Pinterest, Peanut Butter, and Dr. George Washington Carver

Y’all, I freakin’ love peanut butter.  I even have a Pinterest board devoted exclusively to the stuff (Peanut butter wins).  I’ve been meaning to do a post about it recently, since it’s right up my ginger, penny-pinching alley (well, the alley isn’t exactly ginger… but, you get it).

Peanut butter: a super cheap source of protein (and it’s delicious)… and cheap.  And yes, there are some types and brands out there that are sky high in sodium and saturated fat, but enough people out there love it the way I do and have used their smarty-pants food-makin’ skills and figured out ways to make it a little healthier (and I like them very much).

I’m sure you’re all wondering how I arrived at the decision to finally do this post. (Right? Isn’t that what’s been keeping you up a night?)  Well, February is Black History Month, and one of the great leaders throughout black history was Dr. George Washington Carver.  Aside from being an accomplished inventor, botanist, scientist, and educator (whoa, he was busy), he also made a little peanut butter.  In fact, he invented the stuff.  I like him.  (And honestly, his accomplishments are far to numerous to mention —  he did waaaay more than just make peanut butter.  He was sort of an incredible person.  To read more about him, visit the Wikipedia page and the National Park Service’s website for the GWC National Monument).

Since this is “Things that (P)inspire Me” — Friday, I thought I would share some of my recent PB finds (and for all of the PB pins, you can check out my Pinterest board, “Peanut Butter Wins” — because in a cage match of condiments, PB would definitely be the scrappiest).

***To my dear readers who are allergic to peanuts:  First of all, I’m really sorry.  Secondly, every time you see the word peanut, maybe just insert almond… Or cashew… Or tahini paste?  And if you’re allergic to all of these, too — I’m really, really sorry — but come back on Monday, and it will be an allergen-free zone.  (Girl) Scouts’ Honor.

As with all of my “Things That (P)inspire Me” posts, click on the image or the link below to go to the original website where this idea or image comes from.


Pumpkin Peanut Butter Stew

Source:  Peanut Butter Boy

Peanut Butter Irish Soda Bread

Source:  Peanut Butter Boy

Indonesian Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Source:  Peanut Butter Boy

Smoked PB Burger

Source:  Peanut Butter Boy

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Source:  Two Tiny Kitchens

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

Source:  Crumb Blog

Spicy Peanut Chicken. Also has instructions for making into freezer meal. Easy.

Spicy Peanut Chiclen

Source:  Creatively Domestic

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

Source:  The Crepes of Wrath


Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie

Source:  Weight Watchers

Apple nachos with peanut butter, almonds, pecans, unsweetened coconut, and chocolate chips from Manifest Vegan

Apple Nachos w/ PB, Chocolate, Almonds, Pecans, Unsweetended Coconut

Source:  Manifest Vegan

no bake peanut butter cups!!via

No Bake Peanut Butter Cups

Source:  food.for.jubilee.

Chicken with Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce

Chicken with Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce

Source:  Family Fresh Cooking

Peanut butter hot chocolate?!

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Source:  One Ordinary Day

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

PB&J Cupcakes

Source:  My Baking Addiction

Peanut butter "cheese ball"

Peanut Butter "Cheese Ball"

Source:  The Girl Who Ate Everything

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4 thoughts on “Pinterest, Peanut Butter, and Dr. George Washington Carver

  1. Thanks for including my recipe in your round-up… I’m slowly getting over my PB hangups (love the taste, hate the texture), so I’m going to treat this list as potential therapy. It all looks so good! :)

  2. No problem — Yours was one of the recipes I planned on trying this week! I love peanut butter in desserts, but I especially love it in savory dishes like noodles and burgers.

    Glad I could offer a little (free) therapy :)

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