Monday
Mar302015

Jelly Bean Cookie Boxes

Go here to get the how-to! From Glorious Treats.

 

Friday
Mar272015

Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Find out how to make them here. From Lil' Luna! 

 

Friday
Mar272015

How to Boil Eggs Perfectly

Here's how to make perfect boiled eggs!

INGREDIENTS:
Eggs
Large Pan
Salt

DIRECTIONS:

  • Place Eggs in a single layer in large pan
  • Cover with water 2″ over the top of the eggs
  • Add 1 Tbsp Salt
  • Slowly bring to a boil uncovered
  • Once boiling turn off heat
  • Cover and let sit for 13 minute exactly
  • Remove from hot water and place in an ice bath for 10 minutes
  • The trick here is the salt, the salt is what makes the shells remove easily. Also if you cook the eggs longer or let them sit longer then it will over cook the eggs.
  • See how the eggs are perfectly yellow, the gray line around the eggs is a sign of overcooking.
  • The ice bath shocks the eggs and stops the cooking process
Friday
Mar272015

10 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

1. Pirate Treasure Hunt – Create maps for your children to use on their egg hunt. Place on your map familiar things such as trees, bushes, the swing set etc. Maybe place X’s as to where eggs are hidden and let them follow the map looking for their Easter eggs.

2. Flash Light Egg Hunt- This is a fun hunt especially for older children. Wait until it is dark to go hunting for the eggs and give each child a flashlight to help them in their search for the eggs in the dark. There are also glow in the dark eggs now available at stores to use in this type of hunt.

3. In-Door Hunt - Living in the NW we are never guaranteed a sunny Easter day so many of our egg hunts have been held in our home. There are lots of creative places to hide eggs inside your home. You might even find a egg or two a few months from now.

4. Assigned Color Egg Hunt- Give each child an assigned color to find during the egg hunt. It is best to make sure you have equal amounts of each color. You can even give a prize to the first child that finds all of their assigned colored eggs. Remind them they are to leave the eggs that are not their assigned color so the other children can find their assigned colored eggs.

5. Find a Egg Win a Prize – Place notes inside various eggs revealing what prize a child has won. The prizes can be simple and inexpensive. Be sure every child wins a prize so limit the number of note filled eggs each child can find.

6. Math Hunt - Write numbers on your eggs and tell each child how many eggs they are to each find. Once they have their eggs add up the numbers on the eggs to see who’s total is the highest. The winner can be given a prize.

7. Scavenger Egg Hunt - Create a scavenger hunt list of the different types and colors of eggs they are to find. You will need to supply them with a list and pencil to use during their hunt. Remind them they are to only find what is on their list.

Here is an example of a scavenger egg hunt list

______ 2 Blue eggs
______ 5 Pink eggs
______2 Spider man eggs
______1 Two colored egg
______4 Green eggs

8. Personalized Hunt - Personalize each egg with the Children’s names. Instruct them that during the hunt they are to find the egg with their name on it. You can fill these eggs with items that you know this child will like as well.

9. Find a Number Win a Prize - Place a number on various eggs that the children turn in for prizes. Have your prizes divided up into numbered categories such as #1 wins a piece of candy, #2 wins stickers, #3 wins a chocolate bunny etc.

10. Buried Egg Treasure – Use your child’s sand box or fill a kiddie pool with sand then bury the eggs in the sand. Allow your children to dig and discover their Hidden buried egg treasure.

And here is a really cute printable invite!

Thursday
Mar262015

Easter Egg Decorating Guide

Find out how to make perfect Easter colors: