More Easter Eggs without Shells
In response to the question about whether you can dye eggs without the shell...it works well but of course they're solid colors, I suppose you could dip half and then the other half but I haven't tried that.
However, I've dyed the boiled and peeled eggs for years. I especially enjoy cutting them longwise in the middle, taking out the yolks, color the halves and when they're dry, I fill them up with the filling I've mixed for regular deviled eggs...it makes such a pretty presentation on a bed of parsley or cilantro. I've used Kale or other more substantial greens at times just for the depth of color contrast and size of container, it takes allot of parsley to bed a whole batch and the Kale etc is allot cheaper and people don't eat the trim anyway and some of those greens are even tipped with pink or red on the edges since it's just for looks they show up really well. The more humble greens are less expensive also.
I dip the peeled eggs into the colors, and gently roll them around to evenly distribute the color for just a few minutes. I have never tried to make them really bright and bold, because I like the softness of the pastels, it might not turn out as well to try to make them too dark. My colored deviled Easter Eggs are always a hit at any get together. You can do this at Christmas with red and green and they're especially cute for St. Patrick's Day.
Sincerely, Jackie Lyndon