Everyone needs to learn how to cook eggs. I love cooking, but most of all I love making breakfast. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a good homemade breakfast and it all starts with cooking eggs.

Do not cook the eggs over high heat because the iron in the yolks will react with the sulfur in the whites and the eggs will turn green and become rubbery. “Green Eggs with Ham” is a good read but not so good to eat.

How to cook scrambled eggs

** Make your scrambled eggs soft and fluffy by simmering them and adding a tablespoon of milk or water.

** If you like cheese in your scrambled eggs, put the cheese in the eggs as soon as you put the eggs in the pan, otherwise your eggs will lose their moisture before the cheese has a chance to melt and there is no nothing worse dry eggs.

How to cook fried eggs

** Eggs too easy – Cook on one side until firm, flip and cook long enough so that the egg is barely covered (the white will not be done).

** Eggs too medium – flip when firm and immediately remove from heat and let rest in pan until white is fully cooked (yolk will still be runny).

** Eggs too medium – flip eggs when first side is firm. Leave them on the fire until the white is completely cooked and the yolk is just liquid.

** Over eggs well – as soon as you put the eggs in the pan, break the yolk and cook until firm, flip and cook until fully cooked.

How to cook poached eggs

** Make sure your eggs are fresh. Do this by putting the egg in cold unsalted water. If the egg remains on the bottom, it is fresh, if the egg is at its pointed end at the bottom, it is still good, but it is better to use it for baking and hard boiled eggs, if it floats, throw it away.

** Use a cup of pastry cream or a large spoon to place the eggs in the water.

** If you use a nonstick skillet, you will want about an inch of water in the pan. If you use a regular skillet, make sure it is a deep saucepan with at least 3 inches of water.

** For every cup of water you use, add a teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.

** Bring the water to a boil before you add the eggs and bring them as close as you can to the water and drop them slowly into the water. Remove the pan from the heat and cover.

** How long you cook your eggs really depends on how many eggs you are cooking and how you like them. If you like runny yolks but the white is quite well done, it will take 5 to 6 minutes for 4 eggs depending on the size.

** Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon.

** If desired, you can refrigerate the eggs in ice water (up to 8 hours) and then reheat in hot (not boiling) water when ready to use.

How to boil eggs

** “No, hard-boiled eggs aren’t supposed to have a green ring around the yella!”

** Put the eggs in a pot with enough cold water to cover them completely. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand in hot water for 10 minutes. Your eggs will be perfect.

** If you have trouble peeling your eggs, drain the eggs as soon as they have finished sitting for the 10 minutes, shake them around in the pot to crack them and then cover the eggs with ice water and let them sit for a few more minutes. This will shrink the eggs from the shell and make them easier to peel.