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NC Egg Farming & “Piled High” Deviled Eggs

Guest blog by NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler   My grandkids are one of my greatest joys in life, and my wife Sharon and I enjoy having our whole family at the house. As a farmer granddaddy and Agriculture Commissioner, it gives me a great deal of pride knowing that my five grandchildren are growing…

Laying the Foundation for an Agricultural Career

Originally published in CALS News by Kristin Sargent, CALS Communications Content Strategist   Lynn Worley-Davis grew up surrounded by agriculture in rural Northampton County, where many folks produced cotton, peanuts, pigs and chickens. Like many young women in the 1980s, Lynn wanted to become a veterinarian. When NC State University admitted its first class to…

5 Ways Egg Farmers Care for the Environment

Egg farmers work hard to properly care for the land, air and water on and near their farms. In fact, compared to 1960, today’s egg farmers are using less resources, like feed and water, to feed more hens and produce even more eggs. At the same time, they’re creating less waste, which reduces greenhouse gas…

Creative Easter Egg Crafts & Recipes Your Family Will Love

Find creative Easter egg decorating ideas and new recipes to try this Easter- from glow-in-the-dark or tie-dye eggs to cute bunny cupcakes or mini carrot cakes. Our Easter Hub is your one-stop-shop!   8 Easy Egg Decorating Ideas Want to “think outside the shell” and decorate eggs in new and fun ways? Learn how to…

5 Egg Safety Tips You Should Know

Any time you’re cooking, storing or handling eggs, food safety should be your number one priority. Make sure your eggs stay safe and your family stays healthy with the answers to these five most commonly asked questions about egg safety and freshness. 1. Why do eggs need to be refrigerated? Refrigeration reduces the possibility of…

Talton’s Eggs Encourage Youth in Agriculture

Guest blog by Kathy Bostrom, North Carolina Farm Bureau Associate Director of Communications Eggs are providing a step into the family business at one Rowan County farm. David and Cheryl Correll are the fifth generation to farm their land, but they say they are a six-generation farm because their two kids, Josie, 17, and Talton,…

Which Came First – The Chicken or the Egg?

Guest blog by Becca Wysocky, NC State University Prestage Department of Poultry Science   North Carolina’s poultry industry contributes largely to our state’s overall agricultural economy. In fact, it accounts for nearly 45% of our state’s farm cash receipts. North Carolina not only has varieties of commercial flocks, but also small flock producers and backyard…

Give the Gift of Eggs this Holiday Season!

After months of adapting to the “new normal,” you don’t need the stress of deciding what to give your loved ones this holiday season. With you in mind, The Incredible Egg along with North Carolina egg farmers have created a free digital e-cookbook, featuring an exciting collection of make-ahead dishes, impressive desserts and delicious gifts that…

6 Easy Recipes for a Homecooked Holiday Meal

Holiday gatherings may look a bit different this year, but no matter how many loved ones are around the table, homemade recipes bring love and comfort. Try one – or all – of these six easy recipes to make a homecooked holiday meal that is sure to raise spirits. All have been featured on WRAL’s…

10 Reasons Why Eggs Aren’t Scary

On Halloween, we celebrate all things spooky— but eggs aren’t to be feared! Don’t believe myths you might hear. Here are 10 reasons why eggs are not scary:   1 – Eggs can easily transform into a variety of healthy dishes. Scrambled, baked, sunny-side-up or hard-boiled? We love how incredibly versatile – and delicious –…

6 Easy Recipes for Pumpkin Lovers

Fall is here and we’re craving pumpkin everything! Whether you’re looking for a protein-packed, diet-friendly recipe or you want to satisfy your sweet tooth with a pumpkin dessert, we’ve got recipes that will curb your pumpkin cravings any time of the day. Check out these six easy recipes for pumpkin lovers: Mini Pumpkin Pies –…

July Through October, Wednesdays Are All About Eggs!

Wednesday is now #Weggsday and we are celebrating with giveaways and recipes! Enter egg-citing weekly giveaways every Wednesday for the next 12 weeks to celebrate with us. From grocery gift cards to must-have cooking tools, never skip a #Weggsday giveaway. How do you like your eggs on #Weggsday? Check back on our Facebook page every…

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommends EGGS!

