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In Case You Missed It.... April 8th-April 14th

In Case You Missed It.... April 8th-April 14th

What a week! It was pretty jam packed between a cooking class, three lives, and an amazing birthday party. It was good to be back in the swing of things.

Don't forget to stop by our Warehouse for all of your Food Nanny needs. And we are so excited that our new Kamut Pick Up locations should be up and running this week! We will keep you updated.


We started off the week with an unbelievable birthday lunch. On Monday, we were invited to attend a lunch hosted by Traeger for Kristin Andrus and Shannon from cleaneats_clean treats. We were amazed at all the wonderful and talented women there. It was such a privelege just being invited! And you can't have a birthday party with a bunch of foodies without delicious food!


Then on Tuesday, we had our first live of the week. And it was a good one! We were so lucky to have Kristen from @buonaforchettaut cooking with us. She made her amazing gnocchi and shared with us some of her tips and tricks. She makes Italian food just about every night! Kristen used Kamut this time, and it turned out perfectly. We aren't lying to you, it really does make everything better!

It was a blast cooking along side Kristen, but also amazing sharing part of her story. She has struggled with Epilepsy and eventually depression as a result. Through the hard days, she turned to cooking and bonding with her family. Kristen truly is an inspiration to us all.


Next, for Wednesdays live, we decided to sit down and just talk with you guys! When we skip a couple lives, we start to miss our fannies. Food Nanny Sr. talked all about her amazing travels around the world. She spent time in Thailand, India, and France over the last month. We will go into more detail in a later post, but it was a blast reading about things she loves, things she ate, and things she purchased.

One of our favorite purchases from traveling has to be our copper pots! This is something that can be passed on to future generations and definitely worth the investment. We found some for you at a killer price! It comes in both a 3 Liter and 4 Liter size. We have the 4 liter and love it, but the 3 Liter is great as well. The 3 Liter size is actually supposed to be a thicker copper!

You can find more incredible copper pots, but you will pay for it! And if you decide to go too cheap, it simply will not last. This really is a killer deal! Think of it as kitchen art, and something your family will enjoy long after you are gone.


Then, this week was make extra special with a third live! We just wanted to make up for missing the week before. For our final live of the week, we decided to show you how to make our Dippy Eggs and French Baguettes.

In fact, we have decided to make the dippy eggs for Easter breakfast! They are easy, but so fun and healthy for the whole family. Kids love the idea of dipping with the toast, and adults can't get enough of the flavor. So start a new tradition, and enjoy this on Easter morning with us!

And if you have been a follower of ours for a while, you know about our French Baguettes. We make them all the time because they are just that good! They taste amazing, and take less than an hour start to finish. You won't find bread that is this easy and delicious anywhere else! And the best part? It goes with just about anything! The baguettes work on sandwiches, or on the side of a salad. We even love serving it on Italian night.


To conclude, we finished off our crazy week with another amazing class at Orson Gygi. It was so much fun getting to cook right along those of you that were there! If you live near us, make sure and catch one of our upcoming classes.


If you would like to cook along side us this week, here what's on the menu! Have a great week!

Monday: Crunchy Parmesan Baked Chicken

Tuesday: Red and White Mostoccioli

Wednesday: Blueberry Croissant French Toast

Thursday: Texas Style Beef Tacos

Friday: Fresh Tomato Pizza

Saturday: Grilled Jalapeno Burgers

Sunday: Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

In Case You Missed It... April 1st-April 7th

In Case You Missed It... April 1st-April 7th

We are sorry this is getting posted a day late.... Looks like our blog wasn't ready to be back from vacation yet!

What a week! You may have noticed things were a little different around here last week. After what seems like forever, Senior Food Nanny finished up her world travels for a little while. We are so excited to have her home!

It just so happened that this last week was Spring Break around our neck of the woods.

Junior Food Nanny, along with a bunch of our other family members, spent the week in Newport Beach. It was such a treat getting away for a few days.

