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Avoid Watery Quiche

To avoid water on the bottom of the pie when making a quiche, use an oven thermometer to check your oven temperature. Then, to avoid overbaking, do the “knife test” when the quiche appears to have…

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Basics of Peeling Hard-Cooked Eggs

According to the American Egg Board, the fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel. To guarantee hard-cooked eggs will peel easily, buy or store them a week or two in advance of cooking. It also…

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Don't Go Green

The green ring around the yolk of hard-cooked eggs in unattractive but harmless. It is caused by a reaction between the iron in the yolks and the sulfur in the whites. Cooking the eggs too long or…

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Fast Way to Stuff Deviled Eggs

Here’s my fuss-free way to make deviled eggs: I put the cooked yolks and other ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag, seal the bag and knead everything together by hand. Then I snip a…

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Great Way to Serve Deviled Eggs

Here’s a handy way to serve deviled eggs. Put them in paper cupcake liners and set them in muffin tins to serve. They stay upright and neat, and the eggs in the paper cups won’t slide around on…

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Handle With Care

Frittata recipes frequently call for an ovenproof skillet. If you're not sure that your skillet is ovenproof, wrap the handle in several layers of foil for protection.

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Hard-Cooked or Not?

When hard-cooking eggs, I put onion skins in the water, which tints the eggshells a nice brown color. Later, when I look in the refrigerator, it’s easy to tell which eggs are hard-cooked. —Frances…

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Heartier Way to Make Deviled Eggs

Vi R. of Affton, Missouri makes “eggs-cellent” deviled eggs by mashing the yolks with deviled ham. “They’re hearty and tasty,” Vi assures.

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Microwave Poached Eggs

To poach an egg in the microwave, place 2 tablespoons of water in a 6-ounce custard cup. Microwave, uncovered, on high until boiling. Carefully break 1 egg into the cup. Pierce the egg yolk…

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Stirring Up Successful Souffle Batters

Properly preparing the batter is one of the keys to creating a standout souffle. Follow these tips for a distinctive dish guests are sure to fall for!

When separating eggs, make sure no…

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Storing Eggs

According to the American Egg Board, fresh eggs can be stored in their carton in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 weeks beyond the pack date. Some manufacturers stamp their cartons with a date 30 days…

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Stovetop Poached Eggs

For perfect poached eggs, use the freshest eggs possible. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer before adding the eggs. Break the eggs into a shallow cup and gently slide them into…

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Use a Funnel to Separate Eggs

A small funnel is handy for separating egg whites from the yolks. Break the egg over the funnel. The whites will run through the funnel, and the yolk will remain. —Alice N., Reed City, Michigan

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