One of America’s Favorites – Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

January 23, 2023 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A peanut butter and concord grape jelly sandwich on white bread

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) consists of peanut butter and fruit preserves—jelly—spread on bread. The sandwich may be open-faced, made of a single slice of bread folded over, or made using two slices of bread. The sandwich is popular in the United States, especially among children; a 2002 survey showed the average American will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school. There are many variations of the sandwich, starting with the basic peanut butter sandwich or jam sandwich.

In basic preparation methods, a layer of peanut butter is spread on one slice of bread and a layer of fruit preserves is spread on another before the two sides are sandwiched together. (Jelly is a fruit-based spread, made primarily from fruit juice boiled with a gelling agent and allowed to set, while jam contains crushed fruit and fruit pulp, heated with water and sugar and cooled until it sets with the aid of natural or added pectin.

The water inherent to preserves can make the bread soggy, especially when the sandwich is prepared ahead of time as part of a bag lunch. To prevent this, the peanut butter can be spread first on both slices of bread. The fat in peanut butter will block the moisture from the preserves from entering the slices of bread. However, the preserves are now more mobile and can squirt out the sides. If the open sides are sealed, the preserves are thoroughly contained; this technique is utilized by the major manufacturers of sealed crustless sandwiches (e.g. “Uncrustables”).

Peanut butter and strawberry jam create a red-orange contrast

There are many variations on the sandwich; for example, honey or sliced fruit can be substituted for the jelly component, e.g., a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Marshmallow fluff can also be substituted for the jelly, or added for extra flavor; this sandwich is called a “Fluffernutter”.

The popularity of almond butter has inspired some to transition to “almond butter and jelly” sandwiches; other nut butters are less common. Seed butters, such as sunflower seed butter are also possible peanut butter substitutes. Cream cheese, substituted for the peanut butter, makes a “cream cheese and jelly” sandwich. Nutella is another possible spread.

Peanut butter was originally paired with a diverse set of savory foods, such as pimento, cheese, celery, Worcestershire sauce, watercress, saltines and toasted crackers. In a Good Housekeeping article published in May 1896, a recipe “urged homemakers to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread the result on bread.” The following month, the culinary magazine Table Talk published a “peanut butter sandwich” recipe.

Sandwich preparation, where each slice of bread is protected by a layer of peanut butter

The first known reference for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich appeared in the Boston Cooking School Magazine in 1901; it called for “three very thin layers of bread and two of filling, one of peanut paste, whatever brand you prefer, and currant or crabapple jelly for the other”, and called it as “so far as I know original”. In the early 20th century, this sandwich was adopted down the class structure as the price of peanut butter dropped. It became popular with children with the advent of sliced bread in the 1920s, which allowed them to make their own sandwiches easily.

Since World War II, both peanut butter and jelly have been found on US soldiers’ military ration list.

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day occurs annually in the United States on April 2.

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 19, 2023 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website is a recipe for Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. To make these Cookies you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Butter, Peanut Butter, Splenda Sugar Blend, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Vanilla Extract, Large Egg, and NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels. There’s 120 calories and 11 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2023! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate morsels are blended into cookie dough to create these delicious cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels

Cooking Directions:
1 – Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C).
2 – Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl. Set aside.
3 – Beat butter, peanut butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels.
4 – Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Press down slightly with bottom of glass dipped in Splenda® Sugar Blend.
5 – Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 4 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 36 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cookie): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 8g (sat 4.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 105mg | Carbohydrates 11g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 8g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/old_fashioned_peanut_butter_chocolate_chip_cookies_recipe.html

Healthy Cookie Recipes

October 13, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in EatingWell | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website it’s Healthy Cookie Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cookie Recipes with recipes including One-Bowl Monster Cookies, Spiced Pumpkin Cookies, and Flourless Chocolate Cookies. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cookie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cookie recipes including peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal and sugar cookies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

