I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks. It was so much fun, but kind of exhausting at the same time! I kind of need a nap just thinking of all that we accomplished in the last 3 days. Or at least a good solid week of relaxation! Or maybe just movie night, where I can doze off a little :) Make sure you get to the bottom for a great giveaway that involves free movies!
Who watched the Wisconsin vs Kentucky basketball game on Saturday night? Such a tough loss for the Badgers. They played so well, and then lost by 1 point in the final seconds of the game. Only the 3rd time in school history that they have made it this far, so no matter what, it was a great season! I just wish it could have ended differently. My 8 year old had 2 more football games this weekend. It was a tough 2 games as well! The first game was a tie, and the 2nd game they lost by just 1 touchdown. So much stress for a weekend!
Rich and fudgy brownies serves as the crust for a peanut butter candy topped pizza.
After yesterday, between Facebook and the question I asked you here, you guys told me you wanted some Thanksgiving recipes. Clearly, this isn’t one of them. But now that I know, they will be coming. I have 3 recipes I am making later this week to share with you. One of them is a family favorite, and the others are new to me. I am excited to mix things up a bit around here this year. My family may be over Thanksgiving before the day even gets here
Creamy peanut butter ice cream with chunks of peanut butter cups throughout.
I promised you ice cream, I am here to deliver! Last week we had Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream, earlier this week was Brownie Fudge Ice Cream Shakes, and now today a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream come true! Seriously, this one is peanut butter heaven. A peanut butter based ice cream with peanut butter cups mixed in!
If your house is anything like mine, you are still knee deep in Halloween candy. I let my son have one piece of candy in his lunch, and then if he is lucky he can have another piece after dinner. Needless to say, it lasts a really long time around here.
This bread is perfect for those leftover Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. If you haven’t stashed them away for yourself, that is. Or maybe that is just me :) The bread also uses up those browning bananas you have on the counter or stashed in your freezer. See, I am here to help! And because it is me, and I don’t know when to stop I added a layer of Nutella on top. Jean made this Nutella Banana Bread, and I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.
I am not usually a big fan of plain banana bread. There is just too much banana flavor. I realize that doesn’t make much sense. I like bananas, but only every once in awhile. So when I saw this recipe that added peanut butter to the batter I was exited to give it a try. There is still a hint of banana in the background, but the peanut butter really shines through. And then every once in awhile you get a bite with a peanut butter cup, and you are in heaven!
Winner 1 – Kesha
Winner 2 – Amy
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For Secret Recipe Club this month I was assigned Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy. This site is full of so many great and healthy recipes, as well as shopping deals, coupon links, menu planning, and much more. She was actually assigned my blog one of the first months that I participated in SRC! Check out her take on my Cinnamon Roll Muffins. I had a couple recipes picked out including this Pizza, but as usual my sweet tooth won out.
The original recipe is made with Sunbutter, due to allergies. Fortunately, we do not have allergies here, so I just used peanut butter. These are a fun treat to have in the fridge or freezer. They melt quickly, so I kept them in the fridge. I currently have a few in the freezer to pull out in a chocolate emergency