Made in the Good ‘ole USA!!!

29 06 2011


“Here are a few of our Favorite Things…”

As America’s Independence Day approaches, we wanted to highlight a few of the outstanding MADE IN THE USA products from Adrians. Wishing you and your family a SAFE & HAPPY 4th of July Celebration! ~Vicki & Staff

We’ll start with some great products for pampering yourself or a friend… our awesome Shower Bursts, Spongelle Exfoliating Sponges, Neck Warmers and Pillow Friends for kids and of course, one of our favorites…Camille Beckman Hand Therapy which we have used for YEARS!

Shower Burst
When taking a bath isn’t an option — these 100% natural shower bursts transform your ordinary shower into an aromatherapy experience better than the spa! Place in the shower and let the indirect spray activate the aromatherapy experience. Made of 100% essential oils, nothing artificial!

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

22 06 2011

*Note: This blog post was written by Jenny Adrian, Vicki’s daughter

As many of you know, I (Jenny) am studying to be a teacher (and I’m almost done!)

So I thought you all might be gracious enough to be my pretend students while I practice administering an online pop quiz…


Students please take out a piece of paper and a pencil.

This is a closed-book, closed-note quiz.


Question Number One:

Do you like Chocolate Chip cookies?

A. Yes

B. No

Question Number Two:

Do you like Oreos?

A. Yes

B. No

Pencils down.

The correct answers are:

1. A

2. A

If you scored 100% prepare yourself for a jaw-dropping recipe!

If you scored below 50% you may have failed American Food Loving 101
(Don’t worry, keep following the Adrians Boutique blog and we’ll catch you up to speed!)

Okay, so you may have figured out by now that this isn’t a real quiz, but it is a great introduction to the latest recipe I tried…


How can you not say YUM?

Mom and I found this recipe while flipping through a great little book we found while we were out having a girls day; Where Women Cook.

It features wonderful recipes, beautiful photos, and short autobiographies about women, just like you and I, cooking for their families.

I will now resume my teaching duty to show you how you can make these naughty little cookies in your own home!

Cast of Characters:

2 sticks softened butter

¾ cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 T. pure vanilla

3½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1tsp. baking soda

10 oz. chocolate chips

1 pkg. Oreo Double Stuf cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. With a stand or electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until well combined.
Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.

Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.

3. With a cookie scoop, place one scoop of cookie dough on top of an Oreo cookie.

Place another scoop of dough on the bottom of the cookie.

Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo cookie is enclosed with dough.

Repeat for other cookies.

4. Place onto a parchment – or Silpat – lined baking sheet (or a greased cookie sheet), and bake cookies for 9-13 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking.

Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Serve with a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

*Notes from Vicki & Jenny:
1. We found it was easier to create two flattened balls of dough, put one on each side of the Oreo, and then squish the sides together.
2. The chocolate chips we used made it difficult to encase the Oreos, we suggest trying miniature chocolate chips.
3. Because these cookies are SO yummy, the calories don’t count 🙂

Click  for Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

20 06 2011

15 oz. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 c. milk
3 eggs, beaten

Combine pumpkin, sugar, flour, salt, and spices. Blend in eggs and milk. Pour inpastry shell. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes, then at 325° for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

20 06 2011

1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs (18 crackers)
3 T. sugar
1/3 c. butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°. Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar in bowl. Add butter and mix thoroughly. Press firmly and evenly against bottom and sides of pie pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool before adding filling.

Sugar Cookie for Giant Cookie Pans

20 06 2011

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 c. flour
1 T. milk
1/2 tsp. Madagascar Pure Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Makes: cookie serves 8-10

Tools: Giant Cookie Pans

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray giant cookie pan with vegetable pan spray. Cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Dip hands into flour and pat dough into prepared pan. Prick dough eith a fork. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges with spatula; remove from pan and cool.



4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. meringue powder
6 T. water

Mix all ingredients on low speed for 7-10 minutes or until the icing loses its shine.  Add more water by the teaspoon if it appears too stiff. At this stage you want to be able to pipe it easily.  I added vanilla but I think Almond flavoring would be great also.