One-Bowl Monster Cookies
If you thought it wasn’t possible to make healthier monster cookies, think again. These peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip and M&M cookies have less butter and sugar than traditional recipes, but they have just as much flavor and tenderness, thanks to more peanut butter. Even better, they’re made in one bowl for easy cleanup……

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies
The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter–and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are also the perfect texture for a sandwich cookie–fill them with a slightly sweetened cream cheese frosting……

Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These flourless cookies get their volume from whipped egg whites (like a meringue) instead of grains, making them gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A chocolate chip in each bite adds to the rich chocolate flavor……
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18283/desserts/cookies/

Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes

September 1, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in EatingWell | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes. Find some Delicious and Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes with recipes including Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Thins, and Brownie Cookies. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie cookie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kids and adults alike will love this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which–unlike most cookie recipes–doesn’t call for flour. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and, with only five simple ingredients, they can easily be whipped up by young chefs and enjoyed as an after-school treat. They’re also perfect for a holiday party or for a cookie swap……

Lemon Thins
These lemon cookies are made healthier with whole-wheat pastry flour and they get their zippy flavor from fresh lemon zest and juice rather than lemon extract. This lemon cookie recipe would be the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea……

Brownie Cookies
Cocoa powder and brown sugar make this easy drop cookie recipe taste like rich brownies……

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20139/low-calorie/desserts/cookies/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – CHICKEN PAD THAI

August 16, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is CHICKEN PAD THAI. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chicken Breast, Honey, Chili Garlic Sauce, Peanut Butter, Zucchini, Pad Thai Stir-Fry Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Cabbage and more! So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHICKEN PAD THAI
Recipe for Chicken Pad Thai with only 9 grams of carbs per serving from our diabetic Thai recipes area. Includes nutritional info for diabetes meal planning.
Peanuts are a low glycemic index food. Their slow digestion causes sugar to gradually be released into the blood, which can have positive effects on blood sugar control.
Substituting plant-based proteins like peanuts for animal proteins and low-quality carbohydrates can reduce diabetes risk by up to 21-percent.
This recipe is also a good source of Vitamin A (109%), Vitamin C (47%), iron (10%) and calcium (7%).

Ingredients

1 pound chicken breast
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 medium zucchini, spiralized (about 1 cup)
2 medium carrots, spiralized (about 1 cup)
1 cup cooked pad Thai stir-fry noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1 lime, quartered
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

1 – Season chicken with pepper, to taste. In large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and cook chicken until fully cooked and juices are clear.
2 – Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.
3 – To make sauce: In small bowl, whisk together honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter and water.
4 – Add zucchini, carrots, rice noodles and chicken to pan; pour sauce over and toss to coat.
5 – Toss in bean sprouts and cabbage.
6 – Serve with lime wedge, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 295
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 792 miligrams
Cholesterol: 60 miligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Sugars: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/chicken-pad-thai

BOLD THAI BURGER

July 6, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a BOLD THAI BURGER. Made with 96% lean Ground Beef and combined with green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce. Then the Burger is topped with a sauce that combines combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and lime juice. That’s what makes it a BOLD THAI BURGER! It’s only 273 calories and 23 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BOLD THAI BURGER
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce. Recipe for Bold Thai Burger from our Sandwiches recipe section.

Ingredients

1 pound 96% lean Ground Beef
1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split

Directions

1 – Combine cabbage and 1 tablespoon lime juice in medium bowl; set aside.
2 – Combine Ground Beef, green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
3 – Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
4 – Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and sesame oil in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
5 – Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun; top evenly with peanut butter mixture and cabbage mixture. Close sandwiches.
NOTES:
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 273
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams
Sodium: 416 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/bold-thai-burger

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 21, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Kicking up that Chili Flavor…..

