Seasons

There’s truly a peanut dish and celebration for every season. Whether it’s time to grill or time to chill, you can find favorite seasonal recipes and peanut ingredients right here.

How to Make Your Own Jam for the World’s Best PB&J!

I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love a peanut butter sandwich. Some of my earliest food memories involve making my own peanut butter and chocolate sprinkle sandwich after school. (Warm it for 10 seconds in the microwave – trust me on this.) These days, I’m still a big-time peanut butter sandwich lover and usually enjoy my PB with fresh sliced bananas, or even savory with some pickled vegetables, torn basil and a sprinkle of sriracha. But there’s really nothing more nostalgic and tastier to me than a peanut butter sandwich made with homemade jam or jelly.

Boiled Peanuts: From Necessity to Southern Delicacy

When or why Southerners started boiling peanuts no one knows exactly. But good ideas have a way of spreading and, today, Southerners know how great boiled peanuts are. Not only are boiled peanuts called “the caviar of the South,” but they are also the official state snack of South Carolina. From Labor Day on into the holiday season, boiled peanuts are abundantly available at roadside stands, gas stations, ball games, festivals, and anywhere else people gather for fun.

3 Budget-Friendly Boredom Busters for Kids this Summer

With the kids out of school and a limited budget, you’re probably thinking about how to entertain the family this summer. Put on the sunscreen and check out some home-based and budget-friendly ideas you can do in your own backyard:

4 Summer Fun Recipes

Let’s kick it up a notch this summer with new delicious ways to enjoy the creamy, spreadable goodness of peanut butter!

 

Check out these 4 summer recipes!

18ish No-Cook Meal Ideas with Peanuts

Here in the South, we’ve experienced above normal temperatures that started even before summer officially began. In fact, it’s been well over 90 degrees with no rain to speak of. When it’s that hot outside, it’s hard to consider heating up the house when it’s time to cook a meal. It’s even too hot to stand over the grill outside!

Summertime Tasty Snack Ideas!

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? I love the beautiful weather that comes with summer, relaxing by the pool, and of course the food! Let's dive into some great poolside snack ideas. When I think of snacks, I want them to be convenient and tasty.  I have compiled a list of my favorite 25 snacks to pack for summer fun.

Three Simple Ways to Rethink Your Health This Summer

The temperature is rising and for many, that means anxiety or stress about summer is rising, too. 
 
If you feel the urge to start working on your “summer body” you’re not alone. But the pursuit of weight loss or restrictive dieting doesn’t actually improve health. As a registered dietitian, here’s what I recommend trying instead. 

6 Gifts for People Whose Spirit Animal is Peanut Butter

Let’s talk about it. We all know them. The peanut obsessives in our lives who  plow through a bag of peanuts at the ballpark before the second inning. The ones who don’t even bother with bread or an apple and just get their peanut butter fix with a jar and a spoon. While it might seem obvious that they’ll appreciate a gift of peanuts or peanut butter, why not give them something that fits their niche but adds a wonderful twist?  

5 Sophisticated Party Dishes to Serve At Your Next Soirée

If you’re going to go to all the fuss of throwing a party, then make it a memorable one. No offense to mom, but those old-school recipes laden with mayonnaise aren’t going to go over well with a refined foodie crowd. Check out these recipe ideas for a more sophisticated (and tasty!) soirée.

Back-to-School Meals Made Easy

To keep our energy levels up, each meal and snack should contain a good proportion of carbohydrates (the more whole grain or fruit/veggie based, the better), protein and good fats. Peanut butter is a natural fit as it provides more protein per ounce than any other nut as well as a great dose of mostly unsaturated fats – the good kind. Not to mention, it is shelf stable so packing it for lunch or a snack makes it more portable than most options.

         

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