Two New Recipes: Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles and Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip … AND and a Flip Video Camera Giveaway (Podcast #140)

Plant-based diets have received quite a bit of attention over the past few months … from the growing popularity of Meatless Monday to the recommendation in the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans. A lot of what we do here at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen revolves around getting more of these foods onto the family table, so we were thrilled when the National Peanut Board recently signed on as a sponsor of our podcast and blog … not to mention the fact that our kids are huge peanut butter fans.

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, we dish about the nutritional benefits of nuts and share two new recipes including this one for Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles

The National Peanut Board just launched a new website, The Skinny on Nuts, to help consumers decipher the new Dietary Guidelines. The site also features recipes, tips for bringing more plant foods to your table, and myths & truths about food allergies. It’s packed with a lot of interesting factoids too:

> Peanuts contain more protein than any nut, with 7 grams per one-ounce serving.
> Peanuts are a superfood, containing more antioxidants than broccoli, carrots, or green tea.
> Peanuts are nutrient rich, with more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.

Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles


Makes 4 Servings —
This playful noodle dish is as delicious and kid friendly as it is versatile. Feel free to swap the chicken for grilled or sauteed shrimp, or make it 100% vegetarian by leaving out the chicken entirely. You can also amp up the vegetables by adding diced red bell pepper, diced peeled and seeded cucumber, or roasted diced sweet potato or butternut squash.

  • 8 ounces whole wheat dried spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh peeled ginger (or more!)
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a box grater (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup honey or dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, place the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl and whisk until well combined. It may take a minute for the ingredients to blend together, so keep on whisking until the mixture is nice and smooth!

2. When the pasta is done, drain in a colander. Add the drained pasta, along with the scallions, chicken, and carrot to the dressing and toss well to combine. Serve in individual bowls and top with the honey roasted peanuts.

Nutrition Information per Serving (about 1ΒΌ cups): 410 calories, 17g fat (3.5g saturated, 6g monounsaturated), 500mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 23g protein, 80% vitamin A, 15% iron

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GIVEAWAY NEWS:Flip Cam GiveawayThanks to our new blog and podcast sponsor, the National Peanut Board, this month’s giveaway features the super-cool 4GB UltraHD Flip Video camera (retail value, $129.99) and a peanut-lovers prize pack (valued at $100.00) filled with peanut butter, snack peanuts, and peanut flour! How cool is that? To enter, all you have to do is tell us about your favorite recipe using peanuts or peanut butter (or peanut flour), or tell us what kind of video you’d shoot if you win the Flip camera (U.S. only please).

We will enter you into the giveaway a second, third, and/or fourth time if you…

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Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra & and GOOD LUCK! The giveaway ends on April 15th at noon, and as always we ‘ll use random.org to pick our winner.

Before we sign off, here’s another peanut-inspired recipe for your family. Think of this dip as a peanut butter fondue. Serve it to your kids with their favorite sliced or cut up fruits and veggies … and watch how fast they disappear.

Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip

Makes 1 Serving

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoon low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

1. Combine peanut butter and chocolate syrup, mixing until well blended. Stir in the yogurt. Serve with 1 cup assorted carrot and celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, apples or pear slices.

Recipe, courtesy The Skinny on Nuts

Nutrition Information per Serving: 167 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated, 4g monounsaturated), 7g protein, 18g carbohydrate, 1g fiber

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We look forward reading your comments and announcing our winner soon! And by all means, if you try our recipes, let us know what your family thinks of them.

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PSS: One of our podcast listeners, Elaine, owns and operates the Urban Oasis Cafe, a food truck on Long Island, NY that sells smoothies, organic juices, and nutritious snacks. She and her husband, George, hope to take their truck on the road to the Big Apple, but the costs involved in setting up business on the streets of NYC are more than they can handle. Elaine and George are trying to raise funds so they can expand the business while sticking to their goal of feeding customers healthy and affordable on-the-go foods. This week, The Meal Makeover Moms made a $50.00 contribution to their campaign. If you’re interested in learning more, check out their video on KickStart.com. We wish them the best of luck!

256 Responses to “Two New Recipes: Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles and Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip … AND and a Flip Video Camera Giveaway (Podcast #140)”

  1. Deanna on March 31st, 2011

    Actually, I just made your recipe for Peanut Butter Power Cookies a few weeks ago. They were a hit with the family!

  2. Mindy Zeigler on March 31st, 2011

    Well, my favorite pb recipe is no bake cookies! No, they are not healthy but maybe I will try your recipes!

  3. Mindy Zeigler on March 31st, 2011

    I subscribe to your feeds through google reader.

  4. Christina on March 31st, 2011

    Can’t go wrong with peanut butter cookies!

  5. Christina on March 31st, 2011

    Also Subscribe to your site

  6. Giddy on March 31st, 2011

    YUM! I can’t wait to try the peanut butter noodles- my fussy 3-year old may even eat those with me! I like to make Chinese food such as stir-fry chicken with broccoli and always stir in a few peanuts…mmm!

  7. Lisa on March 31st, 2011

    No bake cookies are my favorite PB recipe. Not healthy but sooo good – people ask me to bring them to cookouts and they are usually gone before we even eat the meal ;-) Looking forward to trying your PB chocolate dip.

  8. Franci on March 31st, 2011

    I would tape my grandma making her famous focaccia recipe that no one can duplicate!

  9. Jessica on March 31st, 2011

    We go through a jar of PB weekly, we love it. My favorite recipe to make with it is pad thai, I use PB in the sauce, and crushed peanuts on top. Unfortunately, pb recipes can’t translate to leftovers for the lunchbox, as pb is banned from my toddler’s preschool. So all pb dishes are only enjoyed at home. I will certainly have to try that fruit dip recipe – that sounds great! usually we just core apples, and cut into “donut shapes”, schmear w/ pb, and top with toppings such as more crushed nuts, raisins, choc chips, etc… to make mini frruit “pizzas”

  10. Franci on March 31st, 2011

    just tweeted!

  11. Sachia Logan on March 31st, 2011

    I will have to try some of your recipes. Right now I have only used it to make PB & J sandwiches! I would use the Flip video on all four of my children.

  12. Living Less Mom on March 31st, 2011

    The noodles sound fabulous! I can’t wait to try those, I have made something kinda similar but this sounds better!

  13. Living Less Mom on March 31st, 2011

    I tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/Livinglessmom

  14. Kendra P on March 31st, 2011

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed via Google reader. :)

  15. Living Less Mom on March 31st, 2011

    Posted on Facebook!

  16. Kendra P on March 31st, 2011

    My 2 favorite peanut recipes are peanutbutter swirl brownies and homemade Pad Thai….very different from each other, but both YUMMY!

  17. Living Less Mom on March 31st, 2011

    I am a subscriber!

  18. Tamara on March 31st, 2011

    I still hold a special place in my heart for the unhealthy but delicious peanut butter and bacon sandwich. Btw, I can’t get the print recipe button on the blog to work. Just pulling up a blank page.

  19. vicki on March 31st, 2011

    i love to make puppy chow with pb.

  20. vicki on March 31st, 2011

    i subscribe to your website.

