Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Salad

It’s a challenge getting many children to eat vegetables. But I only added fruits and vegetables that the children in my care like to this salad and the children gobbled it up. The key is to offer small amounts of new vegetable dishes with other foods the children like without forcing them to eat new […]

Fresh Strawberry Cake for Mother’s Day

This fresh strawberry cake is the perfect gift to make for Mother’s Day. I found this cake that is moist and tender with a beautiful pink color on the Sugar Gang Show web site. This recipe makes three 8″x2″ cake rounds with strawberry buttercream and strawberry filling. It really is a great cake for summer […]

Skillet Chicken, Green Beans and Lemon Butter

I found this easy dinner recipe on the aimeeathome web site. The chicken breast is tender and flavorful. The adults in my Nanny Family love shallots so I added the small onions to the recipe and kept them to one side of the skillet. Just double or triple the recipe if making it for the […]

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

A father I worked for said when children won’t eat vegetables just add cheese or bread crumbs to the vegetables and the kids will eat them. I did both with these baked Parmesan zucchini fries. They are yummy and simple to make. To make them extra crispy, use the broiler at the end of baking […]

Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders by Betty Crocker

If you care for a finicky eater this may be one of the best recipes to try to serve the child because it tastes great. This is my Nanny Kid’s new favorite chicken dinner and lunch. It’s so easy and quick to make. The child asked me to share with my readers that the reason […]

Breaded Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn’t like cauliflower, this recipe will change your mind. This whole cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation. It’s great to serve for company for a holiday or special occasion. You Will Need: 1 large head cauliflower½ cup seasoned bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup margarine, melted⅛ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon salt1!pinch […]

Kid-Friendly Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in green, red, orange, and yellow and my Nanny Kids love all of them. You can replace the beef with ground turkey or Beyond Beef plant-based ground beef to make this stuffed bell pepper recipe. You Will Need: 4 bell peppers (red or green)
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup of Monterey jack […]

Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Some of the great things about serving pork is it is lean, affordable, and very versatile. Children love cherries and cherries compliment the taste of pork. Families love this super easy cherry sauce found on the tasteofhome web site. You Will Need: 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot1 teaspoon olive oil1 cup fresh or frozen pitted […]

Shamrock Cookies

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. Here is a basic rolled out sugar cookie recipe to make shamrock-shaped cookies with the little ones in your care. Remember kids enjoy helping make cookies as much as eating them, so let them help make the cookies. You Will Need: 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are marked with a cross on the top. I have always associated them with Saint Patrick’s Day but my research shows that they are traditionally served on Good Friday and Easter morning. Here’s how I made these buns I found on the Taste of Home web site. You Will Need: 2 packages […]