Struffoli Honey Balls

Struffoli is a holiday favorite in Italy. I found this struffoli recipe on the nonnabox.com web site. I wanted to try to make a holiday recipe using the amazing local honey from Javelin Bee Products for the children I care for to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. The web site explains that the authentic struffoli […]

Coffee Rubbed Beef

Cooking for Families This rub works on just about any cut (in fact, it’s served on filet mignon at Mesa Grill), and the pan-to-oven method is foolproof. I recommend using on a round roast or beef tenderloin. It is a great dish for any holiday. Serve this for special occasions and holidays. This great recipe […]

“Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg and Latke Recipe

Your Nanny Family doesn’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy reading Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg and then share in making and eating latkes. When reading Meet the Latkes get ready for some wacky good fun with the Latke family of potato pancakes. Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that […]

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

I love homemade cranberry sauce and wanted to try to use an Instapot to make it for Thanksgiving. I found this amazing recipe on the southernliving web site. Click here to see three cranberry sauce recipes I made on the stovetop. You Will Need: Instant Pot2 (10-oz.) pkg. fresh or frozen cranberries1 cup packed light […]

Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets […]

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 […]

Ginger Ale & Ice Cream Egg Nog

New Year’s Eve For Kids While adults enjoy specialty cocktails and champagne for New Year’s Eve, children deserve to enjoy a specialty (non-alcoholic) drink as they countdown for the new year. This is a fun ginger ale and ice cream, non-alcoholic egg nog for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve for the kids. Let’s […]

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 […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

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 […]