Kids friendly food

I am pleased to host a guest blogger and a personal chef from NJ, Debbie of Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals. Debbie is working to incorporate recipes that help host families and Au Pairs  in teaching us how to create kids friendly and healthy food.

Today Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals is sharing the recipe of Tacos with steamed butternut squash

Tacos with butternut squash

  • 1-2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (need 1-1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup frozen cubed Butternut squash
  • 1pkg of Taco seasoning mix
  • Taco shells (18 shells)
  •  1 pkg of Shredded cheddar


Au Pairs cook with Chef.

On October 20, 2012  chefs and cooks around the world celebrate their professional holiday.

International Chefs Day was established in 2004 by the initiative of the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) which counts over eight million chefs from all over the world as members.

Chefs is one of the most ancient in the world. Who was a first coined cook no one really knows- people used to cook millions of years ago.

Chefs is one of the most popular profession in the world and most needle one. Today Au Pairs and Host Families have a chance to cook with the Chef Debbie from Debbie’s Home Cooking.

Our guest blogger Debbie will teach how to cook her favorite recipe CHICKEN PARMESAN ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

This Chicken Parmesan recipe has great taste but fewer calories than the usual recipe.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion,
  • 3 cloves of  minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes,
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 thin chicken cutlets
  • 2 large egg whites
  • About ½ cup of dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese


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