“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
― Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
Happy Fourth of July here are some random facts about me:
1. I’ve been to more countries than I have been in states of the US.
2. I sang in choir for years and years, and to this day enjoy singing when stressed.
3. Today is my wedding anniversary. Married my best friend 4 years ago. Before I got married I had never made a meatloaf, pot roast, chicken ‘n dumplings or deviled eggs. No really. I never had.
4. I have a pit bull named Karma. She thinks she’s a lap dog. She’s so scary my two year old tries to ride her like a horse. Ha.
5. I’ve lived on 3 sides of the same main street. Sheesh I really need to explore more.
6. I love cheese. I get made fun of all the time because I like it so much.
7. The main issue about number 6 is that I am also Lactose Intolerant. Boooo.
8. I have two kids. Alex, and Emily and two step kids Ryan and Hannah. I had Alex with an epidural and Emily all natural. Go with the epidural.
9. In high school I got made fun of for not understanding the phrase “your tires are going bald”. I’ve never had to talk about tires in English before so I had no idea what they were talking about.
10. I have a nail polish addiction. I just woke up from having a nail polish dream. Yes I have an issue but it’s cheaper than getting my nails done every week or few days since that’s how often I change my polish.
PS – I hope you enjoy these eggs. It goes with number 3. You can dye the eggs for any holiday. Just use colors that fit the occasion.
Fire Cracker (deviled) Eggs
What you will need:
Eggs, I used only 3 but you can double or triple the recipe if needed.
1 Tsp. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (it’s what I used)
2 1/2 Tsp. Greek Yogurt OR Mayo
Cayenne powder and black pepper
What to do:
Let’s not over complicate this y’all.
Make hard boiled eggs. Cool for about 15 minutes. Crack ’em, peel ’em. Slice each egg in half (as pictured). Scoop out “yolks” into a bowl. Wash off the “whites” to remove any yolk stuck to them. Place each egg white into bowls with water and food coloring, the more food coloring and the longer you let them sit the better and darker the colors will look. (Mine sat for 30-40 minutes.) It’s a matter of preference when it comes to how light or dark to color the eggs. Don’t worry it doesn’t make the eggs taste funny.
While the whites are dying, we can make the filling. Cut up a jalapeño into small tiny cubes. You can add more than one if you want more spice. Add jalapeños into the bowl with the yolks. Now add the mayo and hot sauce and mash with a fork until smooth. You can add more hot sauce but take caution to reduce mayo accordingly so your filling isn’t too thin.
Once the whites are to desired color let them “drain” on a paper towel for a few moments remove any access water.
Once dry scoop filling into each hole in each white. Sprinkle lightly with Cayenne powder and black pepper. Serve.