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Funny Face Bento Tutorial

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You can make this FUN lunch in less than 10 minutes!      SheKnows.com is currently featuring a bento tutorial I wrote, including a gallery of 20 new bento creations.   Check out the feature HERE to see how simple it is to make this Funny Face Bento! Make sure to check out the Family Fresh Meal bento gallery at the end of the article. This opportunity meant the world to me, and am so excited to share it with all of you.     If you  have a chance…

Fun Food: Cucumber Chain Tutorial

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…I have done a couple of posts using cucumber chains. The girls LOVE them so much, I thought I would do a quick tutorial for you.   It’s a great way to get your kiddos to eat more green! Little D HATES the skins of things…apples, pears, pickles, etc… But for some reason, she will eat these.  HA!   1. All you need are some cucumbers, a knife and an optional round cutter.You can do it by hand, but the edges are not as clean. Don&#…

Cream Puffs

How to make Cream Puffs

…whipped cream. If not, keep mixing until it looks like the picture. Set aside. 8. Prepare pudding according to label directions but use only 1 ¼ cups milk. 9. Fold in whipped whipping cream and almond extract. 10. Mix by hand until mixed completely. . 11. After pastry puffs have cooled, and you are ready to used,  cut in half and spoon in cream puff filling. Serve right away, or place in fridge or freezer for later use. (small pastry shown here)…

Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini

A fun twist on alfredo sauce.

…n cheese – salt and pepper to taste – optional fresh parsley for topping. 1. Cook tortellini as the label directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet and add shallots. Cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add pumpkin and nutmeg and cook for 1 more minute. 3. Stir in cream and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thick, about 5-7 m…

Bento Love: Flowers, Chains, Bunnies & Stars

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…the favorite. Both girls had a fun time with those! hehe Which is making me think, I should do a cucumber chain tutorial asap. (UPDATE: I did! Here it is!) It is super easy, and a great way to get your kiddos to eat some greens! I promise to get that up soon. If you haven’t checked it out already, please stop by and look at the Stuffed Baguette post. Not only is it a fun, original appetizer, but the girls LOVED the filling. I used the littl…

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

…e garlic flavor)   1. Preheat the broiler. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and rinse under colder water to stop the cooking. Shake off excess water.     2. Meanwhile, place the bell peppers cut-side down on a foil-lined broiler pan, and garlic cloves to the sides and broil until charred, 7-8 minutes. 3. Transfer peppers to a bowl , cover and set aside for about 5 mins.     4. Heat a dry sk…

Easy Cake Decorating with Frosting Transfers

Easy Cake Decorating with Frosting Transfers

…for dear friend Phil who LOVES himself some Transformers I also made this LaLa Loopsy cake using this frosting tutorial for Little D’s 4th birthday.   This technique could be used in endless ways. For birthday cakes, baby showers, Valentines Day,  Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.. Basically any event that has cake involved!      Here how you do Easy Cake Decorating with Frosting Transfers – A printed out image or coloring page that…

Ice Tray Treats: Heart Explosion!

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…osion! In this cube tray there are heart shaped pepperoni, oranges, cheese, marshmallows, spinach, bananas, candy, carrots, grapes, apples, gummies, pears, cereal, tomatoes and more cheese. Thank you to Bent On Better Lunches for the heart carrot tutorial I didn’t have a chance to make an “adult” appetizer to post today, but I did make the girls this fun heart sampler for the girls. The LOVED it…no pun intended hehehe…

How to make a Princess Cake

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Pin It   Me: “Hey Big D, what kind of cake do you want for your 4th birthday?”   Big D : ” A princess cake… a princess Belle cake” Me: “DONE!”   Here is what you will need: – 16 0z miniature marshmallows ( about 1.5 bags) – 2-4 Tbsp water – 1.5 tsp vanilla extract – 2 lbs confectioners sugar, divided – Crisco     1.Place marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl, and micro…

Bento Love: Watermelon Meal

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  This fun sandwich is just as fun as the real thing!       Bento Love: Watermelon Meal For this EasyLunchBox lunch there is an open face “watermelon” pb&j sandwich, crackers, fresh watermelon and 2 gummy treats for dessert.      My new Family Fun magazine came and I was so excited to see this fun new peanut butter and jelly sandwich! My girls LOVE pb&j and LOVE watermelon, so I knew this sammie would rock their world When I…