Between spring break and Easter, April is a busy time in the 'hostess' realm. Since the egg is a symbol of both events, chances are you're going to have a ridiculous amount of eggs in the house. Perfect! Here are some of my favorite things to do with eggs (dyed or not) and the 411 on soft to hard boiled eggs.

Soft Eggs: Boil a pot of water and add the eggs. Cook 3-4 mins, drain and cool in ice water. The white will be completely set, but the yolk will be runny.

Medium: Boil a pot of water and cook the eggs for 7 minutes. The yolk will be more solid than the soft egg, but still have a sheen and movement.

Hard: Place eggs in a pot (not boiling!) and cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer and cover. Remove the eggs from the heat and let them set for 8-10 mins. Place in ice ย water then peel. A hardboiled egg will have a lighter colored yolk than a soft or medium cooked egg and have an almost fluffy texture.

What's that green ring?

According to the American Egg Board, the discoloration seen in hard boiled eggs is " the formation of ferrous sulfide where the yolk and white meet". So how do you stop it?ย Don't over cook the eggs! By putting the eggs in cold water, you're stopping the cooking process

Still have more eggs?

  • Crack an egg into a metal cookie cutter on a griddle and cover to cook for fun shapes.
  • Eat a hard boiled egg for a healthy snack. It's already in it's own package.
  • Compost your egg shells to give back to the Earth.
  • An easy breakfast burrito with lots of spinach to go will fuel you all morning.
  • Make French macarons with egg whites.
  • Hide them...in an underwater egg hunt. In Flordia ย on April 24th, you can do the annual underwater egg hunt with scuba gear at the Atlantis dive center

-Carlene