I had my first spring roll almost 10 years ago and still love the crunch of fresh vegetables and herbs paired with a peanut dipping sauce.

This is a fun dish to serve when having a couple of friends over for dinner. There’s very little cooking (none if you buy pre-cooked shrimp). Just some fancy chopping and stirring up a bit of sauce. If you happen to have vegetarian or vegan friends, add a couple more vegetables, like bean sprouts and red cabbage, and they can make their spring rolls without any shrimp.

I’ve been making Curried Carrot Soup for years – it’s a favorite of ours, especially during the cooler months. When I came across a spicy version from Moosewood Restaurant, I just had to marry my soup with theirs and make this version using Peanut Butter & Co. The Heat is On peanut butter, which makes this soup so simple to put together. If you like a lot of heat, replace the Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter with an equal amount of The Heat is On. Since this soup will be pureed, there’s no need to waste time perfectly chopping your veggies. Make it easy on yourself and use your food processor

I was raised Catholic so my Jewish husband and mother-in-law coached me through the latke making process. After eating three latkes without saying anything, Joe looked at me with a big smile and said, “Oh yea, honey. These are latkes.” We like them best with a dollop of sour cream because the slight sourness brings out the sweetness in the apples and peanut butter.

Though these are the perfect kid-sized cupcakes, they’re decadent enough for adults. Their light and fluffy texture ensures that you can serve these cupcakes with confidence knowing that they’ll please even the pickiest of eaters. I took these gluten-free, refined sugar-free treats to share at a meeting of people who don’t have any diet restrictions and got a thumbs-up from everyone. The secret is to cream the butter and palm sugar by adding the sugar very slowly and letting it incorporate between additions.

Instead of grabbing for a jar of jelly, get out some fresh fruit and whip up this sandwich for a fun dessert. Use any fruit combination you choose. I used apples and raisins because apples are quick and simple to cook and hold their shape well. To serve, cut in half. Or, make this a little fancier by slicing off the crust, cutting it into fourths, and drizzle with a little warm peanut butter sauce for the perfect two-bite dessert.

Muffins are one of the simplest ways to get a quick breakfast in on the go. I always keep a batch frozen, wrapped individually, and reheat them for 30 seconds before spreading with peanut butter and all fruit preserves. The crunch pieces in the peanut butter softens a little while in the oven and lends an interesting texture to these slightly sweet muffins. I like the almost crusty texture of these muffins better when baked without paper cups.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Muffins