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Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

I tried a most unusual cookie recipe: peanut butter bacon cookies. Apparently the creator of this recipe heard about a friend's grandfather who made peanut butter bacon sandwiches. The recipe was easy to do and only requires 5 ingredients. The taste is . . . incredible. It's like peanut butter cookies with an extra zing. You could easily exchange turkey bacon if you are watching calories. I do highly recommend dipping the cookie balls in sugar before marking them with the fork tines. It is less sticky. The other really great thing about this recipe is it only makes 15 cookies, so you are less likely to gain 20 pounds eating them since there are less.

At first, I wasn't sure about the taste. Later on the next day, I found myself thinking about the taste of these cookies and salivating. I like the zaniness of them. God puts unusual combinations together and makes beautiful things with them.

Here is a link to the original recipe from the Joy the Baker Blog. It look…

Movie Review: District 9

Click here to see a trailer.

Peter Jackson's new protege, Neill Blomkamp, has created a film that takes the science fiction genre to a higher plain. On the surface, you think you are getting a typical science fiction evil alien story. That is certainly what my expectations were after watching the trailer, which is mighty misleading. But the story here is about the essence of humanity and what humans are capable of when they forget what the word "humane" means. It is sure to provoke a strong response in whomever watches it.

The film goes back and forth between a mockumentary format and a regular narrative film. Our setting is modern day Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years ago, a large spacecraft came and hovered above the city. When the local authorities finally get up the courage to break into the ship, they find a horde of aliens that are half-starved. They move the aliens to a "safe location" for them, which is really an internment, called …