moment and that’s all she needs as a snack or side dish to any meal. Typically Naan made with yeast but I found this simple recipe online that tastes great without using yeast. Trust me, after […]

Cookie Painting

Creative Wednesday All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the cookies. […]

Easy Pork Udon Stir Fry

Cooking for Families I love that my local grocery store sells pork tenderloin that is already marinated. I made this recipe for a big family after picking up some marinated teriyaki pork tenderloin and some veggies at the store. If you cannot find marinated pork tenderloin just double the sauce recipe below and marinate the […]