[stick to the roof of your mouth]

January 24, 2011

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In an effort to make a peanut butter giveaway from my kitchen as exciting as possible, OpenSky has helped me secure a 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor to give away to one lucky person.

The exact same food processor that I have at home.

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The exact same one that made this classic homemade crunchy peanut butter this morning! The homemade peanut butter comes with the prize – one for me, one for you!

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I absolutely love my food processor [a wedding gift from Karen!] and have made everything from pimento cheese to bread crumbs to the latest – nut butters.

TO ENTER

Sign up for the KERF newsletter by clicking through to my shop below.

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If you are already a newsletter subscriber – you are already entered!!!!

Winner will be chosen on Friday!

If you already have a food processor, you can make this yourself [you might still want to enter to try to win one for a friend]

Classic Crunchy Peanut Butter

Start with 4 cups of dry roasted unsalted peanuts. I found these at the Whole Foods bulk bins labeled “peanut butter stock.” How cute.

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7 minutes to a nut butter that smells just like a warm PB&J sandwich.

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If you like it creamy, you can add some salt and stop here.

But I am a crunch-a-holic so I kept going.

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= Perfectly classic in every way

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Lunch today obviously involved the newly minted PB – had to test it out! No better way than PB&J

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Served with a heaping side salad

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Spinach + leftover kale + carrots, peppers, celery + olive oil + lavender salt + honey + soy nuts + WF red pepper hummus

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Have you ever looked under your furniture? While doing yoga the other day I happened to glance under my couch.

Oh my.

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The vacuum and I had a play day today. He is very tired now and resting from a hard day’s work.

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This post is brought to you by the magnetic letter 5, which was found under the fridge.

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1 Sam@BikiniBirthday January 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for the tutorial!

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2 Jessica @ How Sweet January 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Oh wow… I love the 9 photos! So cool!

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3 Eliz@The Sweet Life January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

WOW–this looks absolutely amazing! Hard to believe you can do it without any oil. Thanks for sharing!

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4 Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy January 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Wow, what a fab giveaway. I'm assumung it's only for American readers?

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5 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Yes, I'm sorry it is :(

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6 Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy January 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The best ones always are! Never mind.

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7 J3nn (Jenn's Menu) January 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Excellent giveaway, Kath! I'm going to signup for your newsletter now. I love ALL Cuisinart products! They've been a big part of cooking since I can remember. My parents loved theirs; they had 3, I believe.

YUMMY @ homemade nut butter. That's on my 2011 to-do list.

Your lunch looks delish, too!! :)

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8 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I love all of their stuff too :)

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9 Kiran January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Fabulous giveaway and tutorial. I hate how quickly dust collects under furniture's :D

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10 k80 January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

What a wonderful post for National Peanut Butter day!!!

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11 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Is that today!?!??

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12 Lauren January 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Yup!!! Perfect timing :)

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13 Every Little Thing January 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

You do know that today is National PB Day, don't you?! Seriously!

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14 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

NO! So exciting!

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15 Laura January 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Yum! I don't think I'll ever get sick of PB.

I hate cleaning under furniture! I have wood floors and a dog that sheds so there are always tumbleweeds of fur gathering under my couch. ugh.

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16 Jordan January 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

oh.my.goodness. I just called my mom this morning and told her I want a food processor for my birthday because I have been wanting to make homemade almond butter. What a serendipitous occurence :)

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17 Cate January 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I've been putting off and putting off buying a Cuisinart food processor because they're so expensive…but I wish I had one so I could be more adventurous in the kitchen.

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18 Britt@ Healthy Slice January 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

oh yum, that peanut butter looks fab!

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19 the blissful baker January 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Homemad peanut butter is the best! I think I'll make some today :) I totally love my food processor too, but definitely wouldn't mind winning another!

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20 Maryann January 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Looks great!! I REALLY need to hop on the bandwagon and make my own!

