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Cold Noodles with Asian Peanut Sauce #FoodieExtravaganza

This is one of my favorite recipes. I love leftovers, and somehow a cold peanut noodle salad, tastes like the best kind of leftovers. The tang of soy sauce and ginger and garlic…so good for a quick lunch, and since this takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, I know you will love it too!

Cold Noodles with Asian Peanut Sauce

Here we are:

Cold Noodles with Asian Peanut Sauce #FoodieExtravaganza


  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. veg. oil
  • 2 Tbsp tamari or good soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Dash cayenne
  • ¼ tsp tabasco
  • ½ cup smooth, natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 pound linguine (1/2 a box)
  • 1 cup red & yellow peppers sliced into bite-sized pieces


  1. In a large bowl, add the garlic through the tabasco. Whisk together.
  2. Add the peanut butter. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Boil linguine according to package, drain and add to the sauce. Add the peppers and scallions.
  4. Toss to coat it all with the sauce. Garnish with more chopped scallion if you want. Chill & Serve.
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This recipe is very loosely inspired by the Szechwan Noodles in the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (the original one! page. 108)

I say, loosely since I changed quite a bit! The original recipe is fantastic, I just didn’t have all the ingredients that she called for, nor did I want to, so I came up with this version, which is way cheaper, easier to make and just as good!

In case you want to make hers, just know the changes I made:

  • I omitted the tahini, sherry, hot chili oil, sesame oil
  • I changed the process, to hand whisk instead of process it. I halved the recipe to serve 4.
  • I added tabasco, made the peanut butter natural, used cider vinegar instead of sherry vinegar, used tamari instead of soy, powdered ginger instead of fresh.

See? I did say, loosely!

If you are inspired to make any other delicious peanut butter goodies, the bloggers of Foodie Extravaganza are doling out some awesome eats today!

Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food ‘holidays’ as detailed in The Nibble. This month Sneha from Snehas Recipe is hosting, Peanut Butter is our theme. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE. Check out these great Peanut Butter submissions!

Homemade Peanut butter Cups from Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Cold Noodles with Asian Peanut Sauce from Hardly a Goddess

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars from Palatable Pastime

Peanut Butter Bars with Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Peanut Butter Cookies from Basic N Delicious

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Sneha’s Recipe

West African Peanut Soup from Caroline’s Cooking

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bread from Making Miracles

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

protein peanut butter cups

Have you ever just made a recipe because it sounded good? I do it all the time.  Just the name of this one sounds both healthy and yum: Protein. Check.  Peanut Butter Cups. Check.

So, do you see how I had to make these?!

I cannot take credit for this recipe, however.  I got it from the store that I buy my protein from, Performance Nutrition.  I think they are a local place, but they had a flyer that they put in my bag, so I decided to try this- and it is yummy!

So easy too! I did change the recipe from theirs a bit, as my protein is different than the one they called for, so here is how I made them:

Protein Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1 Tbsp. vegan vanilla protein
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered peanut butter
  • 1 packet of powdered stevia
  • 1/2 cup water


Put all the ingredients in a blender and then pour into a mini-cupcake tin.

Freeze for one hour, or until firm.

Makes 8-10 mini cups.


As a disclaimer, this is kind of out of my normal recipe-box! If you like recipes like this, or you really do NOT, please let me know in the comments!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Otherwise known as “Peanutbutter Kisses”, to my people, this recipe is straight from the chocolate experts at Hershey’s.   My only real change was to substitute butter for shortnening, because I am healthy like that (LOL).  Like many of the best recipes around, it came from the label on the product; In this case it was the Hershey Kisses bag.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies- Hurrah!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies


  • 12 oz. bag of Hershey®Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter (not the natural kind)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Additional sugar (for rolling the cookies in)


Heat the oven to 375°.

Unwrap the Kisses.

In a stand mixer or hand mixer and large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugars and mix until blended. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and combine.

In a separate bowl whisk to gether the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the mixture until combined.

Shape dough into 1-inch little balls. Roll in sugar and place 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a chocolate in the middle of each cookie, and remove all to a cooling rack. Cool completely until the chocolate sets firm.


Once again, my kids love to help with this one.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Little Hands Moving Fast

It’s a good bribery family learning activity.

Them: (Constant)Can we have a Hershey Kiss? Mom? Mom, can we have a Hershey Kiss?
Me: You can have one Hershey Kiss when you are done rolling.
Them: I am done rolling.
Me: Here’s one.  You can have another when you are done with putting the kisses on top.
Them: I am done putting Kisses on them.  Can I have more than one?
Me: No.  Do your homework quick, and then, Yes.  (It goes on…and on, this one little activity).

See? This is the awesome parenting that makes thoughtful and kind children.  It is called bribery and it works every.single.time. Yup. Heard it here first folks. Please tell all your friends~ the rewards are delicious!

peanut butter blossoms