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The other day, Jen mentioned that her husband watched a YouTube video on how to make the perfect scrambled eggs, and then he made the best scrambled eggs… ever. 


Naturally, I was curious about this special method, and decided that I should perhaps re-learn the basics, too.


Turns out I was doing everything wrong. Heh. 😉 The method shown above (well, I subbed in Earth Balance butter and almond milk) resulted in PERFECT scrambled eggs.


Scrambled eggs for dinner are the best.


Plus, roasted potatoes and steamed kale + cabbage:


The key is the spatula and the method of using it to stir the eggs!


Let’s see.. post-GOTR snack was cereal, Greek yogurt, pumpkin seeds, and blueberries.  Odd combo but it worked.


Oh, I spent 30 minutes watching dozens of Mishka’s videos.  She’s the famous talking husky!


Here’s her saying, “I love you”


And “Hello!”


And “Bye! Bye!”


I want her.


Not going to lie… the Husband and I spent another 30 minutes trying to get James to talk.  He just stared at us.  Maggie howled over and over again but it never sounded like “I love you.”  Hmph.



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 29, 2011, 8:25 pm

    I always want my dog to talk to me. Maybe it’s because I’m lame and don’t have a life, but still! Another talking dog wouldn’t hurt the world, would it?!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 29, 2011, 8:29 pm

    I was having brunch with a friend, and she was making scrambled eggs with a spatula, and I thought this was a little crazy until they made the best scrambled eggs, ever! I’m a spatula convert now 🙂

  • Julie @ Shining From Within March 29, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Omg. The things my dog would say to me if he could talk. LOL

  • Janessa March 29, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Awesome! So cute! I love living in the age of you tube. 🙂

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg March 29, 2011, 8:30 pm

    There is a video of a dog supposedly saying “hamburger” — it is so fake but so hilarious. You should check it out. I think you can search for “dog says hamburger” 🙂

    I love eggs!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef March 29, 2011, 8:33 pm

    i need to try that method of making eggs! yum!

  • Errign March 29, 2011, 8:34 pm

    I love this post. Scramby eggs & talking dogs…just my style! 😀

  • Little Miss Runshine March 29, 2011, 8:37 pm

    LOL I made my boyfriend come over to watch these videos. LOVE THEM!

  • Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 29, 2011, 8:38 pm

    So cute! Breakfast for dinner is always delish 🙂

  • Zo March 29, 2011, 8:38 pm

    I’m afraid I just make my voice a slightly higher pitch and talk *as* my cat. I’d be mortified if that got posted online!

  • Kristina @ spabettie March 29, 2011, 8:38 pm

    we can get Basil to howl, but it often turns into more of a scream and it just sounds sad and painful. if we had neighbors I would worry what they think. 🙂

    I love Mishka and I love pup videos.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 29, 2011, 8:41 pm

    Seriously, thank you for sharing that scrambled egg video! I had no idea how to made scrambled eggs before this except some pathetic experimental tries. Do you have any methods for omelets and/or poached eggs?

    Your scrambled eggs DO look perfect!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans March 29, 2011, 8:42 pm

    I want a talking dog!!!!!

  • Jen March 29, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Haha – I love that you were intrigued by the “perfect” scrambled eggs. Can you even believe how different they are? SO fluffy! It’s all about adding the mil at the end. Yum!

  • bakin March 29, 2011, 8:44 pm

    Hilarious! The dog is gorgeous too.

    Why is the yogurt combo unusual? It’s no different than what you usually do?

  • rebecca lustig March 29, 2011, 8:48 pm

    something so simple as ‘making eggs’. WHO KNEW?! I wonder if I make pb and j the wrong way..

  • Kimberly @ Healthy Strides March 29, 2011, 8:50 pm

    I love those Mishka videos. When I need a diversion at work, I’ll watch a couple 🙂 We have a husky and though he does talk, he refuses to do it on camera. Every time I try to tape him, he switches to a bark! So stubborn, that one.

  • hippierunner March 29, 2011, 8:51 pm

    There’s no way I even thought about watching those talking dog videos! I already think of animals as being very human-like (hence being vegetarian) so those kind of things just freak me out lol!

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:37 am

      do it! she is so cute.