We may not have been cooking our usual meals, but we were still bonding over dinner time!

Today, we want to tell you all about Newport Beach. Its a trip we have done many times before, and will continue to do as often as possible. We love it that much!

To break up the long drive with kids, we spent a little time in Las Vegas.

We were so excited to see that Eataly is now in Vegas! It started in Italy, but we have been enjoying it in New York for years.

It's the highest quality Italian food that everyone will love! Even the pickiest eaters will find something, we promise. So fun to now have this gem in Las Vegas!


On this trip, we stayed at the amazing Marriott Newport Coast Villas.

This hotel is in the perfect location. It is close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. It is located up on a hill so the views are breathtaking.

We love that you can easily sleep the whole family comfortably and have the option to eat in. The address is Newport, but you are also super close to Laguna Beach. It is one of our favorite places on earth.


The whole family couldn't get enough Mexican Food this week. We really tried to take advantage of the amazing food options in Newport. We had some awesome recommendations from our viewers, and we were not disappointed.

Our three favorite stops were Chronic Taco, Taco Mesa, and Sancho's Tacos. They all have similar menus, but we liked different things at each place.

  1. Chronic Taco: So delicious! Their carne asada tacos are out of this world. Some of the best we have ever had.

  2. Taco Mesa: We loved their chips and guacamole!

  3. Sanchos Tacos: This place came highly recommended! We preferred the food at the other two places, but we loved the fun atmosphere.

Something else we couldn't get enough of this trip was Sidecar Donuts! They are absolutely unreal. The shop is open from 6:30am-9pm, and their is constantly a line!

We LOVED the Huckleberry, Butter and Salt, Apple Fritters, honestly everything! We are completely obsessed.

Don't worry, we did eat a few healthy things this trip! We tried out Pressed Juicery and loved it! I felt like I was getting healthier with each sip.

They have locations all over California so check them out!

At R+D, we had one of the best salads of our lives! It is definitely a fancier restaurant but we loved it. Its located in Fashion Island and was the perfect place to enjoy lunch before shopping.


We had so many food recommendations and we just ran out of time! Here is a list of all the other places people suggested. Looks like we need another trip!

  • Bonsai Bowls

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar

  • Pit Fire Pizza

  • The Crack Shack

  • Burger Lounge

  • Nektar

  • Haute Cake Cafe

  • Mendocino Farms

  • Rose Bakery Cafe

  • Mama D's Italian Kitchen

  • Bear Flag Fish Co


Since I mentioned Fashion Island, let's talk about the shopping! You know our main passion is food, but shopping isn't far behind. ¿We love checking out new places and discovering everything that's out there.

One of our favorite shops this trip was Anthropologie. I know, I know, there are Anthropologies all over! But the one at Fashion Island is incredible. It's ginormous, and full of so many amazing things. We could have spent all day in there.

We also enjoyed checking out Des' favorite store, Jux-ta-po-is-tion. It did not disappoint! They have remarkable antique benches, stools, and boards. It is full of truly breathtaking and unique items. It is definitely on the pricier side, but its amazing.

And finally, we couldn't leave Newport without checking out Studio McGees Store in Costa Mesa. We have been fans of Shea's for a long time so this was such a treat!

We had an absolute blast eating, shopping, and home admiring our way through Newport Beach, but we missed you! We are excited to be back cooking with all of you! Here is our menu for the week. Keep cooking, your family is worth it!


Monday: Chicken Rice Casserole with Almonds

Tuesday: Cacio E Pepe: Quick Mac and Cheese

Wednesday: Fish Tacos

Thursday: Chicken Fajita Soup

Friday: Little Italy Pizza

Saturday: Sloppy Joes

Sunday: Cream of Zucchini Soup

In Case You Missed It...March 25th-March 31st

In Case You Missed It...March 25th-March 31st

We have had such a great week over here at the Food Nanny. Guys, it's been busy! Food Nanny Sr. is still off traveling the world. She is now in France getting everything ready for our trip this summer. We can hardly wait! It will truly be a trip of a lifetime.

