We also had a carrot Salad sort of like this one, but with a more Asian flavor palette--rice vinegar, ginger, etc. Not too exciting.
The most thrilling accomplishment, I think, was remaking fat mints in multicolor! We left the cocoa out of part of the dough and added green food coloring. The food coloring rather scared me (even before we realized it was from 1978!!), but I figure if you only do this once every several years, how much harm can it do? Or, if you're really into green food, you could go buy some natural food coloring at Whole Foods.