Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

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Welcome Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming.  I have followed Stephanie’s blog for a while now and love every idea she shares.  Be sure to pay her a visit and enter to win a Blendtec Blender!  And then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew!  Hello friends! I’m Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming. I am thrilled to be apart of this year’s Handmade Holiday Series. Thank you so much Leigh Anne for including me! The holiday season is my favorite [Continue Reading…]

Make a #NaturalDifference Giveaway – $100 Shutterfly Gift Card

Multnomah Falls

One of our favorite family activities is hiking.  Some of our favorite places to hike are some of the national parks we have close by.  A particular favorite here in the Portland area is Multnomah Falls. Today I am excited to join together with Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter  and their “Make a Natural Difference” campaign  Working together to help in their efforts, along with the NPCA to spread the word about protecting and enhancing America’s national parks!   I am lucky to live close to several of America’s prettiest National Parks and I [Continue Reading…]

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 Cookie Bark

peanut butter cookie bark

I first discovered cookie bark or also known as cookie brittle several months ago.  Let me just warn you – it is addicting. Just remember, I warned you! The first bark I made was Toffee Brownie Bark. Let me just tell you – that stuff is good!  If you love the crispy edges of the brownies you are going to go crazy over this stuff. So I couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to try out Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark.  Let me tell you, it was pretty much a [Continue Reading…]

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…]