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Showing posts with label Macadamia Butterscotch Bars. Show all posts
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Monday, September 2, 2013

The Hampton Classic 2013 and The 5 Cookies that made the cut



        
Sophia Vergara at The Hampton Classic Sept. 1 2013
The Hampton Classic Horse Show punctuates the end of summer, coming as it does every Labor Day Weekend.  This year the punctuation mark was unquestionably an exclamation point.  The celebrity quotient was through the roof.  Sighted by us were Matt Lauer, Christie Brinkley, Martha Stewart, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kelly Bensimon, Kathy Hilton, Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld and, lastly Sophia Margarita Vergara Vergara. (Yes, two Vergaras according to her on-line bio.) 
I hate to be blasĂ© about the other bold-faced names but Ms. Vergara was the stand-out. She’s absolutely stunning and much tinier than I ever expected.  As Gloria on Modern Family, she looks voluptuous as all get out.  In real life, Andrew thinks she’s likely a size 4.  With her fiancĂ© Nick Loeb, she rocked the event. That’s saying something because in terms of spectacle the Classic is hard to beat.  Now I know this is a blog about food, and we’ll get to the array of intensely delicious cookies Andrew provided but first, let’s take a look at the Event.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Macadamia Butterscotch Bars



More days this winter have kept us locked up in the house than I can remember.   This week there was a day that was so cold, you had to go back 10 in years in New York to find a matching temperature.  Being stuck in the house isn’t necessarily the worst thing that can happen.  Especially if you take upon yourself to lift everyone’s spirits with a rich, gooey treat.  These Macadamia Butterscotch Bars fit the bill perfectly. 
John Barricelli
The recipe comes to us by way of John Barricelli.  A regular on Martha Stewart’s television show in the past and the host of “Everyday Baking from Everyday Food, another Martha Stewart Omnimedia production, I’m sure he’ll show up on her new half hour “Martha Bakes” series starting January 31st on the Hallmark Channel. (Martha wrote the foreword to the SoNo book.)