Boil eggs in your choice of pans(I use a Corning Ware dish with the glass lid set so each corner can let the steam escape. I think this helps the eggs from cracking) With eggs covered completely by water. Have heard all kinds of stories on how to keep the shells from cracking! Add Vinegar,etc. I put eggs in warm water then bring to a boil very slowly and let boil gently til done, This is a magical moment as as we all know--we don't want them runny and don't want them black inside--soooo--I say a little prayer over them and they seem to come out OK! When done drain water off and replace with ice cold water to cool. Now we all know that we have to be very careful with keeping eggs COLD! We don't want any spoilage or anyone getting sick!! If you are serving this in the warm weather I would suggest skipping the eggs! You don't want to sit in a hospital emergency room all night or your guests either!!!