  21. Kristine on March 31st, 2011

    Every morning I spread peanut butter on toasted wheat bread, then I top it with bananas, a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon. Delish!!

  22. Kristine on March 31st, 2011

    I would use the flip camera to record my daughter’s first holy communion. She has a beautiful spaghetti strap dress just like she always wanted and a gorgeous veil made by my mother. That is the perfect day to record.

  23. Lois on March 31st, 2011

    I *love* peanut butter! I just started making your Peanut Butter Power Cookies, which are awesome. For a totally indulgent treat, I make Peanut Butter Buttercream bars.

  24. chrissie on March 31st, 2011

    I love peanut butter! Can’t wait to try you dip, I think my kids will love it. As for my favorite peanut butter recipe. I think my favorite way to have it is on a toasted English muffin with a dab of honey. Melty yummy goodness.

  25. Laura on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite peanut butter recipe is… 1 Tbl chopped trader Joe’s dark chocolate bar and 1 Tbl peanut butter. heat in micorwave, stir and pour over ice cream. The oil in the peanut butter keeps the sauce from harding too much on the cold ice cream. Yum!

  26. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} on March 31st, 2011

    I love peanut butter just about every way you can possibly use it. My favorite, however, is probably the good old fashioned PB&J. :-)

  27. Janice on March 31st, 2011

    Hey Tamara, thanks for letting us know that the print recipe button wasn’t working. WordPress is a bit funky now and then. :) We’ve fixed the print recipe feature so enjoy the recipes!

  28. kelly pramberger on March 31st, 2011

    i like to take a banana and slice it and then put peanut butter in between 2 slices and place them in the freezer for a bit, then eat them up. my 3.5 year old enjoys this snack!

  29. kelly pramberger on March 31st, 2011

    i posted on facebook!

  30. kelly pramberger on March 31st, 2011

    tweeted!

  31. Denise lewis on March 31st, 2011

    My family I a fan of peanut butter chicken! I also use saitan for myself since I do not eat meat! It is delicious!

  32. Julie on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite peanut butter recipe is the peanut butter blossom cookie with the hersey’s kiss on the top.

  33. Mollie on March 31st, 2011

    PB on a spoon right out of the jar or smeared on a banana – my two faves!

  34. Mollie on March 31st, 2011

    By the way, the photo of the dip and fruit is beautiful! Time with Gary was well spent.

  35. Bethany on March 31st, 2011

    I love Pad Thai and it is great with peanuts! I just love peanut butter! Especially with bananas!

  36. Katheryn on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut butter is a favorite around here. A few extra things I do is add peanut butter to the kids’ smoothies. I also add a bit of peanut butter flour to the egg and milk mixture when I make french toast. Nobody notices it and it adds a bit extra staying power.

  37. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    Haven’t cooked with pb much, but I love to put crushed peanuts on stir fry. My son loves pb with graham crackers. I want to try the recopies above! Pb and chocolate. Can’t go wrong with that!

  38. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    subscribe to emails

  39. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    Facebooked it :) Even though I don’t want anyone else to win ;)

  40. Jamie on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut butter fudge – not good for you, but tasty easy to make for a bake sale or school event

  41. Cecilia on March 31st, 2011

    My husband and I LOVE African Pineapple Peanut Stew (from the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home). It is made with kale (or chard), pineapple, onions, peanut butter and hot sauce (maybe a few other ingredients too). It is sooooo delicious and healthy.

  42. sara on March 31st, 2011

    We eat PB every day. My favorite easy recipe is no bake peanut butter candies rolled in hemp seeds

  43. sara on March 31st, 2011

    i tweeted!
    @cookwith5kids

  44. Missy C on March 31st, 2011

    I RSS subscribe

  45. Missy C on March 31st, 2011

    Facebook linked this:)

  46. Missy C on March 31st, 2011

    To be honest, I love peanut butter! I am content with a spoonful but really love apples and peanut butter and/or peanut butter and graham crackers. I know nothing fancy, but they were favorite snacks as a child:)

  47. Jill on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite way to eat PB is pretty simple. Peanut butter and apples.

  48. Amy Jester on March 31st, 2011

    My kids love to eat sliced apples with peanut butter as a snack!

  49. dnewell on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles is my favorite of course!

  50. Amy Jester on March 31st, 2011

    I also subscribe via RSS

  51. Sari on March 31st, 2011

    It’s a simple recipe, but peanut butter was the key ingredient in “Ants on a Log’ in getting my kids to try celery. It worked! Would love to win this flip.

  52. Valerie on March 31st, 2011

    I love to use PB in puppy chow. Chocolate and Peanut butter with a crunch :) I would use my Flip to record my CA vacation this summer. My family will be meeting my youngest for the first time and I’m sure many wonderful memories will be made!

  53. Mary beth Hazelgrove on March 31st, 2011

    I love my grandmother’s peanut butter fudge! It is so good and so easy to make!!!

  54. Darcy Nugent on March 31st, 2011

    I am going to try those noodles on the fam! They sound great.

    For dessert, we like a strawberry dipped in PB and Nutella – it is a yummy combination.

  55. Carissa Newton on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut Butter Kiss cookies top the list as an old fashioned favorite, but my simplest treat ever is to make a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich.

    I would video tape all of the ways my family goes through PB…..we purchase the double jar packs from Sam’s Club and they NEVER last!

  56. Gloria Kolb on March 31st, 2011

    Besides peanut butter & honey sandwiches for my daughter every day, I love this sauce for everything from chicken nuggets to wontons.
    Fry in 1t oil, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1t chili paste (I love the Vietnamese one, or use less for kids), 1T tomato paste for 30 sec. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth or water, 1/2 t sugar, 2T peanut butter, 1/4 cup hoisin sauce and whisk. Boil and simmer for a few minutes.

  57. MP on March 31st, 2011

    Can’t wait to try both these recipes! One of our favorite snacks is bananas & peanutbutter…I actually slice the banana on a plate & put a little dab of pb on each slice! Also love apples dipped in pb! And, I had almost forgotten about a peanutbutter brownie recipe (w/chocolate chips & frosting!)…have to go searching for it!

  58. Kristen on March 31st, 2011

    I take tablespoon of peanut butter and microwave it for a few seconds and then pour it over low fat ice cream. Yum!

  59. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    My kids’ favorite peanut butter dish is a PB & B (banana) Tortilla (whole wheat)…with a few mini-chocolate chips thrown in for fun. Loves it!

    My favorite Peanut Butter recipe is a Rachael Ray recipe for PB sauce with honey to serve on ice cream. Decadent.

    Thanks!

  60. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    Just added you to my RSS feed

  61. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    shared on fb!

  62. Stacey on March 31st, 2011

    I love the chocolate dip recipe and can’t wait to try it. I love making a dip from PB, applesauce, and honey. We serve it with apple slices and carrots. I have to give everyone their own bowl because the kids are double dippers- they just use the apple as a spoon!

  63. Kim on March 31st, 2011

    I really enjoy making lettuce wraps with a peanut sauce. Yummy! Not very kid friendly but my husband & I love it.

    I would use the flip video for my business & start a YouTube channel!

