Eydie Desser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Eydie Desser has tested.

Eydie Desser

Eydie Desser is from deep in the heart of Texas—Beaumont, to be exact, where the air is so thick and the sun is so hot, it’ll melt your fat like butter. She inherited her passion for cooking from her mother, who loved butter so much that she wrote a family cookbook titled Just Add Butter. Desser took a hiatus from her advertising career to attend the French Culinary Institute, where she earned her Grand Diplôme in Culinary Arts. She and her husband live in Santa Monica, CA, where she works as a cooking instructor and happily tests recipes for Leite’s Culinaria (much to the delight of her family and friends).

Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

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

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2

Smoked Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Remember those wee rounds of shrink-wrapped smoked Cheddar from holidays past? This will banish the memory forever.

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  • 5 M
  • 4 H
  • 14

Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Black Bean Burger Recipe

Easy. Healthy. Spicy. Vegan. And satiating as heck. That’s what you get from this inspired collision of ingredients that come together in the form of a veggie burger.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6

Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

This best oatmeal cookie recipe is like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 29

Homemade Matzoh Recipe

This recipe for thin, crisp matzoh couldn’t be simpler and, natch, tastes incomparable to the stuff you buy in a box.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 43

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Baked Fish with Lemon and Bread Crumbs Recipe

Quick, easy, healthful, spectacular in terms of taste, and maybe even able to lower your husband’s cholesterol. Anything else?

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Chili Dog Recipe

Who first thought to smother a hot dog with chili and strew it with cheese and cram it into one’s face? We’re talking hero status.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Easy Chili Recipe

A stash of chili in the freezer is a simple trick that will rock your weeknight supper world. Imagine chili dogs as everyday indulgence!

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2

Chicken Caesar Salad

This take on the classic contains no raw egg, so make it for everyone you love—even the old, the young, and the preggers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 0

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
  • 2

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
  • 4
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