Kick that Flavor up with Spices: While cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper tend to be common additions to many chili recipes, there’s a broad world of flavor out there to experiment with. Try a little fenugreek, turmeric, garam masala, or sumac to layer in more complex flavors. Smoky Paprika, Cocoa Powder, Beer, Coffee, Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter all go well when simmering that Chili!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

February 12, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites. To make this Appetizer you’ll be needing Splenda® Flavors for Coffee – Caramel, Splenda® Flavors for Coffee – French Vanilla, Sugar-Free Cocoa Mix, Graham Cracker Crumbs, Peanut Butter, and Fat Free Cream Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites
This easy-to-make snack is a fun and flavorful take on a classic favorite flavor pairing.

Recipe Ingredients:
Peanut Butter Balls:
1 packet Splenda® Flavors for Coffee, Caramel
1 packet Splenda® Flavors for Coffee, French Vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar-free cocoa mix
1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons fat-free cream cheese

Garnish:
2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
2 teaspoons sugar-free or no-sugar added jam

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all peanut butter ball ingredients together in a small bowl. Roll into six balls. Roll balls in graham cracker crumbs.
2 – Press a small indentation in center with fingertip. Fill with jelly. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories 150 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 170mg | Carbohydrates 15g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 5g | Protein 6g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/peanut_butter_and_jelly_bites_recipe.html

Asian Noodle Turkey Salad

January 21, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Asian Noodle Turkey Salad. To make this recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Peanut Butter, Rice Vinegar, Dark Sesame Oil, Spaghetti, Snow Pea Pods, Spices, and more! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Asian Noodle Turkey Salad
Chock full of crispy veggies, this lean twist on a classic Asian recipe makes for a memorable dinner that’s also less than 500 calories per serving. Made with snow peas, garlic and fresh ginger.
Total Time – More than an hour
Serving Size – 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin
¼ cup plus 2½ tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
½ teaspoon finely grated ginger
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 ounces vermicelli or thin spaghetti, broken in half
½ cup julienne-cut carrots
1 red bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips
1½ cups fresh snow pea pods, cut lengthwise into thin strips
½ cup chopped and roasted peanuts
½ cup diagonally sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS
1) Cut tenderloins into strips and place in plastic bag. Add 2½ tablespoons soy sauce and garlic; close bag securely, turning to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Prepare grill.
2) In large bowl, whisk together peanut butter and vegetable oil. Whisk in remaining ¼ cup soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and red pepper flakes. Cook vermicelli according to package directions.
3) Combine carrots and bell pepper in microwave safe dish. Cover and cook on HIGH (100%) 1 minute. Add snow peas; cover and continue cooking 1 minute or until crisp-tender.
4) Drain tenderloins. Grill tenderloins as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer to carving board; cut each tenderloin lengthwise in half and then cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices. Add turkey to noodle mixture. Add peanuts and green onion to noodle mixture and toss.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 450
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 39g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/114-asian-noodle-turkey-salad

Healthy Fall Cookie Recipes

November 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, EatingWell | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Cookie Recipes. We love Cookies, so here are some Delicious and Healthy Fall Cookie Recipes with recipes including One-Bowl Monster Cookies, Healthy Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies, and No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Cookie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cookies for the Fall, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

One-Bowl Monster Cookies
If you thought it wasn’t possible to make healthier monster cookies, think again. These peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip and M&M cookies have less butter and sugar than traditional recipes, but they have just as much flavor and tenderness, thanks to more peanut butter. Even better, they’re made in one bowl for easy cleanup…….

Healthy Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies
These tender pumpkin-oatmeal cookies have the perfect amount of sweetness from brown sugar and raisins and a slightly nutty flavor from almond butter. Enjoy them as an after-school snack or a healthy dessert. Several testers also said they’d love to eat them with a cup of coffee in the morning……

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
We gave no-bake cookies a healthy makeover, bumping up the peanut butter and cutting back on added sugar and butter. The result is a chewy, peanut buttery, oat-packed delicious cookie. It’s easy to whip up a batch of these–only a few simple ingredients are needed to make these chewy peanut butter cookies and there’s no baking required……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Cookie Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22894/seasonal/fall/desserts/cookies/

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