Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Recipes

It's Easter time and what does that mean? Spring! My favorite season, well, except for Summer coming in a close second. I love the Texas heat. Call me crazy but I love walking outside and feeling the heat on my body in a tank top and not needing to grab a sweater or light jacket when I leave the house.

But back to Spring.  Easter is such a fun holiday for kids with all of the candy, sweets, cute outfits, Easter egg hunts, celebrating on Sunday with your Church and of course a visit from the Easter bunny.

I was so excited that a Mom in my playgroup decided to host an Easter party for us and our sweet babies.  We all offered to bring a dish for the brunch, so I quickly searched the internet to find a fun, sweet, sinful Eater recipe. Cupcakes, or candy bird nests? But then I came across a recipe for deviled eggs and I stopped there.  I decided to save my sweet tooth for a Peep or two as these deviled eggs looked too good to pass up.

I had no idea there were so many recipe variations for deviled eggs.  Endive, bacon, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, Gruyere cheese, bread crumbs?  So I decided to enlist the help of my sister- the Queen of deviled eggs.  She gave me her secret recipe and because I am feeling so generous will post it below.  Side note: I know, this is so not a typical Counseling post, but my baby girl is attending her first Easter party tomorrow and as a new mom, it is so exciting to celebrate First Holidays!

Deviled Eggs:

12 Hard boiled eggs

1/4 cup of Mayonnaise

1/4 cup of Dijon

1 TBSP of fresh dill (or dried)

1 TBSP of Horseradish

a few shakes of Garlic salt to your taste

Garnish: Cayenne or Paprika, fresh dill

Put 12 eggs in a pot of cold water, 1 inch above the eggs. Bring to a boil and then cover, reducing heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, remove from heat.  Let cool in pan and run cold water over eggs.

Carefully peel shells off of the eggs, then slice longways.  Scoop out the egg yolks into a bowl and place egg white shells in a serving dish.

Mix egg yolks with remaining ingredients until desired consistency.  You can add more or less of the ingredients to your liking.  Some people put the filling in a freezer bag and pipe it into the eggs, or you can just scoop it in like me. Garnish with a dash of Cayenne and fresh dill.  Warning:  These are dangerously good and overdosing may occur!

How about you guys, any good Easter recipes??


  1. I have to give Sally credit, since it was her recipe! They are THE BEST deviled eggs!!! My second favorites are at Cafe R+D. Yum!