Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

In 1941, Time magazine referred to George Washington Carver as the “Black Leonardo,” for his studies and work on peanuts. An early thinker of sustainable agriculture, Carver knew farmers needed a crop to provide food for their families and as a source for other products to improve their quality of life. In developing peanut butter recipes, it is only fitting that a man who works as a scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor would enjoy an early morning slice of Salted Peanut Butter Coffee Cake with their coffee. Cheers to George Washington Carver Recognition Day on January 5. Read more

Baked Yuca Fries with Sweet and Spicy Peanut Sauces

Baked Yucca Fries with Sweet and Spicy Peanut Sauces

When the Peanut Butter & Co. first approached about developing recipes, my initial inspiration were cuisines from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and Latin America. They all have a common vegetable in common: yuca. In addition, most of these cultures frequently use peanuts in their recipes. For this recipe, instead of frying yuca, I baked them instead. Then, two peanut butter dipping sauces were created. The sweeter Pineapple Peanut Butter sauce is made with “The Bee’s Knees” flavor and the spicy Tomato Peanut Butter sauce is made with “The Heat is On” flavor. Both sauces have the same basic ingredients, for their flavors complement each other well. Read more

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Ice Cream

White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Yogurt Ice Cream with Crunchy Blueberry Topping

True peanut butter aficionados love this chill dessert. Thick Greek yogurt mixed with the Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful creates a tangy and sweet ice cream. Top a few scoops with a crunchy mix of blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and peanuts for more texture and flavor. Want more chocolate? Try this ice cream with bittersweet chocolate chips. Whether this ice cream has a topping or not, every spoonful is similar to eating a cold candy bar. Read more

Pretzel Peanut Butter Chicken Strips

Pretzel Peanut Butter Chicken Strips with a savory peanut butter sauce
The Peanut Butter & Co. asked to join their All-Star Recipe Blog to create five unique recipes using their different flavors of peanut butter. Who could resist the challenge? I’ve waxed poetic about peanut butter before, especially peanut butter and chocolate candies, and a guest post was written for She’s So New York about the aphrodisiac affects of peanuts. Then there’s the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies made last fall. A favorite summer meal is Spring Shrimp Rolls with Peanut Sauce served with a Pineapple Tomato Salad. Read more

Nutty Appetizing Events: Peanut Butter

Photography by ©Theresa Raffetto at
Photography by ©Theresa Raffetto at

The photograph above, I didn’t make that delicious dish, but it’s easy to assemble. It’s layers of pizzelle, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peanut butter. Peanut butter, you ask? Of course! I crave it all the time in the form of peanut butter cupsRead more