Late last night I was baking chocolate chip cookies. I know—things get wild at my house. Here’s my problem. I’m fairly confident in the kitchen, but I can’t crack an egg without getting bits of shell in the dough. So, here’s a tip I learned from Cook’s Illustrated: The easiest, least messy way to remove a piece of shell from the soupy mess in your bowl is to take a bigger piece of egg shell and scoop it out. The two pieces will be drawn together and easy to remove. Not sure why, but I suspect it’s either magnetism or loneliness.
[Ed. note: I realize this is our second egg-related post since we started subbing in for Mel. It’s just coincidence. I promise, we don’t talk about eggs this much on our show.]