Kamut German Pancakes

We were so excited to have Katie join our live on Tuesday! We just love our family! We showed you how to make our amazing orange rolls. They are the perfect baked good for Spring! We showed you the mini version, but you can make them the same size as a traditional cinnamon roll as well!

Kamut Orange Rolls

Katie also shared with us what finally worked to help get her son to try new things. She was directed by her doctor to head home and get rid of all the processed foods and start fresh. He eventually started trying new things, and now eats just about everything! Your kids won't let themselves starve. Katie is such an inspiration!

After we talked about orange rolls, brunch was definitely our minds! With Easter and General Conference coming up, requests were pouring in for more ideas from us. So we put together a fun list for you with some of our very favorite recipes. Brunch is so fun, because you have so many options. We love to see what you are cooking, so tag us in your pictures the next couple weeks!

On Friday, I showed you how to make our incredible arugula pizza! I really can't get enough of this flavor you guys. I have people all the time tell me they don't love arugula, but then end up loving this pizza. The flavors just work so perfectly together. It ends up tasting so light and fresh! My pizza has gotten so much better since switching to Kamut. I know we say this all the time, but we use it for everything now. We will never go back! Its much better for you and enhances the flavor of everything you make with it. So make sure to come pick some up, or order a bag online!

So we have been telling you the aprons will be here end of March, but we just received word that they are going to miss that deadline. We are so sad about this! It looks like they should still be here within the next week or two thought so we are close! We cannot wait for you to get your hands on them!

We are so excited that our Arizona Kamut pick ups will be open and ready for you end of this week! We will have a location in Mesa and Gilbert. I am so excited for more of you to easily get your Kamut and start cooking with it! Remember that you can always order online even if we don't have a pick up location near you yet.

Favorite Items of the Week:

Here are a few things we have been loving this week!

  1. These amici water glasses! Are these not the cutest? Maybe this would help us all drink a little more water if our cups always looked this cute!

2. Danish Dough Hook: Have you purchased yours yet? We are so obsessed!

3. The shirt Katie wore on Tuesdays live! The print on this shirt makes it perfect for spring!

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4. The shirt I wore for Tuesdays live! Don't you just love a well designed white shirt? This one is perfect for just about every occasion.

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5. Red Star Active Dry Yeast: Keep this stored in your freezer for years! This is the only yeast we use, its amazing. Grab it at Costco, or at the link above!

This next week will look a little different around here. We have some fun family things planned, so stay tuned! But here is our menu for the week for anyone wanting to cook along side us.

Monday: Beef Stroganoff

Tuesday: Baked Chicken and Potatoes Italiano

Wednesday: Classic Tuna Melt

Thursday: Navajo Tacos

Friday: Pizza and Mushrooms

Saturday: Barbecue Chicken Salad

Sunday: Crockpot Roast Beef Dinner

Keep Cooking, Your Family is Worth It!

In Case You Missed It.... March 18th-March 25th

In Case You Missed It.... March 18th-March 25th

We have had another great week over here. Cooking and taking care of our families sure keeps us busy! If you have been following along on instagram, we have been showing little glimpses of Food Nanny Sr. amazing travels! This week she has shown us around India, and we can't wait to share all the details with you.

On Monday, I gave you a little glimpse into my friend Darcy's amazing kitchen! I have gotten so many questions about kitchen and pantry organization, and she is truly the master! Here's a few clips in case you missed it!

One of our favorite parts of the week is getting on Live and talking to our fannies! If there's something you really want to see us make, make sure and let us know. We are here for you and want to see you cooking in your kitchen! On Tuesday, I showed you a couple of my very favorite salads. Man they are delicious. Eating healthy really doesn't have to be boring or gross. When it comes to makes yummy salads, make sure you have a good salad spinner! It makes your lettuce so much better without all the moisture. I LOVE the Wedge Salad because it works with everything. You can serve it as a side, or make it a meal all on its own. It is so easy and ours really is the best you will ever eat.

