No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

We’ve just enjoyed a couple of beautiful, warm,  blue skies, sunny days here in the Pacific NW.  A little unusual for us this time of year but we’ll take it.  One of our favorite outdoor activities is hiking.  We are lucky to have so many beautiful hiking spots with in an hour of our house.  Even in the winter we like to get out and hike.  As long as it’s not pouring down rain I’m game.  It can get a little muddy in the winter though! But it is totally [Continue Reading...]

The Perfect Holiday Cookie Plate and Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

Christmas means cookies and at our house that means our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  What started as a family day of baking cookies together has grown to include neighbors and friends.  This year we will being it Friday, Dec. 20th and I was perfectly serious in yesterday’s post if anyone local wants to stop by to join in, help out and eat a few cookies just email me! I’ve been working on my To Make list for a while and today I thought I’d share with you some tips for putting [Continue Reading...]

Holiday Fudge – Cookies & Cream and Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Cookies & Cream Fudge

We love fudge at our house and it is an important part of our annual Cookie/Candy Making day.  My mom and mother in law have always been the fudge makers in our house. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without my mom making her Rocky Road Fudge  and my mother in law is famous for her mint fudge at the holidays. If you have ever made it before you know it can be a bit tricky.  A few years ago we had an epic fudge fail at our annual Cookie/Candy Making day. [Continue Reading...]

Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms and the Perfect Holiday Cookie Plate

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

I am over at I Heart Naptime today as part of her Crazy Christmas event.  I am sharing a recipe for the perfect peanut butter blossoms cookie that I have added a special twist to.  I am also giving you tips on how to put together the perfect cookie plate for the holidays. Come on over and visit!  

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Today’s recipe for Peanut Butter Pancakes is one of the recipes from our annual Back to School Breakfast that we held in September.  Thanks to a few of my loyal readers who reminded me I hadn’t shared the recipe yet.  Glad somebody is paying attention!! Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  When we go out to breakfast I am usually a sucker for the pancakes but I do love making them at home too. Sometimes it is fun to change it up a bit, something different from the [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

chocolate peanut butter bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – about the best flavor combination ever invented.  Don’t you agree!? Today’s recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars is compliments of Emily.  Technically Emily is my niece in law (my husband’s brother’s daughter in law) but Emily is more like a sister to me some days and other days she has to listen to my motherly advice and she is more like a daughter.  But whatever she is, she is wonderful and amazing and I love her.  She allows me to stay at her house whenever [Continue Reading...]

Peanut Butter – Chocolate Twist Cupcakes

peanute butter cupcake

Today’s recipe is the final cupcake from our cupcake bar at our recent graduation party. I have to be honest though.  I didn’t eat one.  They disappeared too fast.  So I guess that is a good sign. I did try the frosting though and let’s just say the cupcake is worth eating, if only for the frosting. My friend Lizzy who helped me frost all the cupcakes gave me a lesson in how to swirl two different frostings together. She made up a big batch of cream cheese frosting and [Continue Reading...]

Puffy Peanut Butter Cup and Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

peanut butter

Wednesday is usually “Lovely Lemon” day but today I was in the mood for chocolate and peanut butter.  I love that combination.  I remember my first taste of that wonderful combo came in some Baskin & Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream - the best! Add some cream cheese to that peanut butter and chocolate and you have heaven!  Beware  – this recipe is not low calorie! You will see the recipe calls for 12 – yes 12  – regular size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups but I had a bag [Continue Reading...]