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The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook Paperback – October 1, 2005
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About the Author
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Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld
Peanut Butter basics
Peanut Butter-Blueberry Muffins
Orange-Peanut Butter Scones
Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast
Peanut Butter-Banana Pancakes with Honey Butter
Peanut Butter Waffles
The Peanut Butter & Co. Smoothie
Peanut Butter Granola
The Lunch Box Special (PB&J)
Peanut Butter Club (Double Decker PB&J)
Cookie Dough Surprise
PB Cup Sandwich
Dark Chocolate Dreams Sandwich
White Chocolate Dreams Sandwich
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Sandwich
The Heat Is On Sandwich
The Pregnant Lady
The Grilled Cheese with Peanut Butter Sandwich
Peanut Butter BLT
Ants on a Log
Frozen Dark Chocolate-Banana Bites
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats
Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls
Peanut Butter Caramel Apples
Baked Apples with Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Shortbread
Peanut Butter Biscotti
Peanut Butter Meringue Cookies
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Peanut Butter Blondies
Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Savory Snacks, Entrees & Sides
Sweet and Spicy Peanut Butter-Glazed Chicken Tenders
Peanut Butter Barbecued Chicken
Juicy Peanut Butter-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Peanut Butter and Maple Glazed Ham
Spicy Peanut Butter Burgers
Thai-Style Shrimp Skewers
Peanut Butter Veggie Burgers
African Peanut Butter Soup (Mafe)
Thai Peanut Soup
Vegetarian Masaman Curry
Peanut Butter-Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes
Big Green Salad with Grilled Chicken and Zesty Peanut Butter Vinaigrette
Cold Sesame Noodles
Desserts, Cakes, Pies & Pastries
Four-Layer Peanut Butter-Honey Cake
Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut Butter-Carmel Cheesecake
Peanut Butter and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Flourless Cake
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Shortcakes
Peanut Butter Tiramisu
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie
Maple-Peanut Butter Mousse
Peanut Butter Parfait
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bread Pudding
Peanut Butter Rice Pudding
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Death by Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter-Berry Crumble
Peanut Butter & Co. Apple Strudel
Peanut Butter-Banana Fritters
Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sauce
Peanut Butter Brittle
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Table of Equivalencies
More About the Author
In 1998 Lee opened the Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop and in 2003 expanded into retail distribution. His line of ten different varieties of all natural peanut butter (Dark Chocolate Dreams, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Smooth Operator, etc.) is now sold at over 15,000 supermarkets and natural food stores throughout the US and Canada, including Kroger, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
Lee is a graduate of Vassar College were he majored in Urban Studies. He also erned a master's degree from Pace University.
In addition to running his peanut butter business, he also writes the weekly "That's Nuts" column for the James Beard Award-winning food blog Serious Eats.
Top Customer Reviews
The recipes in this book are all very quick and easy, and most are favorites with just a peanut butter twist. Though there are some, mainly sandwhiches, which I can only reccommend for adventurous eaters to try, though most are much more kid friendly. Some recipes are quite obvious, and aren't really needed, like the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, though the book would be incomplete without it.
All of the recipes in the book use peanut butter, but some use special Peanut Butter and Co flavors, that you can buy online or at certain realtors, (a list is included.) There are also recipes on how to make the special peanut butters at home, though the recommend their own brand.
The book starts with a foreward by Jerry Seinfeild, who was of course made famous on his namesake tv show, Seinfeild. His intro seems slighty out of place, since he really has nothing to do with peanut butter, or the rest of the book, and seems to talk more about bagels then peanut butter.
The book's introduction by the author, Mr. Lee Zalben, is much more fitting, interesting, and better written, as he tells of the start, and success of Peanut Butter and Co.
There is then a section entitled Peanut Butter Basics, which is basically an endosement for buying Peanut Butter and Co products, but also gives the recipes for making your own versions of their peanut butters. There is also a somewhat interesting timeline of the history of peanut butter.
The recipes are divided into five chapters.Read more ›
If you answered yes to any of these questions, than this just might be the cookbook for you. I picked up this cookbook on a whim at my local library, and decided to see if I could find any new recipes for my peanut loving son. Included I found several great recipes including Peanut Butter Banana Bread, Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Barbecued Chicken, and Thai-Style Shrimp Skewers. Also included but not personally tested by me include the basics of making your own homemade peanut butter (with several variations), S'more Sandwich, The Elvis (yes, with bacon, bananas, and honey), Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Tiramisu.
My only comments regarding my 3 star rating is that the cookbook might be too specialized for some, and that in order to improve, I would suggest a picture of each recipe and a spiral binding. However, the recipes included were unique, and yummy. Enjoy!
The author tells the story of him making his college dream come true of having a peanut butter sandwich shop, and I loved the part of the story where soon after opening he had a packed house and his main sandwich maker quit. Luckily, his wonderful mother came to the rescue and received a huge round of applause from the crowds! The recipes in The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook encompass all kinds of delicious ways to use peanut butter, including breakfast, dessert, savory and even his famous sandwiches (like the Fluffernutter and the Elvis). The Thai Peanut Soup and the Maple Peanut Butter Mousse also look excellent. Mr. Zalben even kindly shares his expert tips on how to make your own peanut butter.
The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook is filled with really yummy treats, like Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls or Peanut Butter Caramel Apples. If you are a peanut butter fan, The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook offers lots of delicious and creative suggestions for using this tasty and nutritious food!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't think there is a better food than peanut butter. Love the cookbook as it gives me a lot of ways to incorporate my favorite foodPublished on June 16, 2013 by Ellie
If you love peanut butter as much as I do then you need this book. The recipes are simple and easy to read. Have shared with others.Published on November 24, 2012 by pam deloughery
Being peanut butter lovers and users of Peanut Butter & Co.'s products for years, it would be impossible for us to rate this cookbook with anything short of 5 stars.Published on November 5, 2011 by south texans
Bought this as a Christmas present for a friend who is a PB fanatic. The pictures and recipes were a lot of fun for her. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by FBO
I purchased this after I had bought a couple jars of Peanut Butter & Co.'s peanut butter at my local big-wal store. One taste of the chocolate peanut butter and I was hooked! Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Stella40
The recipes in this book sound delicious and EASY to make! I feel that this book is a must for anyone with kids who are picky eaters... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by S.A.H.M.