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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

That’s right April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Growing up I always loved PB &J, it was a sandwich that I knew I could always get and always eat. I was one of those kids who would change out the jelly each time though. Most kids want the standard grape jelly. Me, I wanted to be different. I would ask for Strawberry, Peach, Orange, or my favorite Blackberry.

To share in the festivities of today I’ve decided to showcase some peanut butter and jelly recipes from some of my Courage 2 Earn blogger friends. Be sure to check out their pages and enjoy the recipes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn

Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn 

A childhood favorite that has been able to be shared with loved ones. This is a great snack for movie night.

 

Peanut Butter Quesadillas

Peanut Butter Quesadillas with Grape Jelly Dipping Sauce

Getting creative with your favorite sandwich is never a bad thing.

 

A childhood lunch classic, transformed into hours of squishy sensory play — kids will love this NEW Peanut Butter & Jelly Edible Slime recipe!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Edible Slime

This is for when you want to play with your food and eat it too!

 

Make Ahead Freezer PJ&J Sandwiches. Do this to make your own homemade uncrustables! Make the peanut butter & jelly sandwich and then freeze for later! Complete how to and tips!

Make Ahead Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Are your mornings busy? This is a great idea to get lunch made ahead of time.

 

I hope you all enjoy these recipes. What is your favorite PB & J combination?

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National Peanut Butter Month

National Peanut Butter Month 

 

November is National Peanut Month. Tastefully Simple has some really great peanut butter inspired recipes. Below are just a few.

What are some of your favorite peanut butter inspired recipes?


Taste Test Tuesday: Dee’s Gourmet Pretzels

 

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. We’re back from Metro Cooking DC and we have a lot to share with you. During the expo we had the chance to check out different vendors and see what they were offering. One of the vendors we visited was Dee’s Gourmet Pretzels, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.  Dee’s offers chocolate and caramel covered pretzels that come in over 40 flavors.

We had one bit of a white chocolate covered pretzel and ending up buying a Reese’s Piece’s and chocolate covered pretzel. Smooth, rich chocolate coats a salty pretzel and provides you with a great treat. We must admit that these are a little addictive, but we didn’t mind…it’s chocolate!

 

 

Dipped in peanut butter, then coated in chocolate with a little extra drizzle was such a party for my taste buds. Gotta order some more of these.

Don’t want the traditional pretzel? Don’t worry Dee’s also has pretzel rods. A great on-the-go and a perfect party favor.

Pretzels make very good gifts for all ages. Dee’s has party trays for many occasions along with chocolate covered marshmallows, graham crackers and Oreos. Check out her sugar free and gluten free options as well.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the kitchen today, be sure to check us out all week as we give you our recap from Metro Cooking DC.


Taste Test Tuesday: ‘got milk Magic Straws’

Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. Last week we talked about kids going back to school. This week we are keeping up with that theme. Today’s post is something your kids will like to try and it may even get them to drink all of their milk.

got milk Magic Straws

We decided to test these straws on a group of kids and adults. The results were amazing. Do your kids like strawberry or chocolate milk more than just plain milk? This may help ease the pain. These got milk straws are very easy to use, you can pack them and take them any where; great idea for the kids lunch boxes for school. The straws are lactose and gluten free, no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors and less sugar than the flavored syrups you would normally add to milk.

We tested a few of the flavors, Cookies & Cream- the kids thought they were eating Oreos; Strawberry – the adults liked it a lot better than the syrup version; Chocolate – both adults and kids thought this was a good one; Strawberry Banana – the adults and the kids said they had a hard time distinguishing the flavor of the straws. We’re sure if we would have had the whole line of straws available it would have made for a great day of drinking…our milk that is.

 
How To Use The Straws

Step 1: Dip your magic straw into a glass of plain milk. Do not cut the straw.

Step 2: Take a long sip

Step 3: Watch the beads magically transform your milk into a tasty treat.

Here are a list of flavors available. Don’t see a flavor that you like? You can send them a message to create one. Check it out here.

  • Banana
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Candy Cane
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Orange Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Vanilla Milkshake
  • Wild berry
On your next trip to the grocery store, check to see what flavors they carry and treat yourself or the little ones in your life to a delicious milk snack.
Thanks for joining us today in the kitchen, we’re so glad to have you.

Foodie Friday: Quick Lunches

As we all know there is not much time in the morning to pick out something for lunch. There is barely enough time in the evening to fix dinner, never mind trying to create something for lunch too. For those of us that don’t always have left overs available for lunch the next day, here are some ideas for you.

1. Chicken Salad sandwich –  Mix together chopped leftover chicken, mayo or your favorite salad dressing, celery, pickles or relish. Maybe a few chopped onions, grapes or some nuts for a crunch. Place is on a croissant, sandwich bread, in a pita, on flat bread, etc.

2. Pasta Salad – cooked pasta, veggies, cheese (shredded or cubed), add in some Italian dressing or try tuna and mayo. Enjoy with cracks, or pita bread.

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly/Fluff – Yes, that’s right I said Fluff. Remember that gooey Marshmallow goodness. Crunchy or Creamy Peanut Butter with some jelly (grape, strawberry, mixed fruit) always brings you back to your childhood.

4. Quesadillas – Flour tortillas, with shredded cheddar, pepper jack, or mozzarella cheese, left over chicken or steak. Make the quesadilla then put it in the microwave for 30 seconds on High and you have your lunch. Pair it with some salsa and sour cream on the side.

5. Chili & Cornbread – Got cornbread left from Sunday dinner? Grab a slice to accompany a can of chili. Sprinkle some shredded cheese, chopped onions or sour cream on top.

6. Cesar salad Pockets – Grab a bag of Cesar salad mix. Make the salad then stuff it inside a pita pocket.

7. Turkey Roll-Ups – Spread mayo, salad dressing or cream cheese on the tortilla, add turkey then roll up and enjoy. You can switch out the turkey for another meat or just veggies.

8. Deli Plate – Grab some grapes, slices of cheese (or cubed), crackers, slices of chicken, turkey or ham, celery and carrots. Cream cheese, ranch dressing, and peanut butter make great dipping sauces.

9. Fruit Salad & Yogurt – Strawberries, blueberries, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, grapes, mangoes, oranges, etc. Pair that with a cup of yogurt, add some nuts or granola for a healthy treat.

10. Open-Faced Sandwich – bagels or english muffins topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, turkey, ham, roast beef; hummus topped with spinach leaves and cucumbers; tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, heat in microwave until cheese melts and you have pizza.

These were just 10 quick lunch ideas. Stay tuned because I will definitely be offering more.