Category Archives: Foodie

Neiman Marcus: The Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you enjoy eating a soft chocolate chip cookie, you will love the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie. A set of four cookies came with my daughter’s kid’s meal along with the recipe. So here it is:

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Ingredients:  ½ cup (1 stick) butter softened, 1 cup light (brown) sugar, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon (baking) soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder, and 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds). Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds. In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

Using a 1-ounce scoop or 2- tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2-inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

 

The Simplest: Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Looking for a delicious, simple recipe? Try Teriyaki chicken. I’ve been making Teriyaki chicken since college and when I serve this dish guests always think I ordered take out. I hope you enjoy and add Teriyaki chicken to your meal rotation.

Recipe steps:

  1. Place chicken wings in saucepan.
  2. Add one bottle of Teriyaki sauce lite.
  3. Fill the Teriyaki sauce bottle with water and add to saucepan.
  4. Boil chicken wings until the meat is falling off the bone and wings are coated with sauce.

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My Favorite Eats in Atlanta

I am a total foodie and when it comes to these three Atlanta restaurants, all rules go out the window and I just can’t stop eating:

The Neiman Marcus Café

  • The strawberry butter served with the popper
  • Meaty she-crab soup
  • Salmon tacos
  • Peach ginger tea

Poor Calvins

  • Blueberry Tea
  • Lobster fried rice with shrimp
  • Toasted pound cake

Eclipse di Luna

 

  • Calamari
  • Sweet Plantains drizzled with honey

Got Picky Eaters? Try This Orange Chicken Recipe

When my kids were younger and going through the picky eater phase, finding a dish they would eat was one of my biggest stressors. Today, I am still that mom that makes 2-3 different meals for dinner crossing my fingers and toes that I will get the thumbs up to add another dish to our limited meal rotation. My kids always flocked to chicken nuggets and foods with sauces, so I decided give orange chicken a try. Recipe steps:

  1. Cut Organic or All natural chicken breast into cubes
  2. Soak chicken in egg
  3. Flour chicken
  4. Place chicken in oil and fry until golden
  5. Transfer golden brown chicken into another pan
  6. Coat chicken with honey and Panda express orange sauce

This meal is a winner! I make orange chicken every 1 to 2 weeks with jasmine rice and broccoli.