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Peanut Butter Bread + a GIVEAWAY--->cookies and a cookbook from Tate's Bake Shop anyone!?

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Who likes crisp, buttery cookies that melt once they hit your tongue?  I do!  I do! {Hand waving wildly in the air!}  So does everybody else in this household, so imagine our delight when we opened up a few boxes of freshly baked cookies from Tate's Bake Shop...and the scent of butter assaulted our senses.  I do enjoy a good butter assault.  I wasn't surprised to learn that Kathleen King and Tate's Bake Shop have earned many awards over the years...because all three of the cookies we tasted were outstanding.  We tried Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, and Oatmeal Raisin.  I have to say what endeared them to me the most was that they taste like they came from the oven of someone close...and not from a package.  I must also admit that I liked getting a taste of the Hamptons right in my own kitchen.  I mean, if they're good enough for Ina, they're good enough for me.  Yes, the Barefoot Contessa carried Kathleen's cookies from the moment she opened her doors in 1980.
But you can read more about that when you open the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook and read the foreword by Ina Garten.  You don't have to take just my word for it.  The cookbook is packed with goodies...and my copy is loaded with strips of paper...so many of which had my mouth watering just reading about them.  King has done all the hard work...the testing...the trials...the measuring...she's made the recipes very user friendly.  I had a hard time deciding where to begin, but since I didn't want to waste any time, I headed into the kitchen and whipped up her Peanut Butter Bread.  Uh. Maze. Ing.
Peanut Butter Bread
recipe from the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King
yield: 1 (9") loaf

2 c. all purpose flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. salted butter, softened to room temperature
½ c. sugar
¼ c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set it aside.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars till they are combined.  Add the peanut butter and mix it in.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.  Add the flour mixture.  Blend until combined.  The mixture will be dry.  Slowly pour in the milk and mix well.

Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until the center springs back when pressed with a fingertip.

Cool the loaf for 10 minutes in the pan and remove the bread from the pan to a cooling rack to cool completely.
This bread is so moist and addicting!  It has the texture of a quick bread...but it tastes like a cookie!  So. Stinkin'. Good.

And though it may seem difficult to top a loaf of warm peanut butter bread, I think a GIVEAWAY comes pretty darn close.  That's right.  The generous folks at Tate's Bake Shop have graciously offered to give one of my readers the very same gifts I received....a gorgeous Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook and a Cookie Gift Pack which houses three types of freshly baked cookies (Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Oatmeal Raisin)!  Eeeek!  I told you it got better.
***This giveaway has ended!***
GIVEAWAY DETAILS
offer good to residents of the US only (sorry non-USers)

To enter:
Simply leave a comment on this post
...for fun, tell me what you think you'll do with the cookbook and cookies if you win...keep them for yourself (because after all, we all deserve some goodies) or give them to somebody as a gift (check somebody off of your list).

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~Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post
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Enter this #giveaway http://bit.ly/eU9JkB from @girlichef now for your chance to win #cookies & a #cookbook!

GOOD LUCK!
-All entries must be received by Sunday, December 5th at 6:00 pm Eastern time.
The winner, to be chosen by random draw, will be announced on Monday, December 6th!-

If you absolutely cannot wait, or if you just want to get a jump on things, head on over to Tate's Bake Shop website...I'm sure you'll find plenty of tempting things you can order right online.  As a bonus, Tate's is going sharing a 15% discount to my awesome readers...good on any purchase now through December 31, 2010.  Simply use the discount code "cookie" when placing your order!
*Both my cookies and review copy of the book were provided to me by the wonderful people at Tate's Bake Shop, as are the giveaway items.  The opinions expressed in this post are all mine.
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121 comments

  1. I will look for the easiest recipe in the cookbook and remind myself to start some kind of baking? For cookies..I'll keep some for myself and give some to my good friend.

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  2. I've never been much of a baker, but I don't take Ina Garten's recommendations lightly, and I'd love to learn to whip up some awesome baked goods! :) I'd keep it all!!! :)

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  3. I like YOU on FB (Erin Pennings)

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  4. I'm a Networked Blog follower! :) Thanks for hosting, btw!