  • jenifer March 29, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Lol…. I have this vision of ya’ll sitting there trying to get the pups to talk, Maggie howling and James looking at her likes he just wishes she’d hush.

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 29, 2011, 9:00 pm

    That’s too funny that you spent 30 minutes watching talking dog videos and then tried to get your pooch to talk. 🙂

  • Paige @Running Around Normal March 29, 2011, 9:03 pm

    omg that husky is awesome!! LOVE the I love you one 🙂
    And I was doing scrambled eggs all wrong – who knew?!

  • Charlie March 29, 2011, 9:06 pm

    I already do the spatula thing. So proud of myself :).
    Of course, I don’t do the rest and my eggs are more chunks of cooked egg than creamy scrambled eggs :P.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope March 29, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Still wondering if you won the lottery?

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:38 am

      I can neither confirm or deny rumors at this time…

  • Amanda March 29, 2011, 9:14 pm

    I made eggs for dinner tonight, too (and apparently did it all wrong…oops). I had mine with broccoli, cheese and some veggie buffalo bites. It was awesome! I also love these videos and have spent way too much time trying to get my dog, Reddick, to say hello. If only I could videotape myself teaching him with my ridiculous howling and hellos…

  • Sophia @ Raven Waves March 29, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Definitely agree! Scrambled eggs for dinner is the best. But I’d have to add some hash browns too!

  • Mary @ stylefyles March 29, 2011, 9:17 pm

    OMG this is AMAZING. I want Mishka too!

  • Fallon March 29, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Trying those scramble eggs tomorrow! I’ve never knew adding milk while they are cooking is the trick. Thanks for posting!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 29, 2011, 9:20 pm

    I cook my eggs similarly, but I recently saw a cooking show (French Food at Home) that said that the proper way to cook them is to cook the whites first, stirring them until they look like a snow storm, then dump in the yolks and cook until perfect consistency. They said to cook the whites a bit first because they take longer to cook than the yolks. I made them after watching this show and they were the best scrambled eggs I have ever had … but I am going to test this way out too, with the cream!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 29, 2011, 9:21 pm

    My cat says “WATER”! He likes to drink from the faucet so he jumps on the bathroom counter and says water. I need to get a video.

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:39 am

      Please make a video!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 29, 2011, 9:25 pm

    another 30 minutes? This has happened before?
    I think the I love you video is my favorite.
    Your dinner looks great!

  • Megan March 29, 2011, 9:28 pm

    Love those videos! Those dogs are gorgeous and amazingly smart!

  • Natalia@ The Health Script March 29, 2011, 9:28 pm

    OMG! I am now going to spend the rest of the night getting my dog to tell me he loves me! That dog is so precious!

  • Jen March 29, 2011, 9:28 pm

    I thought that video was weird…adding in cream. Cream? In eggs? Ick (though I did grow up in a household that regularly added 2% milk to scrambled eggs…must be a British background thing?) When I make scrambled eggs for myself, I do one whole egg plus 3 whites, add a dash of pepper, then mix/scramble it all up with a spatula…perhaps the spatula is key? They always turn out fluffy and delish (likewise when I do scrambles for the hubs – he’s happy with 2 whole eggs mixed up + dash of pepper). Now I’m craving eggs for dinner…wish I had some bacon to go with!

  • Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen March 29, 2011, 9:31 pm

    omg… i just made those scrambled eggs and they’re SO GOOD. my whole life is changed!

  • Jessica March 29, 2011, 9:32 pm

    We’ve tried to get our pugs to talk before and they never do either! And I just have to say, I love reading your blog so much! Out of all the ones I read (50+) I think if I could meet one person it would be you… you are just so real and hilarious and inspiring and so much more! I’ve had a rough day, and you’re right- saying something positive to someone else IS uplifting! Thanks for helping us all with our healthy tipping points 🙂

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:40 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 This is a really sweet comment.

  • Stacie March 29, 2011, 9:35 pm

    That husky is precious! I want him! Oh and I want some scrambled eggs too now!

  • stace March 29, 2011, 9:35 pm

    ok so i just wasted 30 minutes with my roommate watching those videos!!! haha so cute… lets bet how many days until the dog is on the Ellen show. <- ill watch it

  • Sana March 29, 2011, 9:38 pm

    If your dogs start talking you guys should just quit your day jobs and make your fur babies famoussss 😉

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher March 29, 2011, 9:41 pm

    That “I love you’ video totally made my day! 🙂

  • Kristina March 29, 2011, 9:43 pm

    oh how I love youtube! I’m going to have to check that video out and try it soon!!!!

