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Eggless Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Its now officially summer and its 90 degrees outside with 1000% humidity and we have been getting rain almost every day but that doesn't help at all. This month I found my favorite peanut butter on sale so I got two jars. That got the little hamsters in my head spinning, peanut butter cookies. I don't want to heat up my kitchen with using the oven because of the heat outside.
Earlier this month I made Eggless Oreo Cheesecake Cookie Dough and it was delicious. It was chocolatey, creamy, tangy and marshmallow-y.
Peanut butter is one of my favorite things to eat. Its gives you a sweet and it gives salty, its almost perfect. Don't they look tasty.
Did you know that peanuts have more antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets, peanuts taste much better than carrots or beets. They are full of oleic acid, Vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. That is one strong legume and should make you feel great eating it.

Cookie Dough Base
8 oz (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, soften…

Food Trends of 2017, so far

We are already in the middle of 2017 and have had so many food trends left and right. My Facebook feed and Instagram is full of different things going on. I guess you can say a rainbow of different colored foods, one moment your eating a rainbow then you are eating black.

When I was looking for food or drink trends I saw a lot of different toast and healthy milk drinks or really sugary milk drinks.

Here are some trends that has been popular in the last 6 months of 2017.
1.) Unicorn/Mermaid- I have notice that trends has somewhat died down but for a couple months its seems like in the Spring time I would see tons of pictures of Unicorn or Mermaid everything.Its a pastel rainbow.
2.) Rainbow- This trend continued on from last year. I saw a lot of hair or drinks going rainbows but now grilled cheese and even bagels. Its more vivid than the Unicorn/Mermaid.
3.) Activated Charcoal- .Activated Charcoal has been around for years and you can take it to help with stomach discomfort, poisoning…

Black Magic Sauce

When you hear the name Black Magic you might think of something wicked like a witch or Halloween but its not wicked like that but it is wicked good.   I saw a recipe for a cake called Black Magic Cake and it called for Black Cocoa Powder, I didn't know that it  exists until I looked on Amazon and it was real.
The Black Cocoa Powder gets it color from Dutching, they add an alkalizing agent to natural cocoa powder helping with the color.  It also gives the cocoa powder a neutral pH, lower acidity, smoother in flavor and increase solubility.
When I made the sauce I thought it would be bitter no matter how much sugar I added to it because dark chocolate or a semi-sweet chocolate but I was really surprised. The cocoa powder itself is a really dark brown but once you mix with a liquid it turns black.
This sauce taste like a gooey fudgy brownie in a liquid form. Use this on ice cream, pancakes, waffle or mix it in some milk even your coffee.

Tools you'll need
Large Sauce Pan
Funnel

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Like I said in a previous post, I love pizza. I can eat pizza for every meal of the day.  Well I used to be able to eat every meal and have no problem but since I've gotten older I can't eat tomato sauce for two meals back to back and not have acid reflux :(
 I needed a pizza crust that was a little healthier so I decided to use whole wheat flour and it just as delicious as regular crust.  You really can't tell the difference. I had my neice and nephews over and they ate it all up.
I used this crust to make a Sicilian Style pizza that is stretch out on a cookie sheet and cut into a square or a rectangle.  I believe you get some pizza out of this style.

Tools you'll need:
Plastic Wrap
2 Cookie Sheets
Large Plastic Container
Large Bowl
Pastry Brush

Yields: 2 Sicilian Style Pizza

Recipe
4 cups of Whole Wheat Flour, I used King Arthur's Flour
2 cups of Unbleached Bread Flour,I used King Arthur's Flour
2 1/4 cups of Warm Water
1 Tablespoon of Dry Active Yeast
2 Ta…