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How to Peel a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

How many times have you wanted to make a salad or just had a craving for a hard boiled egg? I personally love eggs and could eat egg salad everyday if my body permitted it. The problem I have always had is getting that pesky shell off. More times than not, I take half of the egg with it. On a rare occasion I will get one peeled perfect, I am all excited like a high school girl getting asked to the prom.


It couldn’t be just me right? So I hopped around the web looking for other people who had had the horrible “egg peeling luck” as well. Guess what? We are among friends! Well, other bad egg people at least. This picture from Mother Fitness made me feel absolutely wonderful. Mine have come out something like that in the past!

While on the hunt for how to find a way to waste less egg, I found so many ideas.  I was going nuts trying to find one and I was certainly not going to kill dozens of eggs to see if they actually worked or not. I went for the simplest one and the one that popped up most.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. Why? To raise its pH level. Also cook your eggs a little bit longer to allow the whites to set firmly. Some people have reported that doing this can make the eggs taste more sulfuric. I for one didn’t notice it at all. I made a half dozen eggs.

Have you ever tried this method? Did it work for you?

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Dawn Power Clean 5-Minute Soak

For all the time that we spend in the kitchen cooking, we spend an equal amount washing dishes. Who likes to wash dishes? NOT ME! I rarely rave about a product I have tried but in this case, Dawn Power Clean deserves it!

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4 Simple Rules to Cooking with Glass

One of the things that take up most of my cabinet space is my cookware. I am a huge Pyrex fan! It wouldn’t be at all exaggerated for me to say I have over 50 pieces.  Crazy, I know, but, I became so tired of plastic staining and getting mucked up in the microwave. My then mother- in- law, would buy it for Christmas every year and I always looked forward to it! When I think I already have too much, (as if) I see more awesome Pyrex pieces from them! I would love to be a Pyrex Mom or something like that lol Pyrex Ambassador? Hey, I am open to a name alteration! I came across these 4 very important tips for cooking with glass that I wanted to pass along.  Hope they help you in your cooking ventures!

Do you love Pyrex as much as I do? Valpak is currently running a giveaway on their Facebook page. You can win 1 or 5 Pyrex Prize packs or 1 or 4 $100 Gift Cards!

Pyrex prize pack that consists of: one (1) 3qt oblong, (1) 2qt casserole, (1) 1.3qt oval, (1) 9.5″ pie plate, (1) 8 inch square, (1) 2qt oblong,  (1) 2 cup measuring cup, (1) 4 cup measuring cup, (1) 8 cup measuring cup, (1) 2.5qt mixing bowl, (1) 4qt mixing bowl, (1) 7-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) 3-cup rectangle No-Leak Lids, (1) 4-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) 6-cup rectangle No-Leak Lids,  (1) 2-cup round No-Leak Lids, (1) leave in thermometer, (1) colander, one (1) can opener, (1) basting spoon, (1) turner, (1) digital timer, one (1) set measuring cups, (1) salad spinner, (1) set measuring spoons, (1) balloon whisk

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