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“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”
-The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Snickerdoodle Spider Cookies
For the Cookies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1½ tsp. baking soda
For the Decorations:
- 24 chocolate candy spheres with smooth chocolate filling, such as Lindt Lindor Truffles. You can also use peanut butter cups or Hershey Kisses.
- 48 decorative candy eyeballs
- ½ cup chocolate frosting
- Mix butter, peanut butter, and both sugars together. Beat in the eggs.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into wet mixture until completely mixed.
- Roll into 1-inch balls, and flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
- Bake at 375° F for 10 minutes. When you take them out, quickly press a dimple into the middle of each cookie.
- When the cookies are fully cooled, place a piece of candy in the middle of each one.
- Put the frosting in a pastry bag and cut a small opening. With the chocolate frosting, draw eight legs onto each cookie.
- Put a small amount of frosting on the back of each candy eyeball, then stick two to each cookie.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
Remember, a Swing Is a Circle
|Many amateurs don’t complete their backswings. They take the club back, but they don’t pivot as they do so. The usual consequence is a rushed downswing, resulting in a pushed or sliced shot, or a shot shorter than they imagined they would hit.
Here’s a thought for a good, full backswing. Let your arms and shoulders begin the takeaway, and let your pelvis naturally rotate away from the target as this happens. This encourages not only a full backswing, but also a nice, circular swing around a single axis, plus a good follow-through.
Tip adapted from Golf Digest Schools
Protect Your Teeth With a Candy Buyback Program
|With Halloween comes lots of sweet treats and whether you’re dipping into your child’s candy from trick-or-treating or are keeping a stash for yourself, we want to offer this tip to help protect your teeth (and your health).
If you’d prefer not to eat candy for the next few months, many local businesses offer “candy buyback” programs where you can donate candy to nonprofit organizations or sell it back for cash. Many dentist offices coordinate with veteran and military programs and send the candy overseas in care packages. Some businesses even donate on your behalf when you trade in your candy. Either way, these buyback programs are a fun way to give back (and save yourself some calories). Save a few chocolate bars for yourself, and do some good with the rest. Simply search your local area for a buyback program near you.
Tip adapted from Halloween Candy Buy Back
Go Green This Halloween
|Save the spooks for the ghosts and ghouls because going green doesn’t have to be scary. This Halloween, think of these tips as you prepare for the holiday:
Tip adapted from World Wildlife Fund
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