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21 withasideofhope January 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

This is an amazing giveaway! I could definitely use a Cuisinart Food Processor! I have never owned one before and I think it would make baking and cooking so much easier but they are way out of my price range. Plus, I would love to try your homemade peanut butter! I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! :)

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22 effcubed January 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Mmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. That peanut butter looks delicious! Happy Peanut Butter Day! :]

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23 Megan January 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Wow…it just seems strange to me to let a food processor run so long! You can tell that means I haven't made anything "complicated" since the longest I've ever let mine run is about a minute. Sure would like a nicer one though :)

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24 Donna Porter January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I already subscribe~SCORE!! I really want to win this one :) I have a vitamix, which does make peanut butter..BUT it's so not the same! I want an awesome food processer to make MORE MORE MORE! The vitamix is such a pain to use and clean! PICK ME :)

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25 Dorry January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

There's nothing better than fresh, homemade nut butter!

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26 Amanda January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

That peanut butter looks awesome! Thanks for the demo on how to make it!

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27 hergreenlife January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

What a fun giveaway idea! How does this food processor do with the shredder blade, like to feed stuff though the chute? I've never had one where that worked well.

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28 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I don't use that often, but it's worked when I have :)

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29 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I don't use that often, but it's worked when I have :)

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30 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I don't use that often, but it's worked when I have :)

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31 a taste of health with balance January 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

wohoo i'm already entered! PB looks delicious!! When you need a chocolate + PB fix you know exactly what to do ;)

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32 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

i was just dreaming about a warm PB&J a few minutes ago…how did you know?! :) i’m totally making nut butter tonight!

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33 runyogarepeat January 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Awesome! I only have a mini-food processor right now.

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34 movesnmunchies January 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

oh my gosh.. drool

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35 Lisa January 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Oooh, looks delish! I have been researching/pricing food processors. I already subscribe, so thank you!!!

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36 Fallon January 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I recently just moved and had to keep my food processor at my parents. I really hope I'm lucky with this giveaway. I miss making homemade nut butters and hummus. Once I get a food processor, I can't wait to make this peanut butter.

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37 Angie @ Musings VM January 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Homemade peanut butter is delicious, but I have never tried "crunchy"… yum!

Cuisinart is the BEST brand… love 'em.

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38 I Will Run For Chocolate January 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I love the new look of the comments! Very cool!

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39 Christine @WTFD January 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Hey Kath! When you buy bulk items at WF, can you recycle the plastic bag after? Or do you know if it's possible somehow to use your own reusable bag?

Also, I'm curious appx how much honey you put on your salad. I'm trying to learn to eat salads without tons of Blue Cheese dressing and finding it very difficult!!!

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40 TeeJ January 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

You can recycle the plastic bags.

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41 Nicole January 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I'm pretty sure the bags are recyclable, but it may depend on what your recycling center takes. I'm lucky that mine takes everything and doesn't require presorting.

I saw someone at WF this past week with her own reusable plastic container in the bulk area. She said she has them weigh her container when she arrives at the store, then they deduct the weight when she checks out.

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42 Angie @ Musings VM January 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I was tired of using all the plastic for produce and bulk items, and invested in these…
http://www.reuseit.com/store/flip-tumble-reusable

They add a *negligible* .001 of an ounce or something like that to my purchases, and work great. They ARE a fine mesh, so I wouldn't use them for millet, quinoa, nooch or flours, but for most things, they work great. (And are machine washable!).

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43 Aimee January 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

we use these for produce & bulk bin items. the added weight is pretty negligible, love supporting a family business and get tons of compliments in the checkout line! wins all around.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohlittlerabbit?section_id=7114436

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44 Susan Mc January 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

Aimee those bags are so cute! Thanks for sharing link

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45 Jessica January 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

My WF has paper bags as well, which I normally use instead of the plastic.

At our grocery co-op they have a register scale with the bulk items (and stickers and pens) so you can get the tare weight and stick it right on your reusable container.

Jessica

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46 cleaneatingchelsey January 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I hope I win I hope I win I hope I winnnnn!! I've wanted a new food processor for well, about 2 years. I have a mini one, but no big dog!

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47 Salah January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I need a food processor like that one!!!

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48 Allie@LiveLaughEat January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Is there a difference between stopping at 4-5 minutes and going to 7 and then adding more nuts?
…not that I have a food processor (although that might change Friday!!)

