The State Eggsperts Dish On Eggs

Eggs are a holiday staple. In fact, more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of the year.

The EGGsperts from some of the nation’s top egg farming states have come together to host a virtual exchange to share holiday recipes representing their home states. Whether baked, deviled, smoked or scrambled – cook your way across America with these favorite hometown recipes.

From our flock to yours, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy and delicious holiday season!


Get inspired with tasty twists on classic appetizer favorites, or warm up with creative ideas for holiday brunch. For a showstopping sweet finish to your festive feast, go all out with our decadent desserts.



Buckeye Cheesecake

5 hr 40 min
serves 10-12

Classic Cooked Eggnog

3 hr 30 min
serves 6

Flourless Chocolate Cake

55 min
serves 10-12

Pecan Cranberry Tart

2 hr 10 min
serves 36

Pumpkin Pudding

1 hr 10 min
serves 8

Butter Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake

3 hr 50 min
serves 16-24 slices

Pumpkin Bread

55 min
serves 24

About Eggs

Eggs are all-natural and contain high-quality protein to keep you fuller longer and energized all day long. Get EGGucated and learn more fun facts about egg nutrition, safety and farming below.

Egg Nutrition

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Eggs are one of the most important, indispensable ingredients in baking during the holidays, and all year long. Eggs add moisture, color, flavor and nutritional value to recipes.
Eggs have 14 percent less cholesterol and more vitamin D than previously thought. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of vitamin D, and eating one egg each day fits easily within dietary guidelines.
Eggs have the highest-quality protein found in any food and can benefit people of all ages in many ways, including forming muscle tissue, building muscle strength, and repairing muscles after exercise.
One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories.

Egg Safety

Always wash hands before handling eggs and use only clean, uncracked eggs.
Eggs should not be left out of the refrigerator or exposed at room temperature for more than two hours.
Bacteria can multiply in temperatures from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot.
As long are they are kept refrigerated, fresh shell eggs are safe to be consumed four to five weeks beyond the carton’s Julian date.

About Egg Farming

America’s egg farmers are committed to ensuring excellent care of their hens; protecting the land, air and water on their farms; and producing safe, high-quality eggs for consumers.
Each of the roughly 280 million laying birds in the U.S. produces from 250 to 300 eggs a year. In total, the U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year, about 10 percent of the world supply.
America’s egg farmers believe in consumer choice and work hard to provide you with the highest-quality variety of eggs, no matter what kind of eggs you choose.
Most egg farmers are active in their local communities regularly giving back and volunteering their time.