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Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

Its truffle time! Today I whipped up some super easy chocolate and peanut butter truffles with graham cracker crumbs. They are really rich and I only managed to finish half of mine.  My husband polished off three.  I love how he likes sweets now.  Its so much more fun baking, knowing that he'll help me eat whatever I make.  Chocolate and peanut butter are true classics together and the graham cracker crumbs help to shape the peanut butter into balls.  Then they are dipped in melted chocolate.  You can leave them plain or you can dip them in chocolate chips, toffee chips, graham cracker crumbs or coconut.  The sky's the limit.  If you're having a bad day these are sure to perk you up. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips, coconut, toffee bits or any topping you desire

Take the graham crackers and blend to crumbs in a food processor until you…

Seattle Food Via Instagram

What's one to do when you see a photo opp but your trusted and true camera is sitting at home?  Pull out your smartphone, snap a photo, upload it in Instagram, choose a filter of your choice and add  descriptions and tags.  Ah, instant gratification and your memories are captured.  Definitely not the same quality as a nice camera but with so many filters to choose in Instagram, it looks cool anyway.   On that note, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Seattle food shots from when I went out to eat sans DSLR and really wanted to snap pics anyway. 

Drinks and Dessert at Capital Hill's Pettirosso.

Last night my husband and I ate dinner at home but he wanted to go out for a cocktail and I wanted to go out for dessert.  Where should we go?  We just couldn't make up our minds but we headed for Capital Hill where you can find anything.  It was Friday night and busy.  Everyone was out having a good time dining, bar hopping, singing Karaoke or shopping.  We drove around for …