I also showed you the Strawberry Days Salad. My mouth is watering just thinking about this one! I became addicted to this while making lunches for friends in Denver. It is a crowd pleasure and sure to impress. It's simple, but different than the boring salad you are used to. Give it a try, we promise you will like it!

If you want to prepare your salads beforehand, cut everything up and add it to your bowl. Keep your dressing separate. Cover your salad with a damp paper towel and refrigerate it till ready to serve. Then add your dressing and you are good to go!

On Friday, Des joined us for such a special live. She is an absolute design genius! Every time we are together, I just try and soak up her wisdom. We were all ready for Spring, so it was a day all about lemon! I showed you our delicious lemon bars. I mixed these up by hand using our favorite Danish Dough Whisk. If you don't have one yet, run (or click on the link) and get one! Such a game changer. Make sure to watch your oven with these, mine cooked so fast! Des also showed us her Lemon Mouse. TDF! Don't worry, the recipe is coming soon! She served the mouse with lavender cookies, and I felt so fancy!

Des really is so talented. She has inspired everything in our homes and changed the way we look at decor. It's all about finding your own style and what brings you happiness. Des always says to embrace the imperfections in things. Homes are meant to be lived in and things are meant to be used! I couldn't love this more with a house full of little kids!

When you are looking for new pieces in your home, do not get overwhelmed. Take it one item at a time. Des taught us that you can mix inexpensive with expensive, old with new. Find what speaks to you! And take it layer by layer so it's not as much at once. Stick with historical concepts, design from your heart, and you will never get sick of your home! We learn so much from Des and love every time we get to show her off.

Don't miss out on the exciting week we have ahead on TheFoodNanny! If you want to cook along side us, here is our menu. Keep cooking, your family is worth it!

Monday: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Corn

Tuesday: Chicken Piccata with Capers

Wednesday: German Pancakes with Strawberries

Thursday: Beef Enchilada Supper

Friday: Arugula Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes

Saturday: Grilled Hamburgers

Sunday: Crunchy Fried Chicken with Gravy

In Case You Missed It.... March 11th-March 17th

It was another great week over here! While Food Nanny Sr. has been having a blast in Thailand, Food Nanny Jr. has been here holding down the fort.

On Tuesday, we had such a fun live with our sister Aimee all about St. Patricks Day. If you watched it, isn't Aimee just the best? We have too much fun together. We showed you guys how to make our fruit tart St. Patricks Day style, and how to make our sugar cookie bars. You can get both recipes here. Oh my gosh these are both amazing. You guys have been making both desserts up a storm this week, and we love seeing them! If you weren't able to make them for St. Patrick's Day, don't worry! Make either of these any time! Just switch up the frosting color, fruit used, sprinkles, whatever! Thats what makes these so amazing.

And then on Friday we had the best live with Courtney from cakebycourtney. You guys, we can't get over how talented she is! We just love her. We make some pretty amazing cakes, but decorating them really isn't our specialty. But we are trying! Courtney really does make it look so easy and her tools make such a difference. You can shop all of her amazing products here. Now we just need her to create a Kamut cake!

Does this not look unbelievable? We made her new Lemon Bar cake and wow it was yummy. It's all about practice, so don't get discouraged when it doesn't look like this the first few tries. Here are some tips to help:

  • Work on chilled cake! Make it ahead of time, wrap, and place in the freezer. This will help keep the crumbs in place.
  • Use cold butter!
  • First do a crumb coat, and then put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Once you pull it out, then its time to use the acrylic disk!
  • You can drive yourself CRAZY trying to make it perfect. So don't! Work till you have one good side and then call it good.
  • Use the danish dough whisk. We promise, you NEED this! And Courtney even uses the same jars we do! Filled with flour, sugar, powdered sugar, you name it!
  • Courtney has the best tips and tutorials! Make sure you are following her.

