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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Swedish Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's A Dessert Party article.

This twist on oatmeal cookies is just delightful. The preparation is a little more fussy, since you remove the cookies halfway through baking and add a topping, but your guests will love them.

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Combine all ingredients for cookies and mix well.

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/3 cup chopped cashews

Combine sugar, margarine and corn syrup in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in cashews. Set aside.

Drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the cashew topping onto center of each cookie. Return to oven and bake another 6 - 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies slightly before removing from sheets.

3 dozen cookies

Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.

Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.

Linda is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.

Linda can be reached at

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