Red, White & Bloob

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I never really settled on a name for this summer snack and I finally gave up on trying to come up with one. I realized my old habit of calling these “fruit cakes” was extremely misleading when I let it slip and had to watch a friend’s brow furrow deeper and deeper as I listed out the ingredients. No flour? Eggs? This isn’t a baked treat to be enjoyed with coffee?

Well, not entirely, though I do recommend having a cup of coffee handy after throwing these together.

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Pumpkin Seed Butter

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Once upon a last weekend I stumbled into a free sample table at my local grocery store. I’m always a sucker for samples, but not in the way most people are. No, I’m an actual sucker because I still haven’t figured out how to accept a free sample but still politely decline buying whatever it is they’re peddling. Words fail me. My face starts to flush. And the next thing I know, there’s a $7.49 tub of pumpkin-sunflower-flax seed butter in my basket.

All I wanted was some cat food. And maybe a can of beans.

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Peanut Butter Cups

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This was an adventure! And even though I pride myself on following directions to a T, I admit that I didn’t temper my chocolate. And yes, they bloomed, and looked kinda grody the next day. But I guarantee they tasted delicious.

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