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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallow Hearts

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I try to make the girls one “naughty” treat a week… This week I chose homemade marshmallows. And it’s true… once you go homemade on these puppies, you will never want to go back to store brought again. TO. DIE. FOR! I got the recipe over at: My Baking Addiction and they came together beautifully. They looked awesome in the girl’s lunch box for today too!!

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Left to right: Homemade marshmallow heart, peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam man, mandarin orange and some chocolate Japanese cookies I saw at the store.  Of course the grapes too – the girl would like on those when they are in season (or on sale!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love marshmallows? Especially marshmallows cut into such a lovely shape?

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Lunchbox Part Two

bento1As this week has gone on, I’ve managed to make sure than I haven’t given the girl’s sandwiches in their lunch boxes. They aren’t too fond of sandwiches to start off with, but I will admit it’s been a little challenging for me.

Last night I had a moment of inspiration! Since I was making a pasta bake, and would have left over noodles, I made a quick Mac  n Cheese and baked them like cupcakes in the oven. Next I made chocolate cupcakes with plain greek yogurt – tasty and healthy! Then things get a little different. L1 decided that carrots and peanut butter where sent directly from the devil, so I gave her some relatively healthy fruit snacks instead. Everyone got two oreos, some grapes and blueberries and a simply go-gurt. Not pictured is the banana I added for afternoon snack, the small bags of natural, lightly salted popcorn, and the honest company fruit juice pouches.

Hopefully this lunch will be a hit… I am planning on making carrot mini cake cookies and maybe some zucchini brownies for the upcoming week. Maybe even a rolled up rice krispie treat! 🙂

Tune in later for some actual crafty pics!