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Candy Cane Bagel

I made this meal for my Dad. I gave him more than one candy cane bagel but one alone looked better in the photo. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Candy Cane – use the dough from this recipe. Break off desired portion … Continue reading

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2021 Gingerbread Sweet Creations

For the 5th year in a row, I made gingerbread for the Eastman Museum’s Sweet Creations gingerbread show. Just like last year, all of the creations have covers. The auction to benefit the museum is now online. Go here to see all of the creations and … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Japanese Shrine and Garden

This year was my 5th consecutive year making gingerbread for Sweet Creations at the Eastman Museum. This is a concept I have considered since 2016. I am glad that I finally made it. It will be on display at the museum … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Two

This year I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my friend Carol. It was supposed to be 3 of us but a co-worker had to cancel that morning because of side effects from his 3rd booster shot. Carol and I had … Continue reading

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Turkey Themed Polenta

I made this turkey themed meal for myself. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Turkey – Melon cut with a cookie cutter, Eye – cinnamon, blueberries Right Side: Turkey – Polenta cut with a cookie cutter, Body – … Continue reading

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Fox Polenta Lunch

I made this fox themed polenta meal for my Mom. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Fox – Polenta cut with a cookie cutter, face – cinnamon (drew with a toothpick), sautéed spinach with onions Top Right: Cottage cheese with cinnamon Bottom Right: Apple Crisp

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Snake Pizza Lunch

I made this snake themed pizza lunch for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Snakes – Pizza with Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese (cut with a cookie cutter) Top Right: Green beans Bottom Right: Brazil nuts

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Dinosaur Pancakes

My 19 year old niece styled and ate these dinosaur pancakes. Dinosaurs – Chocolate chip pancakes cut with cookie cutters Snow – Whipped cream from a can Droppings – Chocolate chips Meteor – Chocolate chip pancake, whipped cream with food … Continue reading

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Giraffe Polenta Meal

I made this adorable giraffe polenta and bean meal for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Giraffe – polenta (cut with a cookie cutter), goat cheese with smoked paprika, kidney beans with salsa Top Right: Pecans Bottom Right: Clementines

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Cat Bread Dinner

I made a cat themed meal for my friend Renae and her family. Even the lentil soup had cats in it! Her oldest daughter Natalie helped me style the meal. Raw Vegetables and Hummus – carrot, cherry tomato, celery Lentil … Continue reading

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Unicorn Pizza Lunch

I made this easy pizza meal for my friend Carol. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Unicorn – homemade cheddar pizzas, Eye – spinach leaf cut with a straw Top Right: Grapes Bottom Right: Blueberries

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Day of the Dead Potatoes

I made this festive lunch for myself. I used natural colorings on the mashed potato skull. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Sugar Skull – Cheddar mashed potatoes shaped with a cookie cutter, Green – maccha powder, Purple – butterfly pea powder, Yellow – … Continue reading

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Halloween Dinner 2021

Happy Halloween! My 19 year old niece and I enjoyed planning and preparing this Halloween party. My Mom also helped. My parents, niece and I had a memorable meal! Table Decor Centerpiece – Carved pumpkin Tablecloth Pumpkin Name Cards – … Continue reading

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Ghost Pancakes

I made this today with my 19 year old niece. Ghosts – Pancakes cut with a cookie cutter Eyes – Chocolate chips Snow – Whipped cream from a can Droppings – Chocolate chips Others in this series: Moose, Bunny Raccoon

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Pumpkin Ravioli Dinner

My parents and I enjoyed a pumpkin shaped and themed ravioli dinner. Pumpkin Ravioli – I used my favorite pasta dough with a little canned pumpkin added to the dough for color, cut with a cookie cutter, filled with a mixture of … Continue reading

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Space Travel Meal

I made this space travel meal for my friend Dennis. I used my space shuttle cookie cutter. For my meal, I also ate the Cuban Black Beans and rice. It was delicious. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Space Shuttle – cheese (cut with … Continue reading

