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Be Incredible

Foil your hunger and celebrate the return of your favorite family of supers with these Incredibles-inspired egg dishes. All it takes are a few simple steps and you can be incredible too.

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

A simple question with so many telling answers. Find out a little about yourself with these recipes.

May The Celebrations Begin!

May is full of celebrations. Including one of the most important ones of all – Mother’s Day! Celebrate Mom with these senseggtional recipes!

Somebunny Got a New Website!

We’re Celebrating Easter this year with a brand new website. Find out what’s new!

A Dozen Ways To Cut The Fat

Get in summer shape with a 12 tips to trim the fat.

What Do Egg Terms Mean?

Organic Eggs that are labeled organic and have the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic seal on the carton were produced following the USDA National Organic Program standards. More information may be found on the website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop United Egg Producers Certified Eggs with the United Egg Producers (UEP) Certified seal on the carton have…

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Sweets

Treat yourself or your sweetie this Valentine’s Day!   The age-old saying is true: the best way to reach anyone’s heart is through their stomach! Whether you are celebrating your partner, kids, friends, or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, we have put together a few sweet dessert recipes that you or yours are sure to…

How Eggs Can Help You Get in Shape!

The incredible egg can help! Not only does a single large egg contain six grams of high-quality protein, but it’s also chock-full of amino acids, unique antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals. Eggs are also cost-effective and versatile, making them an easy snack to help you recover from your workout.   Here are just a…

The Egg Nog Story: Medieval, Debated, and Sometimes Boozy

Egg nog, the wonderfully rich, creamy, and sometimes spiked egg and milk drink, has been a staple at holiday parties and gatherings in the United States since colonial times.   While it is widely debated, most food historians believe that modern egg nog was inspired by “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink that was served…

Deviled Eggs Gone Wild: Untraditional Deviled Egg Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Deviled eggs are a staple dish at any Thanksgiving dinner. Traditional deviled eggs are typically made using mayonnaise and mustard, resulting in a deliciously creamy and tangy taste. While deviled eggs may be a classic element to your holiday parties, they don’t have to be traditional. This year, take your deviled eggs to a new…

Feed Your Children Right

For Older Children Calories supply the energy that your child’s body needs for growth and activities. An older child of 6 to 12 grows about 2 inches and gains about 5 pounds each year. On top of the calories needed for growth, a 6- to 12-year-old child needs additional calories to fuel the daily activities….

October 13th is World Egg Day!

Why Celebrate Eggs? Since 1996, World Egg Day has recognized the versatility, nutritional value, accessibility, and affordability of eggs! Considered one of the oldest foods known to man, there are so many reasons to celebrate the incredible, edible egg!   How do you put an egg on it? Share with us by using the #PutAnEggOnIt…

It’s a Celebración!

*Scroll down for English   Celebrado desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre, el Mes de la Herencia Hispana reconoce y celebra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de hispanos y latinos. En honor a la celebración de este mes, hemos añadido una función de Google Translate que te permite ver NCEgg.org en español. Vea…

3 Back to School Tips for Growing Minds

It’s that time of year again.   Eagerly awaited by parents and cringed at by kids, back-to-school is upon us. With the start of the new school year, it is important to help your kids develop or re-establish healthy routines, especially in the morning. Help their growing minds with these nutritious recipes and words of…

18 Summer Recipes for Any Mood

Summer is finally here, which means lots of cook outs, reunions, and family gatherings. Sometimes prepping for a crowd can be stressful. What we decide to make for such events, sometimes depends on the mood we’re in. Sometimes we may want to go above and beyond and wow the crowd. Other times we may want…

It’s National Egg Month – Let’s Get Eggucated!

National Egg month is finally upon us, and we are so eggcited about it! It’s an entire month dedicated to eggs! We thought the best way to celebrate our favorite month of the year was to “Get Eggucated!” Throughout May, we will be sharing tips about eggs, introducing NC Egg farmers, sharing new recipes every…

Goodbye Easter Bunny. Hello Eggs.

