Chicken Satay with Zesty Peanut Butter Dip

Chicken Satay with Zesty Peanut Butter Dip

Ripping the flesh from the bone.  Sucking that last bit of meat off.  Licking the sticky sauce residue from your fingers.

As much as we love pairing wings with football, come Sunday, with numerous other dips, spreads, sweets, drinks, and treats to make – who has time to fry and prep those little guys?

Satisfy your crowd’s “foul” lust with these delicious skewers, and zesty accompanying dip.  Bonus – almost no prep time, and minimal cook time.

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Heaven & Hell Cake

“So that’s 10 minutes on the bicycle, 10 minutes on the treadmill, a full set of legs and 30 minutes on the elliptical – that should allow me two hunks of cheese and two beers later.”

I’m not the only one calculating calories burned into what I can indulge in later, am I???

I bring up this small neurosis because this cake is totally worth conserving and calculating calories for!  Of course you can always throw caution to the wind and dive right in – I have a sneaking suspicion that calories might be like germs, designed to scare us and suck all the fun out of living, but don’t really exist. (Kidding!)

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Soupy Sundays: Curried Peanut Squash Soup

“We both have so much in common.  We both love soup.  And we love the outdoors.  We love snow peas, and talking, and not talking.  We could not talk or talk forever, and still find things to not talk about.”

What better way to drop a quote from one of my favorite movies, Best In Show, than announcing the birth of a new feature on this here old bloggy blog?

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Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

It remains to be seen if whoopie pies will take the crown from cupcakes as queen of the portable sugary snacking device, but these guys might give them a run for their money.

The cakes are dense and moist, and the filing, ohhh the filling!  Food trends are slightly different than clothing trends, in that most of them last longer than that Day-Glo outfit you couldn’t live without in the 80s, and most have legit reasons for finding their way into our cultural gastronomical stream of consciousness.  Bacon, food trucks, farm fresh, Sriracha, these things have staying power, because they are fantastic!  Nutella sits easily, and firmly on this list.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing

Many moons ago I came across this recipe from the lovely Kristina of The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery and wanted to try my hand at it.

Thank God I finally crossed it off my “to-bake” list, cuz these little cupcakes are wicked!

The combination of banana and chocolate chips in the batter is perfectly balanced, with a heavenly whipped peanut butter/cream cheese frosting.

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