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Keep it cool with eggs this summer

With the warm weather approaching, more gatherings, picnics, and barbeques are also on the horizon. Sounds great, but the jump in temperature can increase the risk when it comes to the safety of perishable foods, like eggs, especially when meals are kept and served outdoors.

Why not use the change in season to brush-up on your food safety skills, because nobody wants to end the perfect pool party with tummy troubles!

Here are a few tips to make sure your eggs are always the life of the party:

Meal plan, like a boss!

Whether you’re hosting a family get together, a long weekend barbeque or even just a themed party night, the one thing everyone loves to plan is the food!

But planning themed food for a group can be hard, so we want to help make it easier.

We are happy to provide tools on our website that can take a few jobs off your plate. See what we did there? ☺

Meal Planner

How eating eggs at breakfast helps with weight control


By Carol Harrison, RD, ​http://www.Yummylunchclub.ca 

Have you noticed that when you eat eggs for breakfast, you’re less likely to feel hungry before lunchtime? I’ve done some digging into the research, and the results may inspire you to get cracking with eggs more often in the morning.  

No eggs-cuses: zero reasons to skip the yolk

Did you hear the news?

When Weight Watchers© recently announced they had created a list of 200 zero points foods, it created some excitement around here. Especially when we discovered this change included eggs.

That’s right. Eggs are now zero points. Talk about eggs-citing!

What that now means is one delicious egg, which contains 6 grams of protein, 70 calories and 14 important nutrients can be added to your meal with no impact on your tracking. Plus, the proteins keep your hunger at bay longer. No more 3 o’clock binges!

Get Creative with Quiche this World Egg Month!

With World Egg Month upon us we wanted to give you one more reason to celebrate all things eggs!

Eggs are one of the most versatile and affordable proteins, so what better way to show them off than the ever so elegant quiche.

Don’t let its name and reputation scare you off. Quiches can be as easy as one, two, three - literally.

Step 1: Prep & mix your fillings.

Food Network stars are here to help!

Whether you like it or not, Christmas is coming. The season of holiday parties, family dinners, cookie exchanges and eating until you sleep, only to wake up to eat some more.

Chances are over the next few weeks, you will do some sort of cooking or baking, and we want to help you out. We've got some tips from the pros on how to best deal with your eggs whether you're frying, baking, poaching or whatever!

Making Substitutions for Different Egg Sizes and Weights

Egg Sizes

A hen lays about 320 eggs during her laying cycle. These eggs are not all the same size. Generally, as a hen gets older, she lays larger eggs.

Eggs are categorized by weight, not size or shape. Sometimes eggs in the same carton may appear to be different sizes, but their weight will be within a similar range.

The following minimum weights are used to classify eggs:

Holiday Egg Nog recipes you will love

Nog, Nog... Who's there? Christmas!

Everywhere you go it’s looking and tasting a lot like Christmas! Candy canes, peppermint lattes and chocolates are everywhere you turn in your office and house.

Have a glass of holiday cheer to celebrate the season. Stick with traditional Classic Egg Nog, make your own signature version or liven things up with a flavourful twist:

Dipping Eggs

The liquid gold yolk of a partially cooked egg is a thing of beauty to many egg lovers! However, soft-cooked (aka soft-boiled) is not the way most of us usually eat our eggs. Sometimes it's because we can't quite get the cooking time right and the yolk gets hard, or the yolk is soft, but so is the white.