West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

PB Lover month

When I went to West Africa in 2016, I was excited to try new foods and taste new flavors.

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Ten Ways to Improve Your Peanut Butter Sandwich

Ten Ways to Improve Your Peanut Butter Sandwich

PB Lover month

  1. Try a flavored peanut butter (Dark Chocolate Dreams and Fit and Nutty are two of my favorites)
  2. Add fresh fruit (banana slices, berries, and grapes add a great texture and flavor)
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  3. Top with chocolate chips.  Because chocolate.
  4. Use a flavored bread.  Imagine Peanut Butter Brownie with strawberry jelly on banana bread, … or Bliss’s cinnamon peanut butter with grape jelly on raisin bread … yum!
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  5. Eat it warm!  Get out the panini press because the only thing better than peanut butter is gooey peanut butter.
  6. Turn it into French toast.
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  7. Smear on a unique jelly or jam.  Grape and strawberry are great, but there are some other great options.  My favorites are blueberry preserves, carrot cake jam, apple pie jam, and huckleberry jelly.
  8. Use produce instead of bread.  I personally love Espresso nut butter sandwiched between sweet potato toast or Mighty Maple peanut butter on apple slices.
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  9. Use two types of nut butter and/or two types of jelly.  Hear me out: Nutella + crunchy peanut butter + strawberry jelly.  
  10. Cookie cutters can make cute mini-sandwiches
Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus

Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus

PB Lover month

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

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Confession:  I love to eat raw cookie dough.

Photographic evidence from 2009:

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Raise your hand if you are going to die early from salmonella poisoning.

(my hand is raised)

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Peanut butter cookie hummus is a safe, egg-free way to eat raw cookie dough.  You can eat it on carrots, pretzels, cookies, chocolate bars, or (of course) a spoon!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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Question: Do you eat raw cookie dough?  What is your favorite cookie?

P.S. I’m linking up with Angie and her cohosts Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Jenny @ Apply To Face Blog for Fiesta Friday.

 

 

Rembrandt and Redemption

Rembrandt and Redemption

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I have a new favorite piece of art, and I have to admit that the basis of my appreciation is my own interpretation of the artwork. I haven’t researched the piece, so I don’t know what the artist intended for me to understand.

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A Day in Denver

A Day in Denver

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I have a friend who (before this weekend) had never been on a plane, so when I found affordable plane tickets to Denver, we began planning a weekend getaway.

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Simple Joy Saturday #46

Simple Joy Saturday #46

On Saturdays, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. Finally finding that song about rain!

After spending entirely too much time searching the internet for the song that I mentioned last week, I emailed the radio station.  The song I had heard (and forgotten) was “Rain On” by Brother’s Keeper.

2. A surprise visit from my brother.

On Monday afternoon, a typical PIU student in a hoodie and sweatpants wandered past my office.  I assumed the student was looking for the English offices, but, to my surprise, the “student” was actually my brother! He qas on a roadtrip with friends, and they stopped by PIU to say hi.  He made my day!

3. Carving Pumpkins

I always think that I can carve a pumpkin without drawing on it, and I always carve an ugly pumpkin (It was supposed to be a flower).

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Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

PB Lover month

Have you seen the crazy milkshakes that are available at restaurants like Burger Batch in downtown Winston Salem?

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