  64. S Club Mama on March 31st, 2011

    Ok I was going to say peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…lol and that may be the honest truth but I do really like these cookies my husband makes (yes, my husband). It’s peanut butter, white almond bark, peanuts, mini marshmallows, and rice krispies. They are the freaking best ever!

  65. Melissa M on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite peanut recipe is plain old peanut butter cookies, and if I won the flip camera the first thing I would shoot is my kids trying to get their hands on it and see themselves. Great giveaway!

  66. Jill F. on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite pb recipe is for peanut butter balls, which I made a lot when my daughters were little. I think the recipe was from Family Fun magazine, and the four ingredients were rice crispies, peanut butter, wheat germ and honey. They are refrigerated, not baked, and can be half dipped in melted chocolate before refrigerating to be made especially delicious!! Based on your recipes, I might try just throwing in a small amount of mini choc chips instead next time I make them, I bet that would be yummy!!

  67. ShaylaA on March 31st, 2011

    Would love to record the kiddos at the pool this summer!

  68. Dj on March 31st, 2011

    With 8th Confirmation and Graduation coming up, I have several opportunities for videos.

  69. Dj on March 31st, 2011

    I subscribe via Google Reader.

  70. Julie Molloy on March 31st, 2011

    My favorite PB kid-friendly recipe is Peanut Butter Apple Chicken. I stir fry chicken breast strips in coconut oil in a pan. When chicken is just starting to brown, add slices from 1 red apple & 4 TBSP peanut butter. Saute over med heat for about 5 minutes until apple starts to soften & PB melts over chicken & apples. Yummmm!

  71. Jennifer on March 31st, 2011

    what a great idea to add a bit of chocolate syrup to the peanut butter for apples, etc. My daughter eats this snack often before activities for a great healthy power punch of protein – keep up the great work ladies!

  72. Wendy on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut butter is a staple at our house, tortilla roll-ups, granola bars, no bake cookies and our favorite – PB rice crispy bars with choc chips melted on top.

  73. Amanda on March 31st, 2011

    And a tweet tweet for good measure!

    Thanks!

  74. MaryBeth Wehbe on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut butter cookies are the best!!!

  75. MaryBeth Wehbe on March 31st, 2011

    I am already a subscriber.

  76. Wendi on March 31st, 2011

    If I won this camera I would bring it to my sons sports games and record them! I just got back from the baseball field, it was 80 degrees out there! HELLO SPRING!

  77. Liz on March 31st, 2011

    Spread peanut butter on two tortillas. Thinly slice a banana and add it on top of the peanut butter on one of the tortillas. Top with the other tortilla and place in a skillet. Warm on medium heat, flipping once. Cut like a quesadilla.

  78. MaryBeth Wehbe on March 31st, 2011

    I posted on FB!!

  79. MaryBeth Wehbe on March 31st, 2011

    I tweeted on twitter…..http://twitter.com/#!/wehbemom

  80. Katie Hardin on March 31st, 2011

    Peanut butter cookies are my favorite recipe using peanuts. I would use the camera to record my new baby boy who will be born next week!

  81. Miranda on March 31st, 2011

    I am a subscriber.

  82. Miranda on March 31st, 2011

    I like making bananadillas – heat a tortilla and spread peanut butter, sprinkle cinammon and top with bananas

  83. Kathy on March 31st, 2011

    An even healthier version of PB fruit dip: blend silk tofu and peanut butter in equal amounts, with a Tbs. or so of honey, til smooth. This brings up the protein, decreases total fat, and is still incredibly delicious. You can easily fool people that think they don’t like tofu!
    Refrigerate any leftovers, they will keep for a while, tightly covered.

    If I won the Flip Cam I’d use it to record my trip to Alaska to see my grandkids this summer, on our sightseeing trip and whale-watching cruise! I can’t wait! I’d also use to snap some clips from my LEAN group classes, to use in marketing on my new, about-to-be launced website. Woo hoo!!

  84. Jenny Baker on March 31st, 2011

    Recipe? What recipe! Grab a spoon and go for it!!

    ( it’s a great way to grab some protein without having to “make” something and your kitchen stays clean!–just throw the spoon in the dishwasher!)

    And yes… I am really needing that camera as ours just recently died!

  85. Cherie Lovell on April 1st, 2011

    I have a very similar Peanut Butter Sesame Noodle recipe using rice noodles (instead of wheat), rice wine vinegar (instead of red), and sesame seeds (instead of peanuts). I’ll have to try it next time with wheat…

  86. Margaret Davies on April 1st, 2011

    I love making little videos with my friends! Like Planet X, Planet X 2, and Planet X 3. We have been using a handheld point and shoot camera that doesn’t have very much room for videos and we often have to load the video on to the computer 2 or 3 times while we are making the movie.

  87. mary howell on April 1st, 2011

    I would film my 4 beautiful children if I won. Thanks for the entry.

  88. momgateway on April 1st, 2011

    Peanut brittle with sesame seeds is my favorite recipe. I’d like to make this again soon and make a video of the process.

  89. karen on April 1st, 2011

    I love to put choopped peanuts in chicken salad with mayo, grapes, and blue cheese yumm!

  90. Kim Boucher on April 1st, 2011

    I always make a peanut butter pie for thanksgiving. yummy!! I would use the camera to film my kids before they grow up on me.

  91. Martha Anne Singer on April 1st, 2011

    My family’s favorite way to eat peanut butter is either as a dip for apple slices or celery or in a PB&J sandwich. Well, I have one who won’t eat jelly, so just a PB sandwich for him. :-) I would use the flip video to make precious memories of my kids getting bigger! We just spent an evening looking back at videos of the kids as babies and they loved it! I want to be able to remember it all! Thanks!

  92. Geraldine Zang on April 1st, 2011

    My youngest son loves PB in and on everything. He loves PB & J, PB on bagels, dipping chocolate into PB, apples into PB. I would use the Flip video to record him and his brother as they grow! Thanks!

  93. Erin Koelbel on April 1st, 2011

    If I won the Flip camera, I’d video my 3 year old boy/girl twins waltzing to their new favorite song- Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon a Dream.” It’s breathtaking!

  94. Jen Reardon on April 1st, 2011

    My favorite peanut butter recipe is an African Peanut Stew that includes peanuts, peanut butter and pineapple. It’s to die for! Will share this link on my FB pages next.

  95. Karen on April 1st, 2011

    We eat peanut butter “balls” mix peanut butter with a little honey, dried milk and some baby food barley until it feels like play dough. Make into shapes and eat. This got protien into my picky eater for all of the 3s!

  96. Brooke on April 1st, 2011

    My kids love Peanut-Chicken Stir-fry – yum! Can’t wait to try your Peanut butter honey noodles :)

  97. Lori on April 1st, 2011

    My new favorite way to have peanuts was to add it to a meatless stir fry dish. The recipe I used was on a Mori-Nu tofu package.

  98. Brooke on April 1st, 2011

    Just posted this on My FB page – thanks!

  99. Jennifer on April 1st, 2011

    My Grandmother’s candied peanuts. They would arrive every Christmas, made from wonderful Virginia peanuts. I will have to make them for my girls this year in her memory. Thanks for reminding me!