  • Kristen March 29, 2011, 9:43 pm

    A perfectly scrambled egg is a thing of beauty 🙂

  • dana March 29, 2011, 9:49 pm

    I will say that I make a pretty mean scrambled egg. It’s really the only food that I brag about 🙂

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) March 29, 2011, 9:51 pm

    i always add the milk before i scramble them in the bowl with a fork! Next time I am going to try to add the milk right at the end ! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy March 29, 2011, 9:51 pm

    HAHAHA! OOOOOOOOH that dog is ridiculously adorable!!!! I LOVE that! (And what a beautiful husky!!)

    Funny story about the scrambled eggs: I watched that video and told my boyfriend to come watch… when he promptly reminded me he has made scrambled eggs that way our entire relationship… DANG IT- lol!! (For some reason it always seems better when someone else tells you, right?!) 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:40 am

      Hahah he is already a master chef!

  • Brittney March 29, 2011, 9:58 pm

    Wow, those are AWESOME videos of that dog talking! Clyde watched in aw. Considering he barely barks, I don’t think him “talking” is in his future!

  • Christy March 29, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I had eggs for dinner tonight too.

  • Alyssa March 29, 2011, 10:10 pm

    I love eggs…scrambled ones are hard to get perfect!

    Are you a coach for GOTR? I wanted to get involved and it just didn’t work out, but I love what they do!

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:41 am

      Yes! I love it. Been a coach for two seasons.

  • Caitlin @ TPL March 29, 2011, 10:13 pm

    I have eggs for dinner so much I will for sure have to try this method!

  • Meilssa March 29, 2011, 10:21 pm

    I had scrambled eggs and roasted kale for supper with some homemade baked cheesesticks. 🙂 YUM!!

  • Kristen March 29, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I’ve never heard/seen the milk/cream put in at the stage… I’ll try it next time!

  • Kristen March 29, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I’ve never heard/seen the milk/cream put in at the stage… I’ll try it next time!

  • Kris March 29, 2011, 10:45 pm

    I’m in love w/ Mishka! We had a dog who was half husky and we always got her to sing/howl. So adorable. Our current (simple) dog is part basenji and she used to chortle and mumble. She doesn’t much anymore since she’s so old and deaf, but she chortled the other day and we were so excited to hear her once again.

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees March 29, 2011, 10:52 pm

    My husband and I are sitting here laughing our asses off. I am literally crying. Those videos are so funny — thanks for sharing.

  • Jen March 29, 2011, 11:00 pm

    I had a husky! She didn’t talk, though she did like to “sing” along with a harmonica. She was black and white with those gorgeous ice blue eyes like Mishka. Her name was Sasha. She died this past summer from Cushings disease 🙁 but we had 12 good years with her. Love huskies!

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:42 am

      Poor Sasha 🙁 I love huskies, too!

  • Mary March 29, 2011, 11:12 pm

    My bf’s husky tika does this and its HYS-terical!! Whenever you come into the room and start to play with her she starts howling like that. it leaves us rolling on the floor laughing EVERY time!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 29, 2011, 11:17 pm

    There really is an art to making scrambled eggs. My pet-peeve is when people overcook them. Completely ruins them!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 30, 2011, 12:09 am

    So cute! I am still trying to teach my bird to talk- sometimes he says ‘pretty bird’ and one time I swear he was asking to be tickled!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed March 30, 2011, 12:26 am

    hahaha major lols. I can picture you guys trying to get them to talk. Hmph! 🙂 Your eggs look goooooooooood!
    Heidi xo

  • Amanda March 30, 2011, 12:34 am

    I love scrambled eggs… with hash browns & toast : D

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted March 30, 2011, 1:01 am

    That’s how I make scrambled eggs except I put the milk in while I’m scrambling them. Never saw them made this way but I’m going to have to try it now!

  • Joanna@DrizzleofSunshine March 30, 2011, 1:33 am

    Hahah I’ve spent way too much time watching videos like that! It’s addicting. I’ve tried to get Sonic to talk, but he just falls asleep.

