This nutty spread has much more purpose than being paired with jelly on sandwiches. Peanut butter is a perfect addition to cookies, muffins, and baked goods. It makes a great addition to tasty sauces for savory dishes as well.
Culinary school student Shelly Platten came up with this recipe while trying to make a healthier version of her son’s favorite peanut butter cup bars for a care package. Her secret ingredient? Puréed beans. “He didn’t even know the beans were in these bars!” she says. ...read more
This well-loved assemblage of lightly cooked and raw vegetables translates literally as “mix-mix.” A colorful combination of wholesome ingredients is arranged on a platter in separate mounds and served with a peanut-coconut sauce. ...read more
The classic combo of celery and peanut butter gets a tasty update in this noodle salad. Choose very fresh celery with plenty of dark leaves that are the color of parsley. ...read more
Jean Maxwell, a clinical dietitian from Suffolk, Va., serves this luscious dessert to her extended family at Thanksgiving. “They are Southern—very meat-and-potatoes—so the first time I made it, I did not mention the tofu,” she says. “They devoured it, then I told them, and they ...read more
Harissa is a smoky North African chili paste made from smoked chiles, olive oil, spices, and sometimes tomatoes. Heat and flavor vary from brand to brand. This recipe was made with a French-produced harissa with a mild heat and extra sweetness from tomatoes. ...read more
The hot, slightly charred tortilla warms and melts the peanut butter, creating the ultimate in satisfying, oozing deliciousness. In place of a sugar-laden jelly, this wrap features a homemade quick jam of fresh strawberries and a touch of agave. You could sub sliced apples or ...read more