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Monday, March 12, 2012

Party Chicks - Hard Boiled

*First, I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by to view the chicks! My daughter and I just dabble in this blog thing for a little fun. However, my hard boiled eggs are getting a lot of attention, especially the closer we get to Easter. Well, I should clarify it is a lot of attention for a tiny blog like mine. Another thanks to Google search and my fellow Pinterest junkies : ) So, on with the show...

My youngest sister-in-law is expecting her first baby next month and her 5 sisters threw her a little shin-ding yesterday. They're a pretty casual bunch so it seemed making these little chick eggs would be perfect for the baby shower. Plus I knew I didn't have to make a ton since they are a bit time consuming.

This idea I first saw from a Pinterest post. I hope I did the original justice. Because I am completely inept at hard boiling eggs I went the easy and money saving route by buying prepackage hard boiled eggs. They cost the same as Eggland's Best Eggs anyhow they just have 10 eggs rather than a dozen. No hardship for me. I'd rather have 10 perfect eggs versus 6 down the disposal.

It's easy. Try it!

The deviled egg recipe is just a classic one. Turns out I never used the paprika. I forgot I wouldn't need the extra color touch.

Don't forget to cut the eggs horizontally when the eggs are standing tall. And I divided them about 2/3 tall instead of cutting them in half. It made them look more like little shell caps that way. 

Using the mini muffin tin was a life saver! I put the filling in a small zip sandwich bag with the corner snipped off. Whoever first thought of that idea is a genius. I've used that trick for so many different recipes and fillings.

Tiny bits of olives for eyes and little triangles for the beaks from a carrot.

My little chicks were transported to the party in the muffin tin. I put a sheet of wax paper over top then another layer of cling wrap. I then put the tin in a soft sided cooler.

Lastly, I transferred them to a serving platter with a couple lettuce leaves. They were very wobbly but it didn't make a difference. Too cute!






52 comments:

  1. These are just SO cute! I wanted the person who always makes deviled eggs for our potluck to make these, but she either didn't see my plea or didn't want to do it. I'm glad someone I knew made them.

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  2. Thanks! I'm glad you pinned the original. The one thing that I hadn't expected was how it was a bit difficult getting the yokes out when just cutting the tops off. The whole was so tiny. I used a baby food spoon. Other than that it was super simple. And the recipe for the deviled egg filling came from allrecipes.com.

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  3. Great in time for Easter!! What a darling idea.

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    1. Thanks Terry. However I can't take credit for the idea, just in the making!

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    2. My Pampered Chef cake decorator broke. but I always use the large floral tip,just use a sandwhich bag or a pastry bag.Love decorated my eggs,but this is really cute.thanks.

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  4. I'm definitely making this for our Easter BBQ!!! It's too cute!!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope yours turn out great. They were a lot of fun to make.

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  5. So cute! Nature's Design Whole Peeled eggs have 12 whole hard cooked and peeled eggs per package and the price is less than the Eggland's 10 egg pack.

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    1. Good to know. I haven't seen any other brand out there so far. I'll keep a look out.

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  6. If you have problem peeling your eggs just soak the hot egg in a ice bath for about 10- 15 minutes. The shells come off like a dream.

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    1. Thanks for your recommendation. I am just inept. I've tried everything, including what you suggest and I fail about 75% of the time. I think I'm jinxed! Good thing you get nice hard boiled eggs. I'm jealous.

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  7. Maybe you can slice off a bit of the bottoms to make them flat so they can stand up--I can't wait to try!

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    1. That's a great idea. Try it and let me know if it helps. Enjoy!

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    2. Thats what I was going to say also. Works fine.

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  8. Surprised my daughter with a couple of these in her salad at dinner, she was totally enchanted. :) Thanks for the easy-to-follow steps!

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    1. That's so sweet. I'm glad you found them easy to make. It's probably easier as well when you don't have to think about them getting from point A to point B.

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  9. Hi, I can't wait to make these for my grandkids. Sooo cute! They are going to love them. Nice blog. I'll be back. :) Nancy ourtreasuredabode.blogspot.com

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    1. Nancy, Thank you! I don't spend too much time on my blog though I have a couple other craft/food projects my kids and I have done. So, stay tuned.