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Boo Eek Meal

I made this Boo, Eek themed meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Boo, Eek – Flour Tortilla cut with cookie cutters, Baked Cauliflower Potato Patties, I mostly followed the recipe but did not use egg or any egg substitute. Top Right: Blueberries … Continue reading

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Ghost Melon Salad

I enjoyed this attractive ghost melon salad for lunch. Container: Wooden box purchased in Kyoto at Bento&co. Contents: Ghosts – Honeydew melon cut with a cookie cutter, Eyes – Mini chocolate chips, Romaine lettuce, chopped cucumber, tomato, black olives Mini Dippers: Feta dressing

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Ghost Potato Salad

I made this roasted potato and cheddar cheese ghost themed meal for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Ghosts – roasted potatoes and cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, Eyes -smoked paprika added with a toothpick, black bean sauce Top Right:  Pistachios … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Oral Surgery Food

In September, I had oral surgery. September 14, I had surgery on one side of my mouth, September 29, I had surgery for the other side of my mouth. I usually do better handling challenges when I have a plan. … Continue reading

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Hippo Lunch

I ate this melon Hippo salad for lunch. Glass Container with Lid Hippo – Honeydew melon cut with a cookie cutter, Eye – Mini chocolate chip, cottage cheese, blueberries, Brazil nuts

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House on Island Pizza

This is a simple meal I made for my friend Carol when she returned home from vacationing on her island. This is my first time to use the new EasyLunchBoxes 4 container box. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Almonds with mini … Continue reading

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Parrot Lunch

When I was a child, I had an imaginary friend. He was a parrot named Tippy. I called him Tippy since he sat on the tip of my finger. This is my first time making a parrot lunch. My friend … Continue reading

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Volcano Salad

I made this volcano tortilla chip with salad meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Volcano – Flour tortilla cut with with a knife, red sanding sugar, place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, spray cut-out with cooking spray and bake … Continue reading

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Llama Themed Cantaloupe Lunch

I made this lunch for myself on a day I met my family at the zoo. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Llama – Cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter, Face – cinnamon, cottage cheese, lettuce, cinnamon, Brazil nuts Top Right: Homemade bread Bottom … Continue reading

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Melon Fox Lunch

I made this easy melon fox themed lunch for my Mom. They don’t exactly look like foxes but it is cute. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Fox – cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter, Eyes – spinach cut with a straw, cottage cheese … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato Squirrel for Lunch

I made this squirrel themed lunch for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Squirrel – Cheddar garlic mashed potatoes cut with a cookie cutter, sprinkle with smoked paprika, broccoli Top Right:  Pistachios Bottom Right: Acorn – Apple cut with a cookie cutter, sprinkle … Continue reading

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Oak Leaf Beets for Lunch

I made this lunch for myself on a week that I had my favorite combination of beets, pasta, and blue cheese for lunch. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Oak leaves – Apple cut with a cookie cutter, sprinkled with … Continue reading

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Acorn Bread Lunch

I made this acorn themed bread lunch for my Dad. I think it is my first time to cut a peach with a cookie cutter. My 19 year old niece had the idea. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Acorn – Shaped homemade bread … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Pasta with Beets

I made this flower themed lunch for myself. I love the combination of beets, pasta, and blue cheese. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Flowers – Apple cut with a cookie cutter (half are sprinkled with cinnamon, half … Continue reading

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Falafel Waffle Dinner

My friend Deborah came over for dinner and a long walk on a workday. I wanted something easy for dinner so decided on falafel waffles. We served them with tahini sauce, tomatoes, and cucumbers from Deborah’s garden. Falafel waffles are … Continue reading

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Waterwheel Bread

I made this shaped waterwheel bread meal for my Mom. My 19 year old niece came up with the idea. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Waterwheel – Shaped homemade bread with cinnamon spokes, blueberries Top Right: Brazil Nuts Bottom Right: Vegetable bundles tied with … Continue reading

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Raccoons in the Snow Pancakes

