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Editor's Note: Real peanut butter should only contain peanuts and salt. Be sure to check the ingredients of any brand you buy.
Don't be faithful to only one brand. Use coupons and buy the brand that is on sale. Always check the cost per ounce to compare prices.
By Carol in PA
If you like the Adam's Peanut Butter but hate the stirring, store the jar upside down before trying to stir it. The oils then go to the bottom which makes it easier to stir. Once the peanut butter is well stirred, you can put it in the refrigerator and the oils will stay stirred. Put some in a smaller jar for more immediate use.
Here is a way to get as much peanut butter out of the jar when it is almost empty. Rather than throwing out the jar or a messy task, this way can easier. All you need is a microwave, a spoon and a container
Simply pull the silver ring around top of jar off before placing in microwave. Be sure to do so or the microwave will spark!
Depending on your microwave speed, melt for a few seconds. You can test for length of time until melted but not burned. Once melted, just pour creamy melted peanut butter into a container using a spoon. Enjoy on bread or pancakes, or store for a later use. :)
We love Crazy Richard's peanut butter, even though it's a bit pricey. Plus, we re-use the plastic peanut butter jars and lids. (Our workbench area is stunning. :D)
Ever try getting that last bit of your favorite PB out of the jar? Take a few crackers and crumble them in your hand. Put them all into the jar and mix it around the sides and bottom with a long spoon or butter knife. Use same spoon to eat and enjoy!
Pop in dishwasher set on "normal wash" and you're done.
Source: Just popped into my brain. :D
Peanut butter usually goes on sale in August as part of the "back to school" sales. Usually stores have sales that when matched with coupons will lead to jars for a $1 or less. Last year I gathered 14 jars before the price increased, enough for our family and three others. I hope to do the same this year as well.
It is important to keep your stash organized so that you use up the oldest peanut butter first. If you have bought a brand that no one particularly likes, use it to make peanut butter cookies, egg rolls, or peanut soup.
By Mainedame from Anson, ME