  100. Carol Gamble on April 1st, 2011

    Can’t wait to try that noodle recipe! If I win the camera I will tape my boys on our cross country drive this summer.

  101. Susan Hayden on April 1st, 2011

    My son’s favorite snack: peanut butter on a ritz with apple slice on top…yummy!

  102. Brenda Price on April 1st, 2011

    If I win the Flip Camera I would bring it this May and use to record my twins first plane ride as well as their fist time to Disney World & Seaworld. I am hoping it is a magical expirience and would like to capture it all on tape.

    Thank you.

  103. Sharon Mercer on April 1st, 2011

    I make gluten free peanut butter cookies for my kids! Yummy!

  104. Sharon Mercer on April 1st, 2011

    I linked to FB!

  105. Gerri on April 1st, 2011

    Just give me good old fashioned peanut butter and banana sandwich…heaven!

  106. Ann P on April 1st, 2011

    I would video tape my mother in law making her homemade ravioli!
    I have to try your honey-peanut noodles, they sound delicious.

  107. Gretta on April 1st, 2011

    Plain and simple, love PB mixed with granola on apple slices.

  108. Michelle on April 1st, 2011

    I like peanut butter on celery and apples, and of course love peanut butter cookies :) If I won the Flip, I would video the wildlife around our new home, since we recently moved to the country. I’ve already seen a Pileated Woodpecker, plenty of deer and know there are a few bears sleeping in the woods that will be waking up soon.

  109. Tanya on April 1st, 2011

    I love peanut butter and so do my kids! I actually made one of their favorite cookies yesterday with peanut butter. You crush up regular shredded wheat biscuits, melt some peanut butter with a little butter and mix it all together. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and refrigerate until firm. YUM!

  110. Michelle on April 1st, 2011

    I retweeted!

  111. Adena on April 1st, 2011

    PB&J, or else just PB!

  112. Angela on April 1st, 2011

    I would tape my son at the playground having fun! : )

  113. April V on April 1st, 2011

    Its not really a recipe but my favorite way to eat PB is on a toasted bagel with sliced bananas!

  114. Tania on April 1st, 2011

    I love satay sauce with grilled chicken — its so simple: peanut butter with some lime juice, garlic, brown sugar and water. The kids love it too!

  115. April V on April 1st, 2011

    I’m a subscriber!

  116. Donna on April 1st, 2011

    Peanut butter is my favorite breakfast food. I like it smeared on a slice of banana bread, or on wheat toast with fancy strawberry jam swirled on top, or on an English muffin half with honey. It’s also my favorite go-to snack before I dash out for carpool in the afternoons, and I have a special nostalgic relationship with it served sandwiched between ‘Nilla Wafers.

  117. Leah Courtney on April 1st, 2011

    My children live on peanut butter! My favorite peanut butter recipe is peanut butter pie.:-)
    If I could win the flip camera, I’d film my daughter who is in gymnastics.

  118. Leah Courtney on April 1st, 2011

    I subscribe to your feed.

  119. Kimberly H on April 1st, 2011

    Well PB is the upmost bestest food creation ever … at least in my book.

    My favorite PB recipes (not very healthy but delish) are Peanut Butter Pie and Peanut Butter Balls ….

  120. Kimberly H on April 1st, 2011

    Can’t wait to try this PB dip !

    I already subscribe to your newsletter.

    Fixing to send shout to my FB friends ’bout you.

  121. Kimberly H on April 1st, 2011

    If I won the flip camera, I would take videos of my 5 y/o soccer game, he has such enthusiasm on the field that sometimes just the camera cannot catch.

  122. Kimberly on April 1st, 2011

    I love peanut butter! My favorite non sweet peanut recipe would be any Asian inspired noodle dish with peanuts and/or lettuce wrap with peanut sauce. My favorite sweet peanut dish would definitely be anything with chocolate/peanut butter like peanut butter fudge, brownie or cookie.
    Yum.

  123. Lisa G. on April 1st, 2011

    My favorite type of peanut butter is Skippy Natural. We eat PB&Honey or PB&J sandwiches using whole wheat sandwich thins, Fruit Jam or local raw honey.

  124. Kimberly on April 1st, 2011

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  125. Angelica King on April 1st, 2011

    I have a wonderful peanut butter fudge recipe that disappears whenever i make them! Love PB!

  126. Tarasha on April 1st, 2011

    I would use the flip to video tape my 13 yr old son who eats peanut butter and jelly almost every day. When we are out of wheat bread he made a sandwich using hotdog or hamburger buns. He’s even eaten a pb&j sandwich on hero bread. If were totally out of bread he’ll put it on crackers. I don’t think he’s gone more than 2 days without eating peanut butter. So I would video tape him to show to his future wife and kids how crazy he is over peanut butter. I’ll try the peanut butter dip with him and see if he dosen’t try to put that on bread and make a sandwich out of it.

  127. Sarah @ TiredMommyTales on April 1st, 2011

    Lately, we’ve been making desert quesadillas with peanut butter, bananas and a few chocolate chips.

  128. Sarah @ TiredMommyTales on April 1st, 2011

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  129. Amy Lehman on April 1st, 2011

    I just posted this to Facebook with a shout out to Liz for the “rehab” work you did at the Bridge Elementary School cafeteria. We need you to do the same in rural Maine! What they get away with feeding kids (75% on free and reduced price lunch) is criminal!

  130. Stefani on April 1st, 2011

    I love peanut butter on wamr toast and how the peanut butter gets a ltitle melty! Yummy!

  131. Lisa Misrok on April 1st, 2011

    So love the help in providing nutritious food for my family. And that peanut butter/ chocolate dip looks like a fabulous addition to my go-to recipes. Keep up the good work!!

  132. Vicky DeVoe on April 1st, 2011

    I love that PB dip Im gonna have to make that!!!!

  133. Stefani on April 1st, 2011

    I am now a follower!

  134. Maria on April 1st, 2011

    Here’s a recipe that is quick, healthy & combines two of my favorite things to eat…peanut butter & chocolate!!! You freeze them & pop them in your mouth. The kids dig them too!~
    6-8 medjool dates pitted and cut into 1/4’s (I get them in bulk at Whole Foods)
    1/4 cup water or almond milk
    natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)-no added sugars or oils, the ingredients should be peanuts and salt.
    1/4 cup organic dark chocolate chips
    1 or 2 T ground flax seed for added oomph. :-)

    combine dates and liquid in a saucepan on low heat. Simmer until the sauce thickens and the date pieces are incorporated into a thick mixture.

    add peanut butter to date mixture (should be approximately the same amount as the date mixture-just eyeball it). Mix together well w/ground flaxseed. Use a melon baller or measuring teaspoon to roll into balls. For extra yumminess, roll around a toasted hazelnut (also available in bulk at Whole Foods-toast on a baking sheet for 10 minutes and allow to cool before rolling in the center). After you’ve rolled all the “dough” into balls, freeze them to firm them up. Melt the choco chips in microwave and dip pb balls into chocolate to give them a “cap”. Put back in freezer or in fridge.
    The flip camera would help me record memories of my 4 too- quickly growing (up) kids (6,8,8,12)!

