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Saturday, January 23, 2016

OOOOH, that Nutter Butter!

When you were a kid, did you eagerly anticipate a PBJ in your school lunchbox? Perhaps even today you pack the same for your kid(s) or have one ready at snack time (for yourself or your child). Maybe you even grab that peanut butter jar and scoop a tablespoon for an afternoon pick-me-up only after first dipping it in the honey jar... yum-m-m-m! Did you know peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households? That is a lot of ooooh, that nutter butter, so creamy, so crunchy, so g-o-o-o-o-od!

January 24 is...

National Peanut Butter Day

peanut butter facts january 24 national peanut day
It has the consistency of butter, spreads like butter, adds flavor like butter, but this butter is the nutter butter since it is made from peanuts.

There is no denying people are passionate about their peanut butter: Creamy, Extra Creamy, Crunchy, Extra Crunchy, Sugar-free, Organic, Natural, etc. How do you like your peanut butter...in candy, cookies, cupcakes, a pie, as a sandwich? How about a PB cake?  Have a creamy or nutty PB day with your favorite PB sandwich or any way you like it. Try creating a new recipe in celebration of National Peanut Butter Day...
Why eat peanut butter?
 Have a classic PB&J 

A Fried PB&J!

Maybe go for a pie or other sweet PB treat...

 St. Louis Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (Recipe)
This pie combines bananas & PB into one perfect dessert!
Tidbit of St. Louis PB Trivia...
Peanut butter, which has been around for as long as there have been humans (though only recently sold in jars rather than strictly homemade), is reportedly always in 90% of North American homes. It is even more popular in St. Louis, the city that popularized the treat in the 1890s as a food for people missing their teeth. Then, in 1904, it was the hottest seller at the St. Louis World's Fair -- and as a people, we are in love with it still.
Buckeye Blondies (Recipe)
For a decadent peanut butter treat, try these peanut butter blondies topped with buckeyes and encased in chocolate.
Cannot go without the mention of chocolate, as well as the salty & sweet...

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes (Recipe)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes (Recipe)

Ready to surprise someone, especially the kids? Cook up this PB&J cake!


Simply by the spoonful!

Peanut Butter by the Marathons

Is your mouth watering yet?