Breakfast Treats

DEAR SOS: Please try to obtain the recipe for the great breakfast cookies from Julienne's in San Marino.


DEAR READER: Julienne's recipes have been favorites of readers since owner Sue Campoy opened the cafe doors 10 years ago.


3 cups rolled oats

2 cups flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups dark brown sugar, lightly packed

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups assorted diced dried fruit and raisins

1 1/2 cups walnuts

Combine oats, flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt and baking soda. With pastry blender or fork, cut in softened butter until mixture is moist and crumbly. Sir in buttermilk. Add dried fruits and walnuts. Drop by tablespoonful onto baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until browned, about 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Each cookie contains about:

156 calories; 122 mg sodium; 11 mg cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 23 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 0.42 gram fiber.

Cherished Party Relic

DEAR SOS: I've lost a cherished recipe and wonder if you have it. It was Bourbon Wieners and called for wieners cut bite-size and then warmed in a sauce of bourbon, catsup and other ingredients. I'll watch for it.


DEAR KAY: This relic from the '50s and '60s was a big hit at large cocktail parties because it was inexpensive yet went a long way. We're delighted you asked and happy to print it again for the new crop of busy hosts looking for something quick and simple.


1/2 cup bourbon

3/4 cup catsup

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons chopped onion

1 pound wieners, cut into bite-size pieces

Combine bourbon, catsup, sugar and onion in saucepan. Add wieners and simmer about 45 minutes. Transfer to chafing dish and serve with tiny forks or wood picks.

Makes about 24 appetizers.

Each appetizer contains about:

57 calories; 150 mg sodium; 9 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 1 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0 gram fiber.

Betting on Bananas

DEAR SOS: Do you have a recipe for Bananas Foster? We ate three servings at a restaurant in Laughlin, Nev., and would have eaten more if we could.


DEAR GAMBLING: You hit the jackpot.


1 banana, sliced

4 dashes cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 ounces banana-flavored liqueur

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Sprinkle banana slices with cinnamon and saute in butter over low heat until butter melts. Add liqueur and and carefully ignite (being sure to keep face, hands and clothing away from flame). When flames die out, add brown sugar and stir until sauce is of caramel consistency. spoon over two scoops ice cream.

Makes 1 serving.

Each serving contains about:

593 calories; 298 mg sodium; 92 mg cholesterol; 31 grams fat; 56 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.57 gram fiber.

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