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Although I am a huge fan of Christmas, today is my favorite day of the year. I am celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. For those of the Christian faith today is the day to remember the reason for the Christmas Child. Christ came into the world as a baby and he left the world as a Savior. More than a good teacher, although his teachings are remarkable, his death on the Cross made it possible for me to know real love. His triumph over death makes it possible for me to know real life–here and forever. His example of how to live, to serve, to see the poor and to love others changes the way I live. I make different choices now. I see people the way the Creator sees them and I am moved to make a difference in this world. It’s not an easy path, but the blessings along the way make my joy complete.

It all started with a simple prayer and it has led to life well-lived. It began a transformation in my life and heart and it is not over. He holds me in His hand and calls me His beloved. I hope you know He loves you too!

Happy Easter.


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Dyed Deviled Eggs

Diane Hidey —  April 7, 2012 — 3 Comments

Another fun thing I found on Pinterest was this fun version of Deviled Eggs. I had to try it myself.

First, I followed the directions for the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg from my site. I used older eggs and they were really easy to peel, except for one or two. After peeling the eggs, I cut them in half and removed the yolk.

Second, I put each half into a bowl of dyed water. I used cold water and 7 drops of food coloring. I only had neon colors on hand, so I didn’t let the eggs rest too long in the water. A friend had asked if the water bath made the eggs slimy and I am happy to report that it did not.

Third, I removed the eggs from the dye and laid them to dry on paper towels.

Fourth, I made the deviled filling.
-Smash the egg yolks til fine.
-Add 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons mustard, 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning. Mix thoroughly. If the mixture is not moist enough, add more mayo.

Finally, pipe the filling into the eggs. (I just use a plastic baggie with an end cut off). Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Chocolate and Pretzels–is there a better combination? I don’t think so! I use this recipe for every major holiday and party. It is simple, stores well and is the perfect food craft for small hands!

I used square pretzels, but you can use round wheels or the small normal pretzel shape. You can use Hershey’s kisses (think about the variety that are available!) But for this batch, I used Wilton Candy Melts. And they make the whole process so much easier for small hands to help you make these treats!

THE SET UP
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Line cooking sheet with tin foil (it makes clean up a breeze and keeps the pretzels from sliding during transfers)
Place pretzels on sheet.
Top each with a Wilton Candy Melt (these are available in so many perfect colors)

HEAT IN OVEN for 3-5 minutes.
Watch carefully, the disks will melt quickly. They will get shinier as they melt. Too long and they begin to separate. Not long enough and you won’t be able to top them.

TOPPING
Remove from oven and immediately place an M&M type candy on the center of the melting disk. Push down far enough to lock the candy in place. Be careful of getting your fingers in the melted chocolate.

COOL and enjoy! These can be stored in a cookie container and will last for a while, but in my house, half of them are gone already!!

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