A Beverley Cleary The Mouse and The Motorcycle Food Art Lunch Recipe

Monday, March 29, 2021

A Beverley Cleary The Mouse and The Motorcycle Food Art Lunch Recipe

 If you talk to my family about children's books for any length of time, you won't get too far into the conversation without bringing up multiple Beverley Cleary books. She impacted my wife and me, as well as our kids, with her timeless characters such as Henry Huggins, Ramona and Beezus, and more. My personal favorite story of hers was The Mouse and The Motorcycle. I read it to my kids as soon as they were old enough. 

I still remember sitting in my classroom in elementary school and reading this book for the first time. I was so engrossed in the story that I tuned out everything else around me and thirty minutes later was startled back to reality by a noise. I wanted to be like Keith and have my own mouse named Ralph who could drive toy motorcycles around. What kid wouldn't dream of this? 

My family was saddened by her passing but in honor of Beverley Cleary's life, I made my son a Ralph S. Mouse The Mouse and The Motorcycle lunch. Can you spot the references to the book in this lunchbox? 

How to Make an Easter Bunny Lunch for Your Kids!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

 How to Make an Easter Bunny Lunch

I'm always looking for new Easter food art ideas when it occurred to me. Why can't I turn the famous bunny pancake food art idea into a sandwich for Easter? So that is exactly what I did. It was pretty easy with a few tortillas and some circle cutters. You can make it for your kids as well and I'm going to show you how!

Easter Cadbury Creme Eggs and Reese's Peanut Butter Creme Egg Croissant Bombs Recipe

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Easter Cadbury Creme Eggs and Reese's Peanut Butter Creme Egg Croissant Bombs Recipe

If you're looking for an easy Easter dessert recipe that your family will ask for over and over, look no further. I created these Cadbury Egg and Reese's Egg Bombs this year and they might be the tastiest Easter treat I've ever made. All you need are three ingredients and your family will ask you to make these year after year. Thankfully for my waistline, the chocolate eggs are hard to find except around Easter. 

I baked this recipe in an air fryer but you can probably make them in an oven as well. The secret to these chocolate Easter egg croissant bombs is to make sure that whatever egg you use is completely frozen. I put mine in overnight but they might be frozen enough in a few hours. If you don't freeze them, they will melt and ooze out all over. Now to show you how to easily make these.

How to Make a Celery Recipe Board for National Celery Month!

Monday, March 15, 2021

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy Celery. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Celery Recipe Board for National Celery Month!

You don't normally see celery dominate a food board, but these celery ideas will please even the pickiest eater! March is National Celery Month and my family is celebrating by using Dandy Celery Sticks in five delicious celery recipes that will keep you wanting to make them all year round. You don't have to create all of these at once to fit on your food board, but I highly recommend that you do try all of them to discover a new favorite way to enjoy celery.

How to Make a Celery Recipe Board for National Celery Month!

Celery is packed with flavor and low in calories so it is perfect for snacking on and cooking with. Dandy Celery Sticks are fresh cut and prewashed so they are ready to eat, crispy, crunchy, and all-natural which makes them great for stuffing and dipping. So start making these five celery recipe ideas now so you can start eating them sooner! Make sure to let Dandy and me know which ones are your favorites by commenting or tagging us on social media.

How to Make a Shamrock Quesadilla and Rainbow Sushi St. Patrick's Day Lunch Recipe

Monday, March 8, 2021

 How to Make a Shamrock Quesadilla and Rainbow Sushi St. Patrick's Day Lunch Recipe

If you're mixing cuisines in your kid's lunch, why not do it on St. Patrick's Day? I decided to make a Shamrock quesadilla using heart cookie cutters but I also wanted to try to make sushi. So it made perfect sense to make Mexican food and Japanese food for a lunch on an Irish holiday, right?! Here is how I made these food art recipes for my kids.

Side note, I'm terrible at rolling sushi. I'm sure many of you out there can do a much better job than I did here. I tried to make a rainbow-themed roll which was tasty but I guess I need more practice. Maybe I should watch more YouTube videos on the topic as well. I also used to be really bad at cutting out hearts but then I just bought heart cookie cutters to make my life easier!

Lucky the Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Food Art Lunch Recipe

Monday, March 1, 2021

 Lucky the Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Food Art Lunch Recipe

There's something about St. Patrick's Day that is just magical for me and my family. I love the shamrocks, the pots of gold, the leprechauns, and the food! Call me crazy but I love corned beef and cabbage too. In fact, that is a St. Patrick's Day non-negotiable dinner tradition for my family. But I also always have fun making food art lunches that celebrate this time of year.

How to Make a LEGO Brick and Minifigure Food Art Lunch!

Monday, February 22, 2021

 How to Make a LEGO Brick and Minifigure Food Art Lunch!

