Showing posts from August, 2009

Cornflake Bars

CORNFLAKE BARS 1/2 c. corn syrup 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 4-5 c. cornflakes 1 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla FROSTING: 1 (6 oz.) melted chocolate chips Bring syrup and sugar just to a boil. Remove from heat and add other ingredients. Spread into waxed paper lined small cookie sheet. Melt chocolate chips and spread on bars. Refrigerate. Cut into squares when frosting has hardened."

Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and butter pickles are one of my favorite cucumber pickles. I like a little red pepper in my pickles, but you can leave it out or add a little more. Ingredients: 4 pounds pickling cucumbers 1 large onion, quartered, sliced about 1/4-inch thickness 1/3 cup kosher salt 3 cups cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds, or use half pickling spices 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional Preparation: Wash cucumbers and cut off the ends. Slice crosswise into 1/8-inch slices. Toss in a large bowl with the salt and onion slices; cover with about 4 to 6 cups of ice cubes. Cover and let stand for 4 hours or refrigerate overnight. Prepare the boiling water bath. Add water to a large canner with rack and heat to about 180°. The water should be high enough to be at least 1 inch above the filled jars. I usually fill it about halfway and I keep a kettle or saucepan of water boiling on another burner to add

Run Chkdsk in Windows XP

Step 1 Be aware that it is no longer necessary to run Chkdsk F from the DOS command line. You can still do it this way if you'd like (open the DOS command line and type "chkdsk /f"), but Chkdsk is now integrated into Windows itself. Step 2 Run Windows XP normally, allowing it to load fully. Step 3 Access the "My Computer " menu. You can do this by clicking the Start menu and clicking the "My Computer" menu option. You can also double-click the "My Computer" icon if you've enabled it on your desktop. Step 4 Right-click on the drive on which you wish to run the Chkdsk F command. Step 5 Click "Properties" in the right-click context menu. Step 6 Click on the "Tools" tab in the Properties window. Step 7 Click on the "Check Now" button in the "Error-checking" frame of the Tools tab. Step 8 Click in the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box under the

Best White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies Makes about 3 dozen cookies. 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking soda 10 ounces white chocolate (chips or bars cut in chunks) 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped into chunks Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, and the baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture,beating until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. (Edges are golden brown and center is set.) Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool"

Rolled Sugar Cookies

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely."

World's Best Cookies - Cornflakes Cookies

Aka The Elusive Cornflake Cookies Makes somewhere between 24 and 48, depending on how big you like 'em. Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup crushed corn flakes 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or pecans) 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal 4 cups flour, decrease to 3 1/2 cups for a chewier cookie 1 tablespoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325. 2. Cream butter, sugars and egg. 3. Add oil. 4. Mix in dry ingredients. 5. Form dough into walnut sized balls. 6. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in water. 7. Bake for 10- 12 minutes. 8. Cool on pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cook.

Speed City | Mobile Phone Application | Windows Mobile Total Access

Speed City | Mobile Phone Application | Windows Mobile Total Access : "Download Speed City Download now Download Speed City Download instructions Windows XP or Windows 2000 Windows Vista Speed City, from OmniG Software, Inc., is a 3-D street racing game inspired by the rebel motorcycle subculture. Master your tremendous speed machine as you hug curves and burn through the sleek nighttime streets of the glittering city. With stunning city scenes, lifelike physics simulation, and exciting street racing, you’ll definitely feel the pulse of Speed City! Game Details For touch screen and non-touch screen phones Free full version An endless challenge with randomly generated racing routes Stunning city scenes and lifelike physics simulation 3-D graphics"

District 9

I'm not a professional movie reviewer. I'm just a guy that is tired of spending $35 for two tickets, two cokes and a bucket of popcorn… and wind up with something completely different than what I was going for. This is my personal take on "District 9" Reviews from the 'professional reviewers" say "Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic." But then, they get PAID to review the movies...rather thatn pay to SEE the movie. All I know is that NONE of the 5 people I asked leaving the theatre liked it. It wasn't what we were expecting... but This review explains why that is. The marketers had two different groups they were trying to attract. My question is Why do I have to research to find this out... it's a movie. I want to be entertained by a movie. If I want to

SEC Info - Shopping Com - 8-K - For 6/1/98

SEC Info - Shopping Com - 8-K - For 6/1/98 : "On June 1, 1998, the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Robert J. McNulty from his positions as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a board member of (the 'Company') for personal reasons. (Resignation letter is attached as Exhibit 20.2). The Company has appointed John Markley as Chief Executive Officer and President to replace Mr. McNulty and assume such responsibilities effective immediately. (Employment Agreement dated June 1, 1998 is attached as 10.20"