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  • Tips for Dyeing Easter Eggs

    Tips for Dyeing Easter Eggs

    Although many children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Easter Bunny, one of our most anticipated Easter activities is coloring Easter Eggs as a family. Each year, right before Easter, we get together, cousins and all, to dye our Easter Eggs.

    Here are some Tips for Dyeing Eggs:

    1. When buying eggs to dye, choose only refrigerated eggs with clean and uncracked shells. Always check the date on the package. Preferably, buy your eggs a few days before you will hard boil them, as really fresh eggs are harder to peel and shells stick to the eggs.
    2. To hard boil eggs, place eggs in cold water, covering eggs entirely. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to prevent cracking. Gently bring eggs to a boil. Simmer eggs for 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Some chefs suggest adding a half teaspoon of salt to prevent cracking and making peeling easier.

  • Make Christmas Ornaments with the Kids with This Easy Salt Dough Recipe

    Make Christmas Ornaments with the Kids with This Easy Salt Dough Recipe

    Salt dough is an easy dough that you can make with basic kitchen ingredients. It is perfect for making Christmas ornaments with the kids.

    There are two basic recipes, one uses only flour and salt, the other adds in vegetable oil. There are a few differences, so read recipe through before starting. Store your salt dough in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but usually not more than a couple of days.

    Basic Salt Dough


    * 1 cup of salt
    * 1 cup of flour
    * 1/2 cup of water


    * In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
    * Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
    * Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
    * When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container