Nine years ago, a little red-faced, wrinkly baby girl in a blue and pink cap was placed by a nurse upon my lap. Through the tears, all I could say was “you came out of me?”. I couldn’t believe that something so beautiful and so precious was housed in my belly for 9 whole months!
I still marvel at that little girl. I cannot believe that we’ve been blessed with such a beautiful, sweet-natured child. Ellie lights up each and every day. She fills our hearts with love. I’m so proud of her. I’m in love with the person she is, I am in awe of the person she will become. I still can’t believe she came out of me. She is all I had ever hoped for in a child. I love her. I carry her heart with me wherever I go.
I am going to make cupcakes for Ellie’s party (Cherry Coke to be exact!). But for today, Ellie’s actual birthday, all she requested was this Amish Peanut Butter. It is her favorite! Although peanut butter is the predominant ingredient, it isn’t as pronounced as you might think. The marshmallow fluff and the maple syrup takes peanut butter to a whole new level! It’s very fluffernutterish (ok, ok, totally NOT a word, but it’s descriptive don’t you think?). I promise you will adore this even if you aren’t a fan of peanut butter! This pairs wonderfully with apples, pears, pretzels, graham crackers… you get the idea! It’s a perfect fall treat, but can certainly be eaten any time of the year! This makes an enormous batch, pour it in jars and make some friends!
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I made this too:
I found these yummies on Pinterest!
Homemade Peanut Butter Simply Scratch
Peanut Butter Spread Espresso and Cream
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 T corn syrup
- 1 t maple syrup
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 16 oz. marshmallow fluff
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, water, corn syrup and maple syrup. Stir until mixture comes to a bowl. Remove from heat. Let cool. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. Add cooled sugar mixture and stir until all completely combined. Pour into air tight containers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE!!!