1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 oz each)
1 cup marshmallow creme
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
Press remaining mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Place candy bars over crust; spread with marshmallow creme. Crumble remaining graham cracker mixture over top.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
The average person does THIS almost 22,000 times a year.
Incorrect Guesses: brush their teeth, go to the bathroom, sneeze, flush the toilet, swallow, blinks, thinks about sex, breaths in and out, texting, smiles, loses hair folicles,stands up, says hello, checks messages, goes into a building, says thank you, says goodbye, says good, asks a question, tells a fib/white lie, tell the truth
Correct Answer: says something they don't really mean.
What’s the most solid sci-fi/gangster thriller of the year, with a bit of a silly name? That would be Looper.
Looper takes place in the not too distant future, where Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) plays mafia assassin, with a twist. In this scenario, time travel is a reality and his future mob boss eliminates his victims, by sending them back in time, where his hitman, aka a “Looper,” eliminates him. If you think about it, it’s actually a very efficient process.
Except for this. From time to time, a Looper is sent the future version of themselves. (Think Terminator) Joe is sent Old Joe, played by Bruce Willis. This is a very tricky sci-fi game to pull off. You could get mired in the details of how time travel works, but instead, Looper focuses on the characters, and does one of the best things a time travel movie can do. It gives us the opportunity to ask our future selves questions, and in turn our future self can guide us through potential mistakes we might make.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
The film drifts into some pretty dark places, seriously dark, but tries to balance them out with humor. I’ll admit it was distracting seeing Joseph Gordon Levitt with face prosthetics on. The effort to make him more like Bruce Willis was necessary, but it pulled me out of the story from time to time.
Looper is smart and tricky. Time travel stories can get dizzying with multiple timeline scenarios, but at least in my head, Looper resolves them without giving you a science headache.
Finally, an Adam Sandler movie that I can tolerate. It’s been about 10 years since something of substance, and while this isn’t a great movie, it is watchable.
Sandler plays Count Dracula in this animated feature. A typical helicopter parent, Drac has a daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez,) who he tries to protect from humans. He does this by building a grand hotel, hidden deep and far away from the human element. Call it a human-free zone for monsters to vacation in peace.
Mavis though, yearns to see the world, and learns from Hostel-hopping Human traveler, Jonathan (Andy Samberg) that it’s a big world out there. Most of the film is dealing with Dracula trying to dissuade his daughter that there is nothing to see out there.
It’s a good example of a movie that makes you say “meh.” But at least I didn’t want to bang my head against the wall for watching it.
There are some comic elements and the friendship that brews between Dracula and his mortal enemy Jonathan is sweet. At the same time, their relationship development drags on, giving this movie a little too long of a running time.
To sum up, Hotel Transylvania is monsters dealing with human relationship problems. If that sounds a bit like Monsters Inc., that’s because it is. Sandler and Samberg just don’t do it as good as Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Here's a silly question: which profession needs coffee the most?
Answer: all of them.
In any case, research must go on.
Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder.com said workers in food preparation and the service industry have the greatest need for coffee.
The online survey of 4,152 U.S. workers found food preparation and service workers were the most likely to say their productivity would drop without coffee, followed by scientists, sales representatives, marketing/public relations workers, nurses, media workers, business executives, teachers, engineers and IT workers.
The survey, which was commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder.com in honor of National Coffee Day Sept. 29th, found 55 percent of respondents said they drink at least one cup of coffee per day and 63 percent of coffee drinkers tend to have two or more cups of java during the workday. The survey had a margin of error of 1.52 percentage points with a 95 percent probability.
Farewell to Mr. Moon River, Andy Williams, who has passed away at age 84.
In addition to being in everybody's mom's and grandma's record collections, and to rocking a Christmas sweater like no one else, he also introduced us to a group that was pretty darn popular in the 1970's, the Osmond Brothers!
When he first brought the Osmonds out on his show, Donnie was still too little to be part of the group.
I found a bunch of clips..but I liked this one the best because Andy sings with the kids. And there's a special guest at the end of the clip.
On a recent trip to London, I happened to walk past The Ritz Hotel. It's not the same one referenced in the song Puttin' On The Ritz, but i bet it was the original. I could have stopped to have a $45 cup of tea for tea time, but I decided to pass on that one.
According to a survey by a market-research firm called the Brand Index, America's favorite snack is Ritz Crackers. Here are the top 10:
#1.) Ritz crackers: They finished first for the second year in a row. The list is based on how many more people say they like a food than say they DON'T. And 55% more people like Ritz than hate them.
#2.) Lay's potato chips.
#4.) Fritos. They moved up from fifth place last year.
#5.) Orville Redenbacher popcorn. They're down from fourth place last year.
#6.) Wheat Thins.
#9.) Pringles. They moved up from tenth last year.
#10.) Triscuits. They moved down from ninth place last year.
I'd easily pass any of these up if presented with Kettle Chips, but I will admit previous addictions to Triscuits and Cheetos. (not at the same time, but now that's sounding like a good idea for a sandwich)