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Adorable Deviled Eggs

When I saw these absolutely adorable deviled eggs on Pinterest a while back, I literally squealed in delight. Last Easter, I made deviled eggs and gave them eyes and a beak with capers and pimiento, but they were in the traditional deviled egg configuration — cut in half the long way. I would have never … Continue reading

Frozen Yogurt Dots

Last week, my friend Jenn K. (the one who sent me one of my favorite recipes ever, the kale and two-bean soup) told me about something she’d seen on Pinterest — frozen yogurt dots. You put yogurt, any flavor, into a disposable icing bag or plastic zip-top bag with a corner snipped off, squeeze dots … Continue reading

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

The other day, my friend Shelly posted some pictures on Facebook of a loaf of whole wheat bread that she’d baked — it looked so tantalizingly delicious that I immediately went to the store to purchase the ingredients I’d need to make it. (By the way, Shelly has a great cooking and crafting blog — … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Egg Salad Pita Sandwich

Jack’s been digging hardboiled eggs lately, so today, I made him a simple egg salad (just mashed two eggs with some mayonnaise, a pinch of salt and a tiny dash of garlic powder) for lunch. He loves egg salad sandwiches, but complains that they’re too messy to eat, so I stuffed the egg salad into … Continue reading

Edamame, Corn and Quinoa Salad

I love edamame, so when I saw this edamame, corn and quinoa salad recipe from Eating Well Living Thin on a friend’s Pinterest board the other day, I put the ingredients on my grocery list. It just looked too beautiful to resist, and plus, I always appreciate a good quinoa recipe. This salad is quick … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Spring Has Sprung

Jack was very excited yesterday about the first day of spring (they’re learning about the equinoxes in school, apparently), so I tried to give his lunch today a touch of springtime. We had just enough homemade fried rice left over from dinner last night for Johnny and Jack’s lunches, so I packed Jack’s serving in … Continue reading

No-Dye Glittery Easter Eggs

How cute are these glittery polka dot Easter eggs? The idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens and is genius in its simplicity: affix double-sided glue dots to hardboiled eggs, roll them around in some glitter, and voila! Festive Easter eggs that don’t require any dye. This is also fun to do with the kids. … Continue reading

Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip

I made the Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip from the Half Baked blog for our St. Patrick’s Day party dessert this weekend, and it was so amazing that I had to write about it immediately. It’s everything you love about a caramel apple (the juxtaposition of tart and sweet flavors, the crunch of the apple) with … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: The Ides of March

OK, so this lunch has nothing to do with the Ides of March, but I didn’t have a theme for it, and it is the Ides of March, so I figured that would make a more interesting title than simply “Bento Box for March 15, 2012.” 😉 Today, I got to play around with some … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up

For those of you who are planning St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend, I thought I’d do a quick round-up of all my St. Patrick’s Day-related entries. Click on the links below to read more: Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Irish Soda Bread Fruit Rainbow A couple of cute lunches: Over the Rainbow and … Continue reading