F&B Exclusive Sneak Peak: The Loukoumi Celebrity Cookbook

F&B Exclusive Sneak Peak: The Loukoumi Celebrity CookbookEli 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


  • 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


  • Put the Oats, Flour, Sugar & Salt in to large bowl & mix well.
  • Pour very hot melted butter over mixture & stir until the sugar has melted.
  • Add Eggs & Vanilla – Stir Well.
  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.
  • Cover Cookie Sheets with ungreased aluminum foil.
  • Drop ½ level teaspoons of the mixture on foil – 2 inches apart.
  • Cook about 10-12 minutes.
  • Watch Carefully – When cookies are completely cooled, foil will peel off.
  • Store in airtight containers.

Makes about 6 dozens.

F&B Exclusive Sneak Peak: The Loukoumi Celebrity CookbookJay Leno’s Uncle Louie’s Chicken Wings Marinara

My Uncle always told me ‘Someday you’ll have to make dinner for 20 guys and this is what you’ll make’.” – Jay Leno


  • 2-3 Dozen Chicken Wings
  • 1 Can Italian Plum Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic or Garlic Powder
  • Durkee’s Hot Sauce
  • Salt
  • Parsley


  1. Cook chicken wings by broiling or lightly flour them & deep fry in safflower or peanut oil. While they are cooking, prepare the sauce.
  2. Heat 1/8-inch of olive oil in a pan, add garlic powder or crushed garlic to taste.
  3. Mash one can of whole plum tomatoes through a sieve and cook in the olive oil. Add a few teaspoons of chopped parsley & salt to taste – then cook about 20 minutes.
  4. At the end of this cooking time, add Durkee’s Hot Sauce (put a little or a lot, depending on how hot or mild your taste), but put in at least 2 Tablespoons or the sauce won’t be as tasty.
  5. Add a little garlic powder & cook another 3-4 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, toss the chicken wings with ½ cup of the sauce & serve with the remaining sauce on the side to dip the wings into.
  7. Enjoy!

F&B Exclusive Sneak Peak: The Loukoumi Celebrity CookbookFAITH HILL’S COCA-COLA CAKE

I Love this Coca-Cola Cake. It is so rich and decadent…you need to drink a lot of milk with it.” – Faith Hill

  • 2 Cups unsifted flour
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Sticks butter
  • 2 TBSP. cocoa
  • 1 Cup Coca-Cola
  • ½ Cup buttermilk
  • 1 teas. Baking soda
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
  1. Sift flour & sugar in bowl
  2. Heat butter, cocoa and coke to boiling point. Pour over flour/sugar mixture.
  3. Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, vanilla and marshmallows. (Batter will be thin and marshmallows will float to top)
  4. Pour batter into greased and floured 9×13 pan. Bake @ 350º for 30-35 minutes. Ice cake while hot

Icing for Coca-Cola Cake

  • ½ Cup butter
  • 3 TBSP cocoa
  • 6 TBSP Coca-Cola
  • 16 oz. confectioners sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients & heat to boiling.
  2. Pour over cake while hot.

About the Author:
Nick Katsoris is the author of the iParenting Media Award-winning books Loukoumi, Loukoumi’s Good Deeds, Growing up with Loukoumi, and Loukoumi’s Gift. A practicing attorney and General Counsel of the Red Apple Group, Katsoris sponsors the annual Growing Up with Loukoumi Dream Day contest granting kids the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers. He also rallies thousands of kids each October to do a good deed on National Make a Difference Day by sponsoring Make a Difference with Loukoumi Day. This year over 20,000 kids participated in Make A Difference with Loukoumi. He resides in Eastchester, New York, with his wife and two children. For more information please visit www.loukoumi.com and like them on Facebook.

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