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Baby Spinach & Kale with Feta Dressing

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In this salad, baby spinach greens mingle with finely chopped textured kale, dotted with shredded carrots, and drizzled with a creamy feta cheese dressing.

Salad: 4 cups baby spinach leaves: wash, rinse and whirl in salad spinner to dry

2 cups curly kale: wash, rinse, spin, remove/discard thick stems and chop leaves

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Deviled Egg Chicks

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Take a peep at these deviled egg chicks!

As if deviled eggs weren’t tempting enough, these deviled egg chicks, just emerging from their shells, make an irresistible Easter treat. This is not only a great way to use excess hard boiled eggs; with their vertical shape, these ‘hatchlings’ look extra cute served up in egg cups or cartons!  Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled 2 tsp mayonnaise 1 ½ Tbsp yellow mustard 1 dill pickle, finely chopped 1 tsp prepared horseradish, or to taste 1 tsp pickle juice Salt & pepper to taste 1 carrot, cut into rounds 12 slices canned black olivesDirections Slice through the top third of each egg, ensuring some of the yolk is included in the slice. For an even more authentic look, zigzag your cuts around the egg’s midsection. Carefully remove the egg yolks from the bottom half of the eggs using a spoon; transfer all to a bowl. Mix egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle, horseradish, pickle juice, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Put the mixture in a piping bag or a plastic bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe the egg yolk mixture into the hollowed egg whites to create the ‘chick,’ adding enough filling to add its eyes and beak. Slice 12 small wedges out of the carrot rounds (like a pizza) and position them as beaks on your chicks. Cut tiny squares from an olive slice for the eyes. Gently press the egg tops onto each ‘chick’ and then brace yourself. These little guys will begin flying the coop the minute they hit the table!

Red Velvet Beet Bars

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Beets for dessert

Beets are easy to grow, delicious and pack a powerful punch of nutrition and antioxidants. Red Velvet Beet Bars with buttercream frosting are a sweet new take on this valuable veggie.

Bars:

1/2 cup pureed boiled or roasted beets, cooled

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 egg

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

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