How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

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Homemade Peanut Butter



Back to School means lots of school lunches.

This recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter is SO easy and only requires 1 ingredient.

Planters Peanuts

INGREDIENTS
Peanuts
Honey (optional)
Salt (optional)

peanuts

DIRECTIONS

Place in food processor and run for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.

peanut butter process

If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.

You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts.

Creamy Peanut Butter

1 cup of peanuts yields a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

How super easy is this recipe!!  I always wanted to make some when I visited my favorite fruit market because they had a machine that you could use to make your own peanut butter right in the store.

Homemade Creamy Peanut Butter

Unfortunately it was a little too pricey for me so I always skipped it.  Now with this recipe I can always make my own!!

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Homemade Carrot Bisque

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We are continuing our summer series Using the Garden Veggies this week featuring Carrots.

My friend Lynette is sharing how she makes her Homemade Carrot Bisque that are so good and very inexpensive to make. She also shares some simple things you can do to change up the recipe based on your personal tastes.

Make sure to check out her blog Cleverly Simple for lots more tried and true homemade recipes.

Make sure to check back next week for another great recipe using garden veggies.

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Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits

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We are continuing our summer series Using the Garden Veggies this week featuring Yellow Squash.

My friend Merissa is sharing how she makes her Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits that are so good no one will ever know there are veggies packed inside them.

I grew up eating a very similar dish but the one my grandma made included tomatoes as well. Either way this is such a simple and delicious recipe, and perfect for summertime.

Make sure to check out her blog Little House Living for lots more tried and true homemade recipes.

Make sure to check back next week for another great recipe using garden veggies.

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Homemade Brown Sugar

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how to make brown sugar

Did you know that it is super easy to make your own Homemade Brown Sugar using just two ingredients!

I don’t know about you, but this is one of those ingredients that I use quite often.

Knowing how to make my own has been one of those things I really love being able to do myself. Especially when I have all the other ingredients needed to make a batch of cookies and find that I am out of this key ingredient.

Brown Sugar IngredientsINGREDIENTS

1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Molasses

homemade brown sugar ingredients

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well blended.

brown sugar

Store remaining brown sugar in an airtight container.

homemade brown sugar FB

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German Cucumber Salad

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We are continuing our summer series Using the Garden Veggies this week featuring Cucumbers.

My friend Lynette is sharing how she makes her grandmother’s German Cucumber Salad that she grew up eating all year long.

I grew up eating a very similar dish but the one my grandma made included tomatoes as well. Either way this is such a simple and delicious recipe, and perfect for summertime.

Make sure to check out her blog CleverlySimple.com for lots more tried and true homemade recipes.

Make sure to check back next week for another great recipe using garden veggies.

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Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops

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Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops

I grew up watching The Cosby Show and seeing Bill Cosby with his Jell-O Pudding Pops on television every Saturday Morning.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find Jell-O Pudding Pops at the grocery store in a long time.

I’ve heard they no longer make them, but rest assured you can still make them at home with this Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops recipe.

These Patriotic Pudding Pops are the perfect summer treat!

homemade pudding pops

INGREDIENTS (Yields 5 3 oz pudding pops)

1 box White Chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding
2 cup Milk
Red and Blue Food Coloring

DIRECTIONS

Mix milk and pudding in bowl for 2 minutes.

Divide into 3 equal portions.

Color 1 portion red with about 15 drops of food coloring.

Color 1 portion blue with about 15 drops of food coloring.

pudding pops

Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.

Clip the corner of the blue and pipe it equally into the bottom of 5 3 oz Dixie cups.

Lift and gently tap each cup on the counter to level up the pudding.

Repeat this process with the white and then red colors.

Insert a popsicle stick in the middle of each cup and place in freezer for 4-5 hours or until firm.

If you are looking for more Patriotic Recipes, check out these Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches, Berry Trifle, Chocolate Dipped Oreos and Homemade Snow Cones.

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