Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

    So, yes…..It has been a few months–and a few major holidays–since my last post.  But I see no reason to dwell on that, especially when there are pie pops to discuss.  Agreed?  Good.  Onward! When I owned Julie Anne’s, a small bakery/cafe here in Las Vegas, we had a popular sandwich called the Cinna-Monkey on the children’s menu. It was on the children’s

Flaky Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust “Chips” and Strawberry Peach Salsa

Flaky Cinnamon Sugar Pie Chips and Strawberry Peach Salsa // Peanut Butter and Julie

My family lived in New Jersey until I was thirteen, when we moved to Texas.  Thanks to the powerhouse T.V. series The Jersey Shore and The Sopranos (R.I.P., Tony), we all know about New Jersey’s abundance of hair gel, turnpike exits and Italian food.  I don’t think, however, that many are aware that the third state also boasts fantastic produce………although the fact that it is called The GARDEN State should

Blueberry Pie Bars with Almond Streusel

Blueberry Pie Bars with Almond Streusel

“Hey, Julie.  Have you ever heard of P90X?” As soon as these words came out of Eric’s mouth, I should have sprinted from the room. But no, I didn’t.  I stayed and listened to his argument as to why we should partake in the popular but notoriously grueling 90-day home fitness program consisting of a deceptively non-intimidating set of 12 DVDs. He said that it

Spiced Sweet Potato Ice Cream Pie

Sweet Potato Praline Ice Cream Pie

I’ve said it once.  Actually, I’ve probably said it about 1000 times, but that’s not going to stop me from saying it again:  I love sweet potatoes. I’ve never been a huge fan of white potatoes themselves.  I know;  that’s very un-American.  Baked potatoes don’t thrill me, and I’m rarely tempted by french fries.  Luckily, Eric consumes enough of those to fulfill my quota.  And

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie with Spiced Maple-Nut Ice Cream

Spiced Maple Nut Ice Cream

When I go to Dietsch’s (dee-chez) ice cream parlor in Findlay, Ohio with my grandpa, I know for certain that he will order a scoop of black walnut.  Eric never eats dessert, but if key lime pie is on the menu, he will make an exception.  For my mom, a bowl of fresh red raspberries is the only way to end a meal. As far