Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

I recently got on the PS wagon and also on the homemade PB wagon so I thought why not combine the two? This is delicious and perfect on warm toast on a chilly morning. But I’m thinking it’s going to be even better as stuffed french toast! I can’t wait to try that tomorrow! Stay tuned!

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This recipe is very easy but you’ll need to work quickly as it’s much easier to mix the pumpkin mixture into the peanut butter while the peanut butter is warm. I suggest having all of the ingredients measured and ready before you start.

As you can see from my pic, I didn’t work quite as quickly as I could have but the results are still amazing. And it spreads very smoothly too!

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
Makes 2 cups

1 16oz jar lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons milk

  1. Add all peanuts to the Deluxe Cooking Blender. Secure the lid on top and lock in place. Turn the wheel to select the GRIND setting and press the wheel to start.
  2. When the nuts begin climbing up the walls of the pitcher, use the tamper to push the nuts back into the blades. Continue to tamper when the nuts are climbing up the pitcher or if the blades are not blending the nuts.  Do not tamper for more than 30 seconds at a time.
  3. Meanwhile, place the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and milk in the Small Batter Bowl. Mix well using the Classic Scraper.
  4. When the cycle complete, press cancel. Remove the lid and pour the peanut butter into the contents Small Batter Bowl and mix immediately until smooth.

Enjoy!

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Halloween Cookie Cutters

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Whether you’re having a party, making a gift, or just having fun in the kitchen, the Halloween Cookie Cutters are the cutest way ever to get little ghouls and boys cooking (see what we did there?)

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These seven darling cutters were tested and approved by kids and include a vampire, skull, mummy, owl, monster, scarecrow (which I totally thought was a witch!), and ghost.  They measure 3½” diameter and make 3″ cookies.

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The cutters snap together for easy storage and they are dishwasher-safe.

Whenever I am using a recipe that calls for cookie cutters, I always default to this recipe for a lot of reasons.  First, it works EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Second, the dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated so you are good to go as soon as you make it. Lastly, it holds the impressions of the cutters really, really well. And of course, it takes great!

Do you need these? Get them here: SHOP MY KITCHEN!

Want to see me making them?  Check out this video!

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Baked Granola Bars with Orange Zest & Pepitas

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Since I fell in love with the Snack Bar Maker, making granola bars has becoming my Sunday afternoon baking ritual. And what I love about this master recipe is that you can change up the mix-ins in so many different ways! It’s like a new recipe each week!

There is a little bakery across the street from my office that has these great bars that they make and sell for $7.50 each (YIKES!). I’ve been trying to recreate them and I think this week I nailed it! And for much less $$$!

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Baked Granola Bars with Orange Zest & Pepitas

Makes 16

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels
1/2 cup salted pepitas
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sea salt

  1. Heat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Zest an orange to measure 2 teaspoons.  In a medium bow, combine the oats, baking soda, mini chocolate morsels, peptias and orange zest.  Add in the agave nectar, melted butter and brown sugar, stirring well to combine.
  3. Using a medium scoop, transfer the mixture into the wells of the Snack Bar Maker and press down with the Mini Nylon Serving Spatula.
  4. Bake 12 minutes or until the oats start to brown.
  5. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes.  Cover with the lid and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until set.

Enjoy!

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Buffalo Chicken Pot Pies

I will write up the recipe for all of you and edit this post when I have time.  I adapted a recipe and it ended up making too much filling (I put the rest in a dish and baked it and it was delicious!) so I want to correct the proportions for you!

Stay tuned for the recipe!

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Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Colleen Finley is an independent advanced director for Pampered Chef. She earns a commission by linking to products she uses and trusts. If you purchase a product through her website link, your cost will be the same, and Colleen will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us enrich lives, one meal and one memory at a time!

No Rules Cookware

Do you ever get tired of telling others to not use metal cooking utensils in your cookware? Do you audibly groan when you realize the coating on your cookware flakes off into your food? Have you had your cookware longer than five years? Does food stick to your pans? Do you hate cleaning it?

I’m so excited to introduce you to No Rules Cookware! And what’s even better?  I MEAN IT!

First though… why does having good cookware matter?

One big difference between expensive and inexpensive cookware comes down to the quality of the product’s materials and construction. You want to cook dishes evenly. Inexpensive cookware sets are notorious for uneven heat distribution, which results in dishes that are partially over or under cooked.

Many dishes require starting the recipe on the cooktop and then transferring to the oven. Inexpensive, low-quality cookware is often made with plastics and have handles that are not oven safe. Also, not all nonstick coatings are oven safe. Did you know that?

Good quality cookware will last you for 10-20 years, while a low-quality set may only last for 2-3 years.

Have I hit any nerves? That wasn’t my intention. I think it’s important to be educated on a product you’ll use daily. Think about it… you purchase a vehicle with safety in mind and you’re not even ingesting anything that results from it!

Enough of that.  Let’s move on to the fun!  Introducing Pampered Chef’s exclusive nonstick and stainless collections!

