RECIPE: Peanut Butter Fudge

Three-ingredient peanut butter fudge (photo courtesy Justin’s).   November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. An American confection, fudge was a happy accent in the 1880s, created by a woman trying to make caramels. Read the history of fudge and you’ll see that it wasn’t so easy to re-create the accident. Over time, however,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet

It looks like ice cream, but it’s sorbet: amazing peanut butter banana sorbet with a fudge swirl. Photo courtesy Sorbabes.   You’ve never tasted sorbet like this before,” says Sorbabes. And they’re spot on. The Sorbabes (as in sorbet babes) are two friends who met in New York City and followed their calling as specialty…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce

Peanut butter as a dessert topping. Photo courtesy Sugarland Bakery.   Looking for a garnish for your dessert? Grab that jar of peanut butter. Add sweetener to taste (agave, honey, maple syrup, sugar or noncaloric sweetener). Consider a pinch of cinnamon. Then pipe the peanut butter from a pastry bag. You can use a plastic…
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APRIL FOOL’S DAY: Upside-Down Sundae

Upside-down sundaes. Photo courtesy Peanut Butter & Co.   Looking for an April Fool’s Day recipe? Adapt this comfort food idea from Peanut Butter & Co.: An upside down sundae. In a parfait or sundae dish, layer the nuts, cherries or other topping on the bottom of a glass sundae dish. Follow with the sauce—chocolate,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Planter’s NUT-rition Peanut Butter

Cinnamon Raisin PB, a real treat. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Peanut butter is a nutritious food: It was invented by a physician to provide protein for people who could not chew meat (see the history of peanut butter). While delicious flavored peanut butter has been produced by artisan manufacturers for more…
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