From our flock to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Easter! Our nation’s overall egg supply remains robust and Ohio’s egg farmers are working hard to keep shelves stocked.
Check out our farmers’ favorite recipes, egg dyeing strategies and food safety tips for a memorable Easter.
Eggs-pand Your Easter Craft Ideas
Decorating eggs is a fun craft for families to enjoy together! 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:
- Eggs Benedict Overnight Casserole: A delicious brunch doesn’t have to be time-consuming! This recipe is perfect to prep the night before, then put straight in the oven Easter morning.
- Dyed Deviled Eggs: Who says we can only decorate the shell? These Dyed Deviled Eggs by food blogger Melanie Makes are as delicious as they are beautiful!
- Janet’s Angel Food Cake: This Ohio egg farmer-favorite recipe is perfect for any spring celebration – especially Easter! Topped with a sweet glaze, this decadent recipe has been passed down through two generations.
Celebrate with Confidence This Easter
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.
- When stored in the refrigerator, hard-boiled eggs can be safely enjoyed within 1 week of being cooked. Once peeled, hard-boiled eggs should be eaten within two days!
- Keep eggs fresh by storing the carton in the coldest part of your fridge at 45°F or below – never in the refrigerator door.
- Wondering if colored Easter eggs will be safe to eat when the hunt is over? If eggs were decorated with food-safe dyes and stored properly in the refrigerator, they are safe to eat!
- 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 workspace 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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