Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

Ian’s Professional Engineering exam is right around the corner. In order to sneak in more study time, we decided to forgo driving back to Madison for Easter and opted to celebrate at home. Since it will just be the two of us, I wanted to make the day feel special by adding a few festive elements – one of which are these delicate chocolate-filled eggs!

Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

My naturally dyed Easter eggs where a fail last year, so I really wanted to redeem myself! After the hollowed eggs were sanitized I filled them with tempered chocolate and let them set. I was nervous this would turn out to be another Easter DIY disaster, but much to my surprise they worked!

Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

If you’re hosting Easter dinner, you could write each guests name on an egg and use them as table settings! Or simply hide them around the yard for a fun Easter egg hunt!

Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

Supplies:

  • 6 Eggs
  • Pin
  • 1 Kabob stick
  • 1 Tbs. vinegar
  • Egg carton
  • 6 chocolate candy bars
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

How to:

  • Wash the eggs gently with soap and water and pat dry
  • Using a pin, carefully tap a small hole in the top and bottom of the egg.
  • Insert a kabob stick into the egg to break up the yoke the blow through one of the holes to release the egg
  • Place the hollowed eggs in a pot of water and 1 Tbs. vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the eggs are dry, place masking tape over the bottom hole and place them in an egg carton
  • Temper the chocolate and pour into each egg until full
  • Set aside to set, then gently peel off the masking tape
  • Decorate with paint and enjoy!

 

 

 

Chickpea Salsa

Chickpea Salsa

I’m always up for a delicious salad, but at the end of the day, I often realize I didn’t eat enough veggies. In an effort to sneak more greens into my diet I wanted to make a healthy snack I could pack in my lunch.

Chickpea Salsa

As I brainstormed on what I could make that was loaded in veggies AND was delicious enough to make me excited to eat it – I came up with chickpea salsa! I was confident there would be loads of recipes on Pinterest, but as I scrolled around I realized I was wrong. So I hit the grocery store without a recipe and decided to wing it. And guess what?! It turned out to be an instant hit!

Chickpea Salsa

The fresh flavors combine to make an energizing snack that is perfect to pack in your lunch or serve at your next party! Plus, if you are like me and want to increase your veggie consumption you can’t go wrong with this delicious salsa!

Chickpea Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • ½ onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 15 oz. can of chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ tsp. dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Chop the tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cucumber into bite-sized pieces and place into a bowl
  • Add in the chickpeas, garlic and dill
  • Mix until well combined and season with salt and pepper

Halloween Goblin Cocktail

Halloween Goblin Cocktail

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or planning on a cozy evening at home, this spooky Goblin cocktail is sure to put you in the festive mood! Bonus: This simple recipe won’t leave you stranded in a grocery aisle hopelessly looking for obscure ingredients. We’ve all experienced that one too many times! (Darn you, elderflower syrup.)

Halloween Goblin Cocktail

This is a simple cocktail, but you can spice it up by using spooky Halloween gummy candy as a garnish. I choose gummy eyeballs, but if you can’t find them at your grocery store gummy worms would work as well!

Halloween Goblin Cocktail

Halloween Goblin Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Vodka
  • Black sugar sprinkles
  • Gummy eyeballs

Directions:

  1. Evenly distribute black sugar sprinkles onto a plate. Using a damp paper towel, wet the rim of the glass and place on to the plate to coat the rim in sprinkles.
  2. Pour one shot of vodka into the glass and top with cranberry juice
  3. Garnish with gummy eyeballs and enjoy!