Happy Easter and FREE Peanut Butter!

Happy Easter, everyone! What are you all doing for Easter? Peter and I are taking it easy (well, I’m doing homework, but at least that’s easy πŸ˜› ). We made some Waffles of Insane Greatness this morning with King Arthur white whole wheat flour.

Pouring the batter:

Smothered with Chillin’ Chocolate and Adirondack Jack from Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, topped with sliced banana and a dab of Crofter’s raspberry jam.

Who would have ever guessed that this waffle was made with whole wheat flour? The waffle was light and fluffy, with a wonderful buttery taste (no butter in it). The secret to this recipe is the cornstarch – if you look at the recipe, you’ll notice that it has 1/4 of cornstarch in it. Insane! But, ESSENTIAL to making a fluffy waffle with crisp edges.

Everywhere I look I see celebrations of Easter! My Aerogarden marigolds decided to show themselves πŸ™‚

And my favorite peanut butter is hanging out in the sun:

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have often waxed poetic about how much I love Saratoga Peanut Butter Company. Their peanut butter is smooth and rich, and the PB’s only ingredients are peanuts and salt – perfect! I’ve never eaten a smoother peanut butter. My food processor only wishes it could make PB that good.

So! In honor of Easter and of my 66th post (did you know that 6 is the first perfect number?), one lucky THIH reader will win TWO jars of Saratoga Peanut Butter Company peanut butter! The winner will get to choose between one of the following two options: (1) TWO jars of Plain Jane Creamy peanut butter, or (2) ONE jar of Plain Jane Creamy peanut butter and ONE jar of Plain Jane Chunky peanut butter. I would offer two jars of Chunky as a choice, but I only have one jar πŸ˜›

There are several ways to enter, most of which involve some kind of shameless self-promotion on my part.

(1) Come up with a caption for the picture below. Not required, but I will gather all the captions I get and post them in my next entry like I did in the last caption contest.

Sample: “What? You say there’s a what behind me?”

(2) Tweet about the giveaway. You can copy and paste this: I want FREE Saratoga Peanut Butter from thehappinessinhealth.com! @JessieHealth

(3) Mention the giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.

(4) Add THIH to your blogroll.

(5) Almost forgot! Add THIH your reader for another entry.

Leave a comment for each entry so that I can enter you in the contest! The winner will be chosen this Friday. Good luck! πŸ˜€


Before I go, I want to wish my wonderful friend Marie a very happy birthday today! Happy Birthday, Marie! πŸ˜€

I also want to wish my dear friend Amy a very happy birthday this upcoming Tuesday! I know it’s early, but due to a huge project coming up in school (we’re catering a huge meal!), I won’t be able to post again until Wednesday at the earliest. Here we are in high school:

This wonderful gal has seen me at my my best AND my worst. Love ya, Amy! πŸ˜€


Have a very Happy Easter, everyone! πŸ™‚


  1. Those waffles look scrumptious πŸ™‚ I had a great Easter dinner yesterday with some Romanian friends who cooked lots of strudel πŸ™‚ Spinach + cheese + flaky pastry and then apple strudel for dessert…quite decadent. I must mention I loved your guest post about how the name of your blog came about, it was very heartwarming and inspiring :)Good luck with the catering!

  2. happy brithday to your friends Marie and Amy!
    that waffle looks so yummy, even though i’m allergic to peanuts. yeah, aaaarrrgghhhh! how sucky is that eh? i love peanut butter but have to stay away from it. so with that said, i guess i won’t be entering your contest but i will do #s 1-4 as soon as my kiddies give me a chance today. good luck to all your participants and hope you have a happy Easter!

    caption: That dog may be huge to me but with that cute face, he ain’t scaring nobody.

  3. I tweeted! I tweeted!

    Also, “Imminent Death by Cuteness”

    1. Tanya entry #2 for caption πŸ™‚

  4. “What is that stink breath coming from! I can’t *stand* it!”

  5. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I’m so excited to have discovered yours in the process :-). My idea for a caption is:
    “Ha! A giant dog? I’m not falling for that April Fools joke again!”

