From a Neiman Marcus cookbook called "No Jacket Required" which is a great collection of recipes and this one was submitted by Nancy K. Galdi, of Tucson, AZ. Serve with a CA Cabernet Sauvignon or Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France.
This recipe is from the Neiman Marcus cookbook, Pure and Simple. It was served in their Dallas store. Not low calorie, but so yummy! Great on a cold winter day or for a super bowl party. This calls for fried tortilla strips, but when I'm in a time crunch I just serve with tortilla chips.
Helen Corbitt, Neimans first chef, developed this recipe back in the 50's; and it's still as good as ever. The secret is to ice the cookies when they have completely cooled; you can spread a thicker layer of icing that sets up well and won't smear.
The recipe was adapted from the book, Neiman Marcus Taste.
This now classic soup was created in the early 1970's when Tex-Mex was becoming popular. It's still a favorite nation wide. Note: This is a good make ahead soup, however if you are making it for future use, do not add the cream, cheese or tortilla chips until just before serving. Store soup in the frig or freezer and add the omitted ingredients before serving.
Some dishes, such as fish and chips, call for fried potatoes; but deep frying is not the healthiest way to cook the humble tuber; and not my favorite task to do. With oven baking, much less oil is used and the potatoes are crispy--- just be sure to serve them immediately. This very simple, basic recipe from "Neiman Marcus Taste", is the best of the ones that I've tried.
These are sinfully rich and always a hit at potlucks. The person I got the recipe from said they are called Neiman Marcus bars because the ingredients are expensive (I think she was talking about the 2 cups of pecans).