NYT Cooking: Almost everybody has heard the one about the woman lunching at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas, who enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies so much that she asked for the recipe. For "only two-fifty," the waitress said, it was hers. But when the credit card bill arrived, the woman found the total near $300. Turns out the recipe cost $250, the story goes. In 1997, after...

NYT Cooking: Almost everybody has heard the one about the woman lunching at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas, who enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies so much that she asked for the recipe. For "only two-fifty," the waitress said, it was hers. But when the credit card bill arrived, the woman found the total near $300. Turns out the recipe cost $250, the story goes. In 1997, after...

Lunch at Neiman Marcus Cafe at Tysons Galleria, VA. (Their tortilla soup is the best!)

Lunch at Neiman Marcus Cafe at Tysons Galleria, VA. (Their tortilla soup is the best!)

Neiman Marcus Spiced Tea on BigOven: I got this recipe from the folks who run the cafe at Neiman's original store in Dallas.  It's very tasty and refreshing for a Summertime drink.

Neiman Marcus Spiced Tea on BigOven: I got this recipe from the folks who run the cafe at Neiman's original store in Dallas. It's very tasty and refreshing for a Summertime drink.

The popover with strawberry butter, and the chicken bouillon -- a beautiful start to a perfect Neiman Marcus lunch!

The popover with strawberry butter, and the chicken bouillon -- a beautiful start to a perfect Neiman Marcus lunch!

The famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Who doesn't love a good urban legend? Recipes are so much more fun when there's a good story behind them! And on top of that, these cookies happen to be completely amazing.

The Famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

The famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Who doesn't love a good urban legend? Recipes are so much more fun when there's a good story behind them! And on top of that, these cookies happen to be completely amazing.

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