Guy’s Cuisine: Spooky Peanut Butter Cookie Eyeballs


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It’s Halloween time, one of the top holidays for geeks and nerds every year!  So, to get everyone ready in the spirit, I made a recipe that took peanut butter cookies, frosting, and Whoppers, and made them spooky and Halloween like!  Here’s what you need!

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • granulated sugar
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting
  • Red and/or black decorator frosting in tubes
  • 48 Whoppers Malted Milk Balls

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat the peanut butter and shortening until well blended.

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2.  Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix until well combined.

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3.  Add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, mix until well blended.

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4.  Add the flour, salt, and baking soda, mix everything until well blended!

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5.  Shape dough into two-inch balls.  Roll each cookie ball in granulated sugar, and place onto greased cookie sheet.

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6.  Bake the cookies for around 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.  When cookies come out of oven, press down on the cookie so the top is flat!

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7.  Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move cookies to wire rack, cool completely!

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8.  Frost each cookie with vanilla frosting, take one Whopper candy and place on top of each frosted cookie.

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9.  Use the red and/or black frosting and decorate each cookie to look like a person’s eye.

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Now each cookie looks like someone has dry eyes!  These would go great after your kids come back from trick-or-treating!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Homemade Pumpkin Pie


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Fall is here, and that means you will see many recipes involving pumpkins!  In fact, all stores are now selling pumpkins, one local store is actually selling “Giant Pumpkins” for $75.  Now that’s a lot of pumpkin pie!

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In this recipe, I jazz up the regular pumpkin pie recipe, and this pie was good and sweet!  Here’s what you need.

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Take the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, cinnamon, salt, and egg yolks, and mix together!

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2.  Mix egg whites until soft peaks form.  Mix into pumpkin mixture.  Pour mixture into a pie shell, and bake for 15 minutes.

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3.  Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl.  Blend and mix until the mixture is crumbly.

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4.  After 15 minutes, take pie out of oven and pour the streusel on top of the pie.  Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees and bake pie for 40 additional minutes.  After baking, take pie out of oven and let cool for several hours.

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There you go!  A fresh pumpkin pie where you did not have to go out and buy a pie at the store!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Chocolate Cake With White Frosting


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For my birthday, I did not go out and buy a cake already made, or bought a cake mix and frosting already made.  Of course, I was going to make my cake from scratch!  So on this Guy’s Cuisine post, I am going to show you how I made a homemade chocolate cake, with white frosting!  Here’s what you need!

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water

For the frosting.

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

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2.  Add the eggs, milk, oil, water, and vanilla extract.  Mix for a few minutes until well blended.

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3.  Grease and flour a cake pan, pour batter into the cake pan, and bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.  Check with a toothpick to see if it’s done.

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4.  While cake is cooling, mix together the softened butter, confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

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5.  Since I used one pan, cut the cake in half.  Cover the cake with frosting!

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And that’s it, I enjoyed this cake, and you will too!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Making A Apple Pie With Apples From The Apartment Apple Tree


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The apple tree at the apartment complex I live at is producing a lot of apples right now!  So far, I have collected several apples from the apple tree.

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And in this recipe post, I decided to make an apple pie!  Fresh apples from a nearby apple tree makes this apple pie delicious!  Here is what you need.

  • 2 9 inch pie crusts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Peel, core, and slice eight apples.  Do not cut apples ahead of time as they will brown!

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2.  Melt butter in saucepan, and add flour to form a paste.

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3.  Add white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water in saucepan and bring to a boil.

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4.  At boil, reduce and let sauce simmer, stir occasionally.

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5.  Place one pie crust on bottom of pie tin, and fill with cut apples.  Pour sauce over the sliced apples.

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6. Place second pie crust on top of apples.  Seal both pie crusts together.  Sprinkle top with some cinnamon and cut some silts on top of the pie!

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7. Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees, and let bake for 35-45 minutes.

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8. Take out of oven, and let cool for several hours!

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That’s it!  Add some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy a mostly homemade apple pie!

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Guy’s Cuisine: Apple Pie In A Coffee Cup


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In my latest recipe post, I am taking your classic apple pie, and putting it into a coffee cup!  The apartment complex where I live has a couple of apple trees, and in the middle of July, many of the apples are already ready to be picked!

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So, here is what you need to make apple pie (cake) in a coffee cup!

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • ice cream
  • coffee mug

1.  Cut up an apple and chop small pieces until you fill a 1/4 cup container.

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2.  Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, oil, water, and apples in a coffee cup.  Mix thoroughly!

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3. Microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds.  Do not overcook!

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4.  Take out of microwave and top with ice cream and enjoy!

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Yummy!  This is another great coffee cup recipe that you can enjoy!

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