Category Archive: Dessert

Baklava: A Wonderful Baklava Recipe

Baklava: A Recipe for Baklava -Memories of my Lebanese Mother What is Baklava? It’s a middle eastern pastry containing almost 30 layers of phyllo dough interspersed with a walnut filling, and a fragrant orange flower water/honey syrup scented with cinnamon. When we were kids, my mom, Mary Calim Nader,  would sequester herself in the kitchen during …

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread My chocolate zucchini bread is one of the most requested recipes I’ve ever created. I’ve published this on my site, my newspaper column and printed it to pass out at cooking classes. When zucchini is in season, it’s a recipe in high demand. I’ve joked before that this recipe should go in …

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Turnovers: Recipe for Cherry Turnovers

Turnovers Dusted with Sugar

Turnovers: An easy recipe for cherry turnovers. Making cherry turnovers is really easy. (Any pie filling works well). When George Washington admitted to chopping down a cherry tree, he didn’t know he was making culinary history! For me, Presidents’ Day is all about cherries and this turnovers recipe uses a lot of shortcuts to make …

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Chocolate Covered Cherries: A Sweet Chocolate Treat

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries Chocolate covered cherries are perfect when there’s so much happening in February! It’s Heart Month, Lent starts, Valentine’s Day is here and so is Presidents’ Day. Lot’s of events to show how much you appreciate a loved one with these wonderful and easy chocolate covered cherries. Let’s start with something for Valentine’s …

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Burnt Sugar Icing: A Delicious Sugar Icing Recipe

Burnt Sugar Icing Enjoy these ‘old time’ burnt sugar icing recipes. Just be careful of the heat – I would stay on low heat especially for step one – use a good pan and take it off the fire a minute or so before it turns light brown,as the residual heat in the pan will …

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe: A CopyCat of Frisch’s Big Boy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie: A CopyCat of Frisch’s Big Boy Pumpkin Pie Recipe There are several recipe clones that my readers ask for every year, and for Thanksgiving, it’s a clone of Frisch’s pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe comes with the story of a classic copy cat recipe. In many areas of the country, Big Boy …

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Dreamsicle Cake

Dreamcicle Cake

Dreamsicle Cake Rita’s Dreamsicle Cake recipe is sure to please. As I write this column, I’m waiting on clone #4 of the Orange Dreamsicle Cake like Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown and a number of other restaurants’ versions, to cool so I can frost it. I’m taking it to Cincinnati’s Channel 19 for a live cooking …

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Stevia: The Sweet Herb

Stevia Plant from Rita's Garden

RITA’S SPA WATER WITH LEMON AND MINT   Stevia – The Sweet Herb Stevia is the Sweetest Natural Product Known. Stevia, The Sweet Herb Stevia: We get requests for information about Stevia, the natural sweetener, from friends of AboutEating.com almost every day. So, I’ve put together an article with information about growing Stevia, Preserving Stevia and …

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Angel Food Cake Recipe

Angel Food Cake Recipe: Made with Egg Whites

Angel Food Cake Recipe with Chocolate “Mousse” Angel Food Cake Recipe: Either make a boxed mix, purchase an already baked angel food cake, or make your own, like I do. Angel Food Cake is about the lowest in calories of all cakes, since the main ingredient is egg whites. Angel Food Cake Recipe 1-1/2 cups …

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Poppy Seed Dressing

First Watch Poppy Seed Dressing

Poppy Seed Dressing Two Way Poppy Seed Dressing – A Poppy Seed Dressing Copycat of Cincinnati’s First Watch Restaurant. To continue our fun theme of sharing my “copycat” of top secret restaurant recipes, today we’re going to make one of Cincinnati restaurant The First Watch’s most requested dressing recipes – Poppy Seed Dressing. This is …

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