how to dye eggs with food coloring

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by!  Easter is this weekend and I have NOTHING.  It’s also spring break so my kids are anxious to do crafts and stay active.  Since I don’t have any egg dye kits around but I DO have a GAZILLION shades of food dye we can still dye eggs.

using food coloring to dye eggs is easy and fun, you can create all sort of colors
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Double loop crochet Santa beanie pattern – infant to adult

Two years ago I made a child sized crochet bearded Santa hat. It was adorable AND it’s been a HUGE hit! Anyway I’ve been getting a lot of requests for larger sizes, SO this year I sat down and wrote a bunch more sizes, BUT because it would have made the original post GINORMOUS I separated the hats to this new post (you can get the double loop Santa beards in FOUR sizes here)

a free crochet pattern for this double loop edged santa beanie
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How to make your own Turkey Stock

Have you ever made your own turkey stock? Every time I’ve made a turkey (and I’ve made a TON of turkey’s) I’ve always thrown away the carcass with a bit of a guilty feeling, but making my own sounded like SO much work, and what the heck would I make with Turkey Stock? Now of course I love cooking with Broth’s and Stock’s so I know EXACTLY what I’ll make with the stock! AND it’s SO easy, and fits naturally into the FEAST clean up.

how to make your own homemade turkey stock, it's easy and worth it
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Creative Christmas Crochet and Knit Ideas

I am such a HUGE crochet and knit lover. It is such a great way to create so many different items, from hats to clothes to toys. Right now, I am thinking of all the ways I can incorporate my crochet and knitting skills into our Christmas decorations. I found so many amazing ideas while I was looking around for inspiration so I wanted to share with you my favorite 17 creative Christmas crochet ideas.

17 Creative Christmas Crochet knit Ideas

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23 Goodie Plate Recipe Roundup

As Christmas gets closer, I start thinking of all the delicious treats that come along with it. A goodie plate, whether given to a friend or received from a thoughtful neighbor, is such a great way to celebrate friendship and family during the holiday season. Of course, if your dessert table is overflowing, it is also a great way to minimize leftovers! These 23 goodie plate desserts are sure to be a hit however you choose to gift them.

23 recipes perfect for Holiday goodie plates
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