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Links I Love

Whenever I go away for a weekend it always takes me at least a full week to catch up on my Google Reader. Here are a bunch of links I’ve been saving to share.

1. Sea Creature Cupcakes!! Anyone who knows me knows that I love cupcakes and that I love anything that swims, scuttles, or lurks in the ocean. I like the shark and the starfish the best! {from Cupcakes Take The Cake}

2. Fantastic sweatshirts by Teenagers In Love {from Vic’s blog}

3. This felt sheet folds up into a cute little tote bucket. I want to load it with food and take it for a picnic! {from NotCot}

4. New Ratatat album art and release date! {from Pretty Much Amazing}

5. Animal-shaped papers clips by Midori. Just the sort of pointless office supply I can’t resist. {from NotCot}

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Childhood Foods, Part 1: PB&J

This is the first of what will hopefully become a series of posts. Since leaving college and living in New York and buying all my own food, I have come to gain a new appreciation for certain childhood foods. They appeal to me because they are simple, require only a few ingredients, and are delicious. However, because I am now 23 and not 7, I have also been looking for little updates to these childhood classics. I’m starting here with PB & J this week but send me an email with any ideas for other childhood faves! I’ve been deviating from the standard peanut butter and jelly in small ways: using pita bread, substituting cashew butter for peanut butter, etc. Below are some more adventurous ideas from around the internet for making over good old PB&J

1. Cashew Strawberry Crunch from Martha Stewart. This looks so delicious and refreshing! Much lighter than the original PB & J. It’s cashew butter on Ryvita Fruit Crunch, topped with fresh strawberries and drizzle of honey. Yum.

2. There are several recipes for peanut butter and jelly cupcakes around. The delicious cupcake pictured above was baked at Tee & Cakes in Boulder, CO and was featured in a post on the lovely cupcake blog Cupcakes Take The Cake. If you want to try making your own PB&J cupcakes, check out the recipes at Serious Eats, Food Network, and CD Kitchen.

3. This Raspberry Jam and Almond Crumble Tart takes the idea of PB&J to a whole new level. It originally appeared in the December 2000 issue of Gourmet and can now be found on Epicurious. It looks delicious and super sophisticated, but for me the appeal is definitely the reference (intentional or not) to the classic sandwich.

Do you have a favorite take on peanut butter and jelly? Leave it in the comments!

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