24 Hours of Peanuts Giveaway / Weekly Recap

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited for today’s post!  I got the most exciting news, I am in a cookbook!!  Me!  My recipe, my recipe photo and my picture in a book!  I am so proud!  Not just because I’m in a cookbook, but because it’s a cookbook that is something I strongly believe in.  I’ll give you a guess!  It’s PEANUTS!  I guess you can tell from my recipes and my blog name I love peanut butter!  LOVE it!!!  If I could have a stronger word for love, I would use it!!  When I came home from work Thursday I had a package on my porch and when I opened it I got all of this from the National Peanut Board!!

National Peanut Butter Board Giveaway

Then there it was!  The Cookbook!!  This cookbook has all the facts on my beloved little nut.  Did you know that peanuts give you long-term energy?  Skip the soda and have a hand full of peanuts!  For a 1/4 cup of peanuts you get 7 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and more than 30 vitamins and nutrients!  Not to mention it’s considered a Super Food!!!  Can you see why I love peanuts?  Plus they are so tasty and so versatile!  It’s amazing to what kind of recipes you can use peanuts in from sweet desserts, to savory dishes and this cookbook has them all!  There is not one day that goes by that I don’t have peanuts or peanut butter!  It’s a must in my life.!!!

National Peanut Butter Board Cookbook

The cookbook is full of the most delicious recipes, like Peanut Butter Sliders, Peanut Butter Fruit Pizza and Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies!!  Plus it has my recipe for my Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Yogurt.   He he

National Peanut Butter Board Cookbook

I am really proud to be apart of the 24/7 Energy Recipe Resource project with other wonderful peanut lover bloggers!!  It’s truly an honor to be able to share my love of peanut butter with others.  I had no idea they were putting my picture in the book, so they took one from my blog and let me tell you, it’s not the prettiest picture.  It’s me, in pigtails, sunglasses as I was hiking!  But I did have my trail mix with me, that did include peanuts.  Want to see my picture?

National Peanut Butter Board

Ok, they didn’t put geek on it!  lol!!  I’m just being goofy!!  Really, I am soooooooooo excited!  You have no idea!  This has made my year!  I can’t wait to share the cookbook with my friends and family, plus I can’t wait to try out some new Peanut recipes!  I’ll be sharing them with you!!  I already lined up a few that is going to be in my weekly meal plan in the next couple of weeks, like this one from my blogging Friend Averie from Averie Cooks.

National Peanut Butter Board Cookbook

So are you ready for the giveaway?  You see that little package I got in the first photo?  Well they sent me an extra one just for one of my readers!!  This is what you get!!

  • Cookbook – Recipes For the Good Life 24 Hours of Peanuts
  • Energy for the Good Life Life Apron
  • Energy for the Good Life Energy for Life Pot Holder
  • Energy for the Good Life Peanut Butter Spreader
  • Energy for the Good Life Cocktail Shaker
  • Energy for the Good Life Note Pad with Pen
  • Energy for the Good Life Peanuts

To win all you have to do is tell me your all time favorite peanut recipe or favorite recipe in general, and if you have it posted on your blog, link it up!!

For extra entries:  Just be sure you tell me you did so.

By the way you should check out the National Peanut Butter Board for more peanut information, plus it has a ton of tasty looking recipes!!!

I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday!

National Peanut Butter Board Giveaway

This week, I won’t post any links.  I really didn’t see any that I wanted to share, so instead I am going to give you my weekly recap!!

Sunday:  Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe #SundaySupper – This is my latest coffee drink and a good one I must admit.  I am on a cinnamon kick this week and this recipe was perfect to satisfy my cinnamon and coffee cravings, plus it’s refreshing since we had a few hot days this week!  Yah!  I think Spring has finally sprung!

Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

Monday:  Neapolitan Smoothie – This was my Saturday night thought and I couldn’t wait to put it together for you and me!  It has all the flavors of the ever so famous Neapolitan Ice Cream.  It’s made with vanilla protein powder, frozen strawberries and cocoa powder.  So good!! it really satisfies your ice cream craving!

