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Dr. Julia: “What Should I Bring?”

Julia Nordgren

Many of us like to cook or bake when our friends are in need. “What can I bring?” we often ask, wanting to lighten the load with homemade meals or delicious treats. Last year, my dear friend Emily went through an incredibly difficult time when her husband was suffering from cancer. I wanted to make something for her that she would love, so I wanted to use her favorite flavor combination of peanuts and chocolate.

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Setting Goals for a New Year & New You

New Year's Resolutions

It’s 2015, a new year and a time to put those resolutions and goals to good use! One of my goals, which is a pretty common yet important one, is healthier eating habits and exercising. Here are five easy goals to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle in 2015

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New Year’s Eve: Party With Peanuts


Hosting or planning on going to a New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2015? Keep your guests satisfied and energized with appetizers/snacks to munch on throughout the night! We’ve got you covered with these party peanut recipes, perfect for serving during your New Year’s celebration(s).

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Providing Santa an Energizing Christmas with Peanuts

Peanuts at Christmas

‘Tis the Season! Christmas is just a few days away and families are preparing for Santa to bring lots of goodies. While laying out cookies has typically been the tradition, we are giving Santa a different kind of snack this year.

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Power Through the Cold With Peanuts and Winter Vegetables


The Winter Solstice has officially arrived, which means shorter days of warming sunlight. Time to turn to the kitchen and cook up some foods to warm you from the inside out.

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Vintage Peanut Recipe: Peanut Whirls + Giveaway

Vintage Peanut Recipes

In the peanut butter world, Ohio brings one thing to mind: Buckeyes. This tasty treat has a sweet peanut butter fudge-like base that’s enrobed in milk chocolate and pays homage to the state tree. I recently discovered an Ohio resident who has another delicious and classic vintage recipe for a peanut butter dessert: Peanut Whirls.

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Favorite Holiday-Themed NPB Posts

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Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are right around the corner and I am sure you are all looking forward to it. We at National Peanut Board would like to share some of our favorite holiday-themed posts for you to enjoy

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Gingerbread House Inspiration: Plains, Georgia—Home of Jimmy Carter

NPB Gingerbread House

We’re nuts about the holidays here at the National Peanut Board. Enjoy our gingerbread house creation–we won third place in our building’s competition!

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12 Edible Gifts to Try with Peanuts

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National Peanut Board hosted an edible gift exchange this year. Our staff members each found recipes from their family collections or online. Edible gifts make great presents because they are quick and easy to make for the ones you love.

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Hold the Holly! Hang a DIY Peanut Wreath Instead


Pinterest is loaded with tips for molding your favorite pieces of flare into decorative rings to don your door, but we have something a little different to offer. We’ve ditched the garland and holly berries, and dug deep to find the only flare fit for decorating our wreath: peanuts!

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