Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Father’s Day reminds me of the weekly Sunday drives I used to take with my Dad to visit my grandparents, NPR always filling the car. Upon arrival: a freshly baked tray of cookies. But peanut butter also always reminds me of my father–it seems to be a mainstay in the kitchen, whether for sandwiches orContinue reading “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Healthy Green Peanut Butter Smoothie

I am a smoothie fiend. I have an arsenal of frozen bananas and yogurt in my kitchen at all times. I particularly like smoothies that kill two birds with one stone. Like this Green Peanut Butter Smoothie which boasts two heaping cups of spinach. Huzzah for vegetable consumption. Along with the spinach, the protein fromContinue reading “Healthy Green Peanut Butter Smoothie”

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Cookies

Something is making me sneeze. Perhaps it is the┬ácolossal pollen eruption that took over my neighborhood: Or maybe it has to do with this new family member: Here’s another photo, because one is just not enough: One thing for sure is that these scrumptious things are so amazing that I would be willing to sneezeContinue reading “Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Cookies”

A Long Run, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Coming home from Mexico, with only four weeks until the Boston Marathon, I vowed to eat more protein, vegetables, and whole grains. I was doing a tremendous job, eating hard-boiled eggs, hummus, vegetable-filled sandwiches, and Greek yogurt. What loomed over my head all week was my 21 mile training run. I carbo-loaded on Thursday night,Continue reading “A Long Run, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars”

Lost Packages (and a Peanut Butter Granola Recipe)

When I was abroad in Australia, I was surprised to learn that most Aussie students did not know their mail man. They were startled that I knew my mailman on a first-name basis (shout out to Bob!), and that I would always say hello when I passed him delivering mail. I appreciate the hard workContinue reading “Lost Packages (and a Peanut Butter Granola Recipe)”