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  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


    October 16, 2013 by Jenn

    I don’t really think I need to explain too much here, am I right? Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination of all time. These cookies are the absolute BEST and they’re just in time for the holidays.

    - 1 C butter, soft but not melted
    - 1 C white sugar
    - 1/2 C brown sugar
    - 2 eggs
    - 2 tsp vanilla extract
    - 2 C flour
    - 2/3 C cocoa powder
    - 1 tsp baking soda
    - 1/4 tsp salt
    - 2 1/2 cups Reece’s peanut butter chips

    - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    - In a mixer or a large bowl, combine butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla and beat together until light and fluffy.
    - In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until well combined. Gently stir in the peanut butter chips.
    - Place the batter in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes before baking. This will help the cookies to rise instead of coming out flat.
    - Lightly grease your cookie sheet and drop the batter in rounded spoonfuls. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. I prefer my cookies to be softer so I took mine out after about 11 minutes. If you like crunchy cookies, leave them in a bit longer.

    I’m a big fan of recipes that are basic and can be changed a little here and there. This is a really simple and easy recipe that you can modify any way you see fit. I’m thinking that next time I might add pretzel pieces or maybe cherries for Christmas time. What are your favorite holiday cookies??

  2. Homemade Dog Treats


    February 10, 2013 by Emily


    Even though they don’t know it, it’s Valentines day for puppies too! And what better way to show love for your favorite four legged friend then to give them a tasty, homemade treat?!

    See this handsome dude?


    That’s Luke aka “The Beast”, and he’s been my favorite snuggle buddy/space heater/toe licker for the past three years, Alex and I picked up got Luke right before “snowpocalypse 2010″ hit Maryland (seriously…. driving home from a getting a leash and crate in the snow… oooph someone commiserate with me on house-training a dog during a blizzard) which means February is also his “gotcha month” so of course I need to give him an extra special present (yes, I also make him birthday cakes out of meatloaf… don’t judge me!)

    Beast is a fan of anything food related, but he’s especially fond of sweet potatoes and peanut butter, so bing bang boom…. sweet potato peanutbutter biscuits for my buddy!

    What you’ll need:

    3 cups whole wheat flour

    2 eggs

    1/4 cup peanut butter

    1 cup roasted sweet potato

    1 teaspoon salt



    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2) Place all ingredients into the bowl of a mixer, mix at medium speed until everything is combined. Dough should form a ball, but should not be sticky. 3) Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4inch thickness. 4) use cookie cutters to stamp out as many reats as possible, I just happened to have this bone shaped cutter and it’s a good treat size for most dogs, but use anything you have handy. 5) Place the treats on a baking sheet, these do not spread so you can put them very close together without worrying about then turning into on big dog treat. 6) Bake for 30-4o minutes until the treats are hard. 7) Allow to cool completely before putting into storage containers. Then and see if your furry friends will do any tricks!


    Luke would only sit… and drool. I took that as a sign that he was impressed by the smell of the treats!

    Luke1One more Beast picture… because he’s so darn handsome!!


  3. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups


    January 26, 2013 by Jenn


    One of the biggest complaints I hear from vegan buddies is the lack of peanut butter cups in their lives. Reece’s doesn’t even know they’d be sitting on a gold mine if they’d just use some vegan chocolate. Here’s a way to make these delicious treats on your own.

    Yields: 24 cups

    - 3 Cups Vegan chocolate (chips or chunks, doesn’t matter)
    - 1 Cup powdered sugar
    - 1/2 Tsp salt
    - pinch of cinnamon

    - cupcake pan
    - cupcake liners
    - double boiler (or make-shift double boiler like mine)

    - Cut the top off the cupcake liners so they are half their original size. Place them in the cupcake pan.
    - Melt your Vegan chocolate in your double boiler. Use a small spoon to deposit melted chocolate into the cupcake liners. Not very much, just enough to cover the bottom.
    - Put cupcake pan in the freezer for 20 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.
    - Mix sugar, peanut butter, and cinnamon in a bowl. It will be kinda tough. I just used my hands to incorporate all the ingredients thoroughly.
    - Make small disk shapes out of the peanut butter mixture and place on top of the hardened chocolate. I wanted my cups to have the same appearance as the originals so I made sure to leave a little room around the sides of the cups for the chocolate to drip into.
    - Once you’re done with the disks, take more melted chocolate and cover the disks completely. Use your spoon to smooth out the tops.
    - Place in the freezer for another 25 minutes until they are completely hardened.
    - Then eat all of them in one sitting.

    No but seriously. You might. I would recommend keeping these bad boys refrigerated until you plan on serving them, just to make sure the chocolate doesn’t melt at all.
    I will neither confirm nor deny that I ate 3 of these for breakfast.


    Happy Weekend!!

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