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19 Everyday Life Hacks that Include Bread Tags, Scooping Ice Cream, Peeling Oranges and Hard Boiled Eggs

Deviled eggs, one of may favorites and reminds me of my Grandma who always had a giant plate of them as an appetizer for Thanksgiving.  So simple, so delish (and can be very filling:)   But first things first, boiling and peeling…the perfect egg.   Sometimes when I peel, the shell sticks and pulls the egg apart.  Other times, they (shells) seem to pull right off.  I always thought it had to do something with the freshness of the egg, or perhaps they were refrigerated, or the fact that I simply boiled them wrong?  LOL, wait what?  Seems all these things can come into play.  So the last batch I Googled and found something that works.

 Place the eggs in a saucepan.
  1. Cover the eggs with lukewarm water.
  2. Add in vinegar and pinch salt.
  3. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes (start timing after the water reaches a full boil).
  4. Remove from heat cover with a tight lid.
  5. Allow the eggs to stand for 11 minutes.

So many tips out there, even the TODAY SHOW had a feature on it:

1. Use eggs that are not super fresh

2. Start with boiling water

3. Shock in cold water and gently shake

4. Peel underwater

5. Use a spoon, slip under cracked shell

6. For large batches, place the eggs in a plastic container with some water and gently shake

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Alright, we got the boiled egg down so now let’s move on to the other 18 interesting life hacks…



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Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”