Mass Potato Washing

13Make the process a little aster by washing them in the dishwasher! Then boil them or back them just long enough until the skins slide right off. Make mashed potatoes or use as needed.

Dyed Easter Deviled Eggs

10006212_632824420099607_679797247_nHow cool is this? Make deviled eggs as usual except when you get the eggs cut and separated from yolks dye the white halves in different Easter colors with food coloring or Easter egg coloring dyes. Use same recipe that is the family favorite for filling. Makes a great surprise setting.

Minion Easter Egg Idea

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Dip hard boiled egg in blue dye first (only half) to desired strength of blue color for pants – when dry do the same with the other half but in yellow. When dry glue on googly eyes like shown in examples. Use sharpie marker to create smiles and rings to top and bottom of eyes. Pictured they used black yarn to create band for glasses but you could just finish with sharpie marker. Very cool and the kids will love their new companions.

Foods To Eat That Are Good For Your Health

418737_145046702315633_574706780_nThese are some simple foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help with things like breast cancer, heart disease, wrinkles, cancer and cholesterol. Some you already probably incorporate into your diet already but it is important to understand that the more raw and less cooked you eat them in is the healthiest for you and will help with the above conditions better. For instance, raw vegetables are best – but if you must cook steaming is the best way to cook, followed by blanching, boiling and placing into foil and baking are the best options. Nuts should never be purchased in snack isle or near registers – only get them in the baking isle. These can be found cooked or raw (some nuts are not edible in raw form) but they will not have added sodium and are much healthier for you. One final note is about frozen berries and vegetables – there is not a lot of difference in frozen berries and vegetables because mostly they are flash frozen which will allow them to retain their good properties. Just remember to look for things like added sugar or sodium (like that bag of frozen corn saturated with butter and salt that you throw into a microwave and serve right from the bag).

Zip Lock Omelet

374719_10200572937219333_934684534_nThis works great when you have a group of people together. No one has to wait for their omelet, everyone gets involved in the process and it’s a great conversation piece.

Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.

Crack no more than two eggs (large or x-large) into each bag and shake to combine.

Put out a variety of ingredients such as cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc as selection.

Each guest adds prepared ingredients of their choice to their bag. Shake, carefully press air out of bag and zip it up.

Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. (We suspect that if you only make fewer at a time you might not need to cook them for that long.)

You can cook 6-8 omelets (bags) in a large pot. For more bags, make another pot of boiling water or cook in shifts.

Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.

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Easter Egg Coloring With Kool Aid

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2 env.  (0.13 to 0.16 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any red color (try Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry or Tropical Punch flavor)
2 env.  (0.14 oz. to 0.15 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any orange color (try Orange, Mango or Peach Mango flavor)
2 env.  (0.13 oz. to 0.23 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any yellow or green color (try Lemonade, Piña or Lemon-Lime flavor)
2 env.  (0.22 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any blue color (try Mixed Berry or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor)
1/2 cup  water, divided
1-1/2 doz.  hard-cooked eggs, cooled
MIX contents of 2 (same-flavored) KOOL-AID envelopes with 2 Tbsp. water in 6- to 8-oz. container; stir to dissolve drink mixes. Repeat in 3 separate containers with remaining KOOL-AID envelopes.
PLACE eggs on cooling rack in sink; rinse eggs with tap water.
SPOON KOOL-AID mixtures, 1 at a time, over wet eggs to create tie-dye patterns. Repeat with remaining eggs.
POUR a little tap water over each egg to set colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet to dry. Rinse sink immediately as needed.
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How to Make Solid-Colored Easter Eggs
Pour contents of 1 envelope of each KOOL-AID color into separate 10- to-12 oz. container. Add 2/3 cup water to each; stir to dissolve drink mix. Use spoon to place 1 hard-cooked egg in each cup, keeping egg submerged until desired color is reached. Continue with remaining eggs. Let dry as directed above.
Special Extra
Place assorted rubber bands around hard-cooked eggs before dipping in cups of KOOL-AID mixtures; let dry completely before removing rubber bands. For a two-tone effect, dip the dry colored eggs again in a lighter-colored prepared KOOL-AID.
Substitute
Experiment with other KOOL-AID flavors for different color patterns.