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Tante Shvester
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If your tastes are as contrary as mine are, then all this news about tainted peanuts (The Nut Case) makes you want to eat some peanut butter.

What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter? Just straight creamy goodness licked from the spoon? With grape jelly on Wonder Bread? Pickles? Ketchup? Reese's Cup?

When I was a kid, I loved to spread my peanut butter sandwich (creamy, please) with orange juice concentrate instead of jam. Ma used to get annoyed when she went to get one of those cans of frozen concentrate out of the freezer, only to find that I had finched a spoonful of it for my sandwich.

Of course, I thought the Fluffernutter was an idea of inspired genius, although now it doesn't appeal at all. My adult palate prefers the "natural" style peanut butter (creamy, please) on toasted rye bread with thinly sliced raw onion (Vidalia is best, but I'm not picky).

Oh, and the Reese's Cup. Nothing wrong with those!

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I have no idea what a Fluffernutter is.

Other than that, the idea of concentrated orange with peanut butter just does not appeal. At all.

I prefer Reese's Cup. Or peanut butter with jam. Or with honey. Or straight out of the jar on a spoon. [Smile] Yeah, I think I'm rather boring...

Oh, and no crunchy. I like smooth, too. [Smile]

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Lissande
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Peanut butter and Nutella.
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Quid: a fluffernutter is a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich.
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Peanut butter and sliced apples. I'm on that kick, so I have one or two a day.
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Lisa
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Reeses Whipps. It's a cross between Reeses and 3 Musketeers.
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on celery or slices of apple
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Most of the time I enjoy my peanut butter in a very straightforward manner. Spread liberally on a slice of bread.

Sometimes I combine it with chocolate sprinkles.

And on very rare occasions I go for the triple threat; peanut butter combined with chocolate spread (hazelnut flavour optional) and caramel spread.

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quote:
Quid: a fluffernutter is a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich.
It has a name? Mom used to sometimes make those for us as kids ... it was my favorite sandwich. Now that I'm an adult, I can't believe she could even call that "lunch". My kids have never had one. I'm so mean.

Nowadays I like my peanut butter crunchy, and I spoon it onto a banana as I eat it. Yum. Or in peanut-butter-and-raspberry-jam sandwiches.

Oh, and Reese's peanut butter cups, too. And Tagalongs. (I'm so glad it's Girl Scout Cookie season!)

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Peanut butter, Nutella, bananas. Sometimes in a smoothie. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
Peanut butter and Nutella.

Nuttin' wrong with that!
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Traceria
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
Peanut butter and Nutella.

Wow...that would be good but quite potent! 8D

I know a gentleman who likes to put PB on whatever type of sandwich he's eating at the time, be it ham or turkey or just a regular PB&J. *shudder*

Personally, I'll eat PB in whatever fashion so long as it's either by itself or in combination with one of the following: ice cream, jelly of some kind, marshmallow or chocolate. The only more complicated combo being a peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow sandwich which is made on a campfire sandwich cooker. You butter the outside of the bread to keep it from sticking, make your PB&J as usual but put either mini marshmallows or fluff in between. Then you cook it on a stove burner (or campfire, I suppose) until it's golden brown on the outside. Wait a minute before cutting it, for it will ooze and burn you, and sprinkle powdered sugar on top (just don't try to inhale when you take a bite ;] ).

Oh, and I like crunchy PB on normal PB&J but not really anywhere else.

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Originally posted by JennaDean:
And Tagalongs. (I'm so glad it's Girl Scout Cookie season!)

He he... I brought a box into work with me today!!! [Big Grin]
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PB on graham crackers.

PB and chocolate chips on a hot enough bagel to melt the two together.

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My favorite quick breakfast: Chunky peanut butter spread on whole wheat toast, then spoon on a layer of organic apple sauce, then sprinkle with a dash of real cinnamon. Wash down with milk. Tasty and filling.
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GAAAAAHHH!!! Why is it every forum I visit has a "nut thread"?!?

* runs away! *

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Tante Shvester
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*chases*
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quote:
Originally posted by Lissande:
Peanut butter and Nutella.

Yum.
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Quid: a fluffernutter is a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich.

Haven't had one in ages, but yum!
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Originally posted by Lisa:
Reeses Whipps. It's a cross between Reeses and 3 Musketeers.

Also yum.
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Originally posted by JennaDean:
And Tagalongs. (I'm so glad it's Girl Scout Cookie season!)

Yum. Also, it's too bad I'm not allowed to sell them out-of-area. I have two Girl Scouts to shill^H^H^H^H^H sell for. [Wink]

I also like PB & banana sandwiches, although I haven't had any for a while either. And just plain peanut butter off the spoon is great.

When I was a kid, I would have a bowlful of PB & J -- no bread. Just the two mixed together, eaten with a spoon. That one I no longer have any interest in.

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Did anyone have "Ants on a Log" as a child? Peel a banana, lay it on its side, spread peanut butter on it (moss growing on the log), and then add raisins to the peanut butter (ants marching across the log).
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Peanut butter (always creamy! Crunchy peanut butter is only half done), banana, and bacon make a really good sandwich. If it was good enough for Elvis. [Wink]

I'm intrigued by the idea of onion on a PB sandwich so I might add some to the above and see what it's like. I think I'll try red.

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Tante Shvester
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You must have it on rye bread if you're going to do it right.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
Just straight creamy goodness licked from the spoon?

If you want to just eat straight peanut butter, my favorite way is to stick bite sized globs in the freezer for a day or two before eating. The taste is just as good, if not a little better, and the texture and ease of eating is much improved.
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I had ants on a log as a kid - but there was no banana involved. It was always celery with peanut butter and raisins.

