Peanut Butter

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peanut butter cup blondies

October 30, 2013

When faced with a bowl of Halloween candy, there’s only one thing I look for: the gold fluted wrappers which hold my most beloved treat, the chocolate peanut butter cup. If you are anything like me, then you’ll want to hoard tomorrow’s PB cups and ...

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mini chocolate & peanut butter cupcakes

June 13, 2013

I know I inherited my love of chocolate from my dad, but more recently, I’ve come to realize my infatuation with peanut butter must be genetic as well. Aren’t dads the best? They teach us things we’d never know otherwise, like how satisfying a toasted ...

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peanut butter swirl brownies

October 29, 2012

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on my last post – I’ve been touched by each one and I appreciate your kind words at a difficult time. As I mentioned, I am traveling in Italy this week. I’m currently in Rome and had the ...

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peanut butter swirl ice cream pie

July 2, 2012

With the beginning of July comes the onset of some serious heat (and a case of kitchen avoidance – who wants to light the oven when temperatures spike?). The warm days call for a cool and creamy no-bake dessert. The type of thing you can ...

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peanut butter brownie bites

April 26, 2012

In my quest to reduce waste and stretch my creativity, I like to challenge myself in the kitchen. I’ll sort through the refrigerator or pantry, and plan a meal or dessert from ingredients I have on hand instead of running out to the store to ...


banana, peanut butter & honey muffins

February 29, 2012

Whenever I’m craving something salty, I reach for the jar of peanut butter. In addition to peanut butter and jelly, I love a toasted open-faced peanut butter and honey sandwich, topped with banana slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon. These banana, peanut butter and honey ...


peanut butter & jelly crumb bars

February 25, 2012

Unlike many kids, I rarely packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for school lunches – you’d be more likely to find a turkey sandwich or cheese and crackers in my lunch pouch. In the last five years, however, I’ve developed an affinity for the salty-sweet ...


chocolate-peanut butter cups

April 15, 2011

Chocolate and peanut butter are longstanding friends in my kitchen – I love desserts that simultaneously hit sweet and salty notes. With a crust reminiscent of a peanut butter cookie, and a silky chocolate filling, these chocolate-peanut butter cups are petite yet satisfying. They would ...