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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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Alligator Quiche

I made this Alligator on a quiche themed lunch for my Dad. I don’t make quiche very often since I don’t eat it. My Dad loved the quiche! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Fish – Radish cut with cookie cutters, blueberries Bottom Left: Toasted … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato and Smoked Paprika Sheep

I made this mashed potato and smoked paprika sheep for myself. It was delicious and fun to eat. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Sheep – Cheddar and garlic mashed potatoes cut with a cookie cutter, broccoli Top Right:  Pistachios Bottom Right: Flowers – Apple … Continue reading

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Skunk Themed Lunch

I made this skunk themed meal for myself. It is my first time to use this cookie cutter. I have no idea why my skunk is orange and has no stripe. Next time, I should make one that looks more … Continue reading

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10 Year Blogiversary

Today is my 10 year blogiversary! To celebrate, I made this meal for myself. Container: Cloud box from Japan (set of 3) Large Box: 10 – Cinnamon tortilla chip –  flour tortilla cut with a cookie cutter, spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with cinnamon, … Continue reading

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Gorilla Themed Meal

I made this gorilla themed meal for myself. I wanted a gorilla cookie cutter with 4 legs that was not 3D. My friend Renae made it for me with her 3D printer. I think that it turned out very cute. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Rice Casserole Dinner

I made this zucchini, tomato, rice and cheese casserole for my friend Dennis and myself. It was a last minute dinner and easy to throw together. Zucchini Tomato Casserole – I used the recipe as a guide but did not … Continue reading

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Loon with Baby Lunch

I made this loon and baby themed lunch for my Mom. I enjoy seeing and hearing the loons on my parents lake. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Loons – Cheddar garlic mashed potatoes cut with cookie cutters, sprinkled with paprika, dried blueberry … Continue reading

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Star Ravioli Dinner

This year I am enjoying making different themed ravioli. I made these cute ravioli stars for dinner with my parents at their Lake House. It is not obvious in the photos but there is a black bean sauce under the … Continue reading

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Star Themed Chips and Dip Meal

I made this simple meal for myself. It was fun to serve it on my Great Grandmother’s snack plates (Indiana Milk Glass White Orange Blossom Snack Plate). Black Bean Dip with cheddar stars – cut with a cookie cutter Star … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

I made these festive tacos for my parents and myself. They are easy to make. The only part that takes some time is cutting and roasting the sweet potatoes. I enjoy cutting food with cookie cutters. Its relaxing for me. … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Ravioli Dinner

My parents and I had a delicious 4th of July themed meal at their Lake House. Red, White, and Blue Appetizers – Red Stars – red bell pepper cut with a cookie cutter, White Stripes – blueberry white cheddar, White … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore Potatoes

I made this Mount Rushmore themed meal for myself. My friend Renae was kind to make a 3D cookie cutter for me! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Mount Rushmore – Cheddar and garlic mashed potatoes cut and imprinted with a cookie cutter, … Continue reading

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New House Themed Meal

This week, I visited my 22 year old niece at her new house. I made this meal for her to celebrate her buying a house! It was delightful visiting with her and her sweet dog. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  House – … Continue reading

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Woodland Themed Dinner

I made a woodland themed dinner at my parents Lake House when my Aunt and Uncle were visiting from Atlanta. I am sorry that my Aunt was not feeling well and could not join us for the meal. But the … Continue reading

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Airplane Lunch for My Uncle

I made this lunch for my Uncle while he visited my parents at their Lake House. It was the first time I made a themed meal for him. During his employment days, he worked on airplanes. This theme was a … Continue reading

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Monkey Chips Snack Meal

I made this meal for my friend Renae’s 13 year old daughter Elizabeth. I am happy with how the cheese bananas and celery look together. I attached the bananas to the trees with spaghetti and left one at the bottom … Continue reading

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Sloth Themed Meal

I made this sloth meal for my friend Renae’s husband since I wanted to use a different cookie cutter. It was on a day I made themed meals for each person in their family. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Sloth – cheddar … Continue reading

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Birthday Cupcake Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend Renae to celebrate her birthday. I also gave her chocolate bread and sliced strawberries but forgot to photograph. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cupcake – Cheddar cheese (cut with a cookie cutter), lentils inside a cookie … Continue reading

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Elephant Snack Meal

I made this meal for my friend Renae’s 13 year old daughter Elizabeth. I asked her what food she wanted. Since most of it is a similar color, I used a fun silicone lettuce cup to add some contrast. Container: U … Continue reading

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Eye Doctor Themed Meal

I made this themed meal for my friend Renae. Awhile ago she came up with the theme idea to help me use some letter cookie cutters. I enjoy using my collection and am on a continued quest to use all … Continue reading

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Hug Your Cat Meal

To celebrate Hug Your Cat day, I made this meal for my friend Renae’s 15 year old daughter. Natalie was a natural choice to make this meal for since she eats a variety of food and often hugs / holds … Continue reading

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Bird Theme for Picnic by Waterfall

Awhile ago, I came up with the idea that I wanted to have a meal by a waterfall. My friend Deborah was happy to join me in this adventure. We met at the Holley Canal Falls. I made this vegan … Continue reading

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Pontoon Boat Christening Party

My Mom had a boat christening party for my parent’s new Pontoon Boat. The weather did not cooperate as we had planned. It was cold and rainy. We adapted and still held the christening ceremony and party but instead of … Continue reading

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Buddha Bowl with Tortilla Chip Buddha

