About the Author

Rita Heikenfeld

Starting with the most important, I'm a wife, mom, grandma, aunt and sister to a very large family. My own family includes husband Frank, 3 grown sons and, to date, 11 grandchildren. We live on a little patch of heaven outside of Batavia, Ohio where we raise produce and herbs, and chickens for eggs. We heat with wood that we gather. Professionally, I've had numerous "careers". I'm an herbalist, educator, media personality, speaker, journalist and author. I've published books on kids & adults nutrition, gifts from the kitchen and garden, and herbs. My website abouteating.com reaches people who share their tips, thoughts, recipes and memories. My philosophy is simple. I have a deep faith and believe in the law of abundance: share your talents, encourage others. I love writing for the Countryside group and it's fun to see so many like-minded folks sharing my vision!
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Articles by Rita Heikenfeld

How to Make Homemade Donuts
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“Mom’s making donuts!” That’s what my kids used to shout when they saw a tray of homemade donuts raising on the kitchen counter. Did you know that over 10 billion …

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An Easy Quiche Recipe For Entertaining or Everyday
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Eggs, cheese, and cream are my trio of old faithfuls and are the basic ingredients in my family-pleasing quiche recipe. Quiche may sound fancy but it’s one of the easiest …

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Frittatas 101 – Start Basic Then Make it Fancy
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

When I learned to make frittatas, I knew I had a dish simple enough for a family supper yet fancy enough for entertaining. Frittata, which translates to “fried” in Italian, …

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Picnic Chicken!
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

A summer picnic that includes my favorite fried chicken recipe is a match made in culinary heaven. Fried in my heirloom cast-iron skillet on top of the stove, the chicken’s …

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Heavenly Sweetness: Easy Angel Food Cake Recipe
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Those of us who raise chickens know what a treat it is to have fresh eggs every day. Spring is the ideal season to use those extra eggs for lighter …

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