  135. Kelly Fucciolo on April 1st, 2011

    My kids are sweets and carb addicts and so I try to throw protein in there whenever I can. We don’t keep syrup in our house- they have peanut butter on their wholewheat pancakes. I also have a great recipe for a ‘peanut butter pie’ made with peanut butter and protein powder that acts as a meal replacement…the kids love it! they think they are being ‘so bad’ for having a dessert for lunch or dinner!

  136. Stefani on April 1st, 2011

    I just fB’ed it. here’s the link to my profile http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=626436544

  137. Stefani on April 1st, 2011

    I just tweeted also http://twitter.com/#!/simplemomma. Can you tell that I REALLY could use that camera? My son’s trying to improve his socccer skills and thought videotaping would be helpful! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Stef

  138. Amanda Y. on April 1st, 2011

    My son only eats about 10 foods and fortunately PB is one of them. He likes it plain, completely plain (we call it peanut butter and peanut butter since his sister eats peanut butter and jelly), on bread or crackers.

  139. Barrie on April 1st, 2011

    Besides easy peanut butter cookies which never last long in this household, I melt chocolate chips and peanut butter and dip fruit in it for a tasty, easy afterschool or evening treat! Sometimes we stir this mixture into popcorn…to DIE for!!

  140. Stephanie R. on April 1st, 2011

    I love peanut butter…especially just a spoonful all by itself!! Also a fluffy peanut butter dip for apples is one of my favorites!

  141. Stephanie R. on April 1st, 2011

    I also subscribe to your site. Would love to win a new video camera…would come in great for all of my boys sports events!

  142. Renee on April 1st, 2011

    I just made peanut butter banana muffins the other day. They were fantastic!!

  143. Anne S. on April 1st, 2011

    For snacks, my daugher likes to put PB on a mini rice cake. Top it with a slice of banana and a raisin on top. I can’t wait to try this recipe with them.

  144. Jennifer on April 1st, 2011

    I have really only used PB for sandwhiches. Also use it to dip apples in. If I won the flip video I would use to tape my children-the oldest one is starting soccer next week and the younger one is just learing to walk!

  145. Danielle Krueger on April 1st, 2011

    I like adding peanut butter to homemade granola bars.
    But my family really likes -peanut squares (cake rolled in peanuts) -not the best for you -but at least it gets that good protein in.
    Yummm

  146. Deb Gale on April 1st, 2011

    I like PB on my pancakes! Good old fashion PB cookies and no bake cookies (or as my husband calls them, Bear Poop). Thai food w/ PB.

  147. Norma Wyse on April 1st, 2011

    Our family’s favorite peanut butter recipe comes from the “More-With-Less Cookbook” and it’s the African groundnut stew recipe. It’s really tasty served over brown rice!

    West African Groundnut Stew (Serves 8)

    In large heavy kettle, heat 3 T. oil.
    Add 2lbs. beef cubes, 1″ or smaller, rolled in flour.

    While browning, add
    1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1T. chili powder.

    When meat is browned, add:
    4 medium-sized onions, sliced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    3/4 c. tomato paste
    6 c. water
    red pepper, if desired

    Simmer until meat is tender.

    A half hour before serving, heat in small saucepan:
    1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
    2 T. oil

    Stir over medium heat 5 minutes.
    Add peanut butter mixture slowly to beef stew and simmer over low heat 20 minutes. Serve over rice.

    May be accompanied with small dishes of condiments such as raisins, pineapple tidbits, peanuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, diced apples, banana slices, etc. My kids love choosing from these sorts of optional additions.

  148. Norma Wyse on April 1st, 2011

    When I wrote the note about African groundnut stew, the computer added a smiley face instead of what I intended–the recipe as written serves 8.

  149. Carol Nolin on April 1st, 2011

    Love your cookbook, No Whine with Dinner!! I recently recommended it during one of my classes of our Light Life Program for overweight children ages 8-12. Had a fair amount of picky eaters in this group and the parents were so happy to hear all the recommendations you have to help children broaden their horizons in the foods they will eat.
    Keep up the good work!!

  150. Alysa (InspiredRD) on April 1st, 2011

    I love using peanut butter as part of a stir fry sauce!

  151. Julie on April 1st, 2011

    My kids love when I make peanut caramel popcorn. Just pop popcorn (i like to make mine on the stove). warm 1/4 c. peanut butter and a few TBSPs of brown rice syrup and pour over popcorn. stir to coat and enjoy. the kids think they are getting a treat and I know that they are getting a little protein.

  152. Julie on April 1st, 2011

    I subscribe to the blog via email

  153. Kristine on April 1st, 2011

    Good ole pb and apples is a fave of ours! Sometimes I will take it for lunch myself!

  154. Christine on April 1st, 2011

    My son and husband love pb sandwiches.

  155. Caren on April 1st, 2011

    My favorite PB dish is Pad Thai. I love everything with PB!

    I would film my son, as he is growing before my eyes.

  156. Anne Keo on April 1st, 2011

    I love anything with peanuts or peanut butter in it. I’d have to say my favorite is a classic peanut butter cookie. I love mixing peanut butter with a little honey for a sweet dip for fruit or spread on crackers.

    I would LOVE a Flip camera to capture those moments when my toddler son does something amazing and I just don’t have enough time to whip out our regular video camera. Grandma has one and I envy her!

  157. Beth Booker on April 1st, 2011

    1/2 cup of peanut butter with a 6 ounce container of low-fat vanilla yogurt. Stir until creamy. Good in the lunch box with graham crackers, baby carrots, crackers, and apple slices. Sometimes I add a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.

  158. melissa c on April 1st, 2011

    peanut butter cookies- the best!! Also, a huge tablespoon directly from jar to mouth….mmmmmm!

  159. Sue on April 1st, 2011

    Our favorite PB recipe is good old apple slices and peanut butter!

  160. Joy on April 1st, 2011

    subscribed via google reader

  161. Tiffany on April 1st, 2011

    My fav PB recipe is PB Rice Krispie Treats!

  162. Sarah on April 1st, 2011

    Peanut Butter No Jelly Noodles is a favorite around here (with crushed red pepper added!) but I don’t know of anything peanut butter that I don’t like.

  163. Sarah on April 1st, 2011

    I shared your link on Facebook!

  164. KarenP on April 1st, 2011

    I love peanut butter cookies!

  165. KarenP on April 1st, 2011

    I am already an RSS subscriber.

  166. Lissie on April 1st, 2011

    Hello, I found this recipe by way of Sarah (a few comments above me!) – the noodles look great! I can’t wait to try them! I just made something similar without the PB, and the kids loved it!

    I love doing a peanut butter sauce on grilled chicken – thin some peanut butter with water, and rice vinegar and a bit of cayenne (season to taste). Very delicious!

  167. Lissie on April 1st, 2011

    Tweeted as well!

  168. Lissie on April 1st, 2011

    (Facebooked it too, what the heck – I have lots of mommy friends who’d love it!)

