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I'm an army wife, working mom of 2 kids.! My husband Tim is a Soldier on Fort Benning. I work for MWR for the Community Recreation Division as an admin assistant...I absolutely LOVE my job I couldn't have found anything better! My daughter, Kennedie, was born in January of 04 and our son, Cale, was born June of 09 - that's right they are 5 and a half years apart! Kennedie is VERY involved in dancing, she is in her 9th season (2017-2018) of being a competitive dancer. It's exhausting but we LOVE it. Cale is starting to REALLY get into sports. He is on a year round wrestling team, and he plays baseball in the spring! This blog started out as a recipe sharing venture but now it's going to turn into a more "granola" way to live. Cheap recipes more homemade recipes and repurposing things. I'm a crafter at heart so i'm going to throw some of that in their too! On Valentines Day of 2017 we bought our first Travel Trailer. I'll be documenting our travels also on this blog!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Homemade peanut butter - easier than you think!

I stayed away from this homemade necessity because I thought you had to have a fancy peanut butter making contraption.  I ofcourse found a tutorial on pintrest that used a food processor!  I bought a $2.50 pound of already shelled peanuts.  You could purchase and unshell them yourself cheaper, but I didn't want to waste my energy on something that I MIGHT not even like how it turned out.  The contrainer I purchased was a 1lb contrainer. 
 I just emptied the whole thing into the food processor.  Once it started to ball up (it look like it's sticking to the sides) I added the 1 tbsp of oil (I used vegetable oil - they caution to not use anything other than vegetable oil or peanut oil JUST because it might alter the taste)  I let the processor go for about 2 minutes and decided it needed another Tbsp - so I incorporated that.  Now this time I left it 5 minutes because it was still a little chunky and I KNEW my daughter wouldn't eat it.  It finally got smooth enough that my daughter might not notice it wasn't store bought. 
 I kept tasting and adding sugar/salt till I got the taste I wanted.  It does have a different taste than the store bought stuff initially but the after taste, tastes just like peanut butter.  Weird I know.  We'll see how the REAL critic in my house likes it soon enough!

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