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Painting Easter Eggs, Trippy Hippie Style


The kids love to tie dye Easter eggs and I love that it keeps those little hands busy for at least a good hour. Paas has a great Tie Dye Easter Egg coloring kit for my favorite trippy hippie look. I always buy my Paas kits at Walmart but I’m sure you can find them other places as well. If you are going on an Easter egg hunt or having one, I suggest picking up several kits, 1 per dozen eggs.

Tie Dye Easter Egg

Items needed:
Tie Dye Easter Coloring Kit
Paint Brushes
1 Dozen Boiled Eggs per coloring kit
Paper Plates
Bowls of Water to rinse brushes

You will need to boil your eggs using 2 T salt to keep the eggs from cracking. It’s always best to use room temperature eggs to boil. I boil mine hard boiled (approximately 10 minutes). Runny Easter eggs are not fun.


I spread out newspapers on the table so the kids wouldn’t get the dye everywhere and I used paper plates for each color. I gave the kids some paint brushes and I cleaned the entire house before they finished. It really is a fun project and the eggs look better to me when they’ve been painted vs dipping.

Abby Easter

Easter Eggs

I put the eggs in a vase for pictures but I keep our Easter eggs in the fridge to avoid “rotten eggs”.


I really love how these turned out.

Tie Dye Easter Egg

Other uses for Easter egg dye…

Green eggs and ham.

Deviled eggs recipe:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
Green Easter egg dye
Sour Cream
Small diced pieces of ham
Dill Relish
Salt & “peppa”

After peeling the eggs, let the eggs sit in the egg dye until you have the desired color.

Cut the bottom off the eggs so they will stand up, and cut the top off to stuff the eggs. Remove egg yolks from eggs and put in a bowl.

Add 1 T mustard, 2 T sour cream, diced ham as desired, 2 teaspoons dill relish, parsley and salt and pepper as desired.

Mix everything together.

After stuffing, sprinkle paprika on the tops and serve cold.

I hope everyone has an amazing Easter 2015.


Kiss the cook! Pour on the Johnny’s.

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Jamaica Mistake
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Johnny’s Seasoning Salt can be used on anything you use salt on.


*sprinkle sprinkle*


Pop it in the oven and be prepared for a torturous wait.


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Bread-machine Sunday Brunch French Toast

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Sunday Brunch French Toast

I love my bread-machine. I know I’ve said it a dozen times but I do. Every week I let Abby help me make a loaf of bread so that on the weekend I can make French Toast with it (and because it keeps her entertained while it’s rising and cooking). This week we made cinnamon raisin bread. I’ve been trying for years to perfect my cinnamon raisin bread and I think I’ve finally got it. I experiment a lot in the kitchen and I surf for recipes on a daily basis online. After all of the experimenting I’ve done with my cinnamon raisin bread, all it took was finding the right recipe (here). I think it’s the cloves & nutmeg that really make this cinnamon raisin bread recipe my favorite. I should have looked sooner for a recipe although I must confess to having fun with my experiments.

Sunday Brunch French Toast

French Toast is so delicious when you have fresh eggs and the right bread. When I’m at the farm I make a dash outside to the chicken coup to collect the eggs and when I’m in the big city (joke- smallest town in GA is more like it) I buy eggs the day before I make French Toast.

Sunday Brunch French Toast

Sunday Brunch French Toast

I always use eggs, milk and a dash of cinnamon to dip the bread into. I don’t measure I just pour and dash.

I whisk the egg mixture until it’s all mixed up without over whisking.

I add butter in my frying pan and when it’s melted I sprinkle flour on top of it to keep the French Toast from sticking.

I dip my bread in the egg mixture and cook on medium heat until it’s done on both sides.

Sunday Brunch French Toast

Sunday Brunch French Toast

That’s all. As long as you have homemade bread and fresh eggs you just can’t go wrong.

Sunday Brunch French Toast

Sunday Brunch French Toast

With the left over bread I’m going to make cinnamon raisin bread pudding to go with dinner tomorrow. I store my homemade bread in the fridge so it keeps longer. I don’t know how long it will keep in the fridge because ours is always eaten in less than a weeks time.

Do you have a favorite bread-machine recipe?