Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe to Try

Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Edit June 4, 2011: Got a chance to make these cookies, it is a winner!

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/2 c Peanut butter
1/4 c Margarine or butter,
- softened
3/4 c Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 t Baking powder
1/4 t Salt (opt)
2 c Rice CHEX brand cereal,
- crushed to 1 cup

Preheat oven to 350'F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl,
cream peanut butter, margarine and sugar. Add egg. Stir in flour and
baking powder; add salt, if desired. Stir in cereal; mix well. For
each cookie, roll 1 level tablespoon dough into ball. Place on
prepared cookie sheet. With fork dipped in sugar, flatten slightly in
criss-cross pattern. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
browned. Let stand 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool
on wire rack.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
from the files of ckpenner77@...-----

Just Wing It Party Mix

Created by Chef Dave, here is his party mix recipe:


3 C. Corn Chex
3 C. Rice Chex
3 C. Wheat Chex
1 C. Mixed Nuts

1/2 C/ (or a stick) butter
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar

2 C. Dried Apricots
2 C. Dried Pineapple
2 C Banana Chips
2 C. Raisins

Preheat Oven to 275 degrees.

In microwave bowl melt butter, then whisk in the spices.
In a very large mixing bowl combine corn, rice, and wheat Chex, and the mixed nuts.
Add the butter mixture to the chex and nuts mixture and coat evenly.
Place mixture on sheet pan and cook in the oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
After an hour, remove the mix from the oven and let cool.
Combine the dried fruit and mix it in with the Chex mix.
Store party mix in air tight container.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I made up some cookies yesterday. I followed the original Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe. The only difference is that I had a little bit of cocoa left (about 1/3 cup) and added it. I also have a mix of white chocolate and butterscotch chips added with the chocolate chips. I also left out the nuts. The link to the recipe can also be found here.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Granola Bar Recipe

David is making these for me. I am sure he will put his own spin on it.
This recipe is originally found here.

Edit: the next day he made me my bars and did put his own spin on it, he added:

2 oz sunflower seeds
2 oz diced almonds
1/8 cup dark molasses

Granola Bar Recipe

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2011 Printed from 5/18/2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recipe List

I put up a list of all the recipes I have posted on this blog.

In other stuff that is going on, I got a new pair of glasses, I am now wearing bifocals. It is taking some time to get use to them. I got them yesterday. I still have a slight headache wearing them and I hope to get over that soon. There is an Italian restaurant next door, after I got my glasses and went to get my tiramisu fix.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Starbucks Tweet

I mentioned in Twitter I am getting an eye exam and that I have access to WiFi from Starbucks next door. A few minutes later I get a reply to get a Starbucks gift. This is a reminder that Twitter is Public.

But if Starbucks is listening, feel free to give me a free coffee.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wafer Recipe

Edit June 25 2011:
I finally got a chance to make up these cookies and put up a picture with the recipe. I never toasted sesame seed before. I put them in the oven at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes. I probably could of toasted them for a little bit longer. I also made up own brown sugar by adding about 1 1/2 tablespoons of molasses to 1 1/2 cups of white sugar. The recipe called to bake them for 10 minutes. In the picture of the cookies, the cookies on the far left were left to bake for 10 minutes, the edges turned too brown, so I baked the remaining cookies for 8 minutes. These did turn out pretty good, I would made them again. I might experiment and try this with finely chopped nuts.

Wafer Recipe

* 3/4 cup melted butter
* 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 egg
* 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
* 1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and egg; beat until light and
fluffy. Stir in sesame seeds, flour, baking powder, and salt. Drop by half
teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, allowing enough room for spreading.
Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans immediately.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cleopatra Slot App

Downloaded a new app for the iTouch, Cleopatra slot. It is just like the slot machine you would find in the casino. Figures that I would win when there is no money involved.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

iTouch Photo Apps

I have been getting apps for my iTouch that have been involving doing cool things to pictures. I think my favorite so far is the one that make the pictures look like it is drawn like a cartoon called aniQuomo.