You loved it at the restaurant, now make it at home. Try it out – Again

About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Peggy M. says

    For perfect eggs to use for Deviled Eggs I found a method that works every time, even with freshly laid farm-fresh eggs: take a thumb tack or hat pin and punch a small hole in the larger end of the egg being careful not to punch in too far — you are trying to not pierce the membrane in this part of the egg. Bring a pot of water to a boil (enough water to cover the eggs) and gently place punched eggs into pot. Boil on low boil for 15 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a bowl of ice water. After 15 minutes is up, take pot from stove and drain hot water. Immediately put the eggs in the bowl of ice water and wait 15-20 minutes then take one egg at a time from the water and peel… beautifully every time and the yolk is perfectly cooked with a wonderful yellow color. Before I used this method, I never was able to use our hens freshly laid eggs for anything but frying. Now I can take them right off the nest and boil them right up!

    • stephaniemanley says

      Thank you for your brilliant suggestion. Growing up we had chickens and I know how challenging it is to boil fresh hen eggs. I will definitely have to give your special technique a try the next time I get some fresh yard eggs from my Mom.

  2. JetfireK says

    Or you could buy an egg cooker and have perfect no fuss no muss eggs as you busy yourself doing other things in the kitchen. When the buzzer sounds you have perfect eggs. After they’re done ….Don’t forget to put your eggs in a pot with a lid shake the pot vigorously and all the shells come off. Enjoy!

    • stephaniemanley says

      Great tip on the egg cooker. My kitchen is too small for any more appliances, they spill into another room 😉 Love the bit about shaking the eggs in the pot. Thank you for your suggestions.

      • JetfireK says

        Let me add. Do let the eggs “cool” off first and if you’re having a “huge” party after cutting up many heads of lettuce and washing them, shake the pieces in your colander and place in a clean pillow case tossing in the dryer on AIR DRY… If its easy and fast …I’m in!

        TIP: From the grocery, you can wrap your whole heads of lettuce in tin foil as well as your celery in tin foil place them in the refrigerator and they will keep for weeks, celery for a month.

      • stephaniemanley says

        Wow, great tips there. I will have to try this with the celery. I love celery but I don’t use it as quickly as I should.

      • JetfireK says

        the egg cooker holds 6 eggs very small just put it in a cabinet when not in use…do yourself this favor….you’ll be glad you did!

  3. Becca Torsell says

    I have never cooked boiled eggs this way but I am going to try it for breakfast this morning. My kids love boiled eggs.

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