Recently, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued nutrition recommendations specifically regarding eggs as a source of nutrition. The Scientific Report was drafted by top medical doctors and leading nutrition scientists, and their recommendations on what constitutes a healthy diet will shape 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. So, what exactly did the experts say about eggs?   Choline…

4 Summer Activities for Kids and Families

Make learning fun while kids are at home this summer. Kids and parents alike will love our Kids Connection activities, lesson plans, virtual farm tours and more! From egg-speriments to egg-ucational games, there is so much to learn about eggs. Check out four of our favorite free online resources: Kids Activity Sheet – Learn about…

4 Nutrition Facts You Didn’t Know About Eggs

How much do you know about eggs? The nutrients in eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, brain function, eye health and more. Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults. Keep reading to find out four facts you…

Meet 4 North Carolina Egg Farming Families

North Carolina is home to 9 million laying hens that lay more than 7.5 million eggs each day. Meet four of the egg farmers who provide excellent animal care while producing safe, healthy eggs and protecting the environment on and around their farms for future generations.   Simpson’s Eggs Family owned-and-operated since 1925, four generations…

5 Recipes Mom Will Love on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, what better way to spoil Mom than to cook her something special? Whether serving her breakfast in bed, celebrating with brunch at home or reminding her how sweet she is with a dessert, these five recipes are sure to win her over! Orange French Toast Casserole – This light French Toast Casserole…

4 Simple Cooking Challenges Kids & Families Can Complete At Home

Get ideas for easy, family-friendly recipes that use simple ingredients to take everyday meals from ordinary to extraordinary and find educational activities parents can use to help supplement at-home learning. 1. Teach kids a simple cooking skill, like making the perfect scrambled or hard-boiled eggs. Anyone can cook, and now is a great time for…

Unscramble Egg Carton Labels: What All Those Terms Really Mean

Egg carton labels can be confusing – from free-range to organic to hormone free – what do those terms even mean? Be a confident and informed shopper by knowing how to read egg labels. USDA Certified Organic Organic eggs are produced by hens housed and fed according to the established United States Department of Agriculture…

4 Heart-Healthy Egg Recipes

Another reason to “heart” eggs? They’re part of a heart-healthy diet. What is that? It’s a healthy eating pattern that includes nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean protein sources. Nutrient-rich eggs are a perfect addition to an overall heart-healthy diet. More than 40 years of research has…

6 Whole30-Approved Creative Meal Ideas

Trying out the Whole30, or considering trying it? Chances are you will eat a lot of eggs while following the eating program, which encourages 30 days of clean eating, consuming only Whole30-approved ingredients (think: meats, seafood, veggies, and eggs). Because eggs are so versatile and nutritious, they’re included in many Whole30 recipes. Eggs are always…

24 Easy Dinner Recipes

Recipes designed with kids in mind, made for busy nights, created by the EGGsperts.

24 Holiday Recipes

Whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving desserts, Christmas desserts, or Christmas dinner ideas, we’ve got you covered with 24 of our best holiday recipes.

5 Key Health Benefits of Eggs

Find out why eggs are something to celebrate this World Egg Day!

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Back to school is just around the corner–and it’s getting close to meal prep time! These delicious breakfast recipes will make your early mornings productive, quick, and delightfully satisfying.     Breakfast Casserole Recipe:   This ham & egg casserole recipe can be prepared on Sunday to make it easier to quickly make throughout the…

Meet the Dinner Egg

The biggest thing since breakfast eggs.

A Dozen Reasons to Celebrate Egg Month!

May is National Egg Month, and we know of at least a dozen good reasons to celebrate eggs!

Your 2019 Easter Hub

Welcome to your 2019 Easter Hub: every egg tip and idea you need in one place to make for the best Easter gathering on the block!

The Hard Boiled Egg Diet

Learn about the Hard Boiled Egg Diet:
What it is, how it works, and whether it will work for you!

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

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 love….

25 Recipes from the EGGSperts: Appetizers, Brunch, and Desserts

The EGGsperts from some of the nation’s top egg farming states have come together to dish on their favorite recipes representing their home state. This cookbook features 25 delicious egg recipes, including appetizers, brunch and desserts, that are sure to impress guests at any holiday or everyday gathering. See if you can find our 4…

Fueling Fitness with Protein

This year, your 2020 fitness goals can be met with one simple ingredient: eggs. From helping your body through workouts to keeping your heart strong–all at an affordable price–this hub of hints, recipes, and resources is the tool you’ve been looking for to fuel your new year.   FITNESS “Eating 20-30 grams of protein sources…

A Christmas Carton

Introducing the story of Pegg, through a speggtacular spin on the classic “A Christmas Carol.”

Deviled Eggs History: From Rome to Your Home

For National Deviled Egg Day, we’re taking it back to Ancient Rome…. where serving deviled eggs was often referred to as “ab ova usque ad mala.”   Ancient Rome The deviled egg we know today can be traced back to ancient Rome, where boiled eggs were seasoned with spicy sauces and served as the starter…

5 Sweet n’ Spooky Pumpkin Recipes

Fall in love with these pumpkin recipes that are perfectly spiced and everything nice.

5 Ways to Make Back to School (Over) Easy!

Make going back to school easier this year with these simple & delicious ways to cook eggs!

5 Crazy Ways to Use Egg Shells

Get the most out of your eggs with these fun egg shell tips and tricks!

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…

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….

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