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Celebrate World Egg Day!

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. A chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg! The occasion recognizes the global appeal of the billions of nutritious eggs produced worldwide. Egg-producing countries all over the world celebrate the event in different ways. Did you know North Carolina ranks 12th in…

Reconsidering the Rules of Your Healthy Diet

Unfortunately, with all of the diet fads and false information in the media, many people today have the wrong ideas about dieting. Practices like removing certain foods completely and restricting to only a small variety of foods not only leaves you deprived of essential nutrients, but may also lead to negative thoughts about living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the right…

Easy "No Work" Recipes for Labor Day

A celebration of the American labor movement dedicated to the social and economical achievements of workers, Labor Day is a holiday to kick up our feet and enjoy a relaxing, work-free day. If you’re planning on staying a home, here are some easy “no work” recipes that you can make on your day off. Start…

Get Your Chickens in A Row Before School Starts

With the first week of school right around the corner, shopping for new clothes, shoes, and an assortment of different school supplies can be stressful – don’t let meal planning slow you down. Here are some back to school tips and recipes that will save time and money, while providing the best nutrition for you…

Perfect Picnic Getaways in NC

From the famously scenic outer banks, to the highest mountain peaks in the Eastern United States, North Carolina is known for its’ breathtaking landscapes. With the beach, lakes and mountains all within our reach, planning a weekend getaway in North Carolina has something for everyone. Here are four great picnic spots we recommend!   1….

NC Eggs Featured in Fire in the Triangle Dining Competition

July heats up in Raleigh as selected chefs battle it out during the “Got to be NC” Fire in the Triangle Competition Dining – a series of 8 to 15 dinner competitions hosted in five regions of the state throughout the year. Each evening, two restaurants battle it out side by side in a single elimination,…

Be the Star of Your July 4th Cookout with these Easy EGG-cellent Holliday Recipes

Firecracker Deviled Eggs Make a festive twist on a holiday classic. While firecrackers explode in the night sky, your mouth will be exploding with flavor! 6 Hard Boiled Eggs 1/3 cup salsa 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons minced green onions 1 tablespoon chopped black olives 1 teaspoon lemon juice Parsley springs   INSTRUCTIONS…

Get the real truth about eggs: Hormone Myths and Benefits of Eggs

Eating a healthy, high protein breakfast, such as eggs, is proven to be the best way to start your day for multiple reasons. First, it is especially important for children to consume a protein rich breakfast, rather than one high in sugar and carbs, in order to keep them feeling fuller for a longer period…

Top 10 Gifts for 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. But let’s be realistic- it sneaks up on you every year like a snake in the grass and you spend the last…

Celebrate National Egg Month with Kids Crafts in the Kitchen

Making Faces with Kids in the Kitchen For more than 20 years, the Incredible Edible Egg has brought kids into the kitchen. May is National Egg Month, and with the school year winding down and summer around the corner, it’s an important time for your family to make memories that will last a lifetime. So,…

Easter Crafts for the Whole Family

Easter eggs are a centerpiece of many family traditions on and around Easter weekend. Easter eggs symbolize rebirth to most, but many people associate Easter eggs with hunting in the yard for candy or coloring in celebration. We love hunting and dying eggs but for more of a creative challenge try our Animal Egg Buddies…

Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Health & Fitness Expo

Come by and see The Egg Lady and some of North Carolina’s egg farmers at the 2014 Health & Fitness Expo Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12! Visit our exhibit to sample Deviled Eggs and learn about how their eggs get from the hen to home! The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon &…

2014 NCEGG Final Four

VOTE HERE ON FACEBOOK   VOTE NOW for a Chance to WIN a Year’s Worth if EGGS! 16 top seeds went head to head to determine the ALL TIME best way to prepare an egg. Facebook friends please vote to advance your favorite and don’t forget to try new ways to serve eggs! One lucky voter will be…

2014 NCEGG Championship

Introducing the 2014 NC EGG Tournament. We want our Friends to determine the all time best way to prepare and Egg.  Even though there are 100 ways, only the most popular have been selected for head to head match-ups. Facebook friends please vote and advance your favorite and dont forget to try new ways to…

Celebrate National Cereal Day with us by substituting your cereal with some REAL breakfast food!

We all have either grown up eating cereal or still enjoy a bowl every so often today. Unfortunately, cereal is not the answer to a healthy breakfast. Our bodies need REAL food to start the day. When is National Egg Day? Wait, that should be EVERY Day! Find the Complete nutritional content of Nature’s perfect…

Gameday Appetizer recipe from the Egg Lady!

If you missed the Egg lady on air last week you can hear the interview here: Week1 Brown vs White Eggs (no music)   Check out great Appetizer Recipes for your Super Bowl party this weekend at http://ncegg.org/recipecategory/appetizers-drinks/

New Year, New You: Reasons why you should be eating more eggs in 2014!