My 19 year old niece and I made this trio of raccoons. She picked the theme and styled the raccoons. Raccoons – Pancake cut with a cookie cutter Masks – Pancake cut with a cookie cutter, Nutella, mini chocolate chips … Continue reading

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Goats on Bread Lunch

I made this for my Dad on a day I met family at the Utica Zoo. This was actually my first time making fougasse. I had to significantly modify the recipe from the original so I won’t link to the … Continue reading

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Space Themed Food Collection

Over the years, I created many space themed meals. Here is my collection! ALIENS Carrot and Pie Crust Aliens Pizza Aliens STARS Cucumber Stars Corn and Peas Rice Stars Mozzarella Stars Rice Stars Cheddar Pizza Stars Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chip … Continue reading

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Tortilla Space Ship Salad Lunch

I made this fun space themed meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Space Ship – flour tortilla cut with a cookie cutter, place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, spray cut-out with cooking spray and bake in a 350 … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Potato Planets

I made this planet themed meal for myself. I enjoyed trying the Cauliflower Potato Patties for the first time. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Planets – Baked Cauliflower Potato Patties, I mostly followed the recipe but did not use egg or any egg … Continue reading

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A Tower of Giraffes

I made this giraffe themed meal for myself. It is part of my ongoing series of themed potato salads that often also contain.vegetables and cheese. Note: A group of giraffes is called a tower. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Giraffes – Roasted … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Fruit Salad

I made this lunch for my Mom. I was happy that she requested fruit and cottage cheese. It inspired me to make a lighthouse theme meal. Containers: U Konserve Rectangle Container: Lighthouse – Cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter, cinnamon details, cottage … Continue reading

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House Search Meal

Almost 2 years ago, I started looking for a house. I think everyone who knows me will be glad when I finally find one. Then they won’t have to hear me complain about prices and the lack of houses that … Continue reading

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Peacock Bread Lunch

I made this for my sister-in-law on a day I met her and my brother at the Utica Zoo. This was actually my first time making fougasse. I had to significantly modify the recipe from the original so I won’t … Continue reading

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Nutella Bunny Bread

I made this shaped bread lunch with my 19 year old niece. She made the carrot flowers and Nutella face. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bunny – Homemade bread, Face – Nutella Top Right: Raspberries Bottom Right: Flowers – Rainbow carrots cut with a cookie … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard Lunch

I made this for my brother on a day I met him and his wife at the Utica Zoo. I asked him for a theme request and he said, “snow leopard”. This does not look exactly like a snow leopard … Continue reading

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Birthday Tea Party

Thank you to my awesome 19 year old niece who helped me out by taking most of these wonderful photos! In honor of my 50th birthday (today), I hosted a Luncheon Tea (last weekend) for the women closest to me. … Continue reading

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Flock of Birds for Lunch

I made this bird themed meal for my Mom. It is part of my ongoing series of themed potato salads that often also contain.vegetables and cheese. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Birds – Roasted white and sweet potatoes, orange cheddar cheese, orange … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Apple Frogs

I made this for myself on the same day I made the Lizard meal for a friend. This was not as gross to eat as the lizards. The tails are what got to me with the lizards. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  … Continue reading

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Bear on Quiche

I made this bear themed meal for my Mom at her Lake House. I used her bear cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Fish – Radish cut with a cookie cutter, blueberries  Bottom Left: Mixed nuts Right Side: Bear – Cheddar cheese cut … Continue reading

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Lizard Zucchini

This was planned for when a friend was supposed to come over but she was sick and stayed home. I ended up eating this alone. I found it a little gross to eat zucchini lizards. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Lizards – … Continue reading

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Mom’s Mac and Cheese

My Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese is very popular. When her kids and grandchildren visit, it is one of the most requested meals. I am including the original recipe from Betty Crocker here but over the years, my Mom has made … Continue reading

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House Search Snack Lunch

I want to buy a house. I’ve been searching for nearly 2 years. A house that meets my requirements, lists less than once a month. Last weekend 2 houses that mostly fulfill my requirements listed on the same day. The … Continue reading

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