  169. Leesa on April 1st, 2011

    My favorite recipes are (I don’t have one because I LOVE peanut butter)
    My moms Peanut Butter cookies! They are FABULOUS!! And my “Rice Krispies treats” that I make with whole grain cheereos and put peanut butter in with the marshmallows…..delicious also!!

    BTW! I LOOOOOVE listening to your podcast!! My family takes Grab and go granola bars for snack every day! I love the versatility of fruit for them! Thanks again for a wonderful site!!

  170. Kristine on April 1st, 2011

    Pad Thai is the best! Love all the crunchy peanuts on top. Great source of protein!

  171. Amy on April 1st, 2011

    Unfortunately, we don’t eat much peanut butter or nuts in our house. We had allergies early on and never managed to reintroduce it into our diet. Call me gun-shy with the kids and all the warnings from my pediatrician…
    so, what I can say is how we would use the Flip camera…we are heading back to disney in early May and it will be my Son’s first trip. We don’t really have a decent video camera and being able to captureand re-live his first trip would be fabulous.
    thx – good luck to all!
    Amy

  172. Robin on April 1st, 2011

    When my son was born (he’s now 14!), one of my oldest and dearest friends from high school came to visit from St. Louis (we live in Michigan). She brought a huge tin of peanut butter “buckeyes” with her. If you haven’t tried them before, they’re basically like a round peanut butter cup. She gave me the recipe, and every time I make them I think of her, and all the wonderful memories we’ve shared for the past 28 years. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen her, so I would video tape my kids making a batch of buckeyes. The little baby she came to visit 14 years ago is now 5’9″!!

  173. Bethany on April 1st, 2011

    shared on facebook!

  174. Bethany on April 1st, 2011

    The Dazzling PB Chocolate dip was fantastic. It got my 2 1/2 yr old to eat apples. For some reason she doesn’t like then but she ate them up with the dip. It really was delicious!!! I would video my kids cooking:)

  175. Lisa S. on April 1st, 2011

    My youngest (age 4) shares my love for peanut butter. Most days, we enjoy a peanut butter and [something - jam, bananas...] sandwich for lunch. But, the fun part is that he loves getting just a bit of plain PB on a spoon. We call it the “peanut butter lollipop”! If we had something ever so cool as the Flip camera, I would suggest that my kids direct their own movies about exploring new foods. ;)

    Also, I subscribe to the RSS and LOVE YOU on FB!

  176. Caroline on April 2nd, 2011

    Peanut butter mixed with oatmeal…yum!!!!

  177. Monica Favre on April 2nd, 2011

    I love love love peanut butter! My mom makes chicken with a peanut sauce that is Devine!

  178. Jessica on April 2nd, 2011

    Just tried the Peanut Butter Power Cookies and the family loved them!! I’m very interested in the noodle recipe here, going to put that in the plan for this week!

    I will shoot videos of our children, age 2 and 4. They are so sweet and I need to capture more of these moments before they are gone!

  179. Caroline on April 2nd, 2011

    Peanut butter in my oatmeal with a little maple syrup!

  180. Terrie on April 2nd, 2011

    We like to make peanut butter twist. To do this, we use a Flatout and spread peanut butter all over it. Then add low sugar jam over it. Roll up, cut in half and enjoy!

  181. Sheila Gerardo on April 2nd, 2011

    We LOVE all things peanut in our house! The only sandwich my son will eat for lunch is PB&J. I can’t wait to try the new recipes, thanks for ideas, love listening to you gals : )

  182. marla on April 2nd, 2011

    As you both probably know by now peanuts and PB are are food group for me. My Coconut Peanut Sauce with Chicken is a favorite over here.

  183. marla on April 2nd, 2011

    I just posted this link & giveaway on my Family Fresh Cooking facebook page :)

  184. marla on April 2nd, 2011

    Just stumbled this post & I would video my kids cooking with me if I won :)

  185. Susan H on April 2nd, 2011

    I love peanut butter in sandwiches, candy, cookies, cakes, frosting, and just about any way you can mix it up – but I really love peanut butter by the spoonful – just straight up.

  186. Katie on April 2nd, 2011

    Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: cream together 1 c. peanut butter and 1 c. sugar. Add 1 t. baking powder 1 egg and mix well. Optional: add 1/2 c. chocolate chips and/or 1/2 c. chopped nuts.

    Scoop dough into teaspoonfuls and roll in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and press gently with a fork to partially flatten the dough Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool for 1 minute before removing to a cooling rack.

  187. vicki on April 3rd, 2011

    i love to make puppy chow.

  188. Peggy C. on April 3rd, 2011

    I love your website. I liked to you through FB :)
    I’ve always loved the PB cookie recipe, and used to make them for my Dad when I was young. That’s a fond memory for me as he passed away about 17 years ago.

  189. Serena on April 3rd, 2011

    That yummy Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip is called “Dazzling” because the original recipe (which I developed for the Peanut Board) had sprinkles on top! That’s the way my kids love to eat the dip! Kids eat almost anything with sprinkles on top!

  190. Melanie Zook, MA, RD, LDN on April 3rd, 2011

    I made this great recipe on Friday night! Yum. Just tweeted about it. @FreshStartRD

  191. Melanie Zook, MA, RD, LDN on April 3rd, 2011

    I also shared the link with my Facebook Page fans: http://www.Facebook.com/FreshStartNutrition

  192. susitravl on April 3rd, 2011

    My favorite peanut butter recipe – that’s a tough call because there are so many good ones. I like Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, Homemade Reese’s PB Bars, Pasta with Peanut Butter Sauce….

    I’m sure I would use the camera to record video of my crazy chihuahua. She is an endless source of entertainment.

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  193. Sarah Colglazier on April 3rd, 2011

    Peanut Butter Goodness Dog Treats
    1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 1/2 cups white flour
    1/2 cup peanut butter (all-natural or organic)
    1 cup water
    2 tablespoons oil
    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough. Knead dough into firm ball and roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
    Cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

  194. tamar on April 3rd, 2011

    I have a recipe for terribly unhealthly Reese’s bars that we love, but I serve very infrequently. My kids love bugs on a log with celery, peanut butter, and raisins.

  195. tamar on April 3rd, 2011

    I subscribe

  196. Jane on April 3rd, 2011

    Our family favorite recipe with peanuts is Peanut Chicken Soba Salad.

    Whisk together 1 T rice vinegar, 2 T peanut oil, 2 t soy sauce, 1 t honey, 1 t chili garlic sauce, 1/2 t salt. Pour over two cooked and cubed chicken breasts and let stand for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups cooked soba noodles (4 oz uncooked), and 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fresh veggies of your choice (broccoli, grated carrots, red onion, spring onions, etc) along with 1/4 of basil or cilantro. Sprinkle with 4 t of chopped peanuts.

  197. Liz on April 3rd, 2011

    Thanks for all of your delicious ideas so far. Keep ‘em coming! We can’t wait to try some of them!!

  198. Sandy on April 3rd, 2011

    When I have had a rough day, a scoop right out of the jar sprinkled with a few chocolate chips does the trick!

