Family Recipes

Phone calls with questions like, “How do you make Key Lime Pie?” “What’s the recipe for potato salad?” or even “How do you boil eggs?” inspired me to write the recipes for a few of your favorite dishes. It seemed like a simple idea: make a list of the foods we eat and enjoy, write the recipes, print them, and include in a notebook so you would have your own copy of our favorite family dishes. Well, things are never as simple as envisioned. The more recipes I collected, the more I found. Then the recipes reminded me of family stories. I hope you’ll remember and pass on family stories as you prepare these family favorites.




How do you boil an egg?

Place eggs in a pan and then put enough cold water in the pan to cover the eggs by about an inch.

Heat on high until the water begins to boil.

When the water begins to boil, place a lid on the pan and remove from burner.

Let stand 10-15 minutes. (The larger the eggs the longer they need to stand.)

Cool under cold running water and then place in the refrigerator.

Did you know the reason you get that strange, ugly, greenish ring around the yolk is because the egg has been cooked too long? While it’s completely harmless, following the directions above should eliminate this problem.  By the way, hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for one week.

I think this is a logical place to start since it is such a basic recipe. After receiving the second call asking how to boil eggs I realized I hadn’t done a very good job of preparing you for the world of cooking. Hope these recipes help.