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Fort Benning, GA, United States
I'm an army wife, working mom of 2 kids, and a dancer for fun! My husband Tim works the at the combatives school here on fort benning. I work for MWR at Outdoor Recreation as their 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. Cale is well on his way to become a fighter - daddy is already working on his punching and kicking techniques! 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!

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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