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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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