Spicy Deviled Egg Recipe

This is a sponsored post, Kraft Foods sent me jars of MIRACLE WHIP and this recipe to try as part of the #proudofit campaign

I am a MIRACLE WHIP lover!  We never even had mayo in the fridge growing up.  when I got married my husband came from a mayo family, but I quickly converted him and he is now a MIRACLE WHIP lover as well.  And of course we’re raising our kids right as well!

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BUT there are a few classic recipes, like Deviled Eggs, I never thought to make the swap to MIRACLE WHIP… But that is changing!  Adding MIRACLE WHIP brings a sweet and tangy flavor!  Perfect for transforming your Easter eggs from something ordinary to extraordinary.  I wasn’t sure what my family would think but my husband LOOOOOOVED it!

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I love getting together with family and friends potluck style and bringing food.  To dress up my eggs for Easter I used food dye to dye my eggs all pretty like.  To see a full tutorial for how to dye Easter eggs with food dye head on over at Cupcake Diaries.  I want to stress that this was Food dye, not store bought pellets so it’s safe for everyone to ingest!

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This recipe is just 5 ingredients and takes less than 15 mins to prepare!  It’s so easy my kids could make this!  I love fast and easy food, since I’m usually wrangling 5 kids and a husband out the door to these gatherings as well!  AND so pretty, Deviled eggs are a dish people are totally impressed with and i had no idea how easy they were to make!

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Gather your ingredients.  Make sure to dice your jalapeno super tiny and WASH YOUR hands after, don’t touch your itchy eye with your hand right after cutting… Ouch (yes I totally did that).  Make sure you use a sharp knife to cut your eggs in half, you don’t want to break or crush your eggs  (I always cook a few extra just in case)

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spicy deviled egg recipe

15 minutes

24 deviled egg halfs

1 deviled egg half

spicy deviled egg recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2/3 C MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
  • 2 tsp GREY POUPON dijon Mustard
  • 1 jalapeño peppers, seeded & finely diced

Directions

  1. Cut eggs lengthwise in half.
  2. Remove yolks (they should pop right out) and place in medium bowl.
  3. Mash with fork.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pipe or spoon into egg white halves.
  6. Sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Garnish with additional jalapeno slices, if desired.
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I used an open star tip to pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites.  Don’t use a CLOSED star tip because the chopped jalapeno’s will get stuck…  Divide it evenly between all your eggs and Voila! Your ready to take your platter or plates to your Easter party!

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I also have a post on perfect hard boiled eggs, but I know everyone has their own way of doing it.  What is your favorite way to boil/cook eggs?

AND where you do fall on MIRACLE WHIP spectrum?  I can’t wait to share a few more twists on classics over the next few months!

For more great MIRACLE WHIP recipes and news check out their site www.MiracleWhip.com or Follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Easy Easter Lunch for Kids

Hello! It’s Mel again from So Festive! Celebrating is all about simple. Sure, there is still some effort required, but doing small and simple things will life meaningful and memorable.

We threw a Bunny Inspired party and today I’m going to show you what we served for lunch. You don’t have to have a full-blown Easter party to make this for your kids. Whip it up sometime this month before the Easter bunny arrives. It will be a hit!

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Presentation is key for kids! The cuter it is, the more likely they are to eat it. This Easter lunch was not only cute, but healthy. Because everything was presented well, they didn’t even realize that it was good for them.

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I always like to keep a stash of cupcake papers on hand. Not because I make cupcakes that often, but because they are perfect for compartmentalizing things for kids. You’ll see in our Easter Lunch we included carrots, Annie’s Bunny Crackers, and a PB &J cut into a bunny. The kale is optional, but you can’t tell me that extra bit of green doesn’t make it so much more festive?

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That’s all there is to it! Let them eat away, just like little bunnies would. Bunny ears are optional. :)

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To see the rest of our Bunny Themed Party, head over to So Festive!

And while we are talking about Easter and Spring, you might be interested in these posts:

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Easter Traditions | Storing Holiday & Party Decorations

Printable Easter Bunny Lollipop Covers

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Hi, I’m Natalie from Katarina’s Paperie and I’m so excited to be sharing a free printable every month with you.  With Easter right around the corner, I thought I’d kick off with these adorable free printable Easter bunny lollipop covers.

I’m always looking for fun treat ideas to bring to my daughter’s preschool class.  Ever since we visited the hair dresser for the first time, she has been on a lollipop kick.  She believes that everywhere we go should hand out free lollipops.

When asked recently what she wanted to share as an Easter treat with her preschool class, not surprisingly, she chose lollipops.  Not wanting to show up to school with a pile of lollipops in my arms, I created these cute free printable Easter bunny lollipop covers.  They were inspired by the Easter bunny on our Peek a Boo Bunny Birthday Invitation.  They’re easy to make and the perfect way to share a sweet treat with your special little bunnies this spring.  You could even add them to an Easter basket!

You Will Need: 

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Lollipops (We used Dum Dums lollipops, but the covers are big enough to try Tootsie Pops or even Blow Pops)

Tape

Glue Dots

Twine or Narrow Ribbon

Scissors

Scoring knife (and board if you have one)

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1.  Print out a copy of our free printable Easter bunny lollipop covers.

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Cut out your lollipop covers.

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2.  Score each cover with your scoring knife along the dotted lines.  Fold at the lines to create a rectangular base and the two sides of the bunny.

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3.  Attach the lollipop stick inside the back of the cover with a small piece of tape.  Fold the front of the bunny up.

