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Hard-boiling an egg doesn't require boiling it for any length of time. However, it should sit in hot water for nine to 15 minutes after the water comes to a boil and is removed from the heat.


Orange juice should be safe to drink for up to four hours without refrigeration. After four hours without refrigeration, it is best to discard the juice.


According to the USDA, discard raw meat if it spends more than two hours above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Even short exposures to room temperature can cause bacterial growth, so refrigerate meat promptly.


A baked apple pie can be stored unrefrigerated and at room temperature for up to two days. Once the pie has been cut into, it should be covered with foil or plastic wrap. An unbaked apple pie must be stored in the refrigerator or frozen.


The shelf life of almonds varies from one year for dry roasted pieces to three years for raw almonds in their shells. Shelf life is affected by processing methods, moisture and the size of the pieces.


Martha Stewart and Simply Recipes recommend 12 minutes for perfect hard boiled eggs. Arrange 12 large eggs in a single layer and add cool water measuring about an inch above the eggs. Heat just to boiling, cover and set aside for 12 minutes.


Hard-boiled eggs take approximately 20 minutes to cook. It is not advisable to boil eggs in a microwave, but if the eggs are covered completely with water, it is possible to do so.


Perfect hard boiled eggs are made by bringing water to boil in a large pot, lowering the eggs into the water and boiling them for around 30 seconds. Then, the heat should be reduced until the water is barely simmering, and the eggs should continue cooking for 11 minutes.


Using a timer to track cooking time is the best way to ensure that hard-boiled eggs are done. Hard-boil eggs can be cooked using multiple techniques, but all techniques lead to a cooking time of about 10 to 12 minutes in a pot of boiling water.


To make a hard-boiled egg, the American Egg Board suggests placing one or more eggs into a pot of cold water, then bringing the water to a boil. As soon as the water boils, the heat can be turned off and the eggs allowed to sit in the hot water.