Let's just say I like my deviled eggs thank you very much and I didn't want to throw 12 eggs down the sink essentially. I mean what's the point of dyeing Easter eggs if you're not going to eat them? I guess that's not how I was raised or whatever.
According to what I learned from Martha the best way to hard boil an egg is as follows:
1) Place eggs in the bottom of an empty large pot (along with your rad egg timer).
2) Fill pot with cool water just covering the tops of the eggs.
3) Bring water to a boil on high heat, uncovered. Keep at a boil for 10-20 minutes. (or until your egg timer is all the way dark red)
4) Take the pot of water off the heat and let sit until the water has cooled.
5) Drain the water from the pot very carefully so that you don't crack any eggs and then run cold water over the eggs. Hello, perfect hard boiled egg.
While I was boiling my eggs I was getting my egg dye ready. I bought old school food coloring instead of those kits from the store. Remember the point of dyeing eggs was still to make them adult style. I had this image in my mind that regular food coloring would maybe make for more vibrant colors.