Alas, Easter is over and I have a lot of hard boiled eggs loitering about in my kitchen. Now some were out for more than 2 hours so they need to go bye-bye. As I stood at the trash can about to throw out some of my lovely lace eggs, I had a brief moment of silence… and then tossed them. Fortunately, I kept others safely chilling in the fridge and it is these lucky ones that are about to become one of my most favorite treats – Deviled Eggs. But then I got to thinking how much more fun it would be to make deviled egg salad instead! I’ve never had that but I liked the sound of it and felt it was worth a try. So, I happily present to you my Deviled Egg Salad recipe!

But what to enjoy this treat on? Hmmm…. I moved a little over a week ago and one of the few upsides to moving (I truly hate moving!) was the joy of unpacking my beloved cookie cutter collection. They had been in storage for several months so it was like Christmas morning for me to reunite with all these sweet friends. I’ve dearly missed them and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to renew our acquaintance. When opening the drawer where they now live (although I dream of some how displaying them one day) my eye fell upon a sweet Baby Animal set and I selected a few that were particularly Easter/Springlike. So, please say hello to my Baby Bunny, Baby Chick and Baby Lamb cutters! OK, on to the recipe!

:: Ingredients ::
4 hard boiled eggs
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste
sprinkle of paprika for color (if desired)

:: Step 1 ::
Peel shells from eggs, cut eggs in half. Scoop yolks out of eggs into bowl. Using a fork, break up yolks.

:: Step 2 ::
Add mayonnaise and mustard, stir until creamy.

:: Step 3 ::
Coarsely chop the egg whites and add to yolk blend. Add salt & pepper to taste and you’re done! Wasn’t that easy? Now you have a yummy salad perfect for crackers or sandwiches.

For my little sandwiches I toasted my bread and then cut the shapes out with the cookie cutters. So simple yet major impact – my fav!!

I hope you try this yummy treat! You can also add chopped sweet pickles to this for a little crunch.

Bon Appetit!

Jennifer

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