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.

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
  • 20
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
  • 6
Smoked Turkey Recipe

Smoked Turkey

Forget, for a moment, how lovely a turkey imbued with smoke would be and think how lovely an empty oven on Thanksgiving would be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 6
Beef Short Ribs with Chile Rub Recipe

Beef Short Ribs With Chile Rub

We swoon to short ribs prepared almost any way. But especially when braised with coffee and chiles That is to say, this way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 10
Fruit-Filled Breakfast Bars Recipe

Whole Grain Fruit-Filled Breakfast Bars

Never again eat a stale-tasting, preservative-laden, ickily-sweet, foil-wrapped bar again. These little lovelies will change all that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Baked Fish with Lemon and Bread Crumbs Recipe

Baked Fish with Almonds, Lemon, and Bread Crumbs

Quick, healthful, gluten-free, easy to clean up, and maybe even able to lower your husband’s cholesterol. Anything else?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Huckleberry Crisp Recipe

Huckleberry Crisp

Sweetly tart and laced with spice, this huckleberry (or blueberry, if you’d rather) crisp recipe is gonna rock your world.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Smoky Gazpacho Recipe

Smoky Gazpacho

Sometimes a little unexpected tweak to tradition isn’t a bad thing. Nope. Not a bad thing at all…

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
One-Bowl Mocha Brownies Recipe

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Sweet, moist, tender, can’t-stop-at-just-one coconut macaroons that are reminiscent of what’s found at the loveliest bakery in town.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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