Ingredients Archives: Peanut Butter

PB&J Treats to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

San Diego Sugar | Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie at Zanzibar

How many sandwiches have not one, but TWO songs inspired by the ingredients? I’m going to guess there’s only one: the mighty peanut butter and jelly. Biting into a standard PB&J sandwich is a fine enough way to celebrate International Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2nd, 2012), but there are a few tastier (and sweeter) alternatives in San Diego, namely the PB&J cookie at Zanzibar, or the peanut butter and jam-inspired dessert at the Grant Grill.

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

San Diego Sugar | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Even though I don’t venture out for cupcakes, ice cream, or sweet eats every day, there is one thing I indulge in on a daily basis: homemade cookies. Over the past year, I’ve experimented with several different recipes, and found some favorites. This recipe for peanut butter chip cookies is one of them.

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San Diego’s Best Exotic Cookies

San Diego Sugar | Exotic Cookies in San Diego

Awhile back, I faced a very exciting challenge: find the best exotic cookies in San Diego. The discoveries became part of “Cookie Crazed” a 1-page spread in San Diego Magazine. Click through to read more, and find out the best spots to stock your cookie jar.

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Cheap Thrills: Triple Chocolate Cookies from Con Pane

San Diego Sugar | Triple Chocolate Cookies from Con-Pane

Is there anything better than a chocolate chip cookie when you’re craving something sweet? For me, few things are as satisfying as a chewy cookie loaded with rich chunks of dark chocolate. I’ve been sampling chocolate chip cookies all over town, and so far, Con Pane’s are the best.

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Ice Cream from Oasis Ice Cream Parlor

San Diego Sugar | Oasis Ice Cream Parlor

It’s a good thing Oasis Ice Cream Parlor has a private seating area outside, because had I eaten my ice cream in front of anyone other than my husband, I would have seriously embarrassed myself. It’s really best that there were no witnesses to my toe-tapping happy dance and repeated exclamations (probably with my mouth full) that the ice cream was “So, so good.”

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Hidden Treasure: Polar Bear Latte at Cafe Virtuoso

San Diego Sugar | Polar Bear Latte at Cafe Virtuoso

Barrio Logan is quickly becoming my default Saturday morning destination. Like clockwork, our coffee supply runs low, and because it’s so close (and home to several coffee roasters) the Barrio is our main fuel station. While my husband selects a bag of beans, I typically peruse the drink menu. Cafe Virtuoso has all of the beverage options you’d expect: iced coffee, lattes, frappes, and three varieties of mochas, but when the barista on duty told me about the Polar Bear latte ($3.75), a special drink that’s not on the menu, I was sold. The triple-sweet drink features espresso, white chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel.

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Hidden Treasure: Peanut Butter Mochi from Mitsuwa Marketplace

San Diego Sugar - Peanut Butter Mochi from Mitsuwa Marketplace

When it comes to mochis, you generally have two options: red bean mochis and ice cream mochis. To be honest, neither option would make my Top 10 Dessert List, but the peanut butter mochis at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Kearny Mesa are a whole other story.

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