Neapolitan  Smoothie

Tuesday:  Cinnamon Chip Bread, Starbucks Copycat Recipe – LOVE this bread!  I got this recipe straight from SB’s website.  Did you know they won’t be carrying this bread anymore?  They actually won’t be carrying most of their products that we have all loved to drool over in their cases.  Now they will be carrying La Boulange Bakery baked goods.  I already saw them and they are cute little pastries.  I’m in trouble!    The treats will be more savory then sweet, but trust me there will be a lot of sweet.  I can’t wait to see what I can copy next!

Cinnamon Chip Bread

Wednesday:  Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze – This was a hit with me this week and you too!  A lot of people pinned this recipe.  I am happy to know their are Brussels Sprout fans out there!

Oven Roasted Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Thursday:  Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies – I am loving these cookies!  I have snacked on them all week!  Perfect for some nice energy, full of good nutrients, easy to make and vegan too!!

Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies

Friday:  Pork Tenderloin with Savory Apple Gravy – Like I posted yesterday I have made this recipe every week for three weeks!  My Husband just loves it!!  It’s one of his newest requested meals.  I love it too and I love that it can be made in a Crockpot!  It makes life so much easier!

Pork Tenderloin with Savory Apple Gravy

That’s it for me, I have been writing this post for almost three hours, and it’s past my bedtime!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow!  I have a new recipe that I just love!!  My Husband loved it so much I couldn’t even plate it to take pictures for you because he kept eating it!  All I can tell you is that it is a sweet treat for anybody to enjoy, not just calorie counters!  😉

Have a great Saturday!!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!



P.S.  This weeks craving is Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus.  All this peanut butter talk has me craving it!!!

Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus



  1. Blessie Nelson says

    My all time favorite recipe is Jansson’s Frestelse! It’s a Swedish baked dish consisting of potatoes, cream, anchovies and onions! So comforting!

  2. Blessie Nelson says

    email subscriber
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    followed you and national peanut board on twitter

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    follow you both on FB – Blessie Nelson

  6. Blessie Nelson says

    Follow you on pinterest and repinned this!

  7. Blessie Nelson says

    follow them on pinterest too! – Blesseliz

  8. I follow you on email

  9. My favorite recipe is salted caramel brownies

  10. My present favorite is racuchy, polish pancakes. So yummy. I did post it lately: http://whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com/post/47704503265/polish-yeast-pancakes-with-raspberries

  11. I do follow you on tweeter and I retwitted your giveaway: https://twitter.com/WSIEFBT

  12. I follow you on Pinterest.

  13. Our fave recipe currently is Chicken Marsala over rice. The flavor comes across a winner everytime and it can be made from scratch with few ingredients in the time it takes for the rice to cook.

  14. email subscriber

  15. following blog on twitter

  16. following you on Pinterest bettynj
    repinned Snickerdoodle Scones

  17. Follow The National Peanut Board on Pintrest

  18. My current favorite recipe is barley risotto with marinated feta from the Jerusalem cookbook! It is to die for! Congrats on the cookbook feature- that is so exciting!!!

  19. I follow you on Pinterest and pinned your 30 minute jalapeño cheese pretzel bread (um YUM!!!)

  20. I follow the national peanut board on pinterest

  21. My favorite recipe is the fitnessista’s breakfast cookie! I eat it almost every day 🙂

  22. I follow you on Twitter!

  23. One of my favorite recipes is BBQ tempeh and bell peppers from Vegetarian Times – http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/barbecued-tempeh-with-bell-peppers/

  24. I subscribe to your blog

  25. I follow you on twitter

  26. I tweeted

  27. I follow you on Facebook

  28. I follow you on pinterest

  29. I follow the national peanut board on pinterest

  30. One of my favorite recipes that is also a hit with my hubby and kids, is Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s so easy, and I don’t really follow a recipe. Into the crockpot goes some thawed chicken breasts, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, black beans (soaked and cooked), diced green chilies, onion & garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. Sometimes I’ll add in extra beans (red beans, kidney beans, navy beans, etc) if I have some in the freezer. Crockpot on low all day, then enjoy in the evening with freshly shredded cheese, sour cream, and corn tortilla chips! Yumm…. I am also a lover of peanut butter, so I enjoy trying new recipes with it 🙂