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  5. Pick me, Pick Me, (Hand waving wildly). Seriously, If I won this cookbook I'd bake this bread and probably keep this book for myself but I might share something I've baked from it with someone else :). This looks so good. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. I would definitely keep the book but bake the recipes and share the cookies with my boyfriend :] He's the one with the sweet tooth!

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  7. I'm officially following!
    (Me: www.TheFoodieFixx.blogspot.com)

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  8. Annnnnd I retweeted about the giveaway!! (xMareax)

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  9. This PB bread looks divine! I would definitely share the cookies with friends all around. It makes things sweeter to share! I'm dying to have this cookbook, too!

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  10. ooh Ooh OOH this is an awesome giveaway!! I would LOVE to have this book, and I'd share the cookies at a holiday party or gift them to someone.

    also? if I win, I'll make YOU something from the book... ;)

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  11. oh wow great cookies I need the cookbook as I need help to be a better baker he he

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  12. I'll keep the cookbook and bake cookies for me and my husband =)

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  13. I "Like" Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook

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  14. The cookbook would stay with hubs, who does a lot of the cooking around here. The cookies would be gone before I had any time to decide!!

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  15. Tweeted the contest:

    http://twitter.com/#!/deniselao/status/9470124918575104

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  16. Oh, SNAP! I adore Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip cookies ever since I lived in NYC from 1998-2001. They are positively DELICIOUS and if I had the Cookbook I would bake tons of cookies and mail them to all my fellow bloggers! I love your blog and have been a fan on FB for awhile. Keep up the fabulous work and I think I should seriously get the Cookbook - how fun would that be?:)
    Steph

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  17. Bread that tastes like a cookie?!? What a combo! I would make a bunch of cookies from the book and have a cookie party!

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  18. if I win the cookies, I am sure I would eat them! and possibly share with my boyfriend if forced. And I would use the cookbook for Christmas cookies because that is what I am doing for presents this year!

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  19. I am now a fan of Tate's Bake shop on facebook.

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  20. I am now following girlichef through Networked Blogs on Facebook

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  21. and I blogged about this giveaway: http://cocoaandcoriandernicostinykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/11/roasted-turnips-and-carrots.html

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  22. Such a wonderful tease! I'm getting a cookbook from Tate's later this week, and I can't wait to peruse the book and try some of the recipes! This all looks so tasty! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  23. That peanut butter bread looks delicious! If I won, I'd probably keep the book for myself and share the cookies. Cookies are always better shared. :)

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  24. ME ME ME!! I'm broke I would love to have a present to give my husband!!

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  25. Oh man....peanut butter!!! I think if I had to live off one single food for any length of time...I'd choose peanut butter. (wow..I just came to that conclusion and am totally serious. Who knew?).
    Well, I'm not commenting to win (cuz I'm already getting it...wooo hoo for me!) I just wanted to tell you how yummy that bread is!! And how I think I need it.

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  26. Not entering because I finally got my book and cookies TODAY (it takes so long to get stuff here!) so I will be doing a drawing myself early next week--you can send your peeps who don't win here over. ;-) The peanut butter bread looks fab and I had tagged it to make for my review so I will select another recipe, but I will for sure go back and make it some time. The cookies are certainly delicious! ;-)

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  27. This was pretty good! I followed the recipe exactly. It smelled great while baking. The peanut butter flavor is mild.I would surely make this again. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  28. Wow and yum! And that quick peanut butter bread? Mmmm I have got to make this! Oooh could I add chocolate chips? Beautiful! Can I enter with my mom's Florida address?

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  29. The pb bread looks awesome, Heather. If my number comes up in the drawing, choose again, as I'm waiting for a Tate's package, too.

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  30. What do you put on the bread? Butter? Jelly? Cream cheese? I'm curious!

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  31. TKW...I loved it just as is...I didn't even want to put anything on it. But the kids tried it toasted w/ jam and liked it. :) Toasted w/ honey. Mmmmmm.... I do think cream cheese would rock, too.