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49 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Great photos! Now I want to make to peanut butter :)

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50 AllieNic January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I only have two words: WOW and YUM!! I think I might have to eat a spoonful of PB right now!

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51 Sarena January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I love making my own nut butters and I always use my cuisinart processor! Love it! I highly recommend getting a roomba! I love mine and it gets under my furniture!

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52 whatkateiscooking January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I would love a new food processor! Mine is tiny and weak, so I've never made my own nut butters.

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53 Lisa January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

oh my – that is AWESOME!!!!! It looks so deliciously creamy :)

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54 Nicole January 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Ugh, I just bought more PB this weekend- I always forget about making it myself! Crunchy is definitely the way to go.

I vacuumed behind the fridge recently to remove a bear-sized dust bunny, and I too found a magnet! LOL. I also recently had a repairman in to fix our oven…there was some SCARY stuff under there from previous owners!

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55 Christine @WTFD January 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

How do you vacuum behind the fridge? Do you pull it out from the wall? I'm *terrified* of what I might find.

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56 cam January 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

you can take your own bag to WF and they will tare out the weight for you so that you don't pay for the bag.

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57 Christine @WTFD January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

This is what I was hoping. Thanks, I am going to try that!

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58 K.J. January 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Hi Kath, I've been following your blog for a while, but this is my first time commenting! The peanut butter looks amazing! Would you recommend the same process for other nut butters as well? I'm dying to try to make my own almond butter, but have found so many conflicting suggestions on google. Thanks!!

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59 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Yes, roasting seems to be the key!

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60 seana January 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Yum! PB looks delish. I eat PB pretty much every day. An addict am I !

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61 Erin January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

That looks so delicious! Yum! I'm already subscribed. :)

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62 sarabshea January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Do you think this is more cost effective than buying? Just wondering if in addition to all the great things about having fresh, homemade peanut butter it would also be a money saver…

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63 Jess January 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Perfect for national peanut butter day!

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64 Sharelle January 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

great giveaway! i have my fingers crossed :)
i am a huge nut butter fan. i am really excited to try making my own sometime!! i literally go through a jar a week….it would save me lots of $$$

– sharelle

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65 Laura @ S2theT January 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Stellar give-a-way! I'm now a KERF-Open Sky follower. I have needed a new food processor for quite sometime. I am often surprised the motor doesn't burn out while just making hummus! :)

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66 Karen January 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Your peanut butter looks amazing! And I just signed up for your newsletter this weekend…perfect timing!

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67 Emily@OneSweetVegan January 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

"This post is brought to you by the magnetic letter 5, which was found under the fridge"–that made me chuckle out loud.
I'm absolutely going to try your peanut butter recipe!! Getting some "peanut butter stock" the next time I'm at WF.

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68 shortystylee January 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I just got a food processor a couple months ago and I am definitely going to try this. You probably go through yours rather quickly, but about how long does the peanut butter last? I have a much smaller food processor though, so I'll probably take about three times as long as you did :)

Jessica

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69 val January 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i have been holding out to purchase this very model of food processor…so this is awesome. i would especially love to try that peanut butter–if not only to keep that cute jar afterward:)

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70 Kelly January 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I NEED to do this with the huge bag of almonds my MIL gave me for Christmas. I would love to win the food processor to give away as a gift. :)

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71 Anne@butterandbear January 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thanks for the tutorial! I always buy my peanut butter freshly ground from Whole Foods, but this looks like a much cheaper way to get the same great taste!

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72 mary January 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

OHHHHHHHH! I love this new commenting system!! I was looking into switching to intense debate a while back, but some how forgot about it… May need to check it out again. I love how anyone can reply to anyone.

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73 Ricki January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I am drooling all over my keyboard! That peanut butter looks delicious!

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74 purplebirdblog January 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

AHHHHHH magical peanut butter goodness!!!!!! I want to win SO bad… I only have a 4 cup processor that you have to hold the button down on to get it to work!! Making nut butter can be done but is kind of a pain! What a giveaway!!!

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75 Edward January 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I've been wanting a food processor, I also can't wait to try making peanut butter (although that may be a while, I just bought two jars last week) :( That said, one of the jars has added maple syrup…now THAT is something I want to try with homemade peanut butter!