Oddly enough, as an adult I don't really like any of those things anymore.

I like peanut butter on apples and I like all varieties of reeses I've tried. But that's pretty much it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Risuena:
I had ants on a log as a kid - but there was no banana involved. It was always celery with peanut butter and raisins.

Oddly enough, as an adult I don't really like any of those things anymore.

I like peanut butter on apples and I like all varieties of reeses I've tried. But that's pretty much it.

That's what I was going to mention - celery.

Completely forgot about PB with apples!! Mmmm...

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Take two pieces of rye bread, spread one with creamy PB, one with plain cream cheese (low-fat would probably work, too), and put grape jelly in the middle. The bread should be either very fresh or toasted. One of my fave childhood sandwiches.
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I spent forty years of my life really disliking peanutbutter; probably a reaction to an unfortunate overindulgence.
Now, I enjoy it (only before 0800) on warm multigrain toast. I spoon strawberry freezer jam on each bite because it won't stay on the slice thick enough. And, I drink lots of milk with it.

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I get a big glob of peanut butter on a spoon, then take chocolate chips and stick them all over it. Then eat. Kind of like a poor man's Reese's.
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When I was in preschool I used to eat peanut butter, jelly, and mustard sandwiches. No shens!
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Toot Toot!
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quote:
Originally posted by Artemisia Tridentata:
I spent forty years of my life really disliking peanutbutter; probably a reaction to an unfortunate overindulgence.
Now, I enjoy it (only before 0800) on warm multigrain toast. I spoon strawberry freezer jam on each bite because it won't stay on the slice thick enough. And, I drink lots of milk with it.

This sounds delicious, but what is strawberry freezer jam? [Confused]
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I love peanut butter swirled in ice cream, either vanilla or chocolate, and mini peanut butter cups are a plus as well.

I'm not fond of PB on a sandwich, but love it on toast. And PB cookies are one of my favorites. I've recently perfected a chocolate/peanut butter marbled cookie that is to die for.

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Freezer jam: Very simple jam made of fruit & sugar & pectin (or not with pectin). You freeze it instead of bottling with heat. It tends, IME, to be a little runnier than bottled jam.
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Peanut butter and . . . sugar and an egg -- baked into the best cookies ever.
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Does freezer jam taste different than regular jam, or is it just made because of the simplicity of creating it that way?
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Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches are surprisingly good. I know it sounds absurd, but a friend finally got me to try it. The sweet-sour works well with peanut butter.

But I do still like peanut butter with grape jelly or honey in sandwiches.

By the way, I recommend Jiff as the best-tasting of the common brands. I have no preference between smooth or crunchy.

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I think freezer jam is sweeter than bottled jam, and has a grainier texture. I've always preferred making cooked jam.
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Peanut butter on a slice of multigrain toast, topped with banana slices and cinnamon, drizzled with honey.

But usually it's peanut butter thinly spread on crispbread, given calorie concerns.

[oooo ... but the latter is very good as well if thinly thinly coated with melted dark 99% cocoa chocolate and then frozen. num num]

[ February 10, 2009, 01:40 PM: Message edited by: ClaudiaTherese ]

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Yeah, I think freezer jam is for convenience. Although when still frozen it makes a handy ingredient for smoothies (if you can chip off chunks of it, and don't mind the extra sugar). Also a good sponge cake topping with whipped cream.
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Skippy Super Chunk on toasted sandwich bread, spread on the instant it comes out of the toaster so it gets all melty. Enjoy with a glass of milk. Mmm.
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PB and honey on toasted sesame pita. Which I'm having for breakfast right now.
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Never tried it on pita, but PB and honey is how I eat it. Usually on some 9 grain bread.
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It's what I had around. Rye too, but I'm not a big fan of raw onions.
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Along with liking peanut butter with honey and jam and with crackers, I like crunchy peanut butter on cheese.

[ February 10, 2009, 04:25 PM: Message edited by: kmbboots ]

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quote:
Originally posted by ClaudiaTherese:
Peanut butter on a slice of multigrain toast, topped with banana slices and cinnamon, drizzled with honey.

Sounds divine. Too bad I have no bananas in the house.

And I can't believe I forgot about PB on celery! I enjoy it, and my kids adore it.

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I almost never eat peanut butter anymore. Except my wife makes the most wonderful peanut butter pancakes. If I've been a good husband, she throws in some chocolate chips. Yum!
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I'm a big fan of any PB/chocolate combo, and I like pb with banana too.
Also, something nobody has mentioned yet, I love peanut butter and cheese sandwiches. The mixture of sweet/salty is perfect.

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Many people with dentures do not like to eat peanut butter, especially the crunchy kind. But that is a matter of convenience, not taste. I still have my teeth, fortunately.
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1 cup peanut butter
1 bag butterscotch chips
6 cups crushed cornflakes

melt pb and bs chips in microwave. Mix in cornflakes. Put on wax paper in fridge. Let cool. Eat. And eat. And eat.

They don't last long in our house.

I also used to put Fritos in my pbj sandwiches.

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Mama S, looks like chocolate chips might work well as an addition to your recipe. Or else smash up and mix together Heath Bars and Reese's Cups.

And while we're considering additional ingredients, what about coconut? Ever hear of a candy bar called Zagnut? I don't know if they make them any more.

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They do. And they're pretty good.
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quote:
Originally posted by quidscribis:
I have no idea what a Fluffernutter is.

Me neither but it sounds fun.
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