  31. I follow you and the National Peanut Board on Twitter.

  32. I follow you and the national peanut board on Facebook.

  33. I follow the National Peanut Board on Pinterest.

  34. I follow you on Pinterest and pinned your Peanut Butter Hummus recipe. Hubby and I LOVE hummus! I also have a printout of this recipe to test out. I am thinking it may even be a good dip/topping for chicken sauteed in a bit of olive oil with garlic and green onions…mmm…

  35. Okay a whole book full of PEANUT recipes?!? WHat could be better!!!

    My favorite recipe…hmmm…I just love a good old-fashioned mac and cheese!

  36. That’s amazing! Congrats! Oooh I love peanuts!!!

    I don’t even know if I can pick a favorite recipe I’m just gonna say it’s probably for cookies 😛

  37. Jim Kottke says

    My favorite is egg drop soup

  38. Jim Kottke says

    I am an e-mail subsriber to Peanut Butter & Peppers

  39. Jim Kottke says

    I am a follower of Peanut Butter & Peppers on facebook

  40. Laura Scott says

    I already follow you on FB. I have shared this giveaway and many of your recipes.


  41. Congratulations on the recipe in the book! I already subscribe to your emails 🙂

  42. I follow both you and the National Peanut Board on Twitter (@floptimism)

  43. And I like your page and the National Peanut Board’s page on FB (as Floptimism)

  44. I follow a bunch of your Pinterest boards and repinned the peanut butter, honey & oat bars!

  45. I’m a bit of a traditionalist–still love peanut blossoms the most. 🙂

  46. I also follow the National Peanut Board on Pinterest

  47. I follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Twitter

  48. I follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook

  49. I follow you on Facebook.

  50. My family loves the Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus!!!

  51. I am an email subscriber of peanut butter and peppers.

  52. My favorite peanut butter recipe is a frozen peanut butter pie from Cooking Light!

  53. Congratulations on your new found fame – published in a cookbook, well done!!

    I love making peanut butter & banana baked oatmeal – absolutely delicious, especially when topped with a bit of jam. One of my favourite breakfasts ever. Sorry, I don’t have a blog but you can email me for the recipe….perhaps in the same email when you let me know that I won your peanut prize pack 😉

    I follow you on FB.
    I have liked the National Peanut Board on FB
    I’m on your email list
    I follow you on pinterest
    I repinned your peanut butter cookie hummus (and am going to be making that really soon – YUM)

  54. I favorite recipe is homemade white bread coverd in peanut butter!

  55. When I was little, my mom and sisters and I would make (I kid you not) “peanut butter balls” – they were basically peanut butter, honey, powdered milk, and occasionally chocolate chips added in! They definitely still hold the spot of favorite peanut butter recipe for me 😀

  56. My favorite peanut dish is more or less a snack, depends on how much you eat in a sitting. Its my Grandma’s recipe for peanut brittle, I make it often but it never turns out as good as hers.

  57. I get your emails at [email protected].

  58. I follow you both on Twitter, @FireRunner2379.

  59. I follow you both on Facebook.

  60. I follow you on Pinterest and pinned your Spicy Breaded Sweet Potato Fries.

  61. I follow the National Peanut Board on Pinterest.

  62. Favorite Recipe of all time with peanuts… Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (the peanut butter makes it).

    I actually finished off an entire bowl of it with graham crackers and pretzels with my roommate.

  63. I follow the national board on pinterest

  64. I follow you on Pinterest

  65. I like you on FB

  66. I like the national peanut board on fb

  67. I follow you on twitter

  68. I follow national peanut board on Twitter

  69. I receive your emails

  70. Favorite peanut butter recipe: my moms peanut butter cookies. I make them whenever I want the kitchen to smell like my childhood. Yumm now I’m craving some.