    I’m not a big fan of scrambled eggs but that video is Great! I’ll have to try the cream thing for my hubs!

  • Khushboo March 30, 2011, 2:36 am

    Good looking dinner. I’m a walking ad for eggs: I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner yday…boo-yah 🙂

  • Orla March 30, 2011, 2:36 am

    Ha! My partner and I don’t try any more with our dog Charlie- we just do his voice for him. If I ask him what’s up, my partner will put on a silly voice and say something like ‘ well I’d like to go for a walk please- I’ve lots of energy’ silly things like that!!!

  • cathyk March 30, 2011, 6:48 am

    you are too funny, caitlin! good luck with teaching james to talk!
    i could use a tutorial on scrambled eggs as my method is crack egg, put bowl in micro, hit ON! i think your way is tastier!!

  • Kara March 30, 2011, 7:05 am

    I’m still trying to get the baby to talk to me. She’s stuck on “Dadadada” and “Blah blah blah” (literally, that’s what she says”

    Maybe I should have gotten a Husky instead 🙂

  • Kara March 30, 2011, 7:05 am

    I’m still trying to get the baby to talk to me. She’s stuck on “Dadadada” and “Blah blah blah” (literally, that’s what she says)

    Maybe I should have gotten a Husky instead 🙂

  • Lee March 30, 2011, 8:08 am

    Before we got Murphy, who is obviously a boy dog, we said that if we got a girl dog, we wanted to name her Ruth so she could say her name. Ruth sounds like a bark, right?

  • chandra March 30, 2011, 8:44 am

    My good friends have a dog that is a husky/wolf mix and they have him say “good morning” and “I love you” too! it’s so funny, it sounds so close to him actually talking!

  • Rachel March 30, 2011, 10:07 am

    As a huge animal lover and mother to a 2 year old Beagle and 2 year old cat, I just started reading “Inside of a Dog what dogs see, smell, and know” by Alexandra Horowitz who teaches psychology at Barnard College. I think any dog lover would be interested in reading it – I just got started on it and it really is fascinating. Horowitz even touched on some animal rights issues in the beginning as it relates to free range animals for food.

    Besides the talking dog – did you see on the TODAY show the “talking” twins??? I love it!

  • Jenn March 30, 2011, 10:07 am

    ok WAIT… how did you guys all make your eggs?? lol i can’t even think of what you’d use instead of a spatula?!

  • Clarissa March 30, 2011, 10:20 am

    The Boy tried for years to get my girl kitties to do tricks. It was unsuccessful. He still wants to potty train them…you know… with human a toilet!

  • Melanie March 30, 2011, 10:21 am

    When I was little, my grandfather had a dog named buttons that would say “I love you”. Towards the end of buttons life he lived with us after my grandfather died. He was a poodle and such a sweet dog.

  • Linz March 30, 2011, 10:37 am

    What the heck was the black specks in the bowl after he cracked the eggs?

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine March 30, 2011, 12:14 pm

    YouTube is amazing for so many reasons! Im trying to teach myself so many things on there from applying make up to trading stocks! lol

  • Amber K March 30, 2011, 12:16 pm

    If I had an animal that talked I would freak the eff out. I can’t even watch the videos because I don’t want nightmares! 😉

  • Rachel March 30, 2011, 2:02 pm

    I try to get my dog to “talk” all the time! Usually it is just me howling or sounding like an idiot while my dog looks at me. I want him to howl on command, but he isn’t very vocal (maybe that’s a good thing…)

  • Sarah March 31, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I will have to try out this PERFECT scrambled egg recipe as well because i have been making them wrong too apparently!

    And that “i love you” video seriously just made my crappy day SO MUCH BETTER!! She reminds me of one of my dogs, he doesnt say “i love you” but it totally talks!

  • Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss April 1, 2011, 11:05 am

    My dog doesn’t talk, but my roommate’s cat used to meow “help” on the way to the vet’s office. I swear, it sounded exactly like “help.” No foolin’!

  • Anna May 1, 2011, 9:58 pm

    hahaha I loved that scrambled egg video- that guy is funny (without trying, I’m sure). I’ll have to try that- those eggs look fabulous.

  • Maria@La_Piattini July 29, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I was wondering what to have for lunch today but after watching that video, I’ve decided! I’m excited to try this out!

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