Category Archive: Dessert

Five Fabulous Fudge Recipes for Giving: No Thermometer Needed!

5 Fast and Fabulous Fudge Recipes including Rocky Road, Candy Cane, White Chocolate Almond Cranberry and More Old fashioned peanut butter fudge My old-fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is a perennial favorite during the holidays. My sisters and I make batches of this easy peanut butter fudge to give away.  But we don’t stop there. …

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How to “Unstick” Frosting on Brownies and Cakes

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It happened to me today and I’ll be it’s happened to you. I covered my frosted brownies with plastic wrap and made sure the wrap did not touch the frosted brownies. Well sometime during the day the wrap fell onto the frosting and when I tried to gently pull if off – the frosting stuck …

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Just a Bite Mini Fruitcakes

I had batter left over from making my traditional fruitcake and made these little gems. These are so pretty and easy to eat.  (My fruitcake, as you can tell from the ingredients, isn’t as heavy, or overwhelmed with spices and alcohol  like some fruitcakes). These are perfect for those folks who want just a teeny …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

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America's Test Kitchen

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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Out & About in Cincinnati

It was a busy week and so much fun. Here’s a look into what a typical week away from  my little patch of heaven looks like.        

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Chocolate Toffee Matzoh/Crackers and John’s Charoset for Passover

Chocolate Covered Matzo Baking

Chocolate Covered Caramel Matzoh/Cracker Crunch My webmaster John considers chocolate covered matzoh a favorite Passover dessert and its the one recipe that everyone asks for. It started as a Passover treat but now his little girl asks to make chocolate covered matzoh year round.  I have a similar recipe that uses unsalted soda crackers instead …

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Lemon Curd: Step by Step

Rita’s Fool Proof Blender Lemon Curd Whenever I make angel food cake, I have leftover yolks. Some of them go into this luscious and easy lemon curd. Lemon curd, an intensely flavored spread and filling, originated in England, served at tea with scones and as a filling for tarts. Use in place of jam on …

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How to Make Gluten Free Witch Hat Cookies for Halloween

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  Witches Hats Gluten Free Trick or Treat!  Here’s some fun facts about Halloween and a really yummy gluten free peanut butter cookie shaped like a witch hat. Let the kids help –  it’s that easy! How did trick or treating come about? It began in the Middle-Ages, children and sometimes poor adults would dress …

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Mother’s Day Recipes: Two Fab Desserts for Mom’s Day

Pavlova/Meringue with Berries

 Mother’s Day Recipes My Mom, Mary Nader, really did follow the beat of a different drummer. Mom was traditional in many ways except when it came to clothes. She was the first on our block to wear petal pushers (we call them Capris now). Not so much because they were fashionable, but because they were …

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Clone of famous Kentucky pie perfect Derby Day dessert

Rita’s clone of Kentucky Derby pie Authentic Kentucky Derby pie is a closely guarded secret and even the name is copyrighted. Probably my most requested recipe this time of year. I’ve changed the recipe up a bit and here it is. Start with an unbaked pie crust 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar …

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