Family-Friendly Easter Egg Recipes - WTNZ FOX 43 Knoxville, TN

Family-Friendly Easter Egg Recipes


Easter is just around the corner. It's time to break out the eggs and round up the kids to dye eggs.

Instead of the classic dye kits, family food expert and author of "Weelicious: One Family. One Meal.," Catherine McCord, uses natural food dye.

Catherine — who whips up her color concoctions with ingredients such as blueberries, red cabbage and turmeric spice — visited Access Hollywood Live to share a few of her healthy Easter-inspired craft ideas.



  • White eggs
  • Turmeric (golden)
  • Curry powder (yellow)
  • Frozen blueberries (lavender)
  • Red Cabbage(red)
  • Beets (rust/brown)
  • Pomegranate juice (blueish-red)
  • White Vinegar

Place eggs in a pot and cover with 1 inch of water. Stir in 2 tbsp. of white vinegar and the food ingredients for desired color. Bring water to a boil. When the water reaches a boil, reduce, simmer and cook for 15 to 30 minutes (the longer you cook the eggs, the tougher they will be). Check the eggs to see if desired color is achieved.



(makes 6 chicks)


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Stuffed olives, cut into disks (for eyes)
  • Red bell peppers, cut into tiny triangles (for beaks)

Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water and eggs to a boil over high heat. When the water comes to boil turn off the heat and let site for 12 minutes. Drain off the hot water and cover with cold water to cool the eggs. Peel the eggs, cut in half and place the yolks in a bowl with the mustard, mayo and salt. Mash the mixture into a bowl until smooth. Fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture. Serve.

NOTE: If you want to make deviled egg "chicks" as I did in the picture, take a sharp knife and make zig zag cuts through the middle of the egg white. Remove the yolk and make the filling. Place the yolk mixture in a zip lock bag and cut a hole in one end to make a piping bag. Squeeze the yolk mixture into the egg white, place the olive "eyes" and red bell pepper "beak" into the yolk mixture and top with the remaining egg white.

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