Love? Nope. Life? Nope. Happiness? Can’t help you with that one either.
But what I can help you with is how to color fantastic looking eggs for Easter center pieces or egg hunts. For years my kids and I used the kits with the cardboard stands, the little pellets you drop into a cup of water. Then–you know the drill–you dip the egg carefully, balancing on the wire dipper, dry, decorate…blah blah blah. It’s fun while the kids are little and everyone should share the experience with their kids. It’s a must.
But after? When the kids are too big or don’t care or don’t live with you anymore (YAY) ? My kids are grown, but I still love to have brightly colored eggs here for Easter. So one year I decided to dye some eggs, but didn’t have time to run to the store for one of those kits. I used my cake decorating icing. Let me tell you, this isn’t your normal food-coloring. It’s concentrated and man, oh man, does it dye eggs! Especially if you forget about them and leave them in the water for several hours. LOL
Buy your eggs in a cardboard container. Then you can use that container to dry/drain your eggs. I get my food coloring on the cake decorating aisle–normally not found at a grocer’s. A little bit goes a long way… one or two eggs will fit into a large plastic cup. No vinegar needed, but you can add a drop or two if it makes you feel safe. The secret to a deeply colored egg is to put the egg into the dye and walk away. Leave it overnight if you don’t plan on eating the eggs. The deep richness of the color will amaze you.
Now what does this have to do with romantic suspense chases through the Texas Davis Mountains? Absolutely nothing…but my heroine, Kate Danvers McCrea, loves to cook. After her mother died, her dad made chili with her telling her stories until she had them all down word-for-word. Southern family get-togethers are all about the food. And for some reason, my characters like to eat…even on the run from the bad guys. LOL I hope you’ll check them out for yourself.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi is a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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