Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

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 […]

Red Velvet Muffins for Valentine’s Day

Cooking with Kids These red velvety muffins are soft, tender, and have an extra fudgy taste that makes you feel like you are eating dessert instead of breakfast. Red is the color of Valentine’s Day so use a whole small bottle of red food coloring.  Feel free to play around with this, starting with less […]

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids already love scrambled eggs and they love cheese quesadillas. So I combined these two loves to make a high protein-packed breakfast. Add any sides the kids like to eat with eggs or quesadillas including bacon, ham, salsa, avocado, sour cream, and so on. You Will Need: 3 large eggs […]

Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Cooking for Families I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again. You Will Need: 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved […]

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 […]

Easy Artisan Bread

Cooking with Kids This No-Knead Bread is an artisan-style bread that’s done in three hours from start to finish. This is an easy bread recipe -– you don’t even need a mixer. With only four ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, and water), you can make a bakery-quality, soft, homemade bread. You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zucchini Latkes

Cooking for Kids When celebrating Hanukkah I always think of Latkes. Since my Nanny Kids love potato latkes (or potato pancakes) I served these zucchini Latkes as a side dish with dinner this week and the kids really liked them. If you are looking for a different way to prepare a nutritious veggie try making […]