If your kids are addicted to LEGO like mine are, then you will want to make them this easy and fun LEGO lunch featuring bricks and minifigures! I seriously find LEGOs all around the house at pretty much all times. Yes, I've even damaged my foot for life by stepping on one brick before. Ok, maybe that is a bit dramatic but if you know you know.

Every year I try and make a LEGO lunch for my kids that has a twist on it. I've done frozen yogurt bricks, a few LEGO Movie lunches with Wyldstyle and Emmett, and a few others. This year I went with more of a generic minifig theme but tried something new with the dessert twist. Keep reading to find out how I made it! 

How to Make a Valentine's Tic-Tac-Toe Set

Thursday, February 11, 2021

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Home Depot. All opinions are my own. 
How to Make a Valentine's Tic-Tac-Toe Set

Look no further for that super fun craft that is great for Valentine's Day and all month long! My daughter and I have partnered with The Home Depot to show you how fun and easy these Kids Workshops are that you can order and make at home. Each month there is a different theme with easy to follow instructions and supplies that your kids can use to build the project. This month you can make and play a Valentine's Tic-Tac-Toe game set.

But guess what? My daughter and I also created a set that you can make using items from around your house or picking up at The Home Depot! You and your kids will love either set. Just don't get to frustrated when they show you who is boss at tic-tac-toe!

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How to Make a Tic-Tac-Toe I Love You Valentine's Day Lunch Recipe

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 How to Make a Tic-Tac-Toe I Love You Valentine's Day Lunch Recipe

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and there is no better time to send your kids a love note in their lunch. Better yet, why not make your kid's lunch into a love note? The hearts in each compartment can be a fun touch to add to any lunch recipe. Don't feel like you need to do it all, just focus on one part of this Valentine's Day food art recipe and have fun with it! Easy instructions are below.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Caprese Salad Skewers

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Red Sun Farms. All opinions are my own.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Caprese Salad Skewers

Why just say "I love you" when you can show your love by making these heart shaped caprese salad skewers? These are perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, or just when you want to impress your family! The secret is is getting high quality tomatoes, like our favorites from Red Sun Farms

How to Make Heart-Shaped Caprese Salad Skewers

With just a few twists on this classic recipe, your family will each get their own plate to devour as an appetizer or a snack. My teenage daughter was hungrily eyeing these and begging to have one before I was done making them. I made her hold off, but I might have packed some extra tomatoes in her lunch for the next day. 

How to Make Rice-A-Roni Savory Mini Waffles

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Rice-A-Roni. All opinions are my own.  
How to Make Rice-A-Roni Savory Mini Waffles

If you think Rice-A-Roni is amazing, wait until you see what you can do with the leftovers! Our family loves all Rice-A-Roni varieties, which is why we always have it on hand. It is so convenient to store in the cupboard and break out for an easy mealtime solution. But do you know what is also an easy mealtime idea? Leftover Rice-A-Roni! 

How to Make Rice-A-Roni Savory Mini Waffles

We recently discovered this idea when we had leftovers and asked, "Will Rice-A-Roni waffle?" The answer is not only "yes it can" but "yes you should!" These mini waffles are great for kids and adults alike because they are so simple to make. Even your kids can help by stirring up this mixture, giving you a good excuse to spend time together in the kitchen. So, gather your kids, a few ingredients, and your waffle iron to make these delicious savory mini waffles!

How to Make Marvel WandaVision Food Art School Lunches!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

How to Make Marvel WandaVision Food Art School Lunches!

My older kids and I are loving WandaVision on Disney+ so I made each of them a lunch to celebrate our latest obsession. At the time of writing this there are only three episodes but we can't wait to see more. It is so fun to watch Wanda (Scarlett Witch) and Vision move through the decades in TV show form.

The sets are perfect and the acting by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are spot on. It reminds me of being a kid and watching shows at my grandparents house such as Dick Van Dyke and The Brady Bunch. Of course WandaVision also includes a superhero twist and mysterious happenings in the neighborhood. Marsha Brady never had to deal with that. Regardless, I wanted to make a Wanda lunch for my daughter and Vision lunch for my oldest son. 

How to Make a Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Food Art Bento Lunches For Your Kids!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

 How to Make a Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Food Art Bento Lunch

If your family is like mine, then you are missing Disneyland and Disney World like crazy! We are huge Disney lovers so my kids requested a Disney lunch as they went back to school after the break. I've made Mickey and Minnie Mouse lunches before, but I wanted to make these a little different. With everything going on in our world, I thought I would give these lunches a 2021 tweak.

My kids wear masks at school so why not include those and make it a little more fun? They are part of our everyday lives now so I decided to build them in. To be honest, they were actually easier to make than creating the bottom part of the faces so it even saved me time. I also like to think that Mickey and Minnie are smiling under those masks!

 
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