Category Archive: Dessert

How to Make Gluten Free Witch Hat Cookies for Halloween

peanut-butter-cookies

  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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What do you do for dessert when it snows? Make Snow Ice Cream

Snow Cream

  Did you ever make snow ice cream as a kid? When my boys were little, making ice cream out of fresh snow was so fun. So I brought the recipe out from my archives and am sharing it again. We have several inches of beautiful, clean snow right underneath the clothesline that is perfect. …

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Honey Roasted Beer Nuts & other fun recipes from Ron Wilson’s radio show

Honey Roasted Beer Nuts

Honey Roasted Beer Nuts Recipes from Ron Wilson’s radio show. A few of you couldn’t find the recipes that I talked about this morning with Ron Wilson on his radio show on 55 WKRC in Cincinnati. The cherry bounce recipe, with photo, is on another blog on this site. Here’s the rest of the really …

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Fruit Terrine: An Easy and Delicious Fruit Terrine Recipe

Fruit Terrine

Fruit Terrine I love a beautiful fruit terrine for a special lunch or holiday meal. A terrine is a long vessel that can be used to make fruit, vegetable or meat dishes. In this recipe, I use a small loaf pan in place of a traditional long French terrine – but if you’ve got the longer classic …

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Copycat: The Code to Reese’s Peanut Butter

Mixture packed into mold

Reese’s Peanut Butter Recipe A Reese’s peanut butter egg is a classic. I remember the sweet taste of chocolate and peanut butter being a favorite as a kid. This Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs recipe brings back those memories – and is easy to make. Breaking the Code to Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs This is the …

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Toffee Crackers: Saltine Crackers in a Chocolate Treat

Rita’s Chocolate Caramel Toffee Crackers: Dipped Cracker Crunch! This is for those of you who have requested my Toffee Crackers recipe like the chocolate caramel matzoh cookie but using regular saltine crackers. I just learned about this recipe from a friend who makes them with Matzoh crackers instead of the saltines I use here. I should …

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Easy Baklava: A Simple To Make Baklava Recipe

Easy Baklava on a Cooling Rack

An Easy Baklava Recipe: All of the Flavor and Simple to Make. I love traditional baklava but it’s pretty labor intensive. The baklava is beautiful and made the traditional way brings me back to my childhood. Sometime, when I want the taste and memories of baklava without tackling such a challenging recipe, I make this …

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Flourless Chocolate Cake: Cracked Chocolate Earth Cake

Cracked Chocolate Earth Cake

Chocolate Cake from Food Network Star Tyler Florence I’ve worked with a lot of celebrities but I have to say that Tyler Florence is now my favorite. He came to Macy’s last night to a standing room only crowd, about 500 people, for a cooking class. Not only did he work magic with simple ingredients, he …

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