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Friday, May 09, 2008

Neiman Marcus Bars

For those of us who duly boycott NM, we can still enjoy their time honored recipes. A girl friend of mine treated a house party to these a few weeks ago, and they were pretty much some of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. It's got to be the superfluity of egg yolks. I'm adding little chunks of crystallized ginger when I try the recipe, because that's the way I roll. Here is the recipe...


1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 egg, beaten
1 stick of butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
8 oz. softened cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix cake mix, 1 egg, and butter until crumbly. Pat into 9 x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup pecans. Mix powderedsugar, cream cheese and 2 eggs plus vanilla until smoothand pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until brown and set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Chill and cut into squares.

...Speaking of, check out this very cool blog for celebrating the Church's feasts and seasons with apropos goodies: CatholicCuisine. Fruit salad and red cake for Pentecost... yummie. The blog is dedicated to St. Anne, patroness of homemakers.

...And our erstwhile resident foodie, Lee Nelson, used to have some great ideas when he posted here; I was just re-reading his recs for a simple but thorough kitchen, and they are great.