You’ve resolved to make a change to a low-carb lifestyle. You’ve been diligent – watching everything you eat. And it’s working. But the biggest roadblock is boredom. Sound familiar? Changing eating habits is never easy, but there is no reason to resort to the same tired menu choices. Rely on these recipes to perk up…

Favorite Holiday Crafts & Activities

The holidays are all about bringing family and friends together and spending times with your loved ones. In between the cooking and eating, it’s always fun to have extra fun activities to do. We’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday crafts and activities to share with your friends and family: 1. Jingle Bells: We know…

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most celebrated holidays here in the United States. Thanksgiving is about showing thankfulness by having a feast with friends and family. It also marks the beginning of the “Holiday Season” with the weeks leading up to Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah. For retailers, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of their busiest…

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

It’s national “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, today is the perfect day to make a clean space for the preparation and leftovers of Turkey Day. Here at the North Carolina Egg Association, we’ve come up with some helpful ways to…

The 10 Egg Commandments – World Egg Day!

NC Egg Association’s 10 Egg Commandments   Thou shalt eat eggs daily Thou shalt not steal eggs, but rather buy them from your local market Thy egg is thy friend Honor thou local egg farmer Respect the importance of World Egg Day (our special day) Thou shalt not overcook your egg Thou must know that…

NC Egg’s HALF DOZEN best things to do at the N.C. State Fair!

1. Al’s French Fries: Al’s French Fries was started in 1959 by Al Beckwith; 50 years later they’re still serving the best fries at the North Carolina State fair. 2. NC State Ice Cream: Howling Cow is made on N.C. State University’s Campus at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science’s Feldmeier Dairy Processing Lab in…

Tailgating Tips & Recipes

Football is back and we’ve been preparing for tailgating season for months! Make game day a little more enjoyable by cutting out some tailgating chaos. Packing and prepping everything the night before is extremely helpful in doing this. Here are some helpful tips to have the perfect tailgate: 1. Use a Toolbox for “Tailgate Tackle”:…

Back to School!

It’s August already and whether we’re ready or not, school is back in session. As sad as it is to see summer ending, the beginning of the school year is an exciting time for students, teachers, and parents. Preparing for the school year is overwhelming – Shopping for new clothes, shoes, and an assortment of…

Happy National Picnic Month

Among other things, July is National Picnic Month. The warm North Carolina weather in the summer gives us a good reason to celebrate the being outdoors with family and friends and our favorite to celebrate is by having a picnic. Traditional foods: Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, sandwiches, slaw, potato salad, fruit, brownies, and of course,…

Top 5 Summer Destinations with the NC Egg Association

It’s officially summer time and we have drafted our top 5 summer spots to visit in North Carolina. Weather you’re looking for a fun family vacation, a romantic getaway with your loved one, or a trip to take with your friends, we have got the scoop on all of the “coolest” places in North Carolina….

On the Farm – at Marbles Kids Museum

‘On the Farm’ Exhibit to Open at Marbles Kids Museum and Meet the Egg Lady! Grand opening celebration on June 1   Raleigh, N.C. –(May 30, 2013)—Visitors to Marbles Kids Museum can play ‘On the Farm’ when the museum opens its newest exhibit June 1.  The new ‘On the Farm’ exhibit at Marbles is a…

Where do you store your eggs?

Where do you store your eggs? Do you put them in the same spot every time you come home from the store? Or do you tend to squeeze them in any space you may find? Do you take your eggs out of the carton and place them in a Tupperware container or ceramic egg holder?…

The Egg Lady was an Egg-celent Speaker

Last week, the Egg Lady had the pleasure of speaking to the Cary Chamber Business Women’s group.  The event was all about “egg-ducating” the women of Cary on the health and financial benefits of eggs.  With 13 essential vitamins, 70 calories, and containing the highest quality protein you can buy, eggs are considered to be…

Cinco de Mayo: History and Recipes

Over the years, the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo have become a tradition in the United States by celebrating Mexican culture.  Celebrations include: learning the significance of Cinco de Mayo, hanging Mexican-themed decorations, listening to Mexican music, and our favorite, indulging in Mexican cuisine. We encourage you to put on a sombrero, whip up a…

Egg Salad Week – How To

Egg Salad week is observed as the first week, beginning Monday, after Easter. Eggs are used in several Easter and Passover traditions to represent new life. Between 1 and 5 dozen eggs are hard-boiled each year for dying and hunting during the Easter holiday. So, if you’re wondering what to do with the dozens of…

Eat a Pie for Pi Day

Blog by:  North Carolina Egg Association The Greek letter (∏), Pi, represents the ratio of the circumference (distance around the circle) of a circle to its diameter (width).  The mathematical constant, (∏), is 3.14159265… and so on, but is most commonly represented by the approximation 3.14. Thus, “Pi Day” is celebrated every year on March…

Cognitive Performance May Improve with Daily Egg Intake based on new study

Cady to write paragraph synopsis… Read the full article here: http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/blog/new-study-daily-egg-intake-may-improve-cognitive-performance/    

Egg Freshness

Everyone knows that egg freshness is important to ensure that you and your friends and family do not get sick. However, especially with raw eggs, it can be hard to tell when an egg or an egg recipe has gone bad. That is where we come in; with all the great recipes on our website,…

Brown vs. White Egg: What's the Difference?

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…