  Easter celebrations have come to a close, but there are plenty of beautifully decorated eggs still lying around. Wondering what to do with all of those hard boiled eggs? Since eggs are our thing, we have put together a few traditional recipes with an “eggcelent” twist that are perfect for those left overs. Enjoy!…

Time for New Traditions

Is it your turn to host the annual family Easter celebration? Whether you’re planning for a large or small crowd, NC Egg has some new twists on traditional recipes and crafts that will make your planning easier so you can join in on the fun with all your guests. And why not create some new…

Protein And Exercise

Protein Requirements for the Physically Active It is widely recognized that athletes involved in intense physical training have increased protein requirements. The new US government guidelines for preventing adult weight gain emphasize getting at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week. For those who have lost weight…

Dear Breakfast Food, A Poem For You

Dear Sweet Tasty Breakfast Food, Today, we’d like to share our deep appreciation by thanking you this Valentine’s day with a poem dedicated to you!   Dear breakfast food, Oh, how we love thee, You put us in the best mood Every day of the week   No matter the style Or how sweet the…

New Study shows that more eggs equals more brain power!

We always knew eggs were good for you, but did you? Apparently, they are great for your brain! A recent Finnish Study showed that with certain cognitive tests, better performance was evident with higher egg intake, and there were no associated risks with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Now that’s something to be egg-cited about it! Check…

Eggs Belong in a weight Loss Diet

Most diets don’t work and one of the main reasons is HUNGER. When you are hungry all the time, it is hard to stick to your diet plan. When you eat foods that keep you feeling full, like EGGS, other sources of lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables – these foods are chock full…

Deviled Egg Day!

Basic Deviled Eggs from (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-deviled-eggs) Ingredients 6 large eggs $ 2 tablespoons mayonnaise $ 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper Garnish: paprika Preparation Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; add water to depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes….

State Fair Recipe Winners

Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners: French Riviera Breakfast Egg Bake 2016 First Place NC State Fair: Faye Smith, Fayetteville   1 small loaf French bread 6 eggs 1 ½ cups half and half…

World Egg Day

October 14, 2016 — Today is World Egg Day! World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday in October, and is a chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg all around the Globe. It was first celebrated in 1996, making this year the 20th anniversary! Since then, people around the world have continued to…

Mountain State Fair Recipe Winners

Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners: Khai Yat Sai First Place 2016 Mountain State Fair – Susie Zuerner, Arden, NC This dish hails from Thailand.  I’ve Americanized it to suit more of an American…

Back to School Nutrition Tips

With August over halfway over, it’s that time of year again–school is back in session. While summer ending can be sad, preparing for classes to start gets exciting…even if it’s a bit stressful at first. While spending you spend your time getting your chickens in a row and focusing on buying new clothes, shoes, school…

Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day is a great day to show your dad just how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you by giving him a nice gift and a thoughtful card. Unfortunately, this is the reality– it sneaks up on you every year and you spend the last few hours the night before…

Egg Contraptions and other Egg Cooking Tools

Eggs can be prepared in so many different ways; this is nothing new to the North Carolina Egg Association and most people. But did you know there are many different tools to help you with cooking your eggs in many of these ways? Take a peek below at the Incredible Edible Egg’s list of egg…

Easter 2016

An Easier and Faster Way to Hard-Boiled Eggs New Easy-Peel Hard-Boiled Egg Technique Saves Time, Makes Peeling Easier Park Ridge, Ill (March 14, 2016) – Difficulty peeling off the shells is the top barrier to making hard-boiled eggs more often, according a recent consumer survey. Fortunately, just in time for Easter – the biggest hard-boiled holiday…

In-Season Produce

Eggs are great! They are super for your health, packed with 6 grams of protein (10% of your daily value) while still being lower in calories and other great health benefits–which can be found listed here: http://ncegg.org/eggs-big-nutrition-in-a-small-package/. Eggs are also cheaper than any usual protein sources like chicken, beef and fish. Being so easy to…

Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health month, which was created to make Americans aware of their heart health. While most people know about heart disease, few people know how it’s caused–or how harmful it is. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), every 1 in 4 people die from heart disease.  That makes Heart…

Dietary Guideline Changes

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jan Kelly, Executive Director 919.319.1195 or egglady@ncegg.org   “New 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Reveal Good News for Eggs” Cary, NC (January 7, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) have decided to remove a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and include eggs in all…

Dog Treats

While we love to treat ourselves, it’s our furry friends we truly spoil– in particular dogs. There is just something special about petting them, talking with them, taking them for a walk or giving them treat and, in response, having that tail wag uncontrollably. The easiest way to spoil your pups is by giving them…

