My 17 year old son was asking me to teach him to cook just as I was begining to boil eggs for a recipe. I asked him if he knew how to boil eggs. He said “you peel the eggs then boil them”. I said “that would be poached eggs”. I’ll share with you what I taught him. Boil eggs (in the shell-ha). The secret is to add some salt, then they will peel perfect. As soon as they reach a rolling boil turn off the stove and let sit for at least ten minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, peel and put in zip-type bag and store until needed up to a week.
I use frozen scallops and always have a quick and healthy dinner. Everyone in my family loves scallops. Thaw them on paper towels for about an hour before cooking. Dry them and toss them with olive oil and seasonings. Sear in a hot pan a few minutes on each side. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle parmesan on top. Delish!
I needed a dessert for a sick neighbor and all I had in the house was a chocolate cake mix and leftover candy bars from Halloween that were stored in the freezer. I mixed the cake as directed on the package and added 8oz of room-temp cream cheese then folded in the chopped up candy bars. I baked it in a bundt pan and sprinkled confectioners sugar on top. SWEET.