Sunny Pizza

Sun pizza no sauce

I made several versions of these sun pizzas and decided to share both of them. Both types have mozzarella and cheddar cheese but one type has tomato sauce and one does not. My niece ate these as part of a pizza dinner.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side:  Two sun shaped pizzas (pizza dough, mozzarella, and orange cheddar cheese). I used a circle cookie cutter and a triangle cookie cutter to cut the dough.

Top Right: Yellow bell pepper with sunglasses pick

Bottom Right: Apple

sun pizza with sauce

These pizzas have tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

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Bear Pancakes for Lunch

teddy bear pancakes

I know that these pancakes are funny looking but my nephew loves pancakes and chocolate and he enjoyed these.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Grapes

Bottom Left: Peanuts

Right Side: Bear shaped pancakes with regular and mini chocolate chips, maple syrup

Linking to:

Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday

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3D Animal Shaped Crackers with Soup

3D Giraffe Elephant crackers

I love using cookie cutters for savory food. Instead of making cookies I used these 3D cutters to make giraffe and elephant shaped crackers. This was actually the second time I attempted this. Make sure when you cut out the shapes that you push the leg openings a little bit together. Cracker dough does not expand the same way that cookie dough does so you need to make the openings more narrow.

Soup with 3D animal crackers

I wanted to serve these crackers with soup so I made this celery soup (with vegetable stock) to use up celery that I had in the house.

These were fun to make and eat. If I make them again I will experiment with different seeds and rubs to add color and details to the animals.

Linking to:

Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday

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World UFO Day Food

UFO themed food

Happy UFO Day! I made this fun cheese and bread meal for my nephew.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade bread – I shaped the roll and baked on a cookie sheet, after it was cooled I drew on it with a food safe coloring pen. Cheddar cheese stars (used a cookie cutter).

Top Right: Grape alien (I attached the eye with cream cheese, it was not easy to use celery for the antenna, use a toothpick to make holes in the grape and pea to make it a little easier), blackberries

Bottom Right: Cucumber stars (used a cookie cutter)

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Cinderella Lunch

Cinderella Themed Food

Not long ago I received this glass slipper pick from a friend so of course I had to make a Cinderella themed meal. I served it to my niece.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade bread – I shaped the roll and baked it on a cookie sheet, after it was cooled I drew on it with a food safe coloring pen. Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with melted white chocolate (put the melted chocolate in a plastic zip-lock bag and cut off a small corner, pipe on the clock hands).

Top Right: Blackberries with glass slipper pick

Bottom Right: Mouse shaped cucumbers (used cookie cutter), carrots

Cinderella chocolate clock

Close-up of the Cinderella food details.

Linking to:

Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday

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Vegetarian Cookout Food

Vegetarian Cookout Food

Here is a vegetarian grilled meal that does not include veggie burgers. My parents and I ate this meal when they came to visit. My parents are not vegetarians but they enjoyed this. My Dad did the grilling.


  • Composed Salad (see below)
  • Grilled Cheesy Potato Packets – We enjoyed this but we did have some trouble with oil leaking out of the packets when they were flipped. Make sure that your packets are well sealed.
  • Grilled Garlic Bread – I did not use parsley.

Composed Salad

Beautiful composed salad – cucumber, tomatoes, romaine, feta cheese, and black olives. Serve with a vinaigrette of your choice.

Grilled Cheesy Potato Packets

Grilled cheesy potato packets after they were cooked. Delicious! This was a satisfying meal and I am looking forward to making it again.

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4th of July Food

4th of July Food Collage

This year for 4th of July I have themed food in the shape of an eagle, the United States, fireworks, and the American Flag. All of these feature rice and most have rice and salsa which is a new favorite combination in my house.

For other ideas see my post from last year of 14 USA Patriotic meals.

Salsa rice beans american flag

This American Flag lunch features rice, salsa, and beans. My pistachio loving nephew enjoyed this meal.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: American Flag – black beans, cheddar cheese stars, white Nishiki rice, salsa

Bottom Left: Pistachios

Bottom Right: Raspberries

Fireworks beans over rice

This is my second attempt at making a fireworks themed meal. As with last years meal you probably did not know that the black beans were supposed to represent fireworks. But my niece enjoyed this meal anyway.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon

Bottom Left: Mixed nuts

Right Side: Nishiki rice with salsa, black beans

bald eagle rice

This is my second time making an eagle. I think that he turned out cute.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Nishiki rice eagle with blueberry eye and cashew nose, broccoli, sugar snap peas

Top Right: Brazil nuts

Bottom Right: Tomatoes and Feta cheese

America 4th of july food

This is not my favorite in this batch but I wanted to try something different.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: United States – broccoli (used a cookie cutter), Nishiki rice with salsa

Bottom Left: Plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and a little sugar stripes

Bottom Right: Apple stars

What do you like to make to celebrate a patriotic holiday in your country?

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