November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
Confession: I love to eat raw cookie dough.
Photographic evidence from 2009:
Raise your hand if you are going to die early from salmonella poisoning.
(my hand is raised)
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!
- 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- Eat and enjoy!
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.
Do you know what happens when you look in your pantry and think, “What can I make with these ingredients that will look really pretty so that people will want to eat it at the potluck?”
You end up mixing M&Ms and crushed Oreos into cookie bars. I must say, it was a success.
- 1 box devils food cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or applesauce
- 1 cup mint chocolate M&Ms (I only used green and white candies)
- 1 package mint chocolate Oreos
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick spray.
- Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil until well combined.
- Fold M&Ms into batter.
- Place 10 Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Fold crushed Oreos into batter.
- Bake for 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven and press remaining 20 Oreos into the top of the batter.
- Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cookie bars comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before cutting into 20 rectangles.
- Eat and enjoy!
P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Liz @ spadesspatulasandspoons.com and Deb @ Pantry Portfolio for Fiesta Friday.
July is National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month might be my favorite month of all, and this Klondike Bar Cake is probably the best birthday cake I have ever made. Not only is it easy to make and extremely delicious, but it’s also versatile. You could use any Klondike bar + ice cream combination that you like!
July is National Black Bean Month!
Last week I warned you that this recipe includes a weird ingredient, but there are just some risks you have to take when celebrating National Black Bean Month.
Every Saturday 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!
1. I bought a popsicle mold…
…and I look forward to making homemade popsicles. Let me know if you have a good popsicle recipe!
2. Having a gym membership for rainy days.
(because it rained every day this week)
3. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe.
It was by far the best story I read for class this week. Poe tends to be dark, but this story was fun!
How do you eat your cereal? (and don’t pretend that there is only one way to eat cereal because I can name at least three)
Growing up, I always ate cereal dry, picking up one piece at a time with my fingers. It wasn’t until college, when Honey Nut Cheerios became my go-to cafeteria dinner, that I learned to put milk in the cereal bowl and eat it with a spoon.
When I started planning for National BLT month, I had to Google* a list of foods that begin with the letter T.
…tangelo, tapioca, tamales, tahini…
Seeing tiramisu on the list, I returned to Google. I knew that tiramisu is cake, but I didn’t know what made this cake special.