Easter Eggs and Egg Dye
Host a neighborhood Easter egg hunt -- or just whip up a few treats for the family -- with these Easter recipes. From Easter egg cookies to dyeing and decorating ideas, you'll find egg-cellent choices here.
Bread dough is shaped into Easter eggs then decorated with pastel icing for these fun rolls.
Make these easy chocolate candies for Easter baskets or to serve with Easter dinner. Pudding mix provides the chocolate for the centers. For the coating, you can choose either dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate.
A ham and cheese omelet rolled in a crepe makes a filling breakfast. Perfect for brunch, too.
Fill this low-carb omelet with smoked salmon this time; try turkey or ham next time.
Asparagus, available year-round in many in grocery stores, is at its best during spring. When you find it fresh, and possibly locally grown, make the most of it in this main-dish quiche.
Refrigerated biscuits make a perfect crust for this colorful brunch dish.
Treat your family to Sunday brunch when you mix up this 30-minute frittata. Cottage cheese supplies extra protein without adding excessive calories.
Crab and chutney on this deviled egg mixture makes this popular appetizer a bit fancy, yet still quick to make and so versatile.
If your children or grandchildren ask if they can help you cook, teach them how to make egg salad. It's easy to put together and, if you boil the eggs ahead of time, requires no oven or stove-top. You can make the eggs the day before and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the salad. Most kids love helping out in the kitchen and feel grown-up if they are allowed to mix, stir or add ingredients.
Summer picnics and cookouts wouldn't be the same without deviled eggs, and the perfect recipe has nothing to do with the filling -- it's all about how to boil the eggs. Deviled eggs are, well, devilishly simple: hard-boiled eggs are halved lengthwise, the yolk is removed and mashed together with mustard, mayonnaise, paprika, hot pepper sauce (the mix-ins can vary, but it's the spicy "heat" that make something "deviled"), then the yolk filling is spooned or piped back into the cavity of the egg white. Perfection.
You won't be dialing for take-out once you master how to make egg drop soup. The dish has become a staple in Chinese restaurants across America, but it's easy and inexpensive to make at home.
Once you learn how to make deviled eggs, you will be able to whip up an inexpensive and delicious side dish to bring to picnics, pot luck suppers or any other event where you're asked to bring a dish.
Since they're made with such simple ingredients--sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, a little salt--it's easy to think of sugar cookies as the Plain Janes of cookies. That is, until you break out the cookie cutters and colored sugar, the sprinkles and colored icing, the candy pieces and other adornments. But sugar cookies are more than just show pieces. When you know how to make sugar cookies just right, their understated sweetness and delicate texture are anything but ordinary--even when you eat them plain.
Why would anyone need advice on how to cook mushrooms? It's simple; you just slice them, put them in a pan and cook. Easy, right? Well, it is easy to cook mushrooms, but as with any other food, the smallest details can make or break the dish.