Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Easter is just a few days away and it's time for family gatherings with the kids, in the kitchen having fun dying and decorating eggs. And what do we pull out? Food coloring: an artificial color additive and toxic chemical used to add color to processed foods, drinks, and condiments... even the dye in our jeans are the same "color" found in these foods. But don't worry, the FDA has regulated to where the dyes must be labeled on the ingredient list for consumers; feel safer? (kidding)....more

Important Lessons Learned During Easter Egg Coloring

This past weekend I facilitated the coloring of Easter Eggs with my three and four year olds. The ordeal unfolded much like the way training an Angora rabbit to use a lint roller might. As with everything, it was a learning experience. I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned with you so that you might adjust your own egg dying session accordingly. ...more
As was evidenced by my husband getting bossy with the eggs...more

8 Gorgeous New Ways to Make Easter Eggs

One of my earliest Easter memories is watching sharp pins being delicately pushed in the ends of an egg and then being shown how to carefully blow out the whites and yolk. We handled the fragile empty eggs with care as we dyed them. I recall we used wax and carefully, though not exactly skillfully, layered on the colours and designs. Well, the adults and older children mostly used the wax but I was able to help with the dipping....more
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How to Make Glitter Easter Eggs

My new favorite craft and DIY blog, Tater Tots & Jello, featured this super-cute idea (from the craft queen "A Pumpkin and a Princess") for decorating Easter eggs with glittery polka dots and I had to give it a whirl ... but with my own spin! ...more
Glitter makes everything better :-)more

10 Ways to Use Hard Boiled Eggs

So we did the somewhat obligatory dying of the Easter eggs. I refer to it that way because, while my kids have fun doing it, it's nothing they love. So we never really make a big deal out of it. ...more

8 Things to Make with Leftover Easter Eggs

Come tomorrow, after girls in sweet spring dresses and boys with grass-stained knees collect their eggs in the annual back yard Easter egg hunts, frugal cooks everywhere will be looking for ways to use those cooked eggs, so they don't go to waste. Here are a few ideas -- easy ones! ...more
Impressive tips Alanna. Unfortunately, we ate last Easter eggs & ham yesterday. But, I'll have ...more

Five Fresh Ideas for Easter

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Natural Egg Dye: A Rainbow of Options

You can dye Easter eggs with all-natural ingredients like spices, vegetables, and even wine! I made recipe cards for eggs dyed with everything from cran-raspberry juice to onion skins—plus instructions, tips, and pictures of what your finished eggs will look like. ...more
One could blow out the egg interior, and then do the dying to keep the shells around year-round. ...more

What Do I Do With Those Easter Eggs?

I know, I know. Everyone knows that the best, and most traditional, way to get rid of those colored Easter Eggs the day after Easter is to throw them at your neighbor's house because their Christmas lights are still up. But did you know you can actually eat them?...more