peanut ginger chicken

Jun 11, 2013 by

grilling season is my favorite.  i have a hubster that loves to grill, and does a fine job, i might add.  it is easy.  i whip up a marinade the day before and boom dinner is halfway done.  but i mostly love grilling because it means less dishes.  i’ve come a long ways from when i was little and would only eat hot dogs from the microwave.  even when we went camping.  (can you really count it as camping when you’ve got a microwave in the camper?) i am a sucker for peanut butter.  usually, i just eat it with a spoon… from the jar and never really imagined it in a marinade.  but it is very tasty.  you should give this recipe a try.  and definitely make the salsa to go with it!...

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chocolate pb oatmeal cookies

Nov 19, 2011 by

well, hello again, blog!  i’m happy to report that things are back to “normal” at the shoebox.  it was hacked a month or so ago, and we’ve been working on moving content around and finding a suitable server.  (hello, godaddy!)  the shoebox is back with one more nashville recipe.  then, we get to move onto the wa ones! i made these cookies for my dad on his last visit to nashville.  they’re all of his favorite cookies, rolled into one!  after a ten hour drive to nashville from michigan, the least i could do was have a batch of cookies ready for him to eat.  if cookies could make it through the mail, i’d probably send a batch of these to him tonight to celebrate the big buck that he got today and that...

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Jan 17, 2011 by

ebelskiver, how do i love thee?  let me count the ways: sausage, peanut butter, nutella, cinnamon bun…. bran gave me an ebelskiver pan for Christmas this year.  ebelskiver is basically a filled pancake.  what you decide to fill it with is what really makes it great.  you can go the hearty route, with sausage, eggs, bacon… or you can go the sweet route with pb, nutella, or cinnamon.  there is no wrong way to fill an ebelskiver.  williams-sonoma’s website has 20 different ebelskiver recipes, and i plan on trying all of them.  their cinnamon bun ebelskiver recipe is included below. for the pancakes:  (half this recipe for two) 2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 4 eggs, separated 2 c buttermilk 4 tbsp butter, melted fillings: peanut butter nutella jelly mini...

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pb cup fudge ripple cheesecake popsicles...

Nov 3, 2010 by

it’s no secret that i have a sweet tooth.  one of my favorite restaurants is the cheesecake factory, and i do not love them for their food, but for their cheesecake.  redonkulously overpriced, but amazingly perfect in every way cheesecake.  my absolute favorite is adam’s peanut butter cup fudge ripple cheesecake, there’s nothing else on the menu that even comes close to comparing to this masterpiece.  obviously, i cannot indulge myself in this very often, but have found a way to enjoy it at home…  for a lot less calories and a lot less moo-lah. tom bought me a popsicle mold for my birthday this year, and it has been a lot of fun making tasty creations with it.  i started out with the basics, like chocolate pudding and juice mixed with club soda, but...

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asian coleslaw

Jun 11, 2010 by

we had paul and brandy over for dinner the other night.  it’s just getting too hot to have egg rolls with chinese dishes, so this looked like an acceptable summer swap!  it kind of reminds me of salad and dressing that you would get at a hibachi grill.  it’s a winner! 6 tbsp rice wine vinegar 6 tbsp vegetable oil 5 tbsp creamy peanut butter 3 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp ground ginger 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 bag of shredded cabbage 6 green onions, chopped in a medium bowl, whisk together the first seven ingredients. toss cabbage and green onions with the mixture just before serving....

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rice krispie treats

Apr 30, 2010 by

rice krispie treats are very simple.  just follow the directions on the box of rice krispies and for the love of all that is sweet and ooey gooey: do NOT, under any circumstances microwave your ingredients.  always melt them low and slow on your stovetop.  if you use the microwave, the texture is all wrong and you end up with hardened rice krispies that are difficult to eat. here’s what you need: 6 c rice krispies 1 bag mini marshmallows 3 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla in a large saucepan (i use my soup pot), melt your butter.  add marshmallows and vanilla, stir until completely melted. add rice krispies, stir until evenly coated. pour into a greased 9×13″ pan, pressing in with waxed paper or a nonstick spatula. pictured above is a variation that...

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peanut butter sandwich cookies

Jan 10, 2010 by

boy met girl.  girl liked boy.  girl brought boy a bajillion cookies to his dorm room to impress him.  boy (and his stomach) fell in love with girl.  that’s only part of mine and tom’s love story!  but the story continues today and here’s another cookie recipe, just because you need something else to steer you away from your new year’s diet! 🙂 the peanut butter cookie recipe is a classic from the better homes and gardens cookbook.  i have a reprinted 1953 edition and LOVE it.  the filling comes from a november 2008 better homes and gardens magazine. cookie: “peanut butter crisscrosses” 1 c shortening 1 c granulated sugar 1 c brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 beaten eggs 1 c peanut butter (i add extra, if using crunchy pb) 3 c sifted...

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peanut butter marbled brownies

Apr 10, 2009 by

these are a wonderfully rich treat.  they’re best consumed with a glass of milk. 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/2 c peanut butter 1/4 c white sugar 1 egg 2 tbsp milk 1 c butter or margarine, melted 2 c white sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9 x 13 pan in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/4 c white sugar, 1 egg, and milk until smooth.  set aside in a large bowl, mix together melted butter, 2 c white sugar, and vanilla; mix in the remaining 3 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  combine flour, cocoa, baking...

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