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hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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I am Helen Knecht. I like to create art with watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, gouache, acrylics, markers and digitally on my computer. My style is illustrative and impressionistic. I also like to write children’s stories.

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Candy for Christmas by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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FAVE MEMORY
I remember Santa filling my stocking with a tangerine and lots of candy! I ate it at 3 or 4 in the morning when we were full of anticipation and could not wait for daylight. One year our grandparents brought our family a giant candy cane. I believe it was around 6 inches in diameter and about a foot long. Of course I was just a little girl and it may have seemed bigger than it actually was. It was big though, and we had to break pieces off with a hammer! It lasted a long, long time even with our family of 9! Now that I think of it, the candy cane may have been even bigger than 6 inches in diameter. I do not know where they purchased this enormous piece of candy, but I sure enjoyed it and think of it every Christmas!

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Toasted Tomato Sandwich by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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FAVE MEMORY
My mom made these many times when I was growing up. It was and is a favorite food of mine. Toasting the buttered bread in a skillet results in soft toast. Although there were 7 kids, we were not all eating at the same time because of our age differences. Still, Mom must have stood at the stove a very long time when we were hungry for a toasted tomato sandwich. One was never enough!

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Lemon Meringue Pie by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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My favorite food memory is lemon meringue pie. Read my short story about how it came to be.

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CANISTER SET by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Remember the old metal canisters? These bring back memories, but I am glad the manufacturers updated the design and material.

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You and Me and a Cup of Tea by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Sharing a cup of tea with a friend can make a friendship last forever.

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Sweet Green Witch Cupcake by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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In fairy tales, the witch threatens to eat humans, but not in the case of the sweet green witch cupcake!

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Helen’s Peanut Butter Mousse by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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FOOD GEOMETRY
Once upon a time, my favorite comfort food was peanut butter mixed with marshmallow creme. A few weeks ago, after a particularly-ugly-dreadful day, I eagerly went to the kitchen to prepare my recipe. Sadly, I found no marshmallow creme in the cupboard! But I did find a tub of frozen topping in the fridge. I mixed peanut butter with the topping—it immediately became my new comfort food. BONUS: fewer calories!

How to Build an Ice Cream Cone by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Food Geometry
Creamy, dreamy, delicious ice cream. Not sure what flavor? Have them all in one yummy sugar cone! Read the instructions for a perfect ice cream cone that will not topple over. Simple!

Nostalgic 1950s Kitchen by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Food Geometry
Turquoise and pink shouts the 1950s like nothing else! I enjoyed creating this design as floods of memories doused my mind. Very cute image for any kitchen.

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CANDY, CANDY, CANDY by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Food Geometry
Candy, candy, candy! Dreamy chocolate, but even better with creamy peanut butter: Mom’s PB fudge, fruit slices in cherry, orange or lime flavors, candy buttons, caramel creams and taffy.

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Lollipop (le bonbon) by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Feeling down? Need a “pick-me-up”? Deserve a treat? I have an idea ... grab a yummy lollipop from this beautiful candy dish! Lime, lemon, grape or cherry? Which one will you choose? Pick a cherry one for me, please.

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Did You Say Extra Cherries? by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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Strawberry shake with whipped cream and lots of cherries. Looks good enough to eat! Digital art.

Ice Cream and Popsicles by hkOriginals

Maineville, OH, US

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FOOD GEOMETRY
Ice Cream and popsicles! Enjoy this design and save the calories. Digital art.

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