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Instant Mug o' Mac & Cheese in the Microwave. Puffed Pastry with Apples, Goat Cheese & Pepitas. This yummy post is contributed by Sarah from Two Blue Lemons, a healthy cooking blog What do you eat Christmas morning?

Puffed Pastry with Apples, Goat Cheese & Pepitas

It seems every family has a mix of sentimental favorites and new recipes reflecting what point they are at in their lives. Growing up we always had fresh grapefruit halves served in my great grandmother’s china and homemade Swedish stollen. My husband’s family popped a tray of Pilsbury cinnamon rolls into their oven every year. This year, I’m planning on tossing these festive puffed pastry bites in the oven as soon as we stumble downstairs. They will taste great with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit salad, and strong coffee. Savory Christmas Dinner Crepes. This yummy post is contributed by Caroline of Armelle Blog Crêpes are often though of as a sweet dessert, but savory crêpes are equally as good, and are a perfect dish to add to your holiday table!

Savory Christmas Dinner Crepes

My family has made these savory dinner crêpes for special holidays as long as I can remember, it really isn’t Christmas unless our favorite dinner crêpes are served! This is a great recipe that can be prepared in advance, then filled, rolled, and heated up all ready for your Christmas dinner! Here’s the recipe… Ham, Gruyere Cheese, and Mushroom Savory Dinner Crêpes(makes approximately 30 medium sized crêpes with filling) Ingredients 20-30 cooked crêpes from your favorite crepe recipe (be sure to leave out any vanilla or sugar, since this is a savory crêpe) For the French Crêpesmakes about 25-30 small crêpes 1 1/2 cup water1 1/2 cup milk2 ¼ cups4 tbs melted butter6 large eggs 1) Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined. Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. Have you ever been a situation when you wanted to throw out all things complicated - be it from serious life to career issues to as simple as clearing out a crumpled up wardrobe to your bookshelf?

Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Ah! I know how it feels. Sometimes I feel that we all make things too complicated when they need not be. A simple solution is all it probably needs. Simplicity is the best cure for most of our problems but well, it can be the hardest thing to get (what a paradox!). The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch. I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring.

The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together.

But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time. Why mason jars, you might ask? There really are only two rules to the mason jar salad: Start with the dressing or sauce, and end with the lettuce and herbs. Gourmet Sandwiches for Guys. From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches.

Gourmet Sandwiches for Guys

They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Healthy Brown Bag Lunches For Kids and Adults. Be a healthy hero: Pack a daily lunch for yourself and your children.

Healthy Brown Bag Lunches For Kids and Adults

Not only will you give your diet a big nutrition boost, you’ll save money too. We’ve got ten expert-approved, easy-to-pack lunch ideas—five for kids, and five for adults—to get you started. Bento Lunches. Adventures in Bentomaking. Bento Lunches. The Bento Beginnings Bento Box Basics for Back-to-School. Aug05 by Guest Contributor Our Guest Contributor is Wendy Copley of Wendolonia.

Bento Box Basics for Back-to-School

When my oldest son entered preschool and I had to start packing him a lunch, I was terror-struck. Up to that point his daycare had fed him his lunches. Sure, I made his lunches on the weekend, but I usually just heated up leftovers or fixed him a bowl of mac and cheese. A lunch box full of cold foods. A lunch box full of cold foods he would be willing to put in his picky three-year-old mouth. My mind boggled. But rather than panic, I did what I do in all times of crisis: I started searching the internet.

What the heck is bento, you ask? That sounds boring, you say. Ahhhh, but there’s where you’re wrong! Lunch in a Box: Building a Better Bento. - What's for lunch at our house. Keeping your bento lunch safe (Reviewing bento basics) Note: This bento safety article is one of the first ones I posted here on Just Bento, back in November 2007.

Keeping your bento lunch safe (Reviewing bento basics)

I’ve edited it and added some more information, especially since more and more new people are coming to the site. Even if you’re a veteran bento maker, it’s good to go over the basics occasionally! A traditional portable bento box meal is meant to be eaten eaten at room temperature. It’s typically made in the morning, then held for a few hours until lunchtime, also at room temperature. Millions and millions of Japanese people eat bentos like this (as well as an increasing number of people all around the world). Thoroughly re-heat then cool any cooked food before packing Using leftover and pre-cooked food reduces the time needed to assemble your bento in the morning. In some cases it can be okay to pack food direct from the refrigerator, such as pre-made salads, instant pickles, and so on.

Don’t use raw or undercooked fish or meat Keep cool foods separate from hot. Bento Lunch Boxes - Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids. Made one-too-many grilled cheese or PB&J lunches?

Bento Lunch Boxes - Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

These beautiful bento lunch box ideas will certainly change things up -- but still let you incorporate your kid's favorite foods and healthy snacks. And these can be only as detailed as you want; says Anna Yamamoto, our supertalented bento creator: "The most important thing about making a bento is to make it with love -- and have lots of fun!

" Antichoking warning: Remember to remove toothpicks and cut up blueberries, grapes, carrots and other food for children under 4. See our Antichoking guide for more information.