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My Favorite Easter Projects & Recipes

2015 March 31

Easter is such a fun and festive holiday from decorating eggs to making fresh and delicious Easter inspired spring dishes. Here are just a few of my very favorite recipes and projects to make for Easter. What are your favorite Easter crafts or recipes?

Glittered Easter Pails

1. Glittered Easter Pails: Skip the basket and turn dollar bin (Target is the best) metal pails into glittery Easter pails in no time with some glue and chunky glitter. Here’s how we did it.

Goil Foiled Easter Eggs

2. Gold Foiled Easter Eggs: Turn hard boiled eggs or blown-eggs into min works of gilded art with this tutorial. These eggs make for a stunning centerpiece on your Easter table or cute little place card holders.

Carrot Pudding Pies

3. Carrot Pudding Pies: It only takes 5 Ingredients to make these sweet little carrot pudding pies! This is an Easter dessert kids, adults and the Easter Bunny will all love. Get the recipe here.

Rubber Band Easter Eggs

4. Rubber Band Easter Eggs: Who knew rubber bands would become so handy while dying Easter Eggs? Give this fun tutorial a try.

Carrot Cupcakes

5. Perfect Carrot Cupcakes: Nothing says Easter like the perfect plate of carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Everyone will go nuts for these little cakes. Here’s my all-time favorite recipe.

Deviled Eggs6. Deviled Eggs 3-Ways: It wouldn’t be Easter without deviled eggs! Plus, what are you going to do with all of those hard boiled eggs after you’ve finished coloring them? Well, have three recipes for delicious deviled eggs you should try. Get the recipes for Classic Deviled Eggs, Caesar Salad and BLT deviled eggs right here. Plus, my favorite recipe for Prosciutto and Parmesan Deviled Eggs here.

Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

2015 March 25

When spring finally hits, you give your home a well-deserved deep clean and spruce up your warm-weather wardrobe but your dinner routine deserves some spring cleaning as well!

5 Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

Work the super-easy salmon feast into your weeknight rotation. It’s super fast, packed with flavor and incredibly healthy—lean, clean eatin’! As a Brooklyn gal without a backyard, I love roasting my salmon in the oven but you could do this same exact recipe on the grill for an added layer of great, charred BBQ flavor.

5 Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

My secret: I love to make a few extra pieces of salmon for lunch during the week. You obviously can’t keep fish in the fridge for too long (raw or cooked) but I’ll make two extra pieces on a Monday night to eat as lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. You’re putting in the (minimal) effort anyway, might as well keep that clean-eating train going!

5 Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

5 Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

This sauce is my quickie version of my family’s tzatziki recipe. This stuff is pure gold I tell you! Double the recipe and keep it in the fridge for sandwiches, dipping veggies, topping this salmon…or grilled chicken, steak, etc.

5 Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Saucephotos by Erin Phraner

You can certainly eat this salmon plain. I love it with a small salad on the side. If you’d like more heft, try adding some whole-wheat pita bread or quinoa.

5-Ingredient Salmon with Yogurt Sauce
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  2. 1 (6-oz) container plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  3. 1 small English cucumber, chopped
  4. 1 clove garlic, pressed
  5. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. PANTRY STAPLES: Olive oil, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of a baking pan. Top with the salmon; season well with salt and pepper...and top with another drizzle of olive oil. Roast about 10 minutes or until opaque.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the yogurt, cucumber garlic, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl until combined.
  3. Spoon yogurt sauce over your salmon.
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Kool Aid Dyed Easter Eggs

2015 March 23

Now that Spring has arrived and Easter is on it’s way in two short weeks, I thought it would be fun to share an extra easy way to decorate eggs for the Easter Bunny.

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

Inspired by my recent Kool-Aid Dipped Stationery but with a more Jackson Pollock like wildness, I give you Kool-Aid Easter Eggs! They are super colorful, fun and a piece of cake to make. Here’s how I did it…

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

You will need:

Kool-Aid Liquid
hard boiled eggs at room temperature
paper towels
baking sheet
cooling rack

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

Let’s get started:

1. Line a cookie sheet with a few layers of paper towels and a metal cooling rack. This will be your work area.
2. Arrange hard boiled eggs on cooling rack. Note: Make sure that eggs are dry and at room temperature or close to it so that Kool-Aid doesn’t bleed.
3. Using one flavor of Kool-Aid at a time, gently squeeze Kool-Aid over eggs in a random pattern allowing it to drip down the sides of the egg.

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

4. Allow one color to dry slightly before adding a second color to prevent the colors mixing.
5. Allow eggs to dry completely, store in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat or hide!

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

I used the Liquid Kool-Aid for this project because it comes in handy squeeze bottles and is super concentrated in color. If you are trying this project with powdered Kool-Aid, mix with less water than the package calls for in order to create a more concentrated dye. Then, drizzle Kool-Aid mixture over your eggs with a spoon! You’ll have wildly colorful eggs in no time. Happy decorating!

Kool Aid Easter Eggsphotos by Leah Bergman

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