Cardamom Honey Peanut Butter and Pineapple Smoothie

ROUND 3: Last and final round! You could be on your way to being a world-class winner! Did you vote for my White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hibiscus Smoothie in week one, Maple Peanut Butter and Earl Grey Tea Smoothie in week two and last week’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie in the Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes? Here’s the last chance to win two tickets to see Rocky on Broadway and a year’s supply of Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (50 jars). Visit Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes to vote and get the recipe for your favorite peanut butter smoothie, such as my Cardamom Honey Peanut Butter and Pineapple Smoothie. Visit Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes, LIKE the page and vote for a chance to be a winner.
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Vanilla Chai Ice Cream with Banana Pecan Bread
Vanilla Chai Ice Cream with Banana Pecan Bread

What’s your coldest, Winter memory? I’ll answer first. It was a brain-freeze type of cold day. A thick pea coat covered layers of clothes and a wooly sweater. No one could tell I wore a few socks underneath a pair of bright yellow rain boots. The winds pierced through layers of clothes to chill my back. Fingers underneath my gloves froze numb. Large, billowy snowflakes floated swiftly to the ground. The snow was piled one to two feet deep, and there was slippery ice everywhere. Then a child is seen walking in my direction. She’s happily skipping in this frigid, cold weather, while licking an ice cream cone. The mother is walking behind the child. She sees a perplexed, astonished look on my face. She shrugs her shoulders to communicate, “I know, I know… my child is strange…right?” We warmly pass each other, smiling and giggling. Read more

News of Gourmet magazine’s future demise is disheartening. I’ve been trying to find the time to make this recipe since it appeared in the March 2009 issue. Between work, aspirations and promising myself, “If I do five days of exercise, I give myself permission to bake a cake,” I still haven’t found time to test this recipe. I thought I’ll salvage this recipe before Gourmet magazine’s website goes under. If you’ve made this recipe before me, let know how it comes out. Especially, if your version is different than Gourmet magazine’s version. Read more