Celebrity Cookbook Recipes

With help from an adult, try these recipes from Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook, available now

Mar 15, 2013 | By TFK Staff

Bailee Madison's Asparagus Rollups

"When people take their first bite their eyes get huge and they all say "mmm what are these" I love knowing they enjoy them:)"  -Bailee Madison

Ingredients:

24 fresh asparagus spears

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (4-ounce) package crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

12 bread slices, trimmed

12 thinly sliced deli ham slices

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Instructions:

1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from steamer, and cool on paper towels.

2. Stir together cream cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise, and chives.

3. Roll each bread slice with a rolling pin to flatten. Spread 1 side of each slice with 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture; top each with 1 ham slice.

4. Place 2 asparagus spears, tips pointed toward opposite ends, on 1 end of each bread slice; roll up, and place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika.

5. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission from Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook Featuring Favorite Childhood Recipes by Over 50 Celebrities by Nick Katsoris. Copyright (c) 2011 by NK Publications, Inc.

 

Eli Manning’s Lace Cookies

"My mom made these cookies for us all the time and they are my favorite. She still makes them every time I make a visit home" –Eli Manning

Ingredients

2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

1 Tablespoon Flour

2 Cups White Sugar

½  Teaspoon Salt

2 Sticks Melted Butter

2 Eggs Beaten

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions:

1. Put the Oats, Flour, Sugar & Salt in to large bowl & mix well.

2. Pour very hot melted butter over mixture & stir until the sugar has melted.

3. Add Eggs & Vanilla - Stir Well.

4. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.

5. Cover Cookie Sheets with ungreased aluminum foil.

6. Drop ½ level teaspoons of the mixture on foil - 2 inches apart.

7.  Cook about 10-12 minutes.

8. Watch Carefully – When cookies are completely cooled, foil will peel off.

9. Store in airtight containers.

10. Makes about 6 dozens.

Recipe reprinted by permission from Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook Featuring Favorite Childhood Recipes by Over 50 Celebrities by Nick Katsoris. Copyright (c) 2011 by NK Publications, Inc.

 

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