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James Beard Nominees Make Peanuts Part of the Menu


A few weeks ago the James Beard Foundation announced it nominees for 2014 James Beard Awards. The list includes over 50 nominees from the best restaurants and chefs in the food industry. Given how much Americans love peanuts and peanut butter, it should come as no surprise that many of the nominated chefs and restaurants […]

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National Peanut Month Staff “Best Pick” Recipes: Keegan, Peanut Dacquoise

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With so many options to choose from, it was difficult to pick my favorite peanut recipe to make for National Peanut Month. I said to myself: “Self, make a savory dish, because there are so many savory peanut dishes that you love. Don’t make a dessert, don’t make a dessert, don’t make a dessert.” Well, I made a dessert. But not just any dessert. This peanut dacquoise with peanut butter mousse from Bon Appétit is a fabulous French-style dessert that is the crème de la crème of my peanut-themed culinary repertoire.

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10 Over-the-Top & Classic Ways to Enjoy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – VIDEOS

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

1. Make your own peanut butter. 2. Punch up your hot chocolate. 3. Make and pack your kid’s lunch in one minute. 4. Invent a world-changing way to get that last bit of peanut butter out of the jar….

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Snack On: How to Celebrate National Snack Food Month Nutritiously

Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip

I am a big fan of noshing on snacks throughout the day to help keep me full and my energy levels high. Last year I shared a little about the growing snack food trend and offered up some tasty recipe ideas to eat between meals. In 2014, the trends continue to evolve from the indulgent to more nutrient-rich options.

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Celebrate Chocolate with Peanuts!

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Most of us have been enjoying chocolate treats all month long. Just in case you did not know, February is National Chocolate Lovers Month and we have an array of recipes we would love to share with you.

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Treat Your Pooch to Peanut Butter Biscuits for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

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Today is for the dogs… or at least for their treats. Yes, much to a doggy’s delight, the numerous varieties of dog biscuits that line the shelves of pet food isles have their very own day of recognition. My puppy appreciates dog biscuits regardless of what day it is, and without deference to my futile attempts at teaching obedience. So, in order to make her International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day a little more special, I am highlighting those dog biscuits and treats that are made with peanut butter.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookie Season

The siren song of Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. Our favorites are of course Tagalongs® (Peanut Butter Patties®) and Do-si-dos® (Peanut Butter Sandwich) and it turns out we’re not alone. In a recent poll, readers crowned Tagalongs® as their favorite Girl Scout cookie. We’re also excited to learn that the Girl Scouts are testing a new gluten-free cookie this year: Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

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Black History Month: ‘School on Wheels’ Carries Improvements to Black Farmers

Peanut Farming Vintage

When we talk about Black History Month at the National Peanut Board, the first person that comes to mind is George Washington Carver. Many important contributions to agriculture in the United States can be attributed to other African- Americans. For instance, the influence of extension agents and farming research in the first half of the twentieth century is a true success story.

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Back away from the Marinara: Unique Pizza Sauces Increase on Menus

Thai Peanut Pizza

Americans love pizza almost as much as we love peanut butter. The restaurant research firm Food Genius recently reported that pizza is an option on a whopping 40 percent of restaurant menus and that pizzas with non-traditional bases like barbecue sauce, pesto and peanut sauce are growing in popularity.

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Heart-to-Heart with Katie Ferraro, RD

Peanuts and Heart Health

Each February is recognized as American Heart Health Month. Stark statistics show that many are vulnerable to potentially suffering from issues of the heart. We asked registered dietitian Katie Ferraro to share more about the role nutritious ingredients like peanuts can play in keeping your heart in tip top shape.

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