April 16, 2014

Peanut Butter

Learn how to make silky smooth or perfectly crunchy peanut butter in the comfort of your own home. Use our recipe to make the classic spread or swap out the nuts for some variety!

Homemade Peanut ButterServes: 15
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  1. Add peanuts to the food processor and pulse until fine
  2. Add salt, honey and vegetable oil and process for 3 minutes or until peanut butter is smooth
  3. Store peanut butter in a glass or plastic jar and store in refrigerator for up to one month
For crunchy peanut butter: Before making the creamy peanut butter, pulse an additional 1/2 cup of peanuts until chopped into small pieces and set aside. Make the recipe then stir in peanut pieces.

Substitution IdeasSwap out roasted, unsalted almonds, cashews or pistachios for the peanuts and follow with the instructions above.

Crunchy or creamy — which do you prefer? Tell us in the comments section below!

Jackie Bruchez is a wife and mother of three living in Solana Beach, Calif. She is the author of the food blog The Seaside Baker, which focuses on delicious baked desserts and the occasional savory dish. She loves to travel and is currently working on a cookbook featuring West Coast farmers and cuisine. 


April 8, 2014

Whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons confectioners'  sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.