  71. I love all things peanut…but my favorite peanut recipe is homeade peanut butter or cookies! yum!!

  72. I like pb pie recipe from cooking light

  73. I follow you on Facebook

  74. I am a subscriber to your emails

  75. Wow, all time favorite peanut recipe! Hmmm. I probably love peanuts/peanut butter as much as you. I love it in my daily banana protein smoothies. I love it just by the spoonful or on apples and carrots. First recipe I thought about when you said favorite pb recipe was these cookies–http://www.bakingandboys.com/2009/03/my-favorite-cookie-banana-peanut-butter.html Banana Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

  76. Already following you on Twitter, now following National Peanut Board.

  77. Already follow you on FB, now following National Peanut Board on FB, too.

  78. Already following you on Pinterest. I pinned the Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies.

  79. I’m now following the National Peanut Board on Pinterest.

  80. mirela skinner says

    our favorite recipe roght now is cheesecake!!!

  81. mirela skinner says

    i follow you on FB

  82. Congrats on your cookbook debut! That’s fantastic! 🙂

  83. My favorite recipe is a holiday family favorite – peanut butter balls!! Congratulations on the cookbook, so exciting:)

  84. my favorite is an old classic peanut butter cookie. though i am looking for a good whole grain version is you should happen to have one.

    congrats on being selected to be in such an awesome sounding cookbook.

  85. already a subscriber

  86. Kelly Hughes says

    My favorite PB recipe is Peanut Butter oatmeal! So delicious on a cold morning 🙂

  87. Kelly Hughes says

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  88. Kelly Hughes says

    Oops! I re-pinned the make-ahead oatmeal smoothies pin from Foodie Items I want to try 🙂

  89. Kelly Hughes says

    I follow The National Peanut Board on Pinterest

  90. Kelly Hughes says

    I follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook!

  91. Kelly Hughes says

    I follow National Peanut Board on Facebook!

  92. My favorite peanut butter recipe pretty much would be anything involving peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas…cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cake, whatever!

  93. i follow you on twitter

  94. i follow national peanut board board on twitter

  95. I tweeted about the giveaway

  96. I follow you on Facebook

  97. i follow national peanut board on Facebook

  98. i follow you on interest

  99. i follow national peanut board on pinterest

  100. i repinned your starbucks copycat cinnamon chip bread

  101. Congrats on being in the book! I think I’m in it, too? I worked with Jewell and she was supposed to get me a copy. But so exciting for you and love the recipe of yours they chose!

  102. Congrats on being in the cookbook, this is a fun little giveaway! My favorite peanut butter recipe is peanut butter energy balls, I was just experimenting a little with them last week.

  103. I follow the PB Board on Pinterest

  104. I follow you on Pinterest and reprinted chocolate chip cookie dough cashew butter! yUM!

  105. A low calorie pad Thai and of course Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with pb!

  106. Connie Beard says

    My favorite peanut butter recipe was called Peanut Butter Cup Cake. I can’t remember the cookbook it came from, but it was one where you subscribed and were sent a certain number of recipes each month. It was soooooo rich. My dad loved peanut butter, so I made it for his birthday a couple of times.

    For extra entries:
    I already subscribe to email.
    I liked both sites on Facebook. (Connie Cline Beard)
    I am following both on Twitter (@C0nniesuit)
    I am following National Peanut Board on Pinterest (Connie Cline Beard)

  107. my favorite peanut butter recipe is my peanut butter chocolate trifle.

  108. Congratulations! This is an amazing accomplishment! You must be sooooooo excited! You truly deserve it!

  109. Congratulations! Your pb and b frozen yogurt looks yummy!
    My favorite way to eat pb is with fresh apple slices, but I’ll hafta try your frozen yogurt recipe!

  110. Love the 3 ingredient pb cookies

  111. I subscribe to pbp emails

  112. I follow pbp on twitter

  113. I like pbp on fb

  114. I follow pbp on Pinterest andpinned pizza muffins.

  115. I follow National Peanut Board on Pinterest

  116. Way to go Jen!!!! Am so happy for you. Hearty Congratulations!!! Am soon going to try your pizza muffins ( veg version ). And you know what, the peanut butter you make is THE BEST. Please patent it :)))

  117. I follow you on FB and on Pinterest!

  118. I love a good ole Peanut & Jelly sandwich …. does that count?


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