Melba's Swap Shop: Good pie makes good memories

Melba's Swap Shop
Modified: April 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm •  Published: May 1, 2013


DEAR MELBA: I saw your reader's tip for boiling eggs by putting them in the oven. If anyone decides to try this, I would like to emphasize the importance of the oven temperature. I had seen this same idea on Facebook, and tried it.

However, your reader's suggestion was to bake them at 325 degrees. Facebook said 350 degrees. Evidently, those 25 degrees made a great difference. I tried 12 eggs. Four of them blew up, four more cracked and I couldn't even get the peel off the other four. It was not a pretty sight.

Anyway, that was my experience.

NANCY STATEN, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: A chuckle: Gladys Dunn attended church services Sunday. The sermon seemed to go on forever, and many in the congregation fell asleep.

After the service, Gladys walked up to a very sleepy looking gentleman. In an attempt to be sociable, Gladys extended her hand, and said, “Hello, I'm Gladys Dunn.” To which the gentleman replied, “You're not the only one!”

CAROL of North Carolina

If you have a problem other readers might help solve or an idea you'd like to share, email Melba at Or write to Melba's Swap Shop, Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please include your name and address.

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