Stevie’s Triple Decker Sammie

One day at work, the subject of sandwiches came up.  I mentioned that I love a good BLT sandwich.  A coworker asked me if I’d ever had one with peanut butter, onion, and a fried egg – the way his mom had always made them.   My response?  “Um, no!  That sounds nasty!!”  He tried his best to convince me that it was the best sandwich you’ll ever eat.  I didn’t believe him.  I went on my merry way and forgot all about that conversation.  Except not really.  Every once in a while I’d think about that nasty sounding sandwich.  Would it really be that gross?  Well, I finally decided about a week ago that I’d give it a shot.  Only I eliminated the onion.  I don’t do raw onion.  Otherwise, I followed his intructions exactly – I mean, you have to put the ingredients together in the right order for it to REALLY be Stevie’s Triple Decker.  So if you make this sandwich, please, for the love of all things holy, put it together in the right order! 

Stevie’s Triple Decker Sammie

  • 3 slices bread, toasted
  • mayonnaise
  • lettuce
  • fried egg
  • tomato
  • bacon
  • onion
  • peanut butter

Okay…start with a slice of toast.  Spread on a layer of mayo.  Then add a few pieces of lettuce.  Top with a fried egg.  Spread a layer of mayo on a second piece of toast and place it mayo side down onto the sandwich.  Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the top of the toast.  Top with tomato slices.  Then add bacon.  Finally, add the onion.  Take your last piece of toast and spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one side, and place it peanut butter side down onto the sandwich.

You’re ready to eat! 

Serves: 1 or 2, depending on how hungry you are!  I could only eat half!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 

Chocolate?  Yes.  Peanut Butter?  You betcha.  Cheesecake?  Absolutely.  Combine all three and you have a make-your-eyes-roll-back-in-your-head-good-cheesecake.  And that’s all I need to say about this cheesecake. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Crust:

  • 3-1/4 cup oreo cookie crumbs (or graham cracker crumbs if you wish)
  • 3/4 stick melted butter

Filling:

  • 2 pounds cream cheese (Four 8 oz. packages), softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 8 oz. melted semisweet chocolate

 

In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter.  Press into bottom and 1/3 of the way up the side of 10″ springform pan lined with parchment paper.

For filling, place softened cream cheese in mixer bowl and beat until smooth.  Add peanut butter and mix well.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Add heavy cream aned vanilla and beat on low speed to incorporate.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat only until eggs are incorporated.  Transfer half of the mixture to a second bowl.  To one half of mixture, add melted chocolate.  Spoon both batters into crust, alternating between the peanut butter and chocolate mixtures.  When all batter is in pan, swirl gently with a knife.

Place pan in a larger pan and fill larger pan halfway with hot water.  Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes, or until lightly golden and set.  Let sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours.  Run paring knife around edge to loosen, and invert onto plate.  Invert again onto serving plate.

** I topped mine with ganache, a drizzle of peanut butter, and some chopped Reese Cups!

Peanut Butter Hollywood Squares

Cooking 015Remember those awesome peanut butter bar cookies they served in the school cafeteria?   You know the ones…the bars that are so peanut buttery it makes your teeth hurt just to think about them?  The ones that were so good, you wished you could ask for seconds? Yeah…that’s them.  And today, I’m going to show you how delightully easy they are to make.  I got this recipe from Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen website.  The first thing my husband said when he tasted them was “These are JUST LIKE the ones we had in school!”  And after seeing the ingredients, you’ll see why it was something they made in the school cafeteria…it’s all things that they could get in ‘commodity bulk’. 

I’m not going to tell you we ate half the batch in the first 5 minutes.  But we did.  And I wonder why I keep gaining weight?!?!

So, here’s the super simple recipe for these amazing bars.

In a bowl, combine the following:

2 cups peanut butter

2-1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter, melted
(See what I mean?  Commodity type items!)

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Stir until well combined.  Then press into a 8″ square pan, lined with foil.  Why line with foil?  Two reasons.  One – it’s easier to remove the bars from the pan later.  Two (and the most important to me!) – it makes cleanup SO much easier…no pan to wash!

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Prepare the chocolate topping.  Combine about 6 ounces of chocolate chips with 2-3 tbsp peanut butter in a microwave safe dish.  Melt slowly in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.

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Spread over bars and chill until set.

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Cut into squares and have flashbacks of the school cafeteria and that awesome hairdo you sported back then!

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Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to for another COOKBOOK WINNING WEDNESDAY!!!