Deviled Egg Day

  Did you know November 2nd is Deviled Egg Day? It’s hard to forget one of the best days of the year! In order to celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite deviled egg recipes! Enjoy! Basic Deviled Eggs from (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-deviled-eggs) Ingredients 6 large eggs $ 2 tablespoons mayonnaise $ 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish…

Recipe Contest Winners 2015

The Incredibly Good EGGS! Recipe Contest Sponsored by the North Carolina Egg Association Tuesday, October 20, 2015   First Place: Felice Bogus, Raleigh   Pub-Style Falafel Eggs Makes 8   For the eggs: 10 large NC eggs, divided use 1 Tbs. olive oil, plus extra for rolling 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped…

Mountain State Fair 2015

  Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners:   Rainbow Quiche 2015 Mountain State Fair – First Place winner: Sharon Gates   One refrigerated pie crust for 9″ pan 1 small onion, diced 1/2 cup…

Happy World Egg Day October 9, 2015

Today is World Egg Day – a chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg all around the Globe! World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. Egg associations, egg companies, retailers and allied egg industries throughout the world will be celebrating the natural nutrition, versatility, convenience, affordability and health aspects…

How You Cook Eggs And What It Says About You

What does the way you cook an egg say about your personality? Maya Angelou stated that “you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Many people would agree with this statement, but Ms. Angelou forgot to mention…

What’s the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

Have you ever had your good ole’ Aunt Bessy snip at you for trying to use the wrong colored egg for your ancient, secret family recipe? She would swear up and down the Mississippi that she would rather eat dirt than use a white egg in her grandmother’s recipe. But why does she claim that…

Fry An Egg On the Fourth!

This year, Independence day is not the only holiday on July 4th; this year, National “Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk” day also falls on the 4th of July. In Death Valley, the hottest place in the United States, it can get up to 130 degrees. Because it gets so hot there, tons of people…

The Perfect Day to Splurge at Your Picnic!

Nothing says summer like picnics–just as this summer is starting to heat up, grab your blankets and head out to your closest park or scenic spots in order to partake in National Picnic Day on June 18th. However, there is a catch: June 18th is also National Splurge Day. National Splurge Day is simply a…

Tips for a Thoughtful Father's Day

Father’s Day is a great day to show your dad just how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you by giving him a nice gift and a thoughtful card. Unfortunately, this is the reality– it sneaks up on you every year and you spend the last few hours the night before…

Which came first the Chicken or the egg?

In honor of May, National Egg Month, We have answered the age old question: Which came first the Chicken or the egg? Scholars and Philosophers will point to science or religion and ask more questions about how life and the universe first began. (Learn more about the history of the dilemma here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_or_the_egg ) We…

North Carolina Hens to your Scrambled Eggs: The Farm to Table Process

Egg production is an important segment of the agriculture industry in North Carolina, ranking 7th in total North Carolina commodity receipts. In honor of Egg production ranking 7th, here are the 7 steps it takes to get an egg from a hen to you:   1. The first step, obviously, is the egg being laid….

Good News for Eggs in 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted its Advisory Report to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report provides a review of scientific evidence related to diet, nutrition and health that will inform the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will be released later…

About Egg Labeling

Confused about how your eggs are labeled? You’re not alone. The terminology about where your eggs come from and the conditions for the hens can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together a guide to help you make an educated decision.

Have an Egg-stra Special Valentine's Day!

When we think of Valentines Day we think of expensive jewelry, heart shaped candy, and bouquets of red roses. It’s true; February 14th has become an increasingly commercialized holiday each year, but isn’t love supposed to be priceless?   Show your Valentine some love this holiday with an inexpensive and thoughtful gesture – breakfast in…

Four Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

Happy National Puzzle Day! Although you may not know, National Puzzle Day is celebrated every year on January 29th. Puzzles are popular worldwide and come in many different forms such as jigsaw, Sudoku, and crossword, all ranging from easy to difficult. No matter which kind you choose, puzzles are a great way to have fun…

Happy National Pie Day!

As Americans, pie holds a special place in our hearts (as well as that special place we like to call our “dessert stomach.”) It’s a National holiday for peat’s sake! From cherry pie to sweet potato pie, we bake it, eat it, dream about it and even have famous songs about it. Heck, we’ll even…