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Posts tagged ‘Recipe’


Neiman Marcus Cookies Recipe

An email that i got today:

This is a true story. 
Please forward when you finish reading!

A little background:
Neiman-Marcus, if you don’t know already, is a very expensive boutique
shop (they sell a typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00)

My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
Dallas , USA . Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to
try the ‘Neiman-Marcus cookie’. It was so excellent that I asked if they
would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, ‘I’m
afraid not, but you can buy the recipe.’

I asked how much, and she responded; ‘Only two fifty – it’s a great
deal’I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.
Thirty days later, I got my Visa statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge
was $285. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95
for two sandwiches and about $20 for a scarf. At the bottom of the
statement, it said, ‘Cookie Recipe – $250.00’. That was outrageous!

I called Neiman’s Accounting Department and told them the waitress had
said it was ‘two fifty’, which clearly does not mean ‘two hundred and
fifty dollars’ by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.
Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money because
according to them; ‘What the waitress told you is not our problem. You
have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money.

I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes
which govern fraud in the state of Texas . I threatened to report them to
the Better Business Bureau and The Texas Attorney General’s office. I
was basically told: Do what you want. Don’t bother thinking of how you
can get even, and don’t bother trying to get any of your money back’

I said, OK, you’ve got my $250, and now I’m going to have $250 worth of
fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in
the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from
Neiman-Marcus for free. She replied, ‘I wish you wouldn’t do that.’ I
said, ‘Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you RIPPED
ME OFF!’ and slammed down the phone.

So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of.
I paid $250 for this, and I don’t want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make
another penny from this recipe!

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved as this makes heaps)
2 (500 ml) cups butter
680 g chocolate chips
4 (1000 ml) cups flour
2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) Bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 (500 ml) cups sugar
500 g Grated Cadbury chocolate
5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder
2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla
3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts (optional)
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the
butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour,
oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. Add chocolate
chips, grated Chocolate and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches
apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (180 C).
The above quantities make 112 cookies. Enjoy!
This is not a joke-it’s a true story.


Chocolate Mint Slice Recipe | Best Famous “Cook” Version

This recipe comes through generations, on my mothers side, who ironically, has a last name of Cook!

I made this last night for a Pot Luck Dinner and it got eaten for Desert, I’ve never seen it disappear so quick, maybe 30 seconds at the most??

Give it a go and let me know how you find it, let me know if you got any questions!

Ingredients For Slice:

  • 1 Cup Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa
  • 1 Beaten Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 125 Grams Butter Melted

Ingredients For Icing:

  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa
  • Peppermint Essence (Make it smell and taste quite strong)
  • Small amount of Hot water (teaspoons at a time till its not to thick and spreadable)

Steps 1

Mix Flour, brown sugar & cocoa. Add egg, Vanilla & Melted butter.











Step 2

Put into a greased 7” by 11” slice tin, spread it out with a knife and make it even, then bake at 180degrees for 15-20mins









Step 3

While in Oven, mix icing ingredients in bowl, then remove slice from oven when edges have risen and starting to look crisp and ready. Wait couple of minutes after it comes out of oven so it firms up a bit, then ice while still hot.









Step 4

Eat while still warm and soft (YUM) or stick in fridge and eat once firm and cold.



The VK Reawaking

Ok faithful readers who still have my feed in your feed reader, I have wondering news. I’M BAC!

I’ve heard people don’t like recipe’s these days so I’m kinda canning that idea, starting a bit of a fresh, with a more niche target with business, technology and the wide world web being the main focus.

If your a reader that actually liked recipes, maybe its time to find a new blog and have a whinge in the comments here to the other readers :(

Any requests of posts regarding tech and the web are welcome, you can contact me in about 10 different ways if you explore most pages on this blog and open your eyes nice and wide.

Talk soon on the blogosphere!


Best Ever Bolognaise Sauce Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Serves 4



Cream Of Potato Soup Recipe


Serves 6 and can be stored covered in refrigerator or frozen.

  • 1x tablespoon olive oil
  • 2x Medium (300g) onions, chopped.
  • 5x Medium (1kg) potatoes, peeled and chopped.
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 300ml cream

Heat oil in pan, add onion, cook stirring until brownish and soft. Add potatoes and stock to a big pot and simmer uncovered for around 20 minutes. Potatoes should now be soft and can be mashed with a “masher” utensil (haha) or blend or process mixture until you have a smooth texture. Add everything now to the pot simmering, then add the cream stirring until heated through.

Serve. Decorate. Enjoy.

ps. Sorry for the dodgy camera picture, I will be sure to use my digital instead of the phone next time :)


Carbonara Pasta Sauce dish recipe


Here’s my first dish over the holidays I have made. Taste’s great!

Serves 4 people, I just halved the ingredients and had for 2 nights.


  • 500g Spaghetti.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 Bacon Rashers, cut up.
  • 1/2 Cup (125ml) dry white wine. (Can be bought from liqueur store only in 250ml sachet.
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Cooking Details:

  1. Add pasta to large pan of boiling water, simmer, uncovered until tender. Then drain.
  2. Heat oil in pan, add bacon, then egg and cook until crisp.
  3. Stir in wine and cream into pasta pan bringing to the boil; then remove from heat.
  4. Toss pasta in with bacon and egg, serve with sprinkled cheese and parsley.