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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colored Easter Eggs

I really loved this one.
Do you do dyed eggs for Easter?

I know when my kids were little that was almost as important as the actual Easter Basket that the Easter Bunny would bring.  They always wanted to come up with unique designs and colors.

But if you have looked at the egg dying kits, there really aren't that many colors available.  Well I found these really sweet ideas for different colors to dye your own eggs on the McCormick's website. Before you start you can make an egg drying stand out of a paper towel tube cut into sections or use an empty egg carton.

  • Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar and food color in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat for each color. Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry.

Here are some more decorating Ideas from McCormick

Two-toned eggs: Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another. Or, dip each half of the egg in the dye for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.

Painted eggs: Mix 20 drops food color and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar in small container. Paint hard-cooked eggs with a small paintbrush or cotton swab. Go wild with stripes, polka dots and zigzags.

Designed eggs: Before dyeing, place rubber bands, stickers such as chicks, rabbits, flowers or other springtime favorites, or paper reinforcements on the eggs to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove the rubber bands, etc., to view the design.

Personalized eggs: Write initials, names or draw pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing.

Marbleized eggs: Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Gently roll egg in the mixture for 30 seconds, or until the egg is the desired shade. Transfer the egg to a second color mixture, and repeat the process. Allow the egg to dry completely. Wipe away excess oil with a paper towel.

Color wash eggs: Place several eggs in a colander in the kitchen sink. Splash eggs with vinegar. Drop yellow food color onto eggs. Gently shake the colander for a few seconds to help the color spread. Let stand 30 seconds. Repeat with 1 or 2 additional food colors. After the final stand time, lightly rinse eggs with water. Drain completely. Allow eggs to dry.

I think I'm going to try some of these even though I don't have any "little" kids.  I'm going to put mine in the a Tupperware egg keeper (deviled egg carrier from the vault) and then put the Slice and Wedge out when I put my eggs on display! 
This way I bet they will get eaten quickly - sliced or wedged they will be a hit I am sure!

So are you going to be trying this one?
Are your kids going to help you be creative?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Caramel Apple Cookies

I know Spring is here, but in my opinion cookies are the perfect dessert any time of year.  I could see these with a nice cup of coffee or tea to end a meal.

Another thing I really like about these is that they look pretty and special but aren't difficult to make nor do they have "odd" or hard to find ingredients.

Caramel Apple Cookies

I also like that this recipe doesn't make a huge amount of cookies, so that they are tempting you to "over-indulge".

All of the Tupperware pieces used to prepare these cookies are available on my Tupperware Site.  
There are so many wonderful new things going on at Tupperware ... check it out - I bet you will be pleasantly surprised.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What's for Dinner? Let's make some meatballs!

Awesome Meatballs

If you are single, or if its just the two of you, I'm sure you are saying wow LOTS of meatballs here .... But you can use these as the base for so many meals.  Add to a brown gravy, a tomato gravy with or without spaghetti, meatball subs ... 

I love making things like this, I can have dinner one night, lunch another and then freeze the rest in individual servings for those quick meals when time is of the essence or when there is just "nothing in the fridge".

Speaking of that ... maybe it is time to make a batch.  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Honey!!

Well another year has come.
It's the first FULL day of Spring (ok so it's also complete with snow this year) so the flowers and plants and trees will start showing their wonderful colors and we can stop with all the piles of blankets and sweaters.

AND again it is time to say 

to my hubby!

We get to celebrate with a wonderful dinner tonight ...  Can't wait!

Happy Birthday Bill.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Smart Steamer Cakes

Here's another easy way to make a little dessert or snack for some deserving "little" people in your life ... or for you.

If you were able to pick up one of the Tupperware Smart Steamers that are on sale in the Mid March Brochure from my Tupperware Site, this will definitely make you a star when everyone wants dessert and you "thought" it would take too long to make.

You could use any kind of cake mix.
I bet the snack cakes or muffins would work too!
You could add Chocolate Chips or maybe Cinnamon Chips or I've seen Raspberry Chips.
I bet you could add some fruit (just don't go overboard).  I'm thinking a strawberry or a raspberry or maybe a banana slice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Another Kismet Explanation


This one is a really nice explanation 

Lately this is something that I need to see 
And see more often.
Something I need to accept
Something I need to take to heart
Something I need to put into practice.

Something I need to 
Let Go

Their Stuff
Their Lesson.

Yes .... time to let everything wash over me and off my back.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Just wanted to say .....

St Patrick's Day

I wish I could give you a million dollars
the winning lottery numbers
But alas I can't

But what I can give is this 
My wish for you 
for today and every day

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