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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. It involves three of my favorite things – spring, family and egg dishes! Every Easter Sunday as a kid, we would drive from Tucson to Nogales to see my grandmother and cousins. We’d walk across the street to the small park and hunt eggs hidden by our parents. After that we’d have lunch, which always included deviled eggs, and we’d play together. Once I had kids, the holiday became even more special as I watched my boys run through the backyard or the campsite hunting eggs with their friends.
This year it suddenly hit me that at 11 and 13, they are probably too old to decorate eggs and have an Easter Egg hunt. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make them do it! I’ve invited friends over and we’re going to have an old-fashioned egg-dying, egg-hunting party because it could be the last time before they flat out refuse.
JCPenney had asked me to share my family’s Easter traditions and I was more than happy to say yes. I’ve been wanting to buy a deviled egg platter forever, but really didn’t have an excuse. I went to the home section of JCPenney in Culver City and this was the first thing I saw.
I bought the platter (on sale for $15!) and went to work making making a new deviled egg recipe. I found sweet jalepeños at the grocery story and thought they might add a good kick to the deviled eggs I usually make. They were delicious and very easy.
To make a dozen deviled egg, you will need 6 eggs, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon mustard and 1 teaspoon minced hot, sweet jalapenos.
To cook the eggs, gently place 6 eggs into a pot. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Immediately after the eggs are boiling, turn the burner off. Let eggs sit for 20 minutes. Let cool or rinse off. You can make the eggs the night before and refrigerate or let cool and peel.
Cut the peeled eggs in half and put the egg yolks in a bowl.
Combine the yolks, mayo, mustard and minced jalapeño with a fork and mix until creamy.
Place the cut eggs onto a platter or a plate and fill with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with Paprika or, if you like your food spicy, a jalapeno.
While I was making deviled eggs, my niece was dying Easter Eggs.
We had a great time hanging out together and I can’t wait to celebrate Easter with family and friends. My boys may be getting older, but I think they’ll enjoy the Easter party. I will definitely enjoy serving deviled eggs in my new platter.
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with JCPenney #SoWorthIt. All opinions are my own.