The Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein was inspired to write The Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid by her own son's love of peanut butter. Elmer, the main character, could just as easily been based on me! This is a delightful, award-winning book, perfect for peanut butter lovers of all ages. I'm looking forward to Frohlichstein's next book, The Perils of the Peanut Butter Dog. You can find more about Elmer and his peanut butter troubles at Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid and PeanutButterLady.

Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheels

Saturday, September 26, 2009

photo © 2006 Deskins Wholesale

I stumbled on to these candies while shopping at my local Kroger. The packaging was simple, single color printing on the label over a clear plastic carton. It caught my attention right away--the candies are so visually enticing! The label stated the candies were made by a small, family-run business. I had to bring them home with me, and I'm so glad I did--they are delicious.

The main ingredient is peanuts, always a plus as far as I'm concerned. The peanut buttery part of these candies is smooth, creamy, and rich. The white colored part of the pinwheels are firmer and lighter tasting, a perfect contrast of flavors and textures.

If you can't find these candies at your local supermarket, try Deskins website. You'll be glad you did!

Peanut Butter Ring

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just when I thought I'd seen all the peanut butter jewelry possible I came across this darling ring. It's actually part of a set of peanut butter and jelly best friend rings created with polymer clay at Pumpkin Pye Boutique. If the rings aren't enough for you, there's a nice selection of pendants, necklaces, even keychains!

Peanut Butter Whoppers

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finally! After surgery to remove an arthritic bone at the base of my thumb, I'm feeling better enough to do all the things I've had to ignore the past several months. My terrific find today is Peanut Butter Whoppers--something that I didn't expect to like much, but one bite and I'm hooked! They're almost a candy version of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch cereal, lots of peanut butter flavor with an underlying taste of malt.

I've finished my box but will be replacing it quickly because I've found two yummy-sounding cookie recipes I'm dying to try. The first is Peanut Butter Whopper Cookies on a terrific food blog, But Mama, I'm Hungry! The second cranks the cookies up a notch in an effort to create a cookie version of a fluffernutter. I found it at Picky Palate, another wonderful food blog.

Luxurious Peanut Butter Cookie Scented Lotion

Friday, May 1, 2009

What a wonderful treat for your skin and your nose! Enriched with aloe, vitamin E, and almond oil, the yummy scent of peanut butter cookies fills the air as you open the jar. The lotion is actually a little darker in color than in this photo, almost a peanut butter color. You really ought to try some of Dawn Da Nut's Peanut Butter Cookie Lotion--your skin (and your nose) will love you for it!

Nice Source of Peanut Butter Treat Recipes

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Peanut Butter Treats lens on Squidoo has a nice collection of cake, cookie, brownie, and cupcake recipes. The Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake recipe looks like one my mom made when I was young, and I loved it! Our recipe has since disappeared, so I'll be trying this one out soon. I'm also looking forward to trying out the Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes I found there--they look delicious!

The lens is missing a few categories but it looks like a new lens, so maybe they'll add candies, pies, and more soon. (Lens master, if you're reading this, consider it a request from a new fan!)

Peanut Butter Recall Updates

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's difficult to keep up with which foods are safe and which ones have been recalled. I found this nifty widget at the FDA--it makes keeping up a lot easier!

FDA Product Recall List

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I Did Not Run Out of Peanut Butter!

Friday, January 9, 2009

For those of you placing odds on whether I ran out of peanut butter goodness, the answer is absolutely not! I was a bit overwhelmed with filling orders during the holiday shopping frenzy and working in a couple of physical therapy visits each week. The shopping frenzy has quieted somewhat, and I graduated from PT this week (yippee!). There's a wide world of unexplored peanut buttery delights out there, and I'll get back to sharing them with you in a few days.