The EASIEST Hard Boiled Eggs

After weeks of anticipation, my recipe for the EASIEST hard boiled eggs is here! Not only are these easy to make, but the peeling process is even EASIER. Can I get an Amen?! 

Please tell me I'm not the only one that gets frustrated when trying to peel hard boiled eggs? It is so discouraging when half of the egg ends up in the trash. And, don't even get me started on trying to use those eggs for Deviled eggs! Once you try this  method, you will never look back.

Here's a look at the end result. Aren't these the cutest hard boiled eggs you have ever seen?

This first step is completely opposite of what my Grandma taught me. I'm pretty sure Grandma's everywhere have been teaching their daughter's and granddaughter's this method for generations. Now we know there's an easier way!

Bring a saucepan of water to a rapid boil, then gently lower the eggs into the water. Side note: You want your water boiling harder than in the picture below.

Once all the eggs are in the saucepan, reduce the heat until you get a gentle simmer. Again, a gentle simmer is a littler harder than the above picture. 

Cover and cook for 14 - 18 minutes, depending on how you prefer your eggs.

Once the eggs are done cooking, transfer them into an ice bath for 5 minutes. This immediately stops the cooking process and will allow you to peel the eggs right away.

Roll the eggs using the palm of your hand and a hard, flat surface, such as a counter top. This results in large pieces of shell that peel right off. It truly is AMAZING!

You can store peeled eggs in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

Family & Micah's One Year Pictures {2016}

Coincidentally, Micah's one year and our family pictures fell on the same day, one year later, from the day we had Micah's newborn pictures taken. I honestly did not plan it that way, it just happened to be the best day for both our photographer and our schedules. Our pictures were taken at dusk at a local county park in the Nature Preserve and it was absolutely gorgeous. Our photographer was the talented Kathryn of Kathryn Bessette Photography. She is the sweetest nurse turned stay-at-home mom to three who started exploring photography when her first son was born. Such a cool story! 
Prepare yourself for a dump of pictures, but I couldn't resist.

Family Pictures

This first one is my absolute favorite.

I'm so lucky to spend forever with this man right here. He knows me like no one else and still loves me unconditionally.

I could kiss these chubby baby cheeks for ever and ever.

Little man was intrigued with the electrical wires above our heads. So cute!

Momma's got dimples and baby's got smiles.

This is Micah's inquisitive face, his favorite face to make. I keep telling him that his face will get stuck like that, but he doesn't seem to care much. Ha!

Baby smiles, baby teeth, baby suspenders. Enough said.

I love this surprised face. Daddy looks pretty cute here, too.

Micah's One Year Pictures

Oh, this stuff is yummy!

I lovingly refer to this pose as "Grandpa's stance" because Khanh's dad always sits like this. When I tell Micah to sit down, he thinks this qualifies and won't actually sit on his bottom. I find it hilarious! 

That bow tie though!

He conquered the cake!

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!

I can't say enough "thank you's" to Kathryn. If you live in the Metro-Detroit area, I would highly recommend Kathryn Bessette Photography as a family and kid-friendly photographer.

Micah is ONE!

Today, at 1:01 pm, our baby boy turns ONE! This past year has been a whirlwind but I'm so grateful that God chose me and my husband to be Micah's parents. 

He is such an inquisitive, and mostly serious, baby, but when he smiles, his entire face lights up and you can't help but smile back at him.

Being a mom this past year has, hands down, been the hardest, yet most rewarding thing I have ever experienced. I know the challenges will undoubtedly keep coming through the years, but each challenge brings an opportunity to mold and transform our son.

A few of his favorite things are bananas, using sign language to ask for more food, bananas, running around the house with Daddy, bananas, playing in water, and more bananas. This boy's love for bananas runs deep! If he sees a banana and you don't give it to him, there will be a full meltdown coming your way.

It truly amazes me how much baby's can understand at such a young age. He thinks it's so funny when the Hubby and I hug or kiss in front of him. Most times, he runs over to us for a big group hug. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever!

Micah loves watching Cooper play fetch and walk next to the stroller. We are working with him to be more gentle to the dog, but Cooper just lays there and lets Micah hit him, pull an ear, or steal a toy. I'm excited to watch their relationship grow as Micah gets older and is able to actually play with Cooper.

Here's a dump of some of my favorite pictures from the past year.

Our little 6 pound 10 ounce baby is now a 19 pound toddler who loves exploring, giving kisses, and bananas.

I'll love you forever, little man!