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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

2 Week Meal Plan Mar 18 - Mar 31

2 Week Meal Plan Mar 18 - Mar 31
We are so excited to share our 2 Week Meal Plan with you! There are so many great recipes for us to make together in the next two weeks. Download and print out your 2 Week Meal Plan today! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram! There you will be able to watch our Live Videos where we show you how to make these yummy recipes! Planning ahead will make putting delicious meals on the table so much more simple and enjoyable! xo Liz + Lizi Download Meal Plan Mar 18 - Mar 31

In Case You Missed It... March 4th-March 10th

It was another great week over here! Here's some things we have been up to.

On Tuesday, we had such a great live. We talked about one of our favorite books, Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home. We are proud Americans over here, but we love sharing different things we love about other cultures! Thanks to Mr. Food Nanny being a pilot, we have been blessed to see so much of the world. It's no surprise that France has always been one of our favorite places to visit. We love the food, the culture, and just the way they live! If you tuned in for the live, you saw us make a new favorite dessert, fondant au chocolat. It is AMAZING! And uses ingredients we always have on hand. Here is the recipe, tweeked a little to be our own!

Charlotte's Fondant Au Chocolat
(The Food Nanny Way)

Ingredients: 5 large eggs
1 1/4 sticks of butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Dark Chocolate
1 Tablespoon Kamut Flour
~Preheat the oven to 390 degrees.
~Break the 5 eggs into the mixing bowl and whip with a whisk (we can't get enough of the Danish Dough Whisk. You NEED one!
~Melt the butter, sugar, and dark chocolate in a pot over low heat.
~When everything is melted, add one heaping tablespoon of flour.
~Mix until creamy.
~Using a rubber spatula, add the melted chocolate mixture to the eggs, and stir until it becomes the consistency of pudding.
~Transfer into ramekins and put in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
~Serve hot, and ENJOY!

As of this week, our Amazon favorites list is ready to shop. We have been gathering a list of our favorite things for sometime now, and are so happy to finally have it available for you! To get there, either click on the link on our instagram profile, and select Amazon Favorites, or go to: . We hope you are as excited as we are about this!

And then for our Friday live, we let you decide between a bread and pizza. The people voted, and Bread it was! We decided to show you our delicious Hearth bread. Food Nanny Jr. almost didn't make it thanks to a crazy snow storm but luckily it all worked out. The Kamut in the bread makes it next level! It is dense, but has such a simple and delicious flavor. You need this in your life, especially if you love a good country white bread.

Thanks for joining us for another great week! Even though Food Nanny Sr. will be off on an amazing adventure, Food Nanny Jr. will be holding down the fort for us this week. We have some fun things planned, so stay tuned! And here's what we will be cooking:

Monday: 3 Bean Chili with Corn Bread

Tuesday: Pasta with Hot Italian Sausage

Wednesday: Fish Tacos

Thursday: Chicken Fajita Soup

Friday: Authentic Margherita Pizza

Saturday: Grilled Chicken Tenders with Brown Rice

Sunday: Tri Tip Roast with Red Potatoes

And remember... Keep Cooking, Your Family is Worth It!

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!

2 Week Meal Plan Mar 4 - Mar 17

2 Week Meal Plan Mar 4 - Mar 17
We are so excited to share our 2 Week Meal Plan with you! There are so many great recipes for us to make together in the next two weeks. Download and print out your 2 Week Meal Plan today! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram! There you will be able to watch our Live Videos where we show you how to make these yummy recipes! Planning ahead will make putting delicious meals on the table so much more simple and enjoyable! xo Liz + Lizi Download Meal Plan Mar 4 - Mar 17

The Food Nanny Philosophy on Family & Dinnertime

The Food Nanny Philosophy on Family & Dinnertime

Why dinnertime?

Food is an integral part of our lives, so why not make it as important as it should be. Dinnertime was the foundation of my day when I was raising my family. First thing in the morning, I made sure that all the ingredients I needed for my meal that evening were at hand. Doing this ensured that preparing dinner would go a lot smoother and make the whole process more enjoyable.

The Beauty of Meal Planning

My philosophy on dinnertime has truly shaped a lifestyle for me and my family. I mentioned meal planning a few times above because it makes all the difference! When I sit down every two weeks to make a meal plan, I follow my “Theme Nights” to keep things simple, stress free, healthy and happy. It has liberated me from stressing about dinnertime. As a mother of seven children, I couldn’t ask for anything more. Believe it or not, meal planning made dinner prep fun! I’ve always said that when you make dinner happen everyone wins! I have a variety of tools to help you get started meal planning. First off you can download my Two Week Meal Plan Template by clicking here. Don’t want to have to think of your own recipes? No problem! Every two weeks I post the meal plan I use on my website. You are welcome to use that one and cook along with me. Also, don’t forget to tune in to watch our Live Videos on Instagram & Facebook, where we often show how to make the meals on our Meal Plan. All the best to all of you care-givers wherever you may be. Putting dinner on the table for my family on a consistent basis was the one most fulfilling things I ever did! It was so gratifying to see how much everyone appreciated a good hot meal and how it has bonded our family forever. xoxo The Food Nanny