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  10. I'm going to make these and take them to work -- I get a kick out of making different foods and taking them in -- I'm kind of known for it :)

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    1. Did you take them in yet? I'm curious how they turned out.

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  11. Wonderful! Our choir does an Easter potluck brunch between services, and these will be perfect to bring. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. I hope you do get a chance to make them. I've only made them once but have been asked to again this Easter.

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  12. This is going to have to be a Easter tradition now in my family! They are so cute and fun.

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    1. That's great. What I love is that they really are easy to make for the big impact.

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  13. Our Sr. Citizen's group from church had a summer gathering at the leader's home last June and one of the ladies made these and they were such a big conversation piece. This same lady can make the most beautiful party sandwiches I've ever seen or tasted. She is physically unable to come to church but her husband attends regularly and always brings one of her signature dishes to share when we have a pot luck type luncheon.

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  14. Alison, I posted your picture of the chicks and the link to your blog on my Facebook page for my Southern Rose Ranch Bed &Breakfast page. Everyone has loved your post. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernRoseRanch

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    1. Thank you! That is so thoughtful. I hope your guests enjoy them.

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  15. These are cute. Also saw Easter bunnies made from rolls where you clip the top of the roll for ears and make a hole for eyes and nose. Think you could also make a tale. Just put Easter rabbit rolls under search. I want to make both recipes.

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  16. Love the eggs!! I will do this for the grandkids! Thanks for posting!

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  17. Perfect boiled eggs every time. Take a push pin and make a small hole on the big end. Put the egg in a pot. When you have all the eggs you want but no more than one layer, cover eggs in tap water and leave them for 15 minutes. Now that everyone is at the same temperature, put the pot over high heat and bring to vigorous boil. Remove pot from heat and cover. Set timer for 10 minutes. Ding! Drain the hot water and pour in cold water from the refrigerator. In 5 minutes the eggs will slip out of the shell like a glove perfectly cooked.

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I seriously have had so many people give me their secret for making them and it doesn't matter. Mine stink. I even had a friend surprise me with an egg boiling timer that you keep in the pot to let you know when they're done. That doesn't even help me. I'm doomed. But I will keep trying and your testimonial will give me one more reason to.

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  18. These inspired me! I had an idea . . . what if you made a cake dough mix (sort of like the crushed oreo + cream cheese mix) and put it in plastic eggs. Freeze; then remove cake egg, slice like your hard boiled one. Pipe in yellow frosting for the filling and decorate with chick face? What do you think? would it work?

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    1. Sounds interesting. Make it and post a picture and let us know how it turns out.

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  19. I posted this to my daughters FB page and now my twins want me to make them for our Easter dinner party! Great idea even if you didn't come up with it.Many don't use Pinterest:-)

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    1. Thanks. I'm so flattered people find them cute and eager to make them.

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  20. These are so cute! I followed the link here from another blog where they were featured. I need to make these, I just wish I had a reason.

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    1. What I like about this recipe is you only have to make the amount you plan on eating. So you could literally make one egg to start. I understand it's fun to have a reason

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  21. i made them this morning but I cut the bottom a little bit to make it flat and stood them on a platter the same way with lettuce leaves and baby carrots. They didn't wobble : ) Happy Easter Everyone..

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  22. I just made these and they are so darling!! What a great addition to the Easter table. I know my family will just love them as I do!

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  23. Those chicks looks so cute. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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  24. Going to make these for sure. TY for putting it on Pinterest. You take care.

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  25. These are so cute. I cant wait to make them!!!

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  26. OMG these are just too cute!! Good Easter take

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    1. Thank you! They really aren't hard to make, just give yourself a little time and have fun with it!

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  28. For perfect hard boiled eggs put eggs in cold water bring to boil, turn off heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Perfect every time.

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  29. I am so glad I found this on Pintrest! I cant wait to make them for Easter! Thanks for posting!

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  30. Wow, thanks so much for the cutest easter eggs ever! Looking forward to sharing with family!!

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  31. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your cute chicks! You can see them here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/deviled-egg-chicks/

    If you have other kid-friendly project ideas, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a great idea!

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