From our flock to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Easter! Ohio egg farmers are sharing their favorite recipes, DIY crafts and food safety tips to help Ohioans enjoy Easter celebrations at home.
Eggs-pand Your Easter Craft Ideas
Decorating eggs is a fun craft for families to enjoy together at home! Brighten up Easter baskets with these fun, family-friendly crafts.
- Color-Blocked Easter Eggs: A trendy take on classic dyed Easter eggs, all you need to make this craft is eggs, food coloring, vinegar, paper towels, a small bowl and a spoon.
- Tie-Dye Easter Eggs: The family will love making this groovy Easter craft together using a few ingredients and tools you probably already have on-hand.
- Robin’s Egg Easter Eggs: You won’t believe how easy it is to make this Easter craft! Use rice, food coloring and vinegar to give eggs a unique, Robin’s egg texture.
Simple Recipes for a Stress-Free Easter
Easter feasts don’t need to be a hassle. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends by adding these simple, egg-themed recipes to the menu:
- Macaroni Egg Salad: Ready in just ½ an hour, this easy-to-make dish by Ohio food blogger A Cedar Spoon is a no-brainer for your Easter feast.
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake Blondies: Combine creamy homemade cheesecake with favorite carrot cake flavors to make this sweet treat by Ohio mom and chef Lemons for Lulu.
Stay Safe This Easter By Practicing Proper Food Safety
Stay safe and healthy this Easter by keeping these handy tips from the Egg Safety Center in mind when decorating, cooking or hiding Easter eggs:
- Eggs are thoroughly sanitized before being sent to grocery stores and do NOT need to be washed again before being used in Easter recipes and crafts. Improper washing could lead to bacterial contamination.
- Store eggs in the fridge when they aren’t being used! If eggs are left out of refrigeration for 2+ hours, they should be thrown away to prevent foodborne illness.
- Keep eggs fresh by storing the carton in the coldest part of your fridge at 45°F or below – never in the refrigerator door.
- Ensure cold egg dishes, like deviled eggs, stay fresh during feasts by serving a few at a time and refilling as needed.
- When decorating Easter eggs, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands and work space before and after handling eggs.
- Be careful where you hide Easter eggs! Never hide eggs where they can come in contact with lawn chemicals, pets or wild animals.
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