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Homemade Easter Egg Dyes & a Le Creuset Giveaway

When I was little, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. All the honey baked ham you could ever want, and a weekend full of family. Not to mention, hunting high and low for the eggs hidden in every nook and cranny of Nanny and Gaga’s backyard.

It’s the stuff truly happy childhoods are made of.

I also remember dying the eggs, using a kit Nan would invariably pick up from the Fort Sam Houston commissary on her weekly grocery run. Standing on that metal folding stool that was at least as old as my mom, slowly lifting the eggs, one spoon at a time, from the brightly colored liquid.

I hadn’t dyed eggs since my foray into making my own Cascarones a few years ago, but I remember ending up with pink and blue fingers from the artificial dyes.

I’m really excited to share with you today’s post: Homemade, completely natural Easter Egg dyes from Le Creuset, made especially to match some of their most spring-like colors – Cassis, Caribbean, and their brand new Soleil!

I dyed these eggs in an evening, and I couldn’t be happier with the colors. They’re steadfast, and I love that my fingers stayed completely dye free. Le Creuset has also inspired me to play with other foodstuffs to see what other colors I can come up with!

To celebrate Easter, and the launch of Soleil, Le Creuset has a special photo contest just for you.

Between now and March 31st, use the Le Creuset recipes below to dye your own Easter Eggs.

Take a photo and post it to Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtags #LeCreusetEasterEggs and #BluebonnetBaker.

On April 1st, THREE winners will be randomly selected through the hashtag search. Each will win a 5 1/2 Qt Le Creuset French Oven in their choice of Cassis, Caribbean, or Soleil!

Make sure you visit My Baking Addiction and Food Fanatic for additional chances to win!


 

Terms & Conditions
– This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until March 31st, 2013 at 12:00AM EST.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the twitter @ reply or instagram comment.
– Winner(s) will have until 4/2/13 to claim their Le Creuset French Oven or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will receive (1) 5 1/2 Quart Le Creuset French Oven in winner’s choice of Cassis, Caribbean Blue, or Soleil {$275.00 AVP}. Product will be shipped by Le Creuset.
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Disclosure: This giveaway is provided to you by Le Creuset. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are based entirely upon her experiences with the products listed. She was compensated monetarily for this post, but did receive the product listed for review.

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Color your Easter eggs with homemade dyes made of fruits, vegetables and spices - EJuice Supplier

Saturday 30th of May 2015

[…] your Easter eggs with homemade dyes made of fruits, vegetables and spices (Mix a brown egg with red cabbage leaves and it won't be […]

Smitty

Sunday 24th of March 2013

That's sheer genius! Now, if only we could figure out fennel and flame!

Mary Shivers

Thursday 21st of March 2013

Lovely eggs! Hope to win!

TidyMom

Thursday 21st of March 2013

they look beautiful Amber! I love this idea for dying eggs!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Thursday 21st of March 2013

You know, I wasn't going to dye eggs this year (because I am lazy and only have brown eggs in my fridge - no, really), but I am running out to get a dozen white-shelled eggs TODAY! These are so flipping cute and I love their kitchen-y tie-in. Now I need to figure out how to make orange eggs to match my Flame LC.