  6. I added you to my blogroll! You should add me to yours too ;-).

  7. Thanks for commenting on my blog girl!! I just added you to my reader! Hmmm this is my caption “I’d pickpocket you…but it seems you don’t have any pockets!”

  8. I can’t eat peanut butter so I am not entering this delicious contest!! But I think your waffles look amazing. I have never put cornstarch in my pancakes (I make them for my family not me) but that might be the key ingredient for maximum fluffiness. I am going to give it a try!

    Happy Birthday to your friends!

  9. Waffles yum! I had pancakes for Easter breakfast. I usually can’t stray from my delicious oats but today I was sooo craving pancakes and strawberries. I’ll have to try your recipe with cornstarch. Always up for something new πŸ™‚ I hope you had a relaxing Easter sunday!

  10. “Hey Bugsy! I hope that’s your stomach growling!” (Speaking to his burglar accomplice friend!)

  11. Ahhh i love this! I also love peanut butter πŸ˜‰

    1. Caption (in Family Guy Stewie voice): “New Brian is such a tool! He’s so damn sweet and saccharine and perfect, and he’s turning the family into a bunch of douches!” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CktXEBM0Ew&feature=related)

    2. Tweeted!

    3. Going to go edit my most recent post!

    4. Already there

    5. Already there πŸ˜‰

    I LOVE the name of those waffles. Did they live up to the hype?! Sounds like it!

    Oh, I also checked out the link you posted this morning on “The Art of Doing Nothing” – totally helped me relax out in the park as I looked up at the clouds today!

          1. Darryn entry #5

  12. I totally forgot about homemade waffles! Maybe it’s time to dust off hte waffle-maker πŸ˜€

    Caption: “What are YOU lookin’ at?”

  13. Thanks for your comment. Those waffles look absolutely fantastic…I love big yummy breakfasts like that on the weekends. πŸ™‚

  14. I am so jealous of those amazing looking waffles. I adore a nice belgian waffle when my mom makes them, and these look so crisp and fluffy- just like hers. And topping them with peanut butter is taking them to a whole new and delicious level!
    “You didn’t tell Maddie about that time I borrowed her Pupperoni, did you?”

  15. I added you to my google blogroll!

  16. Haha I’m so horrible at #1… how about:
    Pilot: Oh! Damn, uh! That’s a negative impact, sir! I repeat, that’s a negative impact!
    Mayor Ebert: Negative impact? That’s the goddamned Chrysler Building!
    It only makes sence if you’ve seen Godzilla 094349604340967436 times.

    Happy birthday to Marie! I love best friends like that- it’s so wonderful to have someone that close.

    By the way, this is the best giveaway evaaaa

  17. Oh wait, time out!! You don’t have to enter me in the giveaway!! Infact, I would prefer if you didn’t so someone else can taste our peanut butters.
    I shall still tweet and link it up though! And congrats on post numero 66!!

  18. Caption: “Why don’t I have legs so I can run!”

  19. I added you to my reader..

  20. Mayybe if I open my mouth like this, he’ll think I’m merely an inflatable doll dressed like a thief!?!?

  21. Ive added you to my google reader and you can betcha i’ll be back!!

  22. I just added you to my blog roll!! Come visit Lucky Taste buds!! I’m hosting a giveaway too!! πŸ™‚

  23. Happy Birthday Marie and your waffles look great!

  24. Isn’t it amazing how you can use whole wheat and not even tell the difference? I love it!
    Also, I subscribed but don’t know how to add you to my blog roll. How can I? Thanks!

  25. wow what a great giveawy! I love small companies like this, their PB always tastes so fresh and delicious!!

    for the caption for the picture “you looking at ME?!”

  26. wow amazing waffles! and GREAT giveaway girl!!! mm ive never tried this PB-but im IN LOVE W. PB!1
    i hope you had an amazing easter

  27. Peanut butter!? I’m in – since it is my most favorite thing ever! I’m definitely adding you to my reader – your blog is fabulous!!