  199. Sandi on April 3rd, 2011

    Well May is a big month for me with twin daughters graduating from colleges in two different states. One of those daughters is also getting married later in the month. My son also gets his learners permit and my nephew graduates from high school. Starting with my daughter finishing grad school this flip camera would be put to good use.

  200. Catherine on April 3rd, 2011

    We like Peanut Butter Chicken.

    Peanut Butter Chicken
    1 lb chicken breasts, diced
    2-3 carrots thinly sliced
    broccoli or any other vegetable you would like to add

    Marinade/Sauce
    4 T. peanut butter
    3 T. Catalina dressing
    2 tsp. soy sauce
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/2-1 c. chicken broth to reach the consistency you want

    Whisk together all marinade ingredients. Pour over chicken and vegetables. Marinade for at least one hour (I didn’t do this last night and the chicken hadn’t really absorbed much flavor). If freezing, place all ingredients in marinade in a Ziploc freezer bag or freezer container.

    Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add all ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Serve over pasta or rice.
    *To cook from frozen, defrost over night in fridge. Cook as described above.

  201. Kristin on April 4th, 2011

    LOVE, LOVE, the Peanut Butter Power cookies. Tested them for the cookbook and my kids love them.

    Guilty pleasure, admission, but I love for a quick pick me up and shot of protein just a spoonful of natural peanut butter. If I need sugar too, I may add a few chocolate chips….. YUM!~

  202. Jennifer on April 4th, 2011

    subscriber!

  203. Jennifer on April 4th, 2011

    peanut butter is used in our house all the time! And, I recently emailed you about my new find: homemade peanutella =). Just like storebought Nutella, but it’s made with peanuts that you puree in your food processor, a small amount of sugar and cocoa powder–it’s packed with antioxidants and protein and goes soooo well on whole-wheat toast (or on a spoon =). I had emailed you to see if it would be healthier to sub in almonds for the peanuts, and you wisely told me to keep the peanuts. Before this week’s podcast, I had no idea just how healthy peanuts are!

    As for the flip camera, I would use it to video my daughters’ gymnastics meets–it would be so much easier to upload the videos than from our current camera. And, my son is starting soccer, so we’ll want to catch all those goals he’ll be kicking ;)

  204. Jennifer on April 4th, 2011

    Also, shared on Facebook.

  205. Sarah on April 4th, 2011

    I love making your Peanut Butter Power Cookies! They are delicious.

  206. Sarah on April 4th, 2011

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed…been meaning to do it anyway!

  207. Pam W. on April 4th, 2011

    Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are always good. Peanut butter with vanilla wafers, saltines or ritz crackers is a favorite snack as is peanut butter and honey with apples.

  208. eatingRD on April 4th, 2011

    peanut butter has to be my favorite nut butter and I love using it in savory dishes like spaghetti squash with tofu and veggies in a peanut curry sauce. Sooo good! I can pretty much eat peanut butter for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with my fav pb and dark chocolate combo :) Those noodles look great!

  209. Rebecca A on April 5th, 2011

    I will be making those peanut butter noodles tonight- can’t wait!

    My favorite pb recipe is for penny cookies (no bake cookies).

  210. Cindy Ference on April 5th, 2011

    I have a cookie recipe called Peanut Butter Jumbos that are awesome. I would use the FLIP to film my kids, because I never seem to have the video camera with me. This little thing would stay in my purse! Great website!

  211. Wendi on April 5th, 2011

    Nothing beats a good old fashion PB & J. Sure it’s not a complex recipe but my favorite Jif paired with homemade strawberry jam the best comfort food there is. I guess it reminds me of my childhood.

  212. Beth Gormong on April 5th, 2011

    My favorite peanut recipes are No Bake Cookies and Buckeye Ball. Sugar!!! Yum. My mom didn’t make sweet much, but No Bakes were her speciality.

  213. Samantha R on April 5th, 2011

    I love peanut butter bars (a bar cookie with chocolate on top). I also love peanut butter on warm toast!

  214. Kim on April 5th, 2011

    I love homemade peanut butter cups. I would use the FLIP to film my sister’s bridal shower coming up.

  215. Christie W. on April 5th, 2011

    Love making a peanut butter protein smoothie to start the day!

    I am making the Peanut Butter and Honey Noodles dish for my family tonight! The sauce is DIVINE! Would love the flip camera to film my little ones enjoying healthy recipes!

  216. Teresa on April 5th, 2011

    I love just about anything with peanut butter. My current favorite snack is peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla with a banana inside and rolled up. Perfectly on the go breakfast for snack. Also, a toasted peanut butter sandwich with a few chocolate chips stuck inside for good measure. Did I mention peanut butter cookies? Oh I could go on and on…

  217. Teresa on April 5th, 2011

    posted on facebook:)

  218. Meryl Hyatt on April 6th, 2011

    my favorite recipe is a pasta one similar to your pb and honey noodles, which I just printed so I can try it out.

  219. Cheryl Neal on April 6th, 2011

    I just signed up up for your website and shared it on facebook. My favorite peanut butter recipe is Thai Cabbage Noodles, from Cornell University

    Amounts Ingredients
    8 ounces spaghetti
    1 pound cabbage (4 cups)
    1/4 cup sauce
    1/4 cup orange juice
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 cup vinegar
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1/4 cup Peanut butter
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes

    To Prepare

    1. Cook and drain spaghetti.
    2. Wash and thinly slice cabbage.
    3. In large pot, on medium high, combine all ingredients except spaghetti and cabbage. Stir until mixture boils.
    4. Reduce heat to medium and add cabbage. Cook and stir about 5 minutes, or until cabbage softens.
    5. To serve, stir spaghetti into cabbage mixture.

  220. Amy on April 6th, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I have two favorite recipes using peanut butter. The first is called Swimming Rama (funny name, I know, but it is a thai dish with chicken and coconut milk…yum!) and the other is my children’s favorite-
    Mix peanut butter, vanilla yogurt, cinnamon and some raisins and use it as a dip for fruit (it’s especially good with to dip in dried apricots!).

  221. Joan Harrod on April 6th, 2011

    cookies

  222. Katharine Mooney on April 6th, 2011

    My favorite afternoon ‘pick me up’ snack is fat free pretzels dipped in creamy peanut butter!

  223. Rachael V on April 6th, 2011

    I love peanut butter and peanuts! My favorite recipe is to make Peanut Butter Balls at Christmas time. Mix chunky peanut butter with rice krispies and powdered sugar and form into balls and chill in freezer. then melt chocolate chips with a little bit of parafin wax in a double boiler and coat the balls. My entire extended family goes crazy over these when we all get together.

    My first video I would shoot would be of my 10 month old daughter. She loves steamed broccoli and gobbles it up when she sees it. I haven’t been able to capture the moment yet, but hopefully I will soon. Love your podcast! Thanks!

  224. Nicole on April 6th, 2011

    I love peanut butter. By far the easiest, delicious way to get good nutrition for me and my kids. Peanut butter toast is a staple for breakfast. I want to try your peanut butter chocolate dip. My kids just discovered nutella and your dip seems like a healthier version of it.

  225. Rachel on April 6th, 2011

    I like Peanut Butter for breakfast! I toast 2 slices of whole wheat bread and spread one side with creamy peanut butter and the other with whipped honey, and munch it down with a glass of skim milk. And now I want that for a bedtime snack!

