Mile after Mile and Planters Flourless Peanut Butter Delights

by Joanne on October 21, 2011

Have you ever thought you were spending way too much time on line, in front of your computer?  Computer burn out.

computer burn out

This is proof I’ve over done it:

The other night, we were watching television.  It was past 8 pm and I struggle to keep my eyes open at this time anyway.  Ted and I were watching a show both of us were looking forward to seeing. As usual I started to drift. When Ted woke me up I tried to deny that I was sleeping and began talking about my foot hurting then went into some recollection about taking “http for it”.

Ted said “You took http? and….did you TAKE anything after “http”?!!!” Suddenly I realized what I said.  I sat up and said “No! No! I didn’t take http!  What’s H T T P?! Ohhhh….. well, if I HAD taken http, I would have definitely taken COLON BACKSLASH BACKSLASH afterwards”. Seriously! Much too much time spend on line.  And… by the way, I took Tylenol.  How Tylenol turned into HTTP I’ll never know.

The Miles….

This week I’ve been trying to put in the miles.  Philadelphia is getting close and it’s time to max it out.  Here are the stats so far:

Monday=10.1,  Tuesday=5.7,  Wednesday= 12, Thursday= 6.3, Friday=3.25

Toughest days: Tuesday because the treadmill stopped dead on me after 22 minutes. That wasn’t fun.  Then I continued outside for a torturous run. My legs were tired and achy from the leg workout on Monday.  Thursday was another tough one. The wind was blowing about 13 mph.  There were times I would put my foot down and almost have my leg whisked away before the foot hit the ground.  Running in the wind, when it’s dark out, is not only creepy, but pretty darned hard.

On tap for Saturday is another long run.  I’d like to run 22 but if I only get 20 in, that’s fine.  It looks like a cool but clear morning PLUS I have a massage scheduled for 10 am. YAY!

Are you running a race this Fall? If so which one and when?  How’s the training going?

The Foodbuzz Tastemaker program sent along some Planters Peanut Butter.  Great peanut flavor!  Shane and I were licking the spoon, it was so good. *We had separate spoons.  I love my dog but ….


I decided to make Flourless Peanut butter cookies using one of the Planters Creamy samplers.  The result was a light very delicate cookie with a powerful peanut butter punch.


Makes about 24 – 30 cookies



  • 1  cup Planters Peanut Butter (use creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese  (that’s right – Ricotta Cheese. You can use part skim or whole)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a baking sheet with non stick foil.

Mix everything in a bowl.

Drop by teaspoons onto the baking sheet and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.


These are best eaten within a day or two which won’t be a problem, I guarantee.
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  • At 2011.10.21 08:44, Lori said:

    I have made this recipe before, just without the ricotta – that sounds yummy!

    • At 2011.10.22 18:31, Joanne said:

      I think there is a 3 ingredient recipe out there for flourless pb cookies.

      • At 2011.10.21 12:31, Tina@GottaRunNow said:

        Love PB cookies! I’m made flourless PB cookies before, too, minus the ricotta – liked them, but ricotta would add protein and calcium. Have a great long run!

        • At 2011.10.22 18:32, Joanne said:

          I added the ricotta because I had to use it up. Not quite sure what it did for the recipe – maybe make the cookie a little more solid?

          • At 2011.10.22 11:14, Sandi said:

            Yes, it sounds like too much computer time!

            And always appreciate some good peanut butter 🙂

            • At 2011.10.22 18:33, Joanne said:

              It seems everthing I make now has peanut butter in it 🙂 That’s not a bad thing.

              • At 2011.10.22 11:45, Gera said:

                Peanut butter and too much computer is bad combo.

                I’m planning to run a good race full of up and down in next months, here will be summer 🙂



                • At 2011.10.22 18:33, Joanne said:

                  I want to hear all about that race.
                  Lucky you getting into summer. We’re about to endure too many months of winter.

                  • At 2011.10.23 06:13, Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn said:

                    Mmm those look delicious!
                    I’m definitely baking cookies this week, it’s decided, I need the comfort 🙂

                    • At 2011.10.23 19:22, mjskit said:

                      Cookie monster here saying that these cookies will be made ASAP! 🙂 I love the fact that they are flourless. They look so moist and gooey, just the way I like my cookies. Great looking recipe!

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