In honor of Vesak day, I made a Buddha bowl with a tortilla buddha. I love this Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl recipe! I made it several times. I make three servings at a time and eat it three days … Continue reading

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Dove Rice

I made this cheesy rice dove lunch for my Mom. She enjoyed this meal, especially the asparagus! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Dove – cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a cookie cutter, cheddar cheese broiled on top of the rice. Eye – spinach … Continue reading

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Emoji Sunglasses

I made this meal for myself as part of my emoji rice series. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Sunglasses Emoji – cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a round emoji cookie cutter, cheddar cheese broiled on top of rice. Sunglasses & Mouth – … Continue reading

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Daffodil Dinner

In October 2020, my parents and I planted over 100 daffodils at my parents lake house. The three of us made quick work of the planting. My Dad used my bulb drill bit to drill the holes and my Mom … Continue reading

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Thistle Themed Food

I made these cute thistle pesto pizzas for myself. My Mom bought the cookie cutter for me when my parents when to Scotland in 2019. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Thistle – pizza cut with a cookie cutter, with homemade pesto and … Continue reading

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Koinobori over Noodles

I made this Kodomonohi (Children’s Day Japan) themed meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Koinobori – cucumber, radish, carrot with food coloring marker details, peanut noodles Top Right:  Dried soybeans Bottom Right: Strawberries

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Mashed Carrot Camel

I made this camel themed meal for myself on the night I made a soft dinner for Carol. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Camel – mashed carrots (shape made with a cookie cutter), Eye – spinach cut with mini cutter, garlic cheese mashed … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Flowers Lunch

I made this lunch for my Mom. She likes cream cheese. I think maybe jam cream cheese with mashed potatoes is a strange combination but she did not complain. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Flowers – cream cheese with raspberry jam (put in … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

I made this meal for myself to celebrate spring flowers. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Top Container: Spinach with toasted pecans, mandarin oranges Bottom Container: Flowers – red bell pepper cut with a cookie cutter, dried blueberries attached with spaghetti, … Continue reading

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Stamp a White Horse Lunch

White horses remind me of my Grandpa. When I was a child and we saw a white horse, he said it was good luck. He showed me the custom of stamping to get the good luck. My Grandpa is the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Waffle

I made this meal for myself. I used a cookie cutter to cut the butterfly from the center of the waffle. I also ate the waffle scraps (not in photo). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Butterfly – waffle cut with cookie cutter, … Continue reading

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Bicycle Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. The theme was part of my continuing quest to use all of my cookie cutters. Container: Cloud box from Japan (set of 3) Large Box: Bicycle – black radish cut with a cookie cutter, black olives, … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks Dinner

Not too long ago, I had my friend Renae over for dinner. I am glad that we were able to spend time together and I always enjoy cooking for other people. Note: The daffodils are from my friend Carol’s garden. … Continue reading

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Garlic Lunch

Happy National Garlic Day! I made this featured ingredient garlic lunch for my mom. She is a big fan of garlic! Also she loved the roasted artichoke hearts. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Roasted artichokes with garlic, cottage cheese with paprika Top Right:  Mini … Continue reading

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Diamond Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. The diamonds are because I discovered that I had never used my diamond cookie cutters. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Diamonds – orange and white cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, baked asparagus and … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Lunch

I made this meal for my Dad at his request. I seldom ask him what theme he wants. I usually make whatever I want. This time I thought that weather was appropriate since he often talks about the weather. I … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers Meal

I made this colorful and delicious meal for myself. Container: Cloud box from Japan (set of 3) Top Box: April – carrot cut with cookie cutters, clouds – cheddar cheese cut with cookie cutters, blueberries Bottom Box: May – carrot cut with cookie … Continue reading

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Soft Cats Meal

Awhile ago, I made this meal for my friend Carol. She had recent dental surgery and needed to eat a soft food diet. I made and delivered this meal and then we both ate and visited over video. It was … Continue reading

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Easter 2021

I went to my parents house for Easter this year. Pre-Covid, we used to go to a fancy buffet Easter brunch. This year we enjoyed all our meals at home. My parents have a traditional Easter Basket bread that they … Continue reading

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Cheese Chicks Lunch

I enjoy using my cookie cutter collection. This meal was cute and easy to prepare. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Chicks – orange cheddar cut and imprinted with a cookie cutter, rice with roasted zucchini Right Side: Mandarin oranges

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Sweet Potato Bunnies

I made this fun meal for myself on a snowy winter day. It is a little different from most of the others in my themed potato salad series but it follows the same pattern. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Bunnies – roasted … Continue reading

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Bunny Peanut Noodles

Awhile ago, I made this meal for my friend Carol. I delivered it to her home and we ate our meals virtually in our own homes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Bunnies – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, snow peas, peanut … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato Peeps

I made this Purple Bunny Peeps themed lunch for myself. I don’t eat Peeps but I think they are cute and was happy to use my Peeps cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bunny Peeps – cheddar mashed potatoes with Butterfly Pea … Continue reading

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Spring Mashed Potato Wagashi

What are Wagashi? Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets usually served with green tea. Most of the ones I made here are in the Nerikiri style. Traditional Nerikiri Wagashi are soft and smooth. They are made by hand from rice flour and … Continue reading

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Flower Ravioli Birthday Dinner

My family and friends love it when I make homemade pasta. For my Mom’s birthday I made flower shaped ravioli for my Mom, Dad, and me. All of us kept raving about the meal. It was a delight! Spinach Strawberry … Continue reading

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