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76 Mary January 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

OMG perfect!!!!! I've been needing an actual food processor! This Magic Bullet just ins't cuttin it. :P

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77 Jenna January 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That PB looks awesome! Do you have to roast the nuts or anything before cooking? I know with almond butter it's sometimes easier…

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78 Stacy January 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I was practicing at home just yesterday and was frightening by a pile of dust I spied under our bed!

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79 joni January 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

easiest giveaway entry process ever! i already signed up for your newsletter! :)

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80 jescheitlin January 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

This is a great giveaway since I burned up the last food processor making your pumpkin spice almond butter. Like it was MEANT to be!

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81 Stephanie January 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I've been dying to make more nut butters! Made some for Christmas, which in turn caused my blender/food processor to melt. Currently using a hand blender to make soups, but can't make my salsas, hummus or flours anymore :(

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82 Healthy Heddleston January 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Hey Kath, you comments do look nice.. how are you liking it?!?

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83 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Like it a LOT!! Because I can respond directly. Also hope it's better for you guys!

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84 Stacie January 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

If I win that food processor, I will be SO happy! I've wanted one forever, but we've just never had the money for a good one so I just keep waiting! I have my fingers crossed!!

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85 brightbakes January 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I really need to make nut butter again…thanks for the inspiration…Although from the looks of things I think it could be a bit dangerous to be alone with that peanut butter!
love,
cathy b.

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86 Colleen January 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

So fitting that you made that beautiful peanut butter on national peanut butter day! :)

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87 Shannon January 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I really need to try making some PB! Looks fantastic! As for under the furniture…I have 3 cats and a dog…NIGHTMARE under there! :D

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88 Natalia January 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

"Stick to the roof of your mouth" is the selling factor for ANY nut butter in my opinion. Feel free to send any…unworthy? samples my way ;)

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89 set2music January 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Yipppeee! So excited for this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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90 Courtney January 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I could die happy if I win this food processor! Right now all I have is the mini 3 cup on its last leg, and I have already killed a previous one of that size making homemade nut butter. But it is worth it for that fresh delicious taste!!!

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91 Dimple Snatcher January 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I need that food processor VIOLENTLY.

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92 Lyn January 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I broke our food processor last week and then my husband fixed it. A spare would be great since I'm not sure how long ours will last.

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93 Ann @ Day by Day January 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I love the minute by minute guide of the making of the peanut butter! That peanut butter is really making my mouth water right now. I've only made almond butter, but I really need to make peanut butter!

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94 Anna January 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm

This looks like PERFECT nut butter!!! I can only imagine how much texture it must have with all of those whole peanuts!

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95 marci1684 January 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

That was a pretty post :)

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96 Bev January 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

It would be so exciting to have a food processor. I've never had one. I enjoy trying new recipes. Your blog is so interesting.

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97 Sarah January 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I just made peanut butter in my cuisinart food processor the other day- what a coincidense!! Yum!

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98 foodandfarm January 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Holy peanut butter that looks good. My kamart brand processor is working fine, but I would love a new one!

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99 Simply Life January 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Great giveaway – looks delicious!

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100 Kath January 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Testing!!!

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101 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I love it when it sticks to the roof of your mouth:) I just made raw almond butter a few days ago and NOTHING is like fresh nut butter!

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102 Sahira January 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm

yum ! the pb looks AMAZING !

I have been dreaming of a Food Processor for the longest time! I think it would be wonderful to have one in college to help with cost of foods and such! Homemade hummus too! So glad that I subscribed to your KERF newsletter the other day !

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103 Katherine January 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Can you clarify what we're signing up for? I'd be happy to get a newsletter from YOU but I'm not sure what Open Sky is. Am I going to get a bunch of advertisements and solicitations from anyone other than you?

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104 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

It is a weekly email from me and opensky that features a product that I like. I have always picked out what goes out! You can unsubscribe if you hate it..

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105 Katherine January 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Got it, thanks!

