4/4/13

Peanut Butter to the Rescue


But did you know it could be used for even more than just consumption?


Here are a few of the uses I found:
  • Removing gum from the carpeting. Remove as much of the gum as possible and then rub with peanut butter. This will require generous rinsing to remove the oils from the peanut butter but it does remove the gum. I remember my mom using it in my hair to remove gum when I was younger. It works in hair too.

  • Cleaning vinyl and leather. Gently rub the peanut butter in a circular motion on the furniture and wipe away with a soft buffing cloth. As an added plus your furniture will have a nutty smell. I found one site that said you could add a perfumed oil to mask the nut smell but who doesn't love the smell of peanut butter!

  • Peanut butter can be used as a baking substitute for real butter. I would caution you to be aware that your dish will take on the nutty flavor of the peanut butter depending upon how much you use.

  • Shaving. The oils in the peanut butter are good for your skin. So if you ever find yourself in a pinch and don't have the appropriate lubrication for shaving you can use peanut butter.

Even if you don't use peanut butter for any of the above uses, I highly recommend you use it in this fashion...

Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
In a bowl, cream peanut butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on baking sheets and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool for about 5 minutes on cookie sheet then move to wire rack to continue cooling.







10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info. The recipe is very interesting co'z you did not use flour.

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    1. I know no flour in a cookie is odd but they turn out good.

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  2. Our house is sooooo dependent on Peanutbutter. I usually but it at Sam's but an "emergency" required me to go but the big one from walmart. My husband pulled it out of the pantry and said, "when did the tiny peanut butter become a joke?" I can remember not so long ago that we would buy the smallest one because otherwise we would throw it away when the oils started seperating.... I would love you to visit me at theunravledmom.com Love your blog. I will join you on Twitter and Facebook.

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  3. Wow, I had no ideal that peanut butter could be used like this. I just love to eat it. Thanks for linking this up on my blog hop. This really is awesome. My daughter now wants to put it on stuff and see what happens. I guess I better explain it to her a little better or she and my toddler may have peanut butter everywhere. LOL.
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  5. Peanut butter for shaving? Never heard of that before but hey, if I ran out of shaving cream, I'll try this one. :D

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  8. Great info! I think my favorite use is in the cookies! =)

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    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  9. I knew about removing gum but the others are new to me. Thanks for linking up these great tips!

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