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Summer Party Favorite: Peanut Butter Bars

10 Jul

This weekend I have two parties to attend and was asked to bring a dessert.  When it’s summer, I always fall back on my Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars.  This recipe was handed down to me years ago and has been a favorite ever since.  People always ask me “Are you bringing your peanut butter bars?”  I could probably make them in my sleep (although I’d rather not).  I thought I’d share the recipe so you, too, can be the hit at your next Summer BBQ or get together.  If you make them, let me know how everyone liked (or LOVED) them!

75648_977Dorothy Congdon’s Peanut Butter Bars

3 c. graham cracker crumbs

1 stick butter, melted

2 c. powdered sugar

18 oz. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

Frosting:

1 (12 oz) pkg. milk chocolate chips

1 stick butter, melted

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter in a bowl until moist.  Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Heat butter and chocolate chips until melted.  Pour on top and smooth with a knife.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Cut into squares and serve.  *You can substitute margarine for butter and use semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Jennifer

Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 (so far)

9 Jul

Yesterday someone shared a link with me of the most popular baby names of 2014 (so far).  It was interesting to see the trends in names and how movies and TV shows influence our choices.  Being a HUGE fan of “Game of Thrones,” I was personally excited to see Khaleesi making it onto the list.  I am not surprised to see Katniss from “The Hunger Games” or Elsa from the movie “Frozen” on the list as those are both wildly popular.  Here is the list of the Top 10 most popular names so far of 2014 according to Nameberry:

2014nameberryIf you are having a baby or know someone having a baby, did they choose a name from these lists?  Or were you named after a famous celebrity or movie character?  I was named Jennifer from the popular movie “Love Story” starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal.   I know quite a few Jennifer’s my age who were named after this character as well.

Let us know how you feel about picking baby names based on movie and TV characters and what it means to you.

xoxo

Jennifer

Top 10 Staff Faves: Stationery Sale

7 Jul

Summer Stationery SaleOur Summer Stationery Sale is here and it’s the perfect time to stock up!  We are sharing our Top 10 Favorite Stationery picks from our sale.  These sets are perfect for refreshing your own stationery, make an excellent gift for birthdays, bridal showers and housewarming gifts and more.  Take advantage of this sale and enjoy our faves!
Letter Perfect Foldover Note Cards in Your Color Choice
Simply Monogram Flat Note Cards
Yellow Border Flat Note Cards
Isaac Flat Note Cards
Orange Spot Monogram Foldover Note Cards
Simply Ecru Cards
The Hamptons Border Note Cards Collection
Embossed Banner Cards
Multi Color Chevron Flat Note Cards
Molly Note Cards