How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make hard boiled eggs for Easter and any other day!
I usually boil 12-14 eggs at a time. It is enough to last for a few days in the refrigerator and to make a small egg salad. They key to preventing cracks is to start with COLD water. I have also found that adding a Tablespoon or two of either salt or vinegar does the trick.
Pro tip #1: OLDER eggs are easier to peel once hard boiled. So, if you have eggs close to expiration and want to save them for a little longer, hard boil them to extend their life a few days.
Pro tip #2: I used to boil the eggs for 10-12 minutes and sometimes the eggs would crack. Then, I tired the method of bringing the water to a boil, turning the heat off, cover and let sit for 10-12 minutes. That worked so well!
  1. Put eggs in cold water
  2. Cover eggs in 1-2 inches water
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Add 1 Tbsp salt or vinegar
  5. Once boiling, turn heat off, cover
  6. Let sit covered for 10 to 12 minutes
  7. Drain hot water, run cold water until cool
  8. Decorate!!!