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 […]

“Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin and Make Cranberry Bread

Weekly Trip to the Library For kids who love a good mystery, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is a treaure.  Maggie and her Grandmother are inviting guests for Thanksgiving dinner and serving their famous cranberry bread made from a secret recipe.  But when the recipe turns up missing, they suspect one of their guests is 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 […]

Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

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 […]

Tomato Soup with Croutons

Cooking for Families Instead of serving processed and highly salted cans of soup Nanny Family likes this tomato soup that is easy for me to make. I don’t add hot sauce, or arugula since the kids don’t like those ingredients. The croutons can be made one day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. You Will […]

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 […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Cooking for Families Many people are following low carb diets and enjoy zucchini lasagna. Zucchini has a lot of water in it so making zucchini lasagna is a longer process than making lasagna with noodles made with wheat flour. Zucchini lasagna doesn’t taste like wheat noodle lasagna. But it’s delicious. Grilling works best to remove […]

Cast Iron Caramelized Apple Corn Bread

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love corn muffins for breakfast or snacks but this corn bread can be enjoyed with dinner by both the children and their parents. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, sauté the apples and onions in any heavy skillet and transfer to a buttered 8×8-inch glass dish for […]

Deep Dish Pizza

Cooking for Kids Here is a Chicago-style deep pan pizza recipe I found on the epicurious web site. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge which provides ample space for large amounts of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce. Don’t forget to add any pizza toppings the children […]