How to Make Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Hey there, friends! I'm stopping by on this fine Easter Sunday with a short post with some pretty handy tips. I don't know about you, but I LOVE deviled eggs on Easter. I also love having some hard boiled eggs on hand for snacks sometimes too! But you know what I DON'T love? When you're trying to peel the shell off of the eggs and they won't come off easily which means you end up tearing off half of the egg white. No bueno! 

Well, this time around when I was about to boil some eggs I decided to try out the Pioneer Woman's way of boiling eggs. Anyone else watch way too many episodes on The Food Network? 

Binge watching her shows totally paid off in this case because guess what?! The eggs were SO easy to peel and NOT ONE PIECE OF EGG WHITE CAME OFF. No, I'm not lying. Is it embarrassing that this made me extremely excited? No shame :)

So, since I think this is the best thing ever I obviously needed to share it with you all. So, if you hard boil eggs often and are sick of fighting with the shells when trying to peel them... read on!

Step 1:

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and THEN add your eggs. Once your eggs are safely in the pot, lower to a simmer for 13 minutes. 

Step 2:

Prepare an ice bath for the eggs while they're cooking. Just grab a big bowl, add a good amount of ice, and fill it with cold water. 

Step 3:

Once the 13 minutes has ended, go ahead and put your eggs into the ice bath for five minutes.

Step 4:

Take your eggs out of the ice bath and crack them on the counter top and voila! The shells will come off in large pieces and you'll have tasty and PRETTY eggs. That matters, right? Right.

Alright, pals! I hope that this trick helps you out as much as it helped me. Do you have a different trick for getting your hard boiled eggs to peel easily? I would love to know! Let's chat in the comments below :)

Quick and Delicious Cornbread Recipe

Good morning! I hope that your Monday is off to a good start. It's starting to really feel like Fall around here - it's chilly! That means it's time to pull out our chili and soup recipes, friends! And what goes better with a hearty bowl of chili in the fall than cornbread?

As yummy as cornbread is, some of the recipes I've seen have a whole lot of sugar hiding in that bread! I was so happy when I found a recipe that tastes good AND is sweetened with honey, not sugar. Thanks Red Apron Girl!

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I love that this cornbread is just sweet enough that it can stand alone, but it compliments any chili or stew recipe so nicely because it isn't too sweet. You know what else I love about this recipe? It's easy and quick. Have you guys noticed that I love easy and quick recipes by now? I'm sure you guys are right there with me!

Alright, enough of me chit-chatting, let's get into the recipe!

The ingredients you'll need are...

The simple steps to make your cornbread are...

  1. Mix all ingredients. 
  2. Put in greased 8x8 pan (or double batch in a 9x13). 
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 22 minutes.
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Yup, that's all it takes! It's so easy and SO good. Stay tuned for my turkey chili recipe - it's been in our recipe line-up for a good three years now, and rightfully so! This cornbread goes great with it, and it's the perfect Football Sunday meal (besides pizza, of course).

Catch ya guys next time!

What's For Dinner Tonight? An Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Meal!

Helllllllo, hump day! It's almost the weekend, people - you can make it! What do you have planned for dinner tonight? Are you feeling stumped for a dinner idea? Wanting to cook something healthy but don't have the energy for a complicated or long recipe? Well, I have the answer for ya in this post!

Healthy dinners don't have to be hard. 

Healthy dinners don't have to be expensive.

Healthy dinners don't have to be time consuming.

Healthy dinners CAN be easy!

This dinner can be prepared in just one pan, which means less clean up - woooo! All you'll need for this dinner is a package of chicken sausage, your favorite tomato sauce, and some veggies. I like Trader Joe's chicken sausage since it comes in a variety of flavors and the ingredient list is minimal, which is always a good thing! I also chose to use: 4-5 garlic cloves, a half of an onion, 1 red bell pepper, asparagus, and mushrooms, but you can use whatever veggies your little heart desires!

I chopped up the ingredients that I just told you about, and then I added about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to my pan with the garlic, onions, and red peppers. I let those hang out in the pan by themselves until the onions started to become translucent and the peppers began to soften. After that, I threw in the sausage (I cut it into slices before putting in the pan) and the asparagus. I let those ingredients cook for a few minutes and then added in my last veggie, mushrooms. 

It's that easy, pals! After that, just put some on a plate, top it with your favorite tomato sauce, and enjoy! I paired it with my usual salad and homemade dressing (find the recipe HERE) and it made for a delicious, healthy, and easy meal. 

Try this recipe out tonight or jot it down for a meal for next week! I promise you won't be disappointed :) 

What's your favorite easy and healthy dinner? I would love to hear your ideas! Let me know in the comments!

Jenna