Easter eggs

Easter — spring is on the horizon as are family dinners and for the young ones, Easter egg dyeing and Easter egg hunts. The question then arises, once the kids have found the eggs that you've so carefully un-hidden, can you eat them?

That's really an easy one — sure. A hard boiled egg is a safe egg since the cooking process would kill any bacteria that might be present (which is  a very rare occurrence). And there's no problem with the dyes in those kits you buy. First, there's no problem because they're a safe, food-grade dye, and second there's no problem because you're not going to eat the shells, which is the part that's dyed.

What you want to be careful about is cracked eggs — especially if the eggs have been lying around outdoors for hours and the weather is warm....