Easter Pics







Finally getting these up on the blog! 🙂





Meme and Wyatt 🙂















Easter Pics








Finally got the pics on here from Easter! Hope you enjoy.

My hubby BBQ’d, and it was a nice, peaceful day. 🙂




Chef For The Day 🙂












I hope you all had a FANTABULOUS Easter!! 🙂


The Best Way to Color Easter Eggs – Monthly Food Column

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By Dennis Weaver From The Prepared Pantry

It’s fun to color Easter eggs. Pink and yellow and lavender eggs are part of the Easter tradition. And of course, kids love colors and you can now choose from 41 colors.

In this article, you’ll learn the best way to color eggs plus how to boil an egg and avoid the green on the yolk


How to Dye Easter Eggs

1 Choose fresh eggs free from cracks.

2 Commercial egg producers coat their eggs with an oil to help seal them. Wash the eggs in a mild detergent to remove the oil and to let the color adhere more readily to the eggs.

3 Boil the eggs to the “hard boil” stage.

4 To one cup of hot water, add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and the desired food coloring or dye. Be sure to get enough food coloring in the water to make it a darker shade than the desired shade for the eggs.

5 Dip the eggs in the colored solution until the desired shade is reached. For darker shades, let the eggs sit in the dye for up to two hours.

6 If the eggs are to be eaten, keep them refrigerated.

Use professional food color gels from Americolor, or equal. Professional gels are not expensive, they are nine times more concentrated so it takes a lot less, and the colors are brighter and prettier. Gels just make prettier eggs.


Tip for blown eggs

If you are going to use blown eggs for Easter (those with the egg blown out through a hole in the end of the shell), color the eggs before blowing. If you blow the egg from the shell before dying, the empty, fragile shells will be difficult to immerse and handle in the dying water.

How to Boil an Egg so that is Perfectly Cooked


Would you like to avoid that green coating on the yolks of your hardboiled eggs? You can do so if you time your cooking carefully. It’s a matter of temperature. Always use an egg timer.

1. Use only clean, fresh eggs. Discard eggs that are cracked.

2. Lay the eggs in a heavy saucepan, one layer deep.

3. Cover them with cold water just to cover the eggs.

4. Bring the water in the pan to a rapid boil.

5. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 14 minutes.

6. Remove the eggs from the pan and place them in ice water until they are cool enough to handle.

Colored egg timers are pretty amazing. There is a built in gauge that tells you how hard boiled your egg is. It takes the guess work out.

Dennis Weaver and his wife, Merri Ann, are the founders of The Prepared Pantry. Dennis is a baker and a writer. Dennis is the author of How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking.

He is a food columnist and has written articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines. You can follow Dennis and get his articles and recipes by subscribing to The Prepared Pantry’s newsletters or See What’s Cookin’, a log of recipes and methods from The Prepared Pantry’s test kitchens.


Copyright © Dennis Weaver :: The Prepared Pantry :: Grandma’s Home Blogger Place :: All Rights Reserved

Easter Pics




Hi there,





I finally have the photos uploaded to the blog 🙂 We had a grand time with my grandson! However I did not get any regular pics of doing the plastic eggs outside, I only have that on video…can’t wait to watch it! LOL



                                                                                              Below are the pics, and Wyatt is the center of attention 🙂





                                                                                                                                                         Easter Goodies











It’s fun being a Grandma!! =)

Happy Easter :)








Hi there – Happy Easter! =)



I hope you all have fun with your kids and grandkids. Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!





May you feel the joy and the presence of Jesus.

The Lord has risen to bless us.

This Easter I pray that the Love of God Is Resurrected,
Reborn, Renewed In Your Heart.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER!




Graphics and quotes from  http://www.verses-poems-quotes.com/



Monthly Food Column – Candy Popcorn Easter Eggs




By Dennis Weaver From The Prepared Pantry






Make adorable popcorn balls that don’t just look great, but taste fabulous as well. These popcorn eggs make the perfect Easter treat, and kids will love to form the balls.








We made these Easter eggs with Marsden and Bathe Flavors such as; huckleberry, green apple, apricot, cherry, blueberry, and root beer. Experimenting with flavors is half the fun. 🙂




We then used Americolor food coloring gels to make our Easter eggs bright and festive. These colors are nine times more concentrated than liquid food gels and they come in 27 colors, so you can make endless varieties.








How to make candy popcorn:



3/4 cup un-popped popcorn kernels
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
1/4 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons desired flavor
3-4 drops of Americolor food coloring gel or equal


Pop the popcorn kernels with a popcorn popper. Set aside in 2 large bowls.


Over medium heat, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan.
Add the corn syrup and water. Stir.
Add the sugar. Make sure not to let any sugar stick to the edges of the pan. If one grain of sugar is left un-dissolved, it can cause the whole batch to crystallize.



Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 235-245 degrees. (Please use a candy thermometer). It is
important for the mixture to reach this temperature, if it doesn’t the candy will not harden properly.



Add the baking soda and stir quickly as the mixture begins to bubble. Once bubbly and frothy, remove the pan from heat.
Add the flavor and food coloring until mixed in.



Pour over the popped popcorn in both bowls. Fold into the popcorn until evenly coated.
Once the popcorn has cooled slightly, take a handful and squeeze it in your hands to form an egg shape.







Tip: If you plan on making several different flavors/colors of popcorn do them all in separate batches. If you were to separate the mixture after cooking a large batch and add color/flavor to each, the mixture will have cooled too much and you will not achieve the right temperature for making candy popcorn.



Dennis Weaver is the founder of The Prepared Pantry. He is the author of How to Bake, a 250 page book about the art and science of baking. You can download a free copy of How to Bake here.




Copyright © Dennis Weaver :: The Prepared Pantry :: Grandma’s Home Blogger Place :: All Rights Reserved


Crazy Grandma!

Yesterday being Easter, my husband and I spent it with our two grandchildren Caleb and Bailey. They are now 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 and quite something I must say.

Well here in Florida we were fortunate to have beautiful weather for Easter, it was even warm enough for the kids to use there kiddie pool.

Well we had a great Easter egg hunt for the two kids, they just loved it, and had a wonderful time filling up their baskets with eggs and of course the best treat they were filled with M & M’s, their favorite!

Well after the hunt was over they mixed the few chocolate goodies that were in the baskets left from the Easter bunny and mixed it with the M & M’s, well remember it was warm outside, well the candy is now melting of course, so the good Grandma I am, I took the baskets inside and slipped them into the refrigerator so they would harden up, seemed like a good idea right?

Well not so much to a 3 1/2 year old, he followed me to the refrigerator later in the afternoon for something to drink and see’s the baskets the next thing I hear “Hey who put my basket in the refrigerator”? So my husband explains to him why I put them in the fridge, he looks at my husband and then at me shakes his head and says “Crazy Grandma”  and runs off to play. I have to say the room roared with laughter from all of us.

Well I love being a “Crazy Grandma” its the best job in the world!