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106 Alison January 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Right after I read this post, I went and ate a big scoop of chunky pb! Although, mine wasn’t home-made :( I have been saving up for this exact food processor! Can’t wait until I can make my own nut butters!

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107 Sarah January 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm

My mom would have a heart attack if I won a new food processor for her. But I'd give it to her anyway. All of our appliances are like the air conditioner from the Brave Little Toaster. Their motors are whirring on borrowed time.

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108 lisafischoff January 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I LOVE my food processor I have the same one and make nut butters all the time including homemade nutella (yum!) but my mom's food processor just broke (it was 30 years old!) so I'm entering this for her!

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109 alana (at) the food January 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

i've tried making nut butters in my cuisinart food processor, but it never seems to get as smooth as some other bloggers seem to get it….
maybe mine doesn't have as powerful a motor or something?

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110 Melissa January 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I already follow you on Open Sky! My food processor has a chute out the side that seems to spew stuff everywhere when I use it, I want a new one so badly

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111 allieksmith January 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Your PB looks amazing! I love how you found the 5 under your fridge?! Crazy haha! Have a nice evening :)

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112 Sally January 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Hey Kath, love your blog!! There is just one thing I don't like about the new comment format and that is I can't easily see your response to comments. I usually just scroll down to see a comment from you and then read those comments. I guess it's just going to take time to get used to it.

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113 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I AGREE!!! I'm still working on all of this stuff. I can't get it to work right on my phone either, which is super important…

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114 Sally January 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Being as tech savvy as you are I'm sure you will iron out all the finer details! :)

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115 Susan January 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I use Firefox and it shows responses without having to click on anything. When I was at work using IE, I had to click to see responses.

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116 Mary January 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

yum!!! I LOVE peanut butter!!!! I need to try this!

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117 Jess January 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I am way to scared to look under my furniture. There are probably about 50 balled up peices of tin foil because those are our cats favorite toy to bat around and lose

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118 Christine January 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Silly, Kath, 5 is not a letter! :-P

Cool — I’m entered in a giveaway and I didn’t even know it!

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119 Kath January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

AHAHH!! Totally didn’t even think of that :)

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120 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) January 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Those nut butters look amazing! I’ve made almond butter and peanut butter in the ninja and it came out tasty but I bet it’ll be even better in a food processor :)

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121 Carolynn January 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I love your blog! Been following for a few weeks now and it is the first sight I visit every morning while I eat my toast with peanut Butter:-) I have been using the Adams all natural crunchy with no hydrogenated oils from Costco but you have inspired me to make my own nut butter! Thank you for all the lovely photos of your meals…my hubby thinks I am a little nuts staring at food photos:-)

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122 Casey January 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I will be making peanut butter in my future! Kath, do you store it in the fridge or just in the pantry? Hope I win!

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123 Kath January 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

In pantry!

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124 Vanessa January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I’m in dire need of a food processor upgrade!! Mine is a hand me down. Let’s just say it’s way past its prime!!!! I love homemade nut butters!!

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125 Kate January 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Kath, did you add any oil or anything? I just tried this with some leftover peanuts that have been hanging out in my pantry and I ended up with a big, dough-like blob of peanuts that wouldn’t break down any further. It just stuck to the bottom and sides of the food processor. How DID I mess is up?!

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126 Kath January 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

No oil, but they have to be roasted to make a good butter!

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127 Sophie January 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Yummm! I don’t have a food processor… Wonder if it would be too hard on a blender? Probably a bad idea.

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128 Kath January 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I don’t think there is enough surface area in a blender..

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129 Marieke January 25, 2011 at 5:57 am

I tried it in a blender and it wasn’t a good idea.. might be my blender though but I think Kath is right

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130 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

The peanut butter looks incredible. I would go bonkers for warm, salted, chunky pb like that…I’m drooling. :D

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131 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) January 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Oh man, it looks like you have died and gone to peanut butter heaven :) Must get a food processor so I can join you, haha!

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132 lauren @ spiced plate January 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

holy moly, this would be awesome. I miss my food processor — it got purged during the “big move” of last year, in which my husband and I and our 2 cats moved into a 10 x 10 foot cabin for six months to farm…lots of things are “missing”.
I like making almond butter in the processor…so delicious too!