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  32. I would keep all of the cookies and the cookbook all for myself. Because thank goodness, I've already done my Christmas shopping, so everything from now on is me, me, me.

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  33. How fun! I would probably keep the cookbook for me, as I LOVE to bake and give the cookies away as a gift! Maybe I will win...yeah!

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  34. I just tweeted about the givaway @andreathebaker

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  35. If I won I would eat all the cookies and bake more with the cookbook. What a great prize.

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  36. Peanut butter is like the best food on the planet. The only thing that could possibly top it would be bacon.

    The cookbook: I would make something, blog about it and do a fantastic review linking back to you.

    The cookies: Duh! Eat!

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  37. ITs a shame that is only for USers.
    Would have loved it.

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  38. The cookies I would wrap for all of those unexpected peeps who pop in at holidays. The book would be mine, all mine!

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  39. This looks soo yummy! I am soo excited for the christmas season! Its the only time you can bake a ton of different cookies and get away with trying every one of them :) I would love to have the Tates Bake Shop Cookbook to start my own christmas cookie list. I love handing out new recipes I've cooked and baked to see how much everyone like them. Thanks for the awesome posts and chance to win. Happy Holidays!

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  40. great review, Heather - you have me tasting the book. (And Ina's thumbs up also helps!). But I trust your food-instincts!

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  41. I was already excited to review this cookbook but now you've made me even more so! Man I really need to get IN THE KITCHEN with it. That peanut butter bread looks dreamy and is definitely on my to-make-very-soon list. My roommates and I devoured those cookies. They were amazing. And I'm not even a crispy cookie fan.

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  42. Wow... love your peanut butter bread, bookmarked the recipe... have to try it...

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  43. I wish I had a piece of this bread right now! My tummy is growling! Ha! As for the cookies and cookbook, I would keep the cookbook and bake up the cookies for the kiddos...even though hubs would probably eat them all!

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  44. My family LOVES peanut butter, so thanks for this recipe. If I win the book, I'm going to make a bunch to give away during the holidays.

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  45. The bread looks wonderful! And honestly, yes, I'd keep the cookbook and cookies for myself :) I don't think I've had a new cookbook in the last decade, and this one looks great! My three girls would make short work of those cookies. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  46. Totally unrelated. But theirs a picture up on your blog title. it looks like an avacado and feta soup thing?? Mmmmm. Id love to know what it is.

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  47. What a fab prize! I would keep the book and give the rest to a friend!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

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  48. I added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

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  49. Look at you with all these comments... I would keep them for myself BWAHAHAHAHA

    Mine all mine

    to share with the neighbors as they come to visit... Really I would

    Really

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  50. I would totally keep it for myself - sheesh, then I can bake some lovely goodies for others.
    I really want some of the PB bread! Thanks for hosting, posting and sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  51. I tweeted the giveaway - both for the #hsoul AND how you wanted it!

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  52. I see teacher gift in the future of these goodies.

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  53. What a fabulous giveaway! Of course I'd keep these treats for myself!

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  54. Crap...when I started to leave a comment you only had 6 comments - now you have 68!!!!! This slow assed computer will be the end of my blogging yet, I swear!

    I love cookies. I would LOVE the cookbook. I would keep the cookies, I would make a few recipes from the book and pass it on to my sister-in-law!

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  55. nom Nom NOM !!

    I am now a fan of Tate's on facebook :D

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  56. Oh my this recipe sounds wonderful! I've been making a peanut butter bread in my bread machine for years, but it is more of a sandwich bread, not a gorgeous loaf cake like the recipe you have posted. It sounds so lovely I can't wait to try it!

    I do wish we could get Tate's cookies in the UK - luckily I do have the cookbook already! I don't know why I haven't noticed the peanut butter bread recipe before actually, so thank you for bringing it to my attention :)

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  57. droooool. cookies are probably one of my favorite baked goods. i like to say that i would share, but...you know.

    the bread looks great, i've never heard of pb bread before, how delicious!

