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The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Up until several months ago, I had no idea that there was a whole "science" behind getting a perfect hard boiled egg.  One particular Sunday, I had a craving for a hard boiled egg.  Since I don't fix them very often, I couldn't remember exactly how long to cook them, so of course, I went to Web to find the answer.

What I found were all of these "dos and don'ts" when it comes to hard boiled eggs....don't use farm fresh eggs because they won't peel very easily....don't overcook the eggs or you'll get a gray ring around the yoke (guess I grew up eating overcooked eggs and never knew it :-)....do alter your cook time according to the size of the egg....etc, etc.  I followed the instructions but the eggs weren't perfect and certainly didn't peel well at all.

Well, when my cousin came to visit last month, she decided to cook some eggs.  When I saw her perfect hard boiled eggs, I begged her for her secret and here it is:

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Where Has the Time Gone?

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I can hardly believe that it's March already!  Seems like just yesterday I was putting away Christmas decorations...anyone else feel that way?  I find the older I get the more often I repeat the phrase my grandma used to say all the time, "Where has the time gone?"  My blog posts and design updates have been pretty sporadic this year so I thought I'd better let you know what I've been up to, lest you think I've fallen off a cliff!

January brought about our annual road trip to Denver, Colorado.  We usually hit a snow storm going to or coming from Colorado and this year was no exception.  On our way into Denver, we hit a blizzard over Vail pass.

It was pretty scary at times but the Lord brought us safely through the storm.  We enjoyed a week of visiting friends and family before heading back home.

The first part of February, my friend that I've known since 4th grade, Laura, came out for a visit. 

We enjoyed shopping, eating out, watching chick-…