No, I can not boil an egg. Such an easy, simple task, and I can not seem to master it! I have been boiling eggs for years, but one or several always seem to crack while boiling. Sometimes they get real dark on the inside. Now I admit this morning, I had a feeling they would mess up. I put them on and started boiling, but I wanted to come sit in here at the computer for a while, so I turned them down to a simmer. ...Kinda forgot about them, but once I remembered, I turned them back to a boil... did that for about eight minutes, which obviously was not long enough, but I thought since they had been simmering for so long, they would be partially cooked. WRONG. One of them cracked wide open, so I decided to have that one first... peeled it... looked fine... second egg, started peeling... nope not done. It was all nice and runny, so I threw it away. I boiled the rest of the eggs for about 5 more minutes and have not checked them yet. I don't know why I have such trouble with this. My mom and dad always have perfectly boiled eggs. My aunt always has such beautiful deviled eggs, how does she peel them with out messing up the egg. I even have trouble peeling them! I always end up losing some of the white with the shell. What is wrong with me!!! I am seriously aggravated here, maybe I've had too much coffee and my nerves are just on edge.