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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanuts and I have a lot of good memories. My best friend growing up was a huge fan of Snoopy and I got sucked into the world of Snoopy. She and I even went to Snoopy themed Halloween parties. My best memory of all time actually comes from “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” That’s the movie that was playing when Mad Scientist and I officially got engaged. It was at the Corn Maze in Upstate NY. They were running a series of outdoor movie nights. Kids of all ages surrounded fire pits with extra long marshmallow roasting sticks and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in hands while they keenly watched the movie after a long day at the corn maze & good pumpkin picking. It was fairly chilly evening in mid-October, yet utterly romantic.

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baked quinoa crusted chicken with peanut sauce

Photos shown with thinly sliced English cucumber and Soba/buckwheat noodles. You can find soba noodles in the Asian food aisle at major grocery stores nowadays.

As food-label reading became one of my daily activities over the years, I came to know many packaged crumbs contain seeds or nuts. We happen to be an allergy-conscious family where we have to be aware of what we put in our mouths and control the intake of some foods (or not at all). We do enjoy foods regardless but the real problem lies in finding that crunch married to a good sauce without taking that pink pill, Benedryl.

One of the things I love to do is to find something that’s versatile (without hurting us, of course); something that I can use for different dishes and that can add different flavors throughout the busy week. If one thing can be used twice in a week for 2 different dishes, hey, score because trying to decide what to do for dinner can be a real pain.

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