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  58. This cookbook looks amazing. I definately need to check it out. My 12 yr old and I have not finished cooking through Martha Stewart's cookies yet, so that would have to be next, or we could compaire

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  59. I would share some of it but I would keep some for myself.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  60. I am a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  61. I shared on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=145622508820232&id=100000813204601
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  62. I shared the giveaway on facebook
    http://twitter.com/#!/Terri6580/status/9771130449567744
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  63. I AM in culinary school; I just started at Le Cordon Bleu in November after doing the whole Bachelor's Degree thing ... and I love that picture because I put my food at risk just for the lighting and it turned out that the other pictures had way better lighting anyway ... oh well!

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  64. I LOVE crisp cookies. It's a big debate around here - crisp versus soft, and I'm on the side of crisp and buttery. And that bread looks awesome!

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  65. I might share some, but would probably keep most for myself.

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  66. I tweeted this.

    http://twitter.com/#!/strmywthr3/status/9798407266766848

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  67. I would read the cookbook - yes I read cookbooks and mark all the recipes I want to try and then I'd make some of the recipes. Ina has good taste. I can smell that darn bread!

    dicity

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  68. I like Tate's Bake Shop on FB.

    dicity

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  69. Wowee - peanut butter bread, yum! Sounds like a great book. I'd probably keep it for myself, unless I could think of someone else on my list who would enjoy it more.

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  70. I would share my cookies with my mother. If I win the cookbook, I would bake every recipe.

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  71. I cannot WAIT to make this pb bread! Looks amazing. If I win... I'll keep half for myself and give half away. Maybe... ;)

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  72. And I liked girlichef on FB too. :)

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  73. Mine, mine, all mine :)...well, I might share one or two cookes...

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  75. I just tweet this giveaway on twitter. I am already following you and Tate's on FB. So I don't think there is much for to do!
    Cheers~

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  76. The peanut butter bread sounds wonderful Heather.
    Well, if were to win, I would pour three cups of tea and share them with my son and daughter.

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  77. I would probably share some of it...
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  78. I am a fan of Tate's on facebook
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  79. I like girlichef on facebook
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  80. I shared the giveaway on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=107461815992137&id=100000813204601
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  81. I tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/Terri6580/status/10083772229746688
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  82. I would love to try new recipes from the book

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  83. I would share the cookies with my friends and family :)

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  84. I am definitely in for the giveaway. I already like your blog here and in FB.

    Is it even to be asked? Of course, if I win cookies, I will share with family and eat them all and with cookbook, I will try to whip up some yummy cookies :)

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  85. These cookies look great, I would have my friends over for a cookie party! :)
    I am a fan of Tate's on Facebook, too!

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  86. I'll share the cookies with friends and family and give the cookbook to my son. judycastranova@gmail.com

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  87. For myself, as I collect cookbooks and read them...and try the recipes

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  88. What a delicious giveaway! Does it make me a horrible human being if I said that I would eat the cookies (probably for breakfast) and pour over the cookbook like it's a novel...

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  89. I am a fan of Tate's Bake shop on FB.

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  90. i would put it in the coffin with me..because if i bring another cookbook into this house, my husband will off me! i love your peanut butter bread..i would schmear it with cream cheese...because i love cream cheese and peanut butter. thanks for sharing all of this yumminess with tuesday night supper club

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  91. This is one recipe that really jumped out at me! I guess I was in a peanut butter mood that day. Can't wait to make it!

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  92. I'd love to bake cookies from this cookbook! And I'd love to surprise my husband with the white chocolate macadamia cookies!

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  93. I also "liked" Tate's on facebook!

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  94. I'd probably nosh on the cookies while baking from the book to give to friends

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  95. I'm retweeting your tweet under Apples2Zucchini !!

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  96. I have been looking for a good peanut butter bread and I think you sold me on this one!

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  97. I am also a fan of tate's on FB now : )

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  98. they would definitely be mine. i'd probably share some of the cookies but the cookbook would be mine.

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  99. I follow you...and will share this on FB...and I now like you on FB!

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