This house loves its peanut butter. It’s slathered on toast instead of butter every Sunday with breakfast. My husband still loves a childhood favorite – PB&J sandwiches. Chocolate and peanut butter are a treasured combination too. So I would be very remiss not to pay homage to the pantry staple.
Peanuts can trace their roots back 3,500 years to the area of South America. They were discovered by the Spanish and exported to Europe and then onto to Asia. In the 1800’s the peanut became a commercially grown crop in Virginia for use as oil and feed for livestock. It wasn’t until the St.Louis World’s Fair that Peanut butter was introduced. Today, it’s available on any grocery store shelf in an array of varieties, from organic to creamy or extra crunchy.
Peanut Butter isn’t just for sandwich spreads. It’s a rich creamy treat found in cookies, fudge, brownies and candy bars. Our quick and easy go to cookie recipe is a version of Paula Deen’s Peanut butter cookies. Kevin will request these after a tough week at the office or just as a treat on a Sunday afternoon.