Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes: Maple Peanut Butter and Earl Grey Tea Smoothie

Maple Peanut Butter and Earl Grey Tea Smoothie

Rocky: [Rocky is trying to make out with Adrian on their first date] Will you do me a favor? Take off these glasses.

[Rocky takes off Adrian’s frumpy glasses, revealing her beautiful eyes]

Rocky: Now take off this hat.

[Takes off her unattractive hat, revealing her dark, lovely hair. Adrian is beautiful and Rocky is appreciative]

Rocky: I always knew you was pretty…

Adrian: [Adrian looks at him, disbelieving] Stop teasing me.

ROUND 2: Still in my corner? Did you vote for my White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hibiscus Smoothie in last week’s Knockout Peanut Butter Smoothie Sweepstakes contest?  Read more

Never Forget these Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Potato Chips, fruity and hard candies, twirly sugar sticks, chewy caramels, salty pretzels and raw nuts were not my childhood friends. Among the most offending taste were raw nuts. The taste of peanuts are what I image wood to taste like, but I love peanut butter. And, I will never understand people’s obsession with salted sunflower seeds as they spit speckled shells onto subway train floors. Then there’s the pecans. They’re a different nut.

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A Twist of the Original: Quince Apple Skillet Pancake

Quince Apple Skillet Pancake

The quince apple was hard. Immediately letting me know this isn’t a fruit to eat while running out the door to work or as a midday snack. It needed to be cooked down with a roast chicken, in a cobbler, pie or an apple skillet pancake. It had a beautiful floral and fruity fragrance, a scent that took my memory to perfumes and candles using quince in their blends. One large quince apple was purchased with a bag of organic tart Granny Smith Apples.  Read more