Food Nanny Event

Food Nanny Event


TV personality and Food Bloggers Liz and Lizi (The Food Nannies) will be coming to Florida to give a presentation on the following topics: Meal Planning/ Budgeting Importance of family meal time How to use the ancient grain Kamut and their French salt in your cooking to elevate it to the next level. Food demonstrations of their bread and homemade Pizza dough! Seating is limited! Refreshments will be served. Raffle drawing for prizes! Food Nanny Event Tickets

Date And Time

Sat, April 27, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


1065 Emerson Drive Northeast Palm Bay, FL 32907

2 Week Plan Feb 18 - Mar 3

2 Week Plan Feb 18 - Mar 3
We are so excited to share our 2 Week Meal Plan with you! There are so many great recipes for us to make together in the next two weeks. Download and print out your 2 Week Meal Plan today! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram! There you will be able to watch our Live Videos where we show you how to make these yummy recipes! Planning ahead will make putting delicious meals on the table so much more simple and enjoyable! xo Liz + Lizi Download the latest Meal Plan Feb 18 - Mar 3

Trader Joes

Trader Joes
FINALLY!! We are posting our FAVORITES from Trader Joe’s! We are always up for trying new things.. but ALWAYS come back to these favorites!! When we walk into the door of Trader Joe’s right away we love to look at the beautiful flowers! Their prices are always fabulous for flowers! We love the seasonal selections and then our staples that seem to always speeak to us which are the Hydgrangea and Israeli Ruscus and Tulips !! When its cold and cloudy outside flowers seem to brighten our every day. Fresh, or dried arrangements seems to bring a sense of peace into the home. Make sure to grab a basil plant to have on hand for cooking!!! Place the plant into a cute canning jar and add water to keep it fresh. Next stop Produce- love their produce!! Always love to make sure to remember to get a bag of lemons and limes. Super great price and love to have them on hand to add to sparkling water and soda. Not to mention we use them in cooking and baking all day long! Their fruit is always a fabulous price!! Then we love to grab some tomatoes on the vine or grape tomatoes. We have realized the smaller the tomato the better! They are the most consistent in flavor and freshness!! Then we stop at the Meat Deparment- Honestly we love their meat. Love the quality and you can tell the difference! If you are on a tight budget or cooking for a large family, we wouldn’t suggest that its the best place to purchase meat! Costco is more affordable. Danish Kringle- We saw it every time we came to Trader Joe’s and never bought it because we didn’t know what it was! Now when we go into the store we have others asking us what it is and why we are buying it??!! HAHA!! Because it’s seriously yummy!! They constantly change the flavors. We love the almond, pecan and raspberry. These Kringle remind us of a cheese danish! You can eat it cold or you can heat it up in the oven either way.. we LOVE IT!!! You can even freeze it, they freeze really well! You can freeze for up to 2 months! Perfect for a breakfast or just a dessert! Give it a try !!! Pound Plus Milk Chocolate - We have seriously become famous for our Mexican Hot Chocolate! We have followers that are saying they have never liked hot chocolate until now!! We get comments that they cant stop making it!! There was even a time that a Trader Joe’s in Utah was completely sold out of it because of us!! It is that amazing and you can get the recipe here !!! Your family will love it and its a must for these winter months!!!! Apple Cider - We have tried every homemade version and this is the best! We love to heat it up with a couple of cinnamon sticks. After it’s warm, put a dollop of homemade whip cream! It is seriously good! Canned Tomatoes- These are a serious must when you come to Trader Joe’s Stock up! They are the best prices out there and the quailty and taste is AMAZING!! You have to get the Tomato Sauce, San Marzano Tomatoes and Tomato Paste. The diced tomato’s are great too !! Their Mariana is super good and so inexpensive! We love to get the marinara for our Mostociolli and also for one of our Tomaot Soup recipes ! Cheese Deparment- This is where our HEART is!! We seriously feel like we relate with the French so well about their love for cheese! Eating fresh cheese is a huge part of our every day diet!! You won’t find a better price or quailty then at Trader Joe’s! These are the staples that we constantly have on hand! The fresh Mozzarella , Manchego, Gruyere, Emmentaler (especially for our fondue) , Chevre Honey Goat Log, Parmesean Reggiano , Comte, Unexpected Cheddar, Gouda, Creamy Toscano. These are the ones that we seriously cannot get enough of ! Crackers- Love their crackers espeically to go with the cheeses! We love to eat this for lunch or if your ever doing charcuterie board! Their crackers are a must. We love the Fig and Olive Crisps and Rasin Rosemary Crisps! The BEST! California Estate Olive Oil- I love this olive oil because it has a fresh peppery taste! I love that its American Grown in California and its a great price! Makeup Wipes- This is a random product that we love! We have tried many different makeup wipes and they are the perfect wetness and perfect size! They really get off the makeup well for a great deal! Wine- We also buy most of the wine that we cook with at Trader Joe’s. Here in Utah the wine is not available. Purchase some if you are out of state, the wine stores forever! When we post something that we really love.. your getting our stamp of approval!!! We will always add to this list whenever we find other must haves, that we cant live without from Trader Joe’s!! XO Liz & Lizi