Category Archive: Dessert

Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

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

  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

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

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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