Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bars


Happy Father's Day—to my amazing dad and all of the other irreplaceable papas out there! In honor of the holiday, I baked you (and him) a treat. :) Since I couldn't be there in person to celebrate the holiday with my dad, I sent a batch of this dessert his way. It's includes some of his favorite snacks, peanuts, pretzels and chocolate. And who doesn't love a bar cookie? This recipe turned out to be the perfect gift for my dad in ...continue reading

Healthy Single-Serving PB&J Cake


When I was a kid, "hot lunch" was a steady rotation of rubbery pizza, turkey and gravy over white bread, purple-hued hot dogs and overcooked spaghetti. As a result, my Mom or I packed a brown bag nearly everyday. I can probably count the number of times I bought a hot lunch ticket during my K-8 career on one hand. Since sandwich + fruit or vegetable+ treat (chips, dessert, etc.) was on rotation 180 days per year for nine years, I was ...continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfaits


Pumpkin and cinnamon, peppermint and chocolate, peanut butter and jelly...What's your favorite flavor combination? PB&C (peanut butter and chocolate) is one hot combo this time of year, thanks to those ever-popular Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins! Inspired by that Halloween favorite, I set out to make a healthier dessert that was just as sweet and delicious. Could I do it? You be the judge. :) Chocolate Peanut ...continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites


The combination of chocolate and peanut butter brings out very powerful feelings in some people. Case in point: "Right now we're in a period of darkness. Between egg and pumpkin, there's nothing." When that dark time comes, Eating Well magazine has the perfect solution, which I've adapted to feed a crowd. And even better news than the fact that you can enjoy peanut-butter-heavy chocolate treats? This version is minimally ...continue reading

I stopped in at the Nutropolitan Museum of Art yesterday after receiving an invite to the event and seeing it discussed in several city papers earlier this week. How could I not, once I heard that everyone in attendance would take home a free jar of Peanut Butter & Company PB and better yet, that jar would be matched by one jar donated to the Food Bank for New York City?! While at the “museum,” I snapped a few photos of ...continue reading