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August 18, 2019

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The Official Icon Sugar Cookies is now out of the oven

The Official Icon Sugar Cookie
(And we even omitted 1 cup of sugar from the original recipe)

Suddenly the cookie urge struck. The urge said: "Simple cookie any old dolt can create and make it quick." This is how the Official Icon Sugar Cookie was born. Heck, we probably shouldn't fit in it the sugar cookie ranks. It has more flour than sugar. Maybe it should be the Offical White Flour Cookie.

Iconic Bakery: Sue Zimmer's garlic lime grilled chicken

Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken
Recipe provided by Sue Zimmer, Ada
From Liberty National Bank Cookbook

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

Wash hands. Place chicken in resealable plastic gab. Mix together soy sauce, lime juice, Worchestershire sauce, garlic and mustard.

Reserve 1/4 cup marinade. Pour remainder over chicken in bag. Toss to coat well. Wash hands.

Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

Lentil Soup with Lemon and Spinach

Lentil Soup with Lemon and Spinach
(Makes approximately 5-6 servings)

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 c. red or brown lentils, rinsed
5 c. water (or vegetable or chicken broth)
1/8 c. fresh parsley
1 c. fresh spinach leaves
Zest of 1/2 lemon or 1/2 tsp. dried lemon zest
Juice of one lemon or 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Introducing the Icon One-Fourth Amish Half-and-Half Milk Pie (almonds, optional)

Some pie lovers call this Amish milk pie. Since the Icon never follows a pie recipe properly, we’ll call this the Icon One-Fourth Amish Half-and-Half Milk Pie.

That’s primarily because we cut out lots of the sugar. You’ll notice one-fourth in lots of places in the list of ingredients – thus the renamed pie. We'll get to the half-and-half shortly.

In fact, we cut out one complete cup of sugar and this pie was devoured in the same amount of time as any previous pie from the Icon’s oven. So, who needs all that sugar?

The perfect pie for a cold winter day: Icon Almond-Cherry Pie

Icon Almond-Cherry Pie

2 cups frozen sour cherries
1 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup white flour
½ cup white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 pie shell

On a recent Sunday afternoon we took a “Dense Cherry-Almond Coffeecake Pie” recipe from one of our favorite pie cookbooks and modified it to the Icon’s taste. That means we used lots less sugar, substituted half-and-half in place of full-fat sour cream and used only two eggs.

Icon scones are so simple you think part of the recipe is missing

Last night I watched a Miss Marple BBC movie. As the various murder plots unraveled some where in a small English tea joint scones were served. Several times.

Scones. Man, did those sound good. So, I started roaming through some bread recipe books on the shelf. The most difficult part of the process was figuring out how to spell S-C-O-N-E-S.

Once that mystery was resolved the basic scone recipe appeared on page 369. Creating scones is so simple one wonders if there’s a mistake in the recipe. Maybe a page is missing.

Not so. It’s really pretty simple. The difficult part is deciding what special ingredients to add. (more later)