We have another great week ahead, so stay tuned! And here's what we are serving:

Monday: Chicken Tenders with green chili sauce

Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Wednesday: Monte Cristo Sandwich

Thursday: Beef and Bacon Taco Soup

Friday: Choose a Flavor Pizza!

Saturday: Grilled Salmon

Sunday: Chinese Sundaes Kids will Love

In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

Happy Monday Fannies! We have decided to start something new around here with a weekly recap post. This way you can stay up to date with everything happening over on instagram, even if you miss a couple posts. And what a week we just had! It was absolutely incredible! Here are a few of the highlights.

Our Warehouse is OPEN! Its a one stop shop, so you can come grab the hot pads, books, Kamut, salt, EVERYTHING! The pickups are still available for Kamut as well, and we can't wait to get our new pickup locations up and running. Address: 4100 South West Temple Salt Lake

On Tuesday, we had a live showing you our amazing Lasagna Bolognese with Bechamel Sauce. Oh man, this is incredible! It is one of our most time consuming recipes, but we promise its worth it. Food Nanny Sr. put this recipe together after trying it at Bruno's Restaurant on Costa del Sol, Spain. The béchamel (white) sauce makes all the difference. We love using De Cecco brand lasagna noodles. They are the absolute best, besides homemade of course. Stay tuned, we will be showing you homemade kamut noodles soon! What we like most about this lasagna is its very light. We made it with our delicious Italian Bread, but it also pairs well with a salad. Make this for your family, we promise you will not be disappointed!

Another highlight of this week was getting invited to Studio 5 with Brooke Walker. This was a dream! She was so amazingly kind. It was an emotional experience getting to talk about our instagram and some of our favorite things. Its such an honor to be able to share our love for food and family with so many of you! Click here to watch the segment. And if you haven't made our French Croque Monsieur sandwich yet, you are missing out!

We also posted about our Strawberries and Cream cupcakes and you guys were in love! The cake version that we have been cooking for years is unreal, and the cupcake version does not disappoint. You have to give it a try next time you are asked to bring a dessert, it is a total crowd pleaser.

Since we had our big Live with Charlotte from Vivi et Margot on Saturday, we decided to show you a quick and easy pasta in stories on Friday. Make this spaghetti with quick tomato sauce (page 64 from the first book) on a busy weeknight! The key to making this yummy is to use quality ingredients like these tomatoes. Dinner really doesn't need to be complicated to be delicious.

Now for our Live with Vivi et Margot! We have been such huge fans of hers for years. She shares our love for all things French, and it was so fun bonding over that. Her shop truly speaks to our heart. If you missed the live, make sure and watch it for her whole story. We asked her what the most important thing we can do to make our homes feels more french, and her answer was add BASKETS! You guys know how obsessed we are with these. Food Nanny Sr. has been bringing them home from France for years. We have them everywhere! Remember the amazing kitchen remodel? Its designed around these baskets! The love runs deep. If you don't have a basket in your home, run to her website! They are all handmade and add so much character.

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She left us with some gifts from her shop and we are in love! Everything is perfection, from a new bread basket, a soap cube, the softest tea towels, and a filt bag! She even left us a new basket to bring more French into our home. Getting to know Charlotte and having the opportunity to cook with her was something we will never forget. She is such an inspiration. Check out her website and thank us later!

And now for what you have to look forward to this week! We will have our usual live schedule of Tuesday and Friday that you won't want to miss. And here's what we will be cooking:

Monday: Beef Stew with Dumplings

Tuesday: Fired Up Mac & Cheese

Wednesday: Pancakes

Thursday: Sweet Pork Salad with Lime Dressing

Friday: Pizza with Potatoes and Ham

Saturday: BBQ Cheese Crusted Steak

Sunday: Chicken Tarragon with Cream

Have the best week! And remember, keep cooking your family is worth it!