I got some great advice yesterday. Today for lunch my son wanted some of the stuff I made Sunday. I had the idea to plate it up and use some of that great info for a new pic.
Whats different: The biggest thing is I moved outdoors for better light. I mounted the camera to a tripod, used the timer, and shot it from 24" away. Then I cropped it and used the enhancement feature in IPhoto.
I won't always have the option of daylight so I am working on some lights for inside. I have a lot to learn but this is a huge step in the right direction.
Thanks again to everyone for the help.