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Kidzworld Kitchen: Easter Eggs Galore

Mar 10, 2016

It’s the season for eggs and chocolate! Greet this fun spring holiday with some cute and unique recipe ideas. 

Devilled eggs are a classic snack that also make a great appetizer or breakfast. Give them a festive pastel facelift for the holidays with a bit of food coloring that will make a fun addition to any table.  Feel free to re-use this same idea with different colors for other occasions and sporting events.

The no-bake Easter nests are cute as a dessert, gift or can even be used as an imaginative place card at Easter dinner. Neatly write the names of dinner guests on slips of paper, tape a toothpick to the back and stick into the nests. Voila! Change them up and personalize by filling with your favorite candies, chocolates or even a marshmallow chick.

Food Coloring for your eggsFood Coloring for your eggsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Pastel Devilled Eggies

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Pinch of paprika (optional)
  • Assorted food colouring

Instructions:

  1. Place the eggs into a pot and cover with cold water and add a pinch of salt (Hint! Adding salt will make the eggs easier to peel later)
  2. Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil over high heat (about 10 minutes)
  3. Turn off the heat and leave on the hot stove element for another 10-15 minutes
  4. Remove the eggs into a bowl of cold water
  5. When the eggs are cool enough carefully peel the shells off
  6. Gently cut each egg in half
  7. Scoop the yolks out and put into a mixing bowl and set aside
  8. Fill small glass bowls half way with water and add a 3-4 drops of food colouring to each
  9. Place halved eggs into the bowls of coloured water and let sit until they are the desired pastel colour
  10. Remove from the coloured water and place upside down on paper towel to dry
  11. Add the mayo, dry mustard, paprika and salt and pepper to the egg yolks and mix until smooth and creamy
  12. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the eggs
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Pastel Devilled EggiesPastel Devilled EggiesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Egg-Filled Easter Nests

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of butterscotch or chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1-12oz bag of chow mein noodles
  • ½ unsalted peanuts
  • 30-60 of your favorite wrapped or unwrapped egg shaped candies (Hint! Eggies, Peeps, Mini Eggs and jelly beans all work wonderfully)

Instructions:

  1. Line trays with wax paper
  2. Put the chips into a large microwave safe bowl and heat on medium power for 1 minute.
  3. Remove and stir, heat for 10-15 seconds at a time until the mixture is creamy and lump-free
  4. Add peanut butter and blend well
  5. Add noodles and peanuts and gentle cover them with the chocolate mixture until completely covered
  6. Spoon into small piles onto the wax paper and shape into nests with buttered fingers
  7. Refrigerate until hardened
  8. Add a few eggs to the center of the nest before serving and enjoy!

Egg-Filled Easter NestsEgg-Filled Easter NestsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy egg hunting!!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

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Hey, Just wanted some advice to help me on what to do on this. Ever since I was 3 I've been both Verbally, Mentally, And Physically abused. To me, this is normal since it's been happening for so long. But I just can't take this thing anymore. When I get home I always get yelled at for no reason. I have been on Anti-Depressants for the past 1-2 years. Been going to counseling for 6-7 years for family. Nothing has changed yet. I just need help on how to handle this. Thanks.
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