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The nonstick collection contains seven new pieces, including a cookware set. The stainless nonstick has two pieces.

The nonstick is best for eggs, soups and stews, fish and delicate foods. The handles are removable for easy storage and they are dishwasher safe!  They are oven-safe and no, your metal utensils will not ruin them! I used to yell at my mom for stirring things using a fork!  I’m sure she’s happy she’ll never hear that from me again!

It’s constructed from cast aluminum alloy and has a 4-layer titanium reinforced coating. What does that mean? It means that in the rare circumstance the pans get scratched, you’d have to make it through 4 layers before hitting metal. Plus, it’s PFOA free. Did I mention that it comes with a lifetime guarantee?

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The nonstick stainless is best for searing meats and making pan sauces. These are the pans I use in my kitchen daily. They are also dishwasher and oven safe. You can use any utensil in these pans and they are also PFOA free. If you have an induction cooktop, these are the pans for you! These also have a lifetime guarantee. They have a Tri-Ply construction including 18/10 stainless steel satin interior layer and a polished stainless 18/0 exterior layer.

How can you get your hands on these pans? There are two ways:

  1. Visit my website and place an order.
  2. Host a Pampered Chef live cooking party or virtual party and get it FREE, half-price or discounted.  Simply contact me here for more information.

 


Some of the links on this page may be affiliate links. Colleen Finley is an independent advanced director for Pampered Chef. She earns a commission by linking to products she uses and trusts. If you purchase a product through her website link, your cost will be the same, and Colleen will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us enrich lives, one meal and one memory at a time!

 

 

Help Whip Cancer 2018

help-whip-cancer-03-may2018We all know someone affected by breast cancer.  16 years ago, a close friend of mine lost her life to the disease at the age of 33. That is just one of the reasons Pampered Chef’s Help Whip Cancer campaign is so personal to me.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have remained steady in women younger than 50, but have decreased in older women. The American Cancer Society believes this decrease is the result of early detection and increased awareness, as well as better treatments. Pampered Chef began its Help Whip Cancer campaign in May 2000 to raise funds to assist the American Cancer Society with breast cancer education and early detection programs. To increase our impact, we added our October campaign in 2008. Since the beginning of our Help Whip Cancer campaign, Pampered Chef consultants and customers have contributed more than $12 million to aid the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer. More than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are celebrating another birthday this year!

How can you help?  First, you can host a Help Whip Cancer Fund-Raiser! Up to 25% of the total sales will be contributed to the American Cancer Society for their breast cancer education and early detection programs. You and your friends can shop, try a delicious recipe, and make a big impact in the fight against breast cancer.  I’m available for live parties if you’re local to me in PA or we can do a virtual event via Social Media.  Simply comment here on this blog post and we’ll set it up!

Second, you can purchase our exclusive PINK products. These are specific products to help raise breast cancer awareness. For every Help Whip Cancer product purchased during May, Pampered Chef will contribute $1 to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer education and early detection programs. These limited-edition kitchen tools are the perfect addition to your kitchen so that you can to enrich lives; one meal and one memory at a time.

This year, our featured products are:

  1. Pink & White Twixit! Clips #100007 $6.50 – Twixit! Clips provide a sure seal for all types of bags and are safe to use in a freezer, microwave or on “boil in” bags. The set of 10 includes two giant, four large and four small in pink and white. And they are Dishwasher-safe!
  2. 2-cup Prep Bowl Set #1742 $16.50 – Store prepared ingredients, melt butter in the microwave, make mini cakes, store leftovers and more! These tempered glass bowls measure 1 cup to the rim. The set of two are dishwasher-, freezer-, microwave- and oven-safe to 350°F; lids are dishwasher-safe.
  3. Pink Whipped Cream Maker #1797 $25.00 – Ditch the store-bought toppings and make your own with the Whipped Cream Maker. With just three ingredients and 30 seconds, you can make your own flavored toppings for pie, sundaes, cakes, waffles, other baked goods, coffee, and hot cocoa. You can also make fresh, homemade butter and super-fluffy scrambled eggs.  It has a 1-cup capacity to fill line that makes 2 cups of whipped cream. The pumping lid locks in place, the nonskid silicone base doubles as a storage lid and it’s dishwasher-safe.  Click here to see it in action!
  4. Mini Skinny Scraper #1704 $7.50 – The Mini Skinny Scraper is ideal for mixing ingredients in small bowls, and scraping food from jars and cans. It can also be used for mixing, stirring, scraping and transferring small amounts of food. The thin head and pointed end help you get into corners and hug the sides of rounded bowls.Measuring 7¾”, the Heavy-duty silicone head is fused to the nylon handle for strength and durability. It won’t come apart, split, stain, burn, melt or crack and the it is heat-resistant to 450°F. And it’s dishwasher-safe!

To purchase any of these products and support our campaign, click here!  Plus, there are additional pink products in our outlet!