yes, you can boil an egg

I had an unconscious smile across my face as I rinsed the remnants of egg yolk and paprika sprinkles off of the deviled egg tray and loaded it into the dishwasher, recalling the fond memories that were made just a little while before:

Friends gathered around in the kitchen, all leaned over ballots checking off our predictions on who would take home the Oscars.  

The roar of the crowd as winners were announced.

Food prepared lovingly to share with great friends, both new recipes and old favorites.

Boiled Eggs

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 17 minutes
Allergy Egg
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Follow this easy method for the perfect boiled eggs.


  • 1 dozen Large eggs


Step 1
arrange eggs in single layer in pot
Step 2
cover eggs with cool water
Step 3
bring water to boil
Step 4
once the water starts to boil, turn off heat and cover pot with lid
Step 5
set time for 10 - 12 minutes and let eggs sit
Step 6
once timer goes off, use a slotted spoon to remove eggs
Step 7
place eggs in cool water and let cool


The Oscar party has now become tradition that we all look forward to every year.  And while we may forget who won best supporting actress in 2013 or what dishes we served, we won’t forget what a great time we had.

See you in class,

Mrs. Hines

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Perfect Sharon– yes I needed this post! I can never figure the time out- THANK YOU!

  2. Glad to know I could help.

  3. Louise Marie says:

    Do you use medium size eggs? When i use extra large eggs, it takes at least 5 minutes longer. Thanks.

  4. Great question! I use large eggs. Yes, the time will vary depending on how many eggs and what size…it is trial and error. I’m glad you brought this up…I’m going to edit the recipe to say large eggs.

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