Eydie Desser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Eydie Desser has tested.

Eydie Desser

Eydie Eisen Desser is from deep in the heart of Texas—Beaumont, Texas, that is. Where the air is so thick and the sun is so hot, it’ll melt your fat like butter. Which happened to be her mom’s favorite cooking ingredient and the person from whom she got her passion for cooking. This one ingredient made life so delicious at home that her mom and she wrote a family cookbook titled Just Add Butter. Eydie She took a hiatus from her advertising career and attended the French Culinary Institute where she earned her Grand Diplôme in Culinary Arts. Shortly after graduating, her then-boyfriend asked her to marry him. “I guess the old adage is true,” Eydie says, “the way to a man’s heart, is through his stomach!” Now they live in Santa Monica, CA, where she happily test recipes for Leite’s Culinaria, for the benefit of her family and friends. In addition, Eydie’s a cooking school teacher and a private chef for an Entertainment executive, i.e., her husband.

Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These wee biscuits are spectacular just with a smidgen of butter, but slap some ham or turkey on them and woah.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that’s chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Espresso Cheesecake Recipe

Espresso Cheesecake

“Luscious.” “Creamy.” “Incredibly delicious!” “Just the right amount of sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this cheesecake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

In our defense, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Cheddar and Potato Latkes Recipe

Cheddar and Potato Latkes

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and pretty damn indulgent through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables Recipe

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

So good even a non-cauliflower-eater will change his or her mind. That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
David Lebovitz's Chicken with Mustard Recipe

Chicken with Mustard | Poulet à la Moutarde

With this recipe, you can assure anyone who asks “Parlez-vous poulet?” that yes, in fact, you do. Quite fluently.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Honey Phyllo Crisps Recipe

Phyllo Crisps

We can imagine all manner of occasions where this easy, last-minute phyllo phenom would be welcome. Can’t you?

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Hope you’re not the indecisive sort, ’cause this oatmeal cookie recipe requires some decisions. Let the baking hijinks begin.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 25
Moroccan Lentil Soup Recipe

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Easy. Quick. Amazing. Wonderful. Warm satisfaction. Won the make-it-again award. That’s what folks are saying about this soup.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Smoked Turkey Recipe

Smoked Turkey

It’s not just about how lovely a turkey imbued with smoke would be. It’s also about how lovely an empty oven on Thanksgiving would be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 8
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