  28. “Hee hee. The trick to robbery is to dress up like a toy. Just act cute. Act cute…”

    I wish I had a waffle maker…ah, but I dunno how often I get up early enough to make waffles, haha!

  29. “Hey Maddie, I’ll distract Jessie while you make a run for the peanut butter. There’s two. Grab one back for me too.”

  30. That ain’t my tumm rumbling!

  31. you’re on my google reader! :]

  32. Happy birthday to your friend chica! it’s so nice to have a rock like that…someone who is there through thick and thin.

    Those waffles look crazy delicious! I am drooling over them over here!

    You are in my reader chica!

  33. Great giveaway!! I can never say no to FREE peanut butter! I tweeted about it.
    Those waffles sound, and look fantastic. I love that they are whole wheat! That’s the best way to go πŸ™‚ Glad you had a nice Easter.

  34. I’ve never tried Saratoga Peanut Butter, but I love PB…and free things. πŸ˜‰ I’ve added you to my blog roll!!

    (Also, I love all the pics of your pup! What kind of dog is she??)

  35. Free PB?
    Oh, God. How I wish IΒ΄d live in the US…:D
    Amazing blog, girl!
    Have a terrific week!
    Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

  36. “Hand over the peanut butter or the pup gets it!”

  37. I am so trying to think of something clever for a caption, but that dog just looks to innocent to do anything harmful to the little man. I would love to enter this giveaway. PB rules.

  38. Glad to have found your blog. I have now added you to my blogroll.

  39. Oh, and I added you to my blogroll!

  40. Hi Jessie!!! 66 post!! Big congratulations! Big achievement when we look back on the blogs, isn’t it πŸ˜€ the waffle looks awesome – but i need a waffle maker first !
    is that “poor” guy saying : “oh man, we need a pill to shrink that monster!”

    you are on my blogroll, girl, Hope all is well with you!

  41. Caption: “Oh, god, there he is again…”

    Would love to win this peanut butter, I’ve never seen this brand, but we go through PB so fast in our house!

  42. whoops, i had too many beans.

    you’re on my reader!

    and yes. LAB. transcription. transduction. hell in a handbasket!

    i HOPE B is interested! he’s hilarious and we share a lot of interests! =D and the making me laugh is EPIC!

  43. tweeted about your giveaway

  44. Thanks for visiting OPera Singer in the Kitchen. I love your blog! Yummy peanut butter for sure.

    Now time for a caption” Who the heck tooted? I mean WHO?”

    Sorry I had to!

  45. “Well, I really must not detain your Magnificence any longer or keep you from much needed rest. Ponies take some catching, I believe, and so do burglars”

  46. Good luck with the give away. I’ve added you to my blogroll.

  47. I love saratoga peanut butter! Tweeted and added to reader.

    1. Rachael entry #2 for tweet πŸ™‚

  48. Hey girl! Thanks so much for the KIND words you left on my blog!! I love the idea of whole wheat waffles! I always make my pancakes whole wheat πŸ™‚

  49. I really need to get a waffle iron. My husband says every weekend that he wishes we could have waffles. I have to admit, there’s nothing like homemade. These whole wheat ones look great. Thanks for your comment on my blog. By the way, I’m a Harry Potter fan, too. πŸ™‚

  50. you’re in my Google reader!

  51. Hey girl thanks for visiting my blog!!! I always love meeting new bloggies πŸ™‚ I have never heard of that PB brand, sounds awesome!

    Caption: “Oh Nooo! that’s my competition behind me! I have no shot he is too cute and wayyy hairier!”

  52. thank you for stopping by my blog home. i look forward to checking yours out some more! those waffles look delicious-oh my!
    i think the caption should say, “holy crap i am in trouble!”

  53. I love peanut butter! Sometimes I want crunchy, sometimes creamy – just depends?

  54. Hi! Thanks so much for your comments on my blog! Now I have found yours and get to enter this delicious contest πŸ™‚

    “I’ll say anything for some free peanut butter, as long as you don’t give it to the dog!” πŸ˜‰

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