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Add glue dots to the top of each ear.  Press the ears together to make the bunny rabbit.

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4.  Using twine or narrow ribbon, tie a little bow at the top of the bunny.

5.  If desired, write a short Easter greeting on the back of the bunny.

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I can’t wait to deliver these to my daughter’s preschool class in a few weeks.  They’re sure to put everyone in the Easter spirit!

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Click here to get the PDF of your printable Easter bunny lollipop covers!

Easter Gifts – Marshmallow Peeps Easter Printables

I am so excited today to share my Easter “peep” gift tags printable’s! AND printables from 6 other amazing bloggers as well. Eeek! what a fun day!

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Over the Big Moon invited us to all create printables with the same color palate, thus creating a matching collection!  So smart and so pretty. These are such cute ideas I can’t wait to go print them all myself!

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Scroll to the bottom of the post to get the links to each of these fun printables.  Notice there is another peeps on a stick?  Clearly great minds think alike!  But lets face it, peeps are the BEST Easter treat so it only makes sense.

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Peeps hold the record for being the #1 non chocolate treat sold at Easter (and have for 20 years!) BUT I’m changing that!  EVERYTHING is better with chocolate.  Actually Peeps themselves now sells chocolate covered peeps if you want to take a short cut and not do this yourself!

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SOOO to make these, you need PEEPS, lollipop sticks, chocolate (I like to us a 2 C pyrex for melting and dipping), 3″x4″ baggie, bakers twine and of course my labels!  I also use a flower foam block I use for drying my cake balls so they already have holes for the lollipop sticks.

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This is super easy and my kids loved helping with this.  Skewer all the peeps on the lollipop sticks.

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Melt the Chocolate, I have a handy “melt chocolate” button on my microwave so it’s super easy, I melted about 10 oz of my favorite dark chocolate.

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Dip your peep all the way in, make sure to get the butt covered!  Pull it out and shake it off (while still part way in the cup, you don’t want to shake chocolate all over your counter).

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Place the stick in to something (like I use the flower foam block) and keep dipping!  Isn’t the chocolate gorgeous???  Mmmmm

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And let the chocolate Dry!  I use high quality chocolate so mine dried pretty fast and really smooth.  Is it just me? or is chocolate just so so SO pretty?

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Once they are dry we can package them up to give to teachers, friends, etc…  That’s when the bags, tags and bakers twine come in handy.

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I cut my bakers twine pretty long to tie my bags, then tie the tag on and add a bow!

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All done and ready to hand out!  Who would you hand yours out too?  My kids are planning on giving these to school, church and piano teachers and classmates, they are each doing like 2 dozen? But it’s so easy I’m happy to let them do it!

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Of course if your just going to give them to your own kids you don’t have to bag them, Princess loved modeling for me and of course loved eating them even more.  But she had to have a PINK tag…

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Baby boy wasn’t so picky, he took whatever label he could get off the quickest, after the photoshoot I found a few empty wrappers and half eaten peeps all over the basement!  He’s so sneaky!

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Click here to get the PDF of both the outlined and non outlined versions of these easter tags!

So “Hop” on over to these other amazing blogs to download the rest of this great Easter printable set, ALL for free!!

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1.  Over the Big Moon – Easter Egg Privilege Cards

2. Thirty Handmade Days -Easter Treat Gift Tag

3. My Sister’s Suitcase – Easter Egg Hunt Invite

4. Seven Thirty Three - Easter Gift Tags

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5. Somewhat Simple – Easter Kids Placemats

6. Our Thrifty Ideas – Easter Bunny collage

7. I’m Topsy Turvy – Marshmallow Peeps Gift Tags

Saint Patrick’s Day Party Favors

Hello Im Topsy Turvy readers! I’m Mel from So Festive! and I’m so excited to be a new party and holiday contributor here on the first Wednesday of every month. I love any excuse to celebrate, big or small. And I’m going to share simple ideas to make your holidays, parties, and life a bit more festive.

Do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? I think it’s one of those holidays that either is a big deal or isn’t for most people. We wear green, have a visit from the Little Leprechaun, and have a green dinner.

Regardless of you celebrate, here’s 2 simple Saint Patrick Day party favors you can make in a flash.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make the Saint Patrick’s Day pot of gold. Who doesn’t love gold. Or chocolate?

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To make your pot of gold:

1. Spray the outside of a baby food jar black and let completely dry. (About 20 minutes).

2. Fill the jar completely with gold chocolate coins, or stuff it with crinkle gift wrap shred like this:

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3. Then fill with chocolate coins and tie with a piece of ribbon to give it a nice finish.

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To make the shamrock place setting, you’ll need: 

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And here’s how you do it:

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If you aren’t having a dinner party, you could still have kids make these for an afternoon craft. The possibilities are endless!

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See what the Little Leprachaun brought us last year over on my site. There’s also another easy Saint Patrick Day Pot of Gold Idea that you might like.

Hope you have a festive Saint Patrick’s Day!

The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Printable Pack

I am SO stinkin excited about this!  When I got invited to participate in this printable bundle pack I was so excited!  And SOOOOO nervous.  I probably went through like 6 designs trying to come up with something WORTHY of this pack and the other designers/bloggers participating.  In the end I picked two designs for my topic – Scavenger hunt.

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22 popular bloggers & designers created 22 of the most AMAZING printable packs to make this the most successful & memorable Valentine’s Day (WEEK) you’ve EVER had!!
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