Peanut Butter Pie

I wish I loved peanut butter. Really, truly, LOVED peanut butter.  My Rust does.  Sometimes, in the middle of the night, he will sneak out of bed, and five minutes later will snuggle up close, smelling of spoonfulls of JIF.  I can’t tell you exactly how many giant jars we go through every month, but […]

Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel Brownies

Sometimes things go together that maybe you hadn’t thought of going together. Like that one couple you know, who are both wonderful and charming on their own, but you never really saw being a THING. Perhaps she was just a little too smart, or he just a little too handsome. But then they met. And […]

Chocolate Stuffed Graham Double Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a problem. I took a nap the other day.  It was sunny.  Kids were playing in the backyard on the swingset.  There were tomatoes in the garden. Then I woke up, and it’s December. December? Like, three weeks until Christmas, UPS and I are having an affair thanks to internet shopping, and holy […]

Kick It this Summer with Jif To Go Dippers

I get paid to do a lot of fun things.  Take for example, being hired by Jif (yep, the Peanut Butter folks!) and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network to tell you about a cool thing happening this summer. Have you heard of Jif to Go?  It’s great for busy summer days, those days you […]

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies…and a Giveaway

Imagine opening your email one day, and having JIF, the Peanut Butter gurus, as YOU to make their peanut butter cookie recipe. Because they think it’s the best, and they just kind of want YOUR opinion. Because they think you matter, (How did they get my email address, I wondered? Who am I?) I blinked […]

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cocoa Popovers

I wish I loved peanut butter like I used to. If you’ve had a kid, you may get this.  It used to be I’d eat peanut butter cups, peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter on a spoon. But then, halfway through being pregnant with Seven, something happened. Peanut butter started tasting awful. I don’t know why.  […]

No Bake S’mores Cookies

Have you ever just been sitting around the house and think – Man, I could go for some chocolate? No? Me neither. But, had that random scenario ever really taken place, say, on a lazy Thursday afternoon while watching back episodes of the Walking Dead, I imagine I would not only have been craving chocolate, […]

Peanut Butter Breakfast…and a Giveaway

When you think peanut butter, do you automatically think dessert (after sandwich, that is?)? I kind of do.  It’s rich, it’s sweet.  It goes great in brownies or ice cream. But peanut butter can really be for ANY meal.  Sure, you can simply spread it on a piece of bread, add a little jelly, and […]

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Adding salt to chocolate is awesome.  It really brings out the rich flavor we all love, and intensifies the sweet experience. I add salt to basically every cookie I make these days, and these were no exception. Halloween this year brought FOUR different Trick-or-Treat events in the Whetzel House. Four.  And apparently, there was a […]