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133 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

you’re back on wordpress comments. assuming that intense debate wasn’t cutting the mustard. i could tell you some stories from the past 18 mos with my blog…oh boy… :)

anyhoo…
i am signed up and would love to enter!

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134 Kath January 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Yeah…wasn’t cutting the mustard. Single most annoying thing was email responding to comments was not working from my phone – when I need them most!!

Also was a bit confusing and you couldn’t see my comments to comments. I have since made them green for easier seeing!

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135 Pat January 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

But when did 5 become a letter? :-). Doesn’t work on my iPad either

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136 Beatrix @ Beaglebea January 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Looks awesome..too bad I already own a food processor.

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137 Jen January 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Just think of the trouble that could be gotten into – I’m in hazelnut country…home made Nutella! Er, uh, I mean almond butter and processed veggies of course. :) I’m crossing my fingers!

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138 Allison @ Happy Tales January 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm

What a great give away! How long do you have to roast the peanuts for? And how long will the nutbutter last?

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139 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

They were pre-roasted! Proabbly last a few weeks?

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140 Meagan January 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

What a coincidence! I am soaking some peanuts now so I can make pbutter tomorrow. I soak them, roast them then whizz them up!

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141 Krissy @ Make It Naked January 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Huge fan of making nut butters. Just posted a coconut cashew butter but need to make CRUNCHY stat! Your comments now match your dish towel that’s pictured. And I think you used the word “minted”. You totally planned that, right?

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142 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

That peanut butter looks so good. I want some like right now!

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143 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Testing this dumb Gravatar!

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144 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I need a food processor so badly!!! I don’t think my magic bullet would last if I tried making nut butter in it :)

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145 Tara January 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Why did my comment get deleted? I was just saying thanks for the kitchen inspiration. I wonder if it was deleted by accident. Anyway, thanks for the kitchen inspiration. I spent all day cleaning (at 37 weeks pregnant!!!). The kitchen is GUTTED. Counters totally clear. I just have a few cabinets left. I don’t know if you saw the previous post, but I was saying I am cleaning as you post. So I have until tomorrow (?) to finish the kitchen before I move on to what you have next. A good nesting plan, I think. Except I am gonna be working so hard I could go into labor! ;)

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146 KathEats January 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Sorry Tara! I’ve been messing with comment systems today. I hope it wasn’t by accident.

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147 Kaitlin January 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I have a foodprocessor! And that peanut butter looks awesome! Who knew it was so easy?

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148 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Totally entering! Such a fun giveaway!

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149 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm

omg, that peanut butter looks amazing!!! I’ve always wanted to make my own but don’t think my blender would cut it…

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150 Hannah January 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Thank you so much for the minute-by-minute photo tutorial! I’ve always stopped when the nut butter is still really chucnky… I didn’t know it was even possible to get to that liquid stage with a home food processory!

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151 Jill Will Run January 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I’m already subscribed to your OpenSky newsletter… so hopefully I win this because just when I decided I should try to make my own nut butter, my food processor totally died. (Seriously, last week it croaked… after I put a bunch of nuts in it and was set to whir away. Sad…)

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152 Alaina January 25, 2011 at 12:37 am

I need to start using my new food processor!! And I actually need peanut butter. I think a project is on the way! :-)

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153 Jackie @ Seejacrun January 25, 2011 at 12:57 am

I have never tried to make peanut butter before, but those pictures definitely make me want to go to the kitchen right now and make some at 1 am :)

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154 Anna January 25, 2011 at 1:43 am

peanut butter, yum!!! When I finally have the extra money to get the food processor I want, original crunchy peanut will DEFINITELY be my first nut butter I make, and then endless combinations!!

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155 Juliette January 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

Hi Kath! Think if I swapped soy nuts for peanuts (for allergy reasons) I’d get the same effect?

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156 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

I’ve never heard of making soy nut butter, but then again, it makes sense. Give it a whirl!

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157 Amanda January 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

That looks soo good! Thanks for showing a how to, Im going to have to try to make my own soon!

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158 Susan January 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

Yum- I’ve never tried making crunchy before, can’t wait to try your recipe!

