The sun was out this weekend this past weekend in Southern Oregon and so beautiful where I live. Spring is definitely in the air, and it makes me think of Easter right around the corner–are you ready?

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I’ve just starting thinking about my Easter menu. I also wanted to share with you my EASY no-fail boiled egg method, as well as a new deviled egg recipe with a “tex-mex” twist to it.

First off, have you ever struggled with boiling the perfect egg?

How to boil an egg
-Bring your water to a boil, then, by using a spoon, slowly and carefully drop the eggs down into the water. Set your timer for 10 minutes. (NOTE: Eggs that come straight from the fridge, usually very cold, are more likely to crack. Set them out on the counter first for 10-15 minutes.)

-After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the water for 5 minutes. Then pour off the hot water and add COLD WATER to cover the eggs.

-After a few minutes, pour off this water and add more cold water. In about 8 minutes your eggs will be cool enough to handle, and they’ll peel perfectly every time.

The hot water causes the interior of the egg to shrink away from the shell, making it really easy to peel.

Bush’s Beans Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
12 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Bush’s Black beans, drained
1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Corn Chili
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

Using a sharp knife, slice each cooled, boiled egg in half. Place the yolks in a small mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Put the white halves into a container until you are ready to serve on a deviled egg platter. (Or, arrange on lettuce leaves if you don’t have an egg plate.)

Combine the thoroughly mashed yolks with the sour cream. Stir in the corn chili, black beans and the spices.

Fill the whites evenly with a small scooper.

When it comes time to serve, make the egg platter look beautiful. Snip a few flowers blooming in your yard for the garnish, or chop cilantro finely and sprinkle over the eggs.

Deviled eggs are so beautiful – you just have to show them off!

I bought my plastic egg plate a few years ago at Crate and Barrel and I love it, because it’s light weight and the price was right!

Are you making Deviled Eggs this year for Easter? And, have you mastered boiling the perfect egg?

Want more deviled egg recipes?
Recipe Girl makes Bacon-Balsamic Deviled Eggs

My Recipes makes Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Herbs

Epicurious makes Deviled Eggs with Horseradish and Black Pepper

Tasty Kitchen makes BBQ Deviled Eggs

(I do work with Bush’s Beans, but they did not pay for me to write this post today. Neither did Crate and Barrel and Trader Joe’s.) :)