Tag Archives: Peanut Butter

Test Kitchen: All I Test Are Peanut Butter Products


I hypothesized in all seriousness last night that I would weigh around 95 pounds if I had a peanut allergy. I don’t think I meant it as a joke… peanut butter is my biggest weakness. Unfortunately for me, it’s also a monstrous glob of calories. Now, they’re not the worst kind but they’re certainly not the […]

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Bar Review!


But not the one you think I mean. I promise, there’s no law in here. I got protein bar happy at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and bought a variety to sample. I’ve never been able to eat these as a “meal.” I see people bringing Clif bars to class as “breakfast” or “lunch” […]

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Shameless Plug.


Remember Wild Squirrel Nut Butter (formerly Flying Squirrel), a company I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog? Keeley and Erica have been making outstanding nut butters in Oregon since 2009. I’m a frequent buyer of their Sneaky Cinnamon [cinnamon raisin] and Pretzel Pizzaz [pretzels and honey] flavors… but I have to say, they’re all to die […]

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Go Ahead, Live a Little


Gunnar Peterson, a prominent fitness guru slash personal trainer, was recently quoted saying, “Just try and make the right choices most of the time…If you make them all the time then you’re just flat out boring and then you become a weird fitness zealot, and at the end of the day nobody wants to be […]

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Test Kitchen: New Peanut Butter Products


It’s hard for me to turn down peanut butter in any form, so when two new [well one new, the other new on my radar] products came to market, I snagged them immediately. If you’re a fan of the creamy, nutty flavor of peanut butter, I think you might be in for a treat… First […]

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What’s in a Name?


This recipe was born from Shaun’s desire to bake cookies, but it was clear from the get-go it would not end in cookie form. At first, “souffle” seemed appropriate, until we nixed the souffle dish and switched to a 9X9 baking pan. The obvious conclusion from there was to title it “cake,” but cakes traditionally […]

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein “Smoothie”


Let the Great Pumpkin Experiment begin. I mentioned yesterday that I opened a giant can of pumpkin puree to make the Most Glorious of Sandwiches. I don’t know how long pumpkin lasts in the fridge, so I’m trying to come up with creative ways to “get rid” of it, or at the very least preserve it […]

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Birthdays and Bands


“Happy 5th birthday, with a two squeezed in before the five” to the Best Man, and RJ! We celebrated both boys’ birthdays yesterday with a rainy-day cookout. There were burgers, and veggie burgers, and doritos, and festive beers. This Sam Adams seasonal was surprisingly really good. The pumpkin flavor was supplemented by what I swear […]

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