I’m one of the Darling Dozen!

When I set the table like this last week for my family, my children said, “it looks like mom was in Germany.” He he.  Through the Holiday season I am trying to keep life as simple as possible. I am also trying to keep it safe. I am one of twelve Ambassadors for Safest Choice Eggs, hence the Darling Dozen. As a food blogger, I am approached daily to represent this or that company, and most of the time I say “No” for this or that reason. When Safest Choice asked me to represent them, it was a natural fit as I have used their eggs for many years. I make many recipes calling for eggs that never end up cooked- like mayonnaise or Eggnog for instance, and for the longest time I avoided those recipes until I discovered Safest Choice Eggs. Now I use pasteurized eggs confidently.

Why do I use pasteurized eggs over regular eggs for recipes like mayonnaise, eggnog, and dippy eggs? A long time ago my family and I had severe food poisoning- I don’t know what bacteria, but it resulted in me being hospitalized, and losing my 20 week fetus. A sad and horrible time for us. Food poisoning in certain groups can kill.  I take no chances in my kitchen. By using Safest Choice pasteurized eggs in recipes in which the eggs remain uncooked, I know I am avoiding the risk of salmonella.  If you like to make recipes that do not call for cooking the eggs, may I suggest Safest Choice Eggs to set your mind at ease.

Here are my favorite recipes using Safest Choice Eggs…
Eggnog Yule Log
Banana Split Pie
Non-Melting Brownie Sundaes
Classic Eggnog Recipe

In December the Darling Dozen are going to share our favorite Safest Choice Egg Recipes. We hope to inspire you and keep your Holidays festive and Salmonella free.


  1. Holly
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    Robin Sue, I am so very very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers. I know that pain never goes away.
    I would have really enjoyed these eggs when I was pregnant. I missed eggs over easy, cookie dough (I know, I know) and raw sushi! We have chickens, so I don’t use store-bought eggs these days. However, I have a young cousin with a compromised immune system due to chemo, and I will strongly recommend these to her parents! Thanks for sharing this safer option.
    P.S. When pregnant, I was also mad woman crazy about the family washing their hands after helping our ewes lamb due to a pregnancy risk there. What can I say, I am a nut and my family sometimes suffers the consequences.

    • Robin Sue
      Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

      Hi Holly,
      Thanks for your kind words. It is nice to have the option of pasteurized eggs, especially for that nice protein- cancer patients really need that. I hope your cousin pulls through.
      Can never be too carefull while pregnant, such a precious time.

  2. Barefootcookingirl
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    Oh my dear, what a terrible loss due to food poisoning. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Something such as that will never really go away. Thank you for bringing this to your readers attention. As a very young child my family of 6 came down with salmonella on a trip home to America returning from a military station in Japan. We had been so lucky not to get ill over there (things were not as sanitary as they are now). We came to find out it was the unpasturized ice cream served on the flight home! All that time there and we all got ill right at the very end. I did not realize such a product existed and will be looking for Safest Choice Eggs in my local shops. Big virtual hug!

    • Robin Sue
      Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM | Permalink

      Hi Brenda,
      Thank you so much for your sweet words! I can’t believe you got sick on ice cream- who knew? Have a great Christmas!

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