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Hump Day Snack: Peanut Butter and Jelly Lava Cakes

It’s peanut butter jelly time! That’s right: April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, which means there’s no better time to celebrate the irresistible childhood combination of smooth and nutty paired with sweet and fruity, all pressed together between two slices of bread. Believed to have hit popularity just after World War II, PB&J is one duo we know we won’t be “consciously uncoupling” anytime soon. This year, ditch the lunch box and go with a grown-up version of the age-old classic sandwich with this recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Lava Cakes. Just grab a bowl and a whisk to make the peanut butter cake — no mixer required — and in 15 minutes, you’ll be dipping into the warm, gooey peanut butter center as it oozes out over a pool of sweet Concord grape sauce. The only thing missing is an ice-cold glass of milk.

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Sifted: Copycat Girl Scout Cookies + Awesome Quick Bread Recipes


Homemade Samoa Girl Scout Cookies by Just A Taste
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  1. Are you craving Girl Scout cookies yet? Get your fix with Just A Taste’s homemade Samoas.
  2. Shutterbean’s cheddar cheese bread is full of buttery, crumbly deliciousness. Top with avocado, sprinkle with sea salt and do a happy dance.
  3. Bread ‘n Better says this oatmeal cookie recipe is “life-changing.” We’d like to test that.
  4. If you’re low on groceries, try Center Cut Cook’s grilled peanut butter jelly sandwich. It may be simple, but it’s oh so satisfying.
  5. Did little Lindsay Lohan turn you onto the Oreos and peanut butter? Us too. To enjoy the decadent combo guilt-free, make Natural Sweet Recipes’ homemade grown-up peanut butter Oreos.

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Thirsty Thursday: The Nutterfluffer Cocktail

Behold, a cocktail that harks back to the favorite childhood flavors of peanut butter and marshmallows! We often appoint marshmallows to s’more and hot chocolate duty, but Alie and Georgia pair these delicate morsels with creamy and slightly salty peanut butter for a nostalgic concoction that will satisfy your inner camper.

Start with a peanut butter simple syrup by simmering equal parts sugar and water with a generous dollop of peanut butter. Once cooled, combine with marshmallow-flavored vodka and hazelnut liqueur for an extra oomph of nuttiness. Shake with ice until chilled and frothy. Finally, this intoxicating cocktail is played up by the addition of a peanut butter-stuffed marshmallow garnish.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Sifted: Cinco De Mayo Recipes + More Birthday Cake Oreos

Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes by Kirbie's Cravings

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  1. Remember our favorite birthday cake oreo ecstasy recipes? Add Kirbie’s Cravings amazing cookies n cream cupcakes to the list! 
  2. #CincodeMayoCountdown: Margarita push pops featured by Sweet Designs.
  3. Looking for more strawberry inspiration? Edible Perspective’s recipe for avocado strawberry & goat cheese sandwiches is seasonal perfection.
  4. Bacon jam? We’re pretty sure The Delicious Life’s recipe would taste good on just about everything.
  5. Get your chocolate fix with Peanut Butter Cup Crème Brulee. Sweetsugarbean transforms the elegant dessert into a whimsical treat.

Craving more? We’ve got you covered this Cinco de Mayo with our best Mexican recipes.

Your guests will still love this easy guac with a jalapeno kick.

Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Recently I discovered a new ingredient that has me all excited: Peanut flour. Maybe you already know about this richly flavored, silky smooth, gluten-free, low-fat, protein packed ingredient? Well, it’s new to me and I love it.

Unlike other nut flour, this one is defatted, which means they remove a portion of the oils so the peanuts can be milled to a soft powder. The result is a velvety texture with lots of healthy protein and fewer calories. I first tested the peanut flour with these cookies. I wasn’t expecting the flavor to be enhanced as much as I was looking for a gluten-free alternative to the classic. Boy was I wrong, as the flavor is all about the roasted peanuts and the texture is divine.

The trick to their success is slightly under baking the cookies so the outside is crisp and the center stays creamy. Add the chocolate chunks and you have a sophisticated take on the ever loved peanut butter cup.

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The Great Peanut Butter Debate: Creamy or Chunky?

It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Set down your afternoon snack for a second and consider your preference for one of the most nostalgic foods you’re still in love with: the PB&J. Even with this, the world’s simplest sandwich, there are rules. They’re strict and vary with individual tastes, but these rules are undeniable and unbreakable when constructing a sandwich. Plain bread or toast? Strawberry jelly or grape? Do you use one knife for the peanut butter and another one for the jelly, or the same knife for both? Is it ok to lick the knife? Do you spread  topping on each slice then smoosh together, or dribble the jelly on top of the peanut butter? And most importantly, do you prefer creamy peanut butter or chunky?

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Sifted: 4th of July Pies, Edible Accessories, Flourless PB&J

Chocolate Chess Pie for the Fourth of July

Chocolate Chess Pie for the Fourth of July

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Laura Calder — 16 Tasty Morsels

Laura Calder -- French Food At Home

Laura Calder -- French Food At Home

From six-year-old local bake-off winner to James Beard award winner, Laura Calder has some enviable culinary experiences under her apron…

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