Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie

A chocolate peanut butter cookie studded with white chocolate peanut butter cups baked right in your skillet!

A simple skillet cookie made with chocolate peanut butter and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! I am the youngest of three girls.  My sisters and I have always had a close relationship.  Being the youngest, I always looked up to my sisters and idolized them, even during those times when they weren’t especially sweet to me.  I can vividly recall my oldest sister sitting on me and tickling me until my stomach ached and I would cry out in pain to make … Continue reading →

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with eggless chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough filling

 Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with egg-free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough! I spent an inordinate amount of time during my high school years driving around in a bright orange Ford Bronco.  My best friend was at the wheel and I was usually co-pilot.  We weren’t bad teenagers, we were just bored.  So we drove around and around and around.  We drove past friend’s houses, boy’s houses, searched for parties, and then … Continue reading →

Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Soft brownie cookies with peanut butter in the middle!

I’m so excited to be participating in “Take a Bite of My State Cookie EGGs-change”  sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association! Chocolate cookies with a perfect peanut butter center!  A new, quick version of Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls! ( An Ohio favorite)     We are rapidly approaching the end of the year.  It’s time to think about those little things called “resolutions”.  Each January, I sort of think … Continue reading →

Buckeye Cupcakes #OXOGoodCupcake

Chocolate cupcakes filled and frosted with the best peanut butter frosting!

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled and then topped with creamy peanut butter frosting! A taste reminiscent of Buckeye Candies! Kids are funny aren't they?  They always think they are pulling the wool over your eyes, but in reality they are as transparent as Suran wrap!  Maybe that's just my own kids.  When will they realize that 1. I hear, see and smell everything.  2.  I have supernatural intuition.  3.  I know everything.  On numerous occasions … Continue reading →

Reese’s Peanut Butter Caramel Bars { appreciation post for the worlds best taste tester}

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Need something sinful and decadent? You need these bars!  Choc full of chocolate chips, gooey caramel, peanut butter  and chopped Reese's Cups! My husband and I have very defined roles, much like many married couples.  He works outside the home and provides for his family, he takes care of all landscaping duties.  He is the painter, the fix it man, the chief financial planner, the sports "trainer", and the taste tester.  I am everything … Continue reading →

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry over Peanut Butter Noodles

Chicken Stir Fry

       Dinner.  I get tired of thinking about it.  If it were just me in the home, I'd probably eat dessert for dinner.  But, I have four other people to consider.  Four people with vastly different tastes.  Four people who will tell me exactly how they feel before and after each meal.  It's impossible to satisfy everyone.  I refuse to cook separate meals.  We either eat what I cook or we go hungry.  That's it.       Tonight I decided to … Continue reading →

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

  I made these cookies with my youngest daughter, Lucy.   She is my baking assistant.  She is an expert egg cracker.  Yes, a few end up on the floor, but it's all part of learning.  Lucy is also very good at adding my pre measured ingredients.  Her favorite ingredient to add is the chocolate chips.  I usually give her a little pile to sample before we stir the chips into the batter.  It makes her very happy. Lucy and I made these … Continue reading →

Peanut Butter Caramel Cups

Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

I'm thankful for my missing peace: my husband who has an overabundance of love and patience. I'm thankful for my 3 little ones.  They fill my days with joy and laughter. I'm thankful for family and friends both near and far, old and new. I'm thankful for my Jack Russell who keeps me warm at night, cleans up the crumbs in my kitchen and gives me unlimited kisses. I'm thankful for my Kitchen Aid Mixer. I'm thankful for coffee and … Continue reading →

Amish Peanut Butter

Amish Peanut Butter

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 … Continue reading →