Brown Eggs Vs. White Eggs, Nutrition and Taste – There is always a debate going on about which egg is better, the white ones or the brown ones. In my first article on the subject of brown eggs vs. white eggs, I discovered that generally, there isn’t much of a difference. The reason for the color has more to do with the type of the bird, not the egg itself. But what about nutrition and taste? Are they really equal? Do they taste exactly the same? Why in the world, then, am I paying more for brown eggs? Here is what I found out. [Read more…]
Easy Easter Cookies – When you think of decorating cookies, you may think of Christmas, but you can decorate cookies for any holiday, including Easter! Easy Easter cookies are fun to make and you can enjoy the process as a family and make extra to decorate for friends and neighbors. Basically, all you need is your favorite rolled sugar cookie dough, or homemade if you want to make the dough yourself, some Easter shaped cookie cutters like bunnies, baskets, eggs, chicks and flowers and some icing. It’s a process, but a fun one, and one you can share with your children. [Read more…]
Easy Easter Desserts – Cakes Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail… Yes, it’s that time again! Peter Cottontail will be stopping by your house with candy and colored eggs, family will be coming for dinner and when everyone is full and can’t squeeze in one last bite, they will ask about dessert! What will you have waiting for them when they ask? You can spend just as much time in the kitchen making mundane desserts as you can making fun, creative desserts and when everyone “ooohs and aaahs” over your masterpieces, won’t you will feel awesome! Here are a few easy Easter desserts that won’t take too much of your time during this busy holiday, but will look like you spent all day in the kitchen. [Read more…]
Best Egg Laying Hens – Rhode Island Reds! Spring is in the air and with spring comes the Easter holiday. Easter gets us thinking about eggs and when you think about eggs, maybe you are considering where the eggs you bought at the store may have come from and just how healthy and nutritious they are for your family. Many homeowners like you and I are considering following the new trend and raising a few chickens in our own backyards. We will know exactly what our chickens are eating, what goes into the eggs we are eating and we can feel good placing them on the breakfast table for our family. Easter is a great time to get those cute, fluffy baby chicks and they will be perfect for laying eggs by the fall. So off we go to find out what kind of baby chicks we would like for our backyard flock and we ask ourselves “What are the best egg laying hens so that I can get the most bang for my buck?”, per say. If you read my first article on the Ameraucana breed of chicken, you’ll already know they are good egg layers. I am doing a little research on the top 3 egg layers, so in addition to the Ameraucana, let’s look at the Rhode Island Red. [Read more…]
Spring Table Decorations – Spring table decorations are an easy way to bring the Easter season into your home by brightening your living space and brightening your attitude, as well. Say goodbye to “old man winter” and hello to spring! It’s that time of year! Adding color and style to your table for Easter will look elegant and is easy to accomplish. [Read more…]
Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs – The question often arises in grocery stores and kitchens across the country – Which egg is best for my family? The classic brown eggs vs. white eggs debate is on! Is there really a difference? Is one better than the other? What makes the egg shell a different color? Does it all really matter?
The secret is out! The difference isn’t in the eggs, it’s in the chicken! [Read more…]
When it comes to spring table decorations, you can often find do-it-yourself ideas and put them together easily in your free time with items you already have in your home and just a small amount of effort on your part. I know for my family I enjoy homemade fun things just like this because I can involve my daughter who is surely the craft queen. The results are worth the effort when you have a beautiful Easter table and your family and friends feel special and loved when they sit down to eat with a unique one of a kind table piece that adds color and fragrance! See my easy to follow step by step instructions below: [Read more…]
Easter Fun Facts – With the Lenton season upon us I find so many people wondering about the origination of Easter so I decided I’d write a little but about some Easter fun facts that maybe you didn’t know……
Easter is a religious holiday that holds great importance for people of the Christian faith. Palm Sunday, Lent, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are celebrated with church services and religious sermons. Then there is the silly side to the holiday that has a “Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail” leaving colored eggs for all the kiddies. We all know about this story. But did you know that the term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg? How about the fact that only 12 of the 50 states celebrate Good Friday as a holiday? Bet you didn’t! Here are ten Easter fun facts to share around the water cooler this week that will amaze your friends and coworkers. [Read more…]
Easter Songs for Kids – The Easter Bunny is coming and it won’t be long! Easter is right around the corner and your little ones will love listening to some fun music that they can sing along to. Easter songs for kids are easy to find and there are classics, ones that celebrate Jesus, silly songs and even Disney songs. Pop a disc in the CD player and sing along with your children on your next trip to grandma’s or to the store. Everyone will have a great time listening to the tunes and singing together. [Read more…]
The Lenton season has begun and so it’s time to start thinking about all things fun! See my video on 5 Fun Ways to Dye Easter Eggs.