  226. Sandra on April 7th, 2011

    Haystackers: 1C peanut butter, 1C choc chips, 1C marshmallows. melt together until smooth. dump in half a box of your favorite cereal, normally corn flakes. stir quickly until evenly coated. drop into “hay stacks” onto wax paper. let dry and then enjoy! made this when i was at Girl Scout camp over the fire in a big fireproof pot! mmmm….

  227. fittingbackin on April 7th, 2011

    Great blog – just found it when looking for dishes for my sister (she’s a new mom!). Anyway – love this recipe and awesome giveaway! I use peanut butter in a sauce for a yummy Asian-inspired noodle dish!

  228. Missy C on April 7th, 2011

    I made the PB & Honey Noodles for dinner tonight…can I say HUGE hit! My children (ages 9, 8, & 5) all agree this is a keeper and I believe it will appear on many weekly menus. It is even husband approved too! Thanks for another great recipe!

  229. Liz on April 7th, 2011

    Hooray. So glad your family enjoyed this recipe! Glad you’ll be adding it to your meal rotation!

  230. Liz on April 7th, 2011

    We’re so happy to hear you found us! BTW, really love your blog (you sure are busy cooking)!

  231. Lori on April 8th, 2011

    Good old PB&J (my son likes it with two types of jelly) is a staple in our house.

  232. Stacey on April 8th, 2011

    New favorite PB recipe…

    Your “Grab an Go Granola Bars”. I made a fruit-free version (my husband doesn’t like dried fruit) with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in the dry mix and 2 tbsp PB in the wet mix. Yum!

  233. Frieda on April 11th, 2011

    Our family peanut butter favorite is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake ~ we make it 2-3 times per month!

  234. Frieda on April 11th, 2011

    Found you on Circle of Moms and now subscribe via RSS feed! :D

  235. Brooke on April 11th, 2011

    I just completed the contest commandments (twitter, facebook,etc.)! My favorite thing to do with peanut butter doesn’t include a recipe. I like putting a tablespoon in the jar and scooping out enough to make a peanut butter lollipop :) ….mmmmm. My second favorite thing to do is make Monster cookies and of course enjoy in moderation!

  236. Ashley Estrada on April 11th, 2011

    The quickest peanut butter recipe I have is just plain ole PB & Nutella on whole grain bread. To mix it up a bit and surprise my son I use different cookie cutter shapes for the bread. I also add peanut butter to smoothies.

  237. purplelarkspur on April 11th, 2011

    I would make pad thai! Yum!

  238. purplelarkspur on April 11th, 2011

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  239. purplelarkspur on April 11th, 2011
  240. Suzanne on April 12th, 2011

    I’m a huge fan of Gado-gado pasta. I learned to make it while on a NOLS semester. The basic recipe for the pasta sauce is: 3T peanut butter, 3T soy sauce, 3T vinegar (I like rice wine, but anything works), 3T of a sweetener (I usually use brown sugar). Mix together, thin with some hot water until it is the consistency you want, and flavor with any other favorites such as cilantro, ginger, garlic, hot pepper, basil, sesame oil, etc. I’ve never met a person who didn’t like it.

  241. Leigh-Ann on April 12th, 2011

    We love the Peanut Butter Soup from your cookbook. My kids think it is so good and can hardly believe there is actually soup made with PB! On a side note – I just saw your new book at my local library on the “Hot New Books” table!

  242. Suzanne on April 13th, 2011

    HI, I love listening to you guys…you are both so funny! I have tried so many of your recipes, but on my husband and me only! We are recent empty nesters, so I am enjoying spending more time focusing on healthier recipes for us….Thanks so much!

  243. Kelly R. on April 13th, 2011

    My family’s favorite peanut butter recipe is affectionately referred to as “pudon” – on my recipe list for the week I’d abbreviated p.b. udon and my sister in law asked “what the heck is pudon?” It’s a peanut butter based sauce with asian flavors, with blanched veggies – usually I use bok choy, carrots, mushrooms and zucchini – mixed thoroughly with udon noodles. We love it (and the sauce came from a Cooking Light recipe, so it’s relatively healthy!)

  244. logan osterhout on April 14th, 2011

    my favorite recipe that I make in college now is peanut butter and jelly pancakes. It brings back so many memories of coming home from school to a pb and j sandwich that my mom would always make me for snack. Now..using peanut flour/peanut butter in my batter I make peanut butter pancakes and top them with strawberry jam

  245. Amy Taylor on April 14th, 2011

    My favorite peanutbutter recipe is cookies of course. My great grandma made the best cookies. 1cup peanut butter, 1egg, 1cup sugar, 1tsp Vinilla. If I remember ci
    Correctly

  246. Marla Polley on April 14th, 2011

    My daughter eats PB and J for breakfast every day. I love it on celery!

  247. Laura on April 14th, 2011

    My son loves apple slices with peanut butter. Sometimes we will add a liile bit of sprinkles to make it more fun.

  248. stephanie Hare on April 15th, 2011

    Gotta Love…….Ants on the Log! Celery, spread with PB and topped with raisins!

  249. Erin on April 15th, 2011

    My son loves apples with peanut butter so this chocolate peanut butter recipe should be a hit!

  250. Christa on April 15th, 2011

    We like the peanut butter power cookies. I also have modified the grab and go granola bar recipe and have added 1/2 c. peanut butter.

  251. Neil Butterfield on April 21st, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this one. I am sure parents with kids will have an easy time of selling this recipe to their kids :-)

  252. Claire on April 25th, 2011

    i love plain old pb + apples!!

  253. MAGGIE on July 24th, 2012

    I eat peanut butter mixed with a little honey everyday. I cannot wait to make these recipes YUM YUM!!!

  254. MAGGIE on July 24th, 2012

    When my children were small we had a family we were very close to but had to move. So we made a tradition. My girlfriend brought a plastic bucket of “PUPPY CHOW” and leave the container the next year we would visit them and I would bring the plastic container full of “Puppy Chow’ and leave the bucket for them to return. We did this for several years. Here is the recipe we used. I liked the Crispix cearel because of the corn and rice combination.

    Puppy Chow
    12 oz. box Crispix cereal
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup peanut butter
    12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
    2 to 3 cups powdered sugar

    In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until mixture is melted and smooth. Place the cereal in another large bowl and pour the melted mixture over the cereal. Stir until the cereal is thoroughly coated. Pour the powdered sugar into a large plastic food bag. Pour the coated cereal into the powdered sugar and shake until it is well covered with the sugar. Pour the cereal onto wax paper to cool and dry. Store in tightly covered containers at room temperature.
    I would love to win the camera I am going to see my son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons in Alaska and would be able to bring back some awesome pictures of our memories.

  255. Delores McPherson on July 15th, 2014

    I love peanut butter almost anyway you can think of. I am diabetic and one of my favorite desserts/snacks is to take a single serving cup of sugar free chocolate pudding add 1 – 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and 1 cup of whipped cream. Mix and enjoy!! If I win I would be making videos of my grandson’s football games.

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