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159 Meg January 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That peanut butter looks SOOO good! YUMMO!
I made a cannellini bean and cashew nut dip this week and you popped into my head! I miss c’ville!!

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160 LauraJayne January 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

This post inspired me to eat peanut butter – store bought, but the all-natural kind, so I had to stir it… that makes it kinda like homemade, right? =) Great recipe and AWESOME giveaway!

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161 Rachel January 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

You silly girl, 5 is a number, not a letter! I’m so excited to try for the processor!! Thanks for hanging out with me everyday, even though you may not know about it! Love to read your words1

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162 Angelalovesfood January 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I need to make peanut butter, I am debating on getting a food processor to make my own PB and Coconut Butters. Even though it’d be cheaper to just buy the jars rather than buy a processor. But it would be a great investment!

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163 Jillian February 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

You started out with 4 cups of peanuts. How much of the final product did you end up with? I’m interested in the ratio or starting product to end yumminess. Thanks!

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164 KathEats February 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I’m not sure of the exact volume, but those two jars is what I got! Maybe 3 cups?

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165 Allison February 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I just have to say that I just made this tonight – it. was. AWESOME! I got an entire pint plus nearly a half pint of the stuff.
I used Spanish peanuts, as I didn’t find dry roasted unsalted at my local market (woo hoo, Sprouts!). The only thing I didn’t care for was the taking off of the skins (wasn’t sure how those would work). I also was able to use my homemade vanilla extract, which smelled divine.
You noted that you store it in the pantry – how come? I’ve always stored PB in the fridge (my family always bought Adams brand – only peanuts and salt), so that’s where I just put it. Will it be OK in the pantry? Even when the jars are half empty (which I forsee will happen on Thursday)?
Thanks for this – it was amazing, and I was so excited to finally empty out the jar of store-bought so I could make it! This is definitely a repeat!

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166 KathEats February 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

I don’t think peanut butter is required to be refrigerated for microbial growth reasons – I think it’s more about keeping the oils emulsified. I didn’t have a problem with oil separation in mine, so I didn’t chill it.

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167 Allison February 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thank you! I appreciate the clarification – it will make spreading it on toast easier :)
I linked this page on my blog entry last night – I was so excited!

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168 Molly March 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I just made this peanut butter, on National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day no less, with honey roasted peanuts! My life has forever been changed-jarred peanut butter pales in comparison! Thanks for sharing this and all of your other recipes and life updates! Your healthy lifestyle motivates me to keep going on my healthy eating and exercise New Years Resolutions!

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169 Anita May 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Kath, do you refrigerate your peanut butter? I made the honey crunch PB using your TJ recipe. It’s great. I doubt it will be around much longer. Sweet, gritty, salty and crunchy, what else can anyone hope for. Also, your hard boiled eggs look perfect in today’s salad. How do you make them? No Great Harvest breads around here. We’ve been missing out. Thanks for everything. Be well. You’re an inspiration to clean living and to eating at home, every meal. I find eating out disappointing these days, and, expensive.

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170 KathEats May 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I don’t refrigerate it! Room temp keeps it drippy.

My eggs are put in cold water, brought to a boil, immediately removed from heat and covered for 13 minutes

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171 Molly July 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

ahhh, I hope I win the food processor!

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172 Molly July 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

oh wow. i’m a little late. haha

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173 Maria Carolina February 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

My mom got her food processor for her wedding 20 years ago and it still works like a charm! Ah, the good old days when producers cared more about making good quality products than stealing consumer’s money.

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174 Chrissy June 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hey this looks fabulous! I was wondering if you know the nutritional details on this peanut butter? Do you mind sending them to me via email too :)

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175 KathEats June 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I don’t, but it’s probably pretty similar to most other nut butters out there

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176 amanda July 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

Wow this looks so good. Now I am hungry lol

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177 Pornsri Sae-Ung January 17, 2013 at 1:38 am

Great Gorgeous Recipe!
Thankk youu very much for showing.
It can become creamy without adding anything. Wonderful.

Btw, wondered if I would ever reach a comment box as the comments run so long down the page.

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