Deviled eggs remain our favorite “starter” at any family gathering, and even though they aren’t new or hip—who cares, people love them! They can be a bother to make. So here’s an easy way to make deviled eggs look great without a special pastry-making gadget.

When making deviled eggs (we like this recipe—Deviled Eggs with Horseradish and Black Pepper), put all of the filling ingredients—egg yolks, mayo, seasonings, etc.—in a resealable plastic bag. Close the bag and knead it—this blends the ingredients from the outside.

Then cut a small tip off one bottom corner of the bag. Line up the empty hardboiled egg whites, and fill them by squeezing the yolk mixture out of the bag through that little hole. Take your time, and make delicate swirls or swiggles…whatever you like. We’re working on a batch right now!

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