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Peanut Butter BBQ Ribs

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Makes: 6 servings Brine: 8 cups water 1 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup salt 2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice 2 racks pork back ribs, about 2 lb each Sauce: 1/4 cup ketchup 3 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Chinese hot sauce, such as Sriracha Thinly Sliced green onion Crushed unsalted [...]

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Peanut Butter Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Makes: 2 to 4 servings 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt 1 cup milk 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1 tbsp honey (approx.) Place the strawberries, yogurt, milk, pineapple juice, peanut butter and honey in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Adjust honey to taste. Serve immediately. Make [...]

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Peanut Proud and Giving Back

Peanut Proud is a nonprofit organization of the American peanut industry created to unite the peanut community by 'spreading the love' through humanitarian efforts and the recognition of excellence. Most recently, Peanut Proud mobilized the peanut industry to help the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri. Peanut Proud collected more than $81,000 worth of peanut product donations [...]

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Southwestern Peanut-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Makes 1 cup (8 servings) 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons mild salsa verde 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Combine the peanut butter, salsa verde, water, sour cream and sugar in a blender. Process until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to bowl and stir in cilantro. Serve with fresh veggies, chips or [...]

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Out with the Food Pyramid

Sending the old food pyramid into the sands of time, First Lady Michelle Obama recently introduced MyPlate to help Americans more easily visualize a healthy diet – one plate at a time. The plate is divided into four sections representing the basic groups – fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. A smaller circle representing dairy products sits next to the plate. You [...]

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Southern Peanut Soup

3 tablespoons butter 1 small Vidalia onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons flour 3-4 cups hot chicken stock or broth 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added) Juice of 1/2 - 1 lime (to taste) Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat, add onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 10 [...]

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple-Peanut Sauce

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups cubed brioche or challah bread (cut into 3/4 inch cubes) 2/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup crushed peanuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter four 4-ounce ramekins. Mix 1/3 cup peanut butter, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. [...]

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