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8/13/2013

Stock Your Pantry with Flavor Boosters!

This tasty recipe trio demonstrates the power of a pantry stocked with flavor boosters. Here's what to stash for delicious meals in a dash!

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8/13/2013

A New Look at Lunch!

This year, find creative yet simple ways to enjoy the classic PB & J.

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8/13/2013

Keep Your Cool As the Kids Head Back to School!

Make Back-to-School totally cool with simple ideas to make this the best year yet! The first step is to make time for breakfast with these kid-friendly ideas.

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8/13/2013

Lesson Plan: Weeknight Meals Made Easier with Jif

With a little planning, back to school meal time can run like a well-oiled machine. Here’s how.

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5/7/2013

Mother's Day Treats Are Best Enjoyed Together

Mother's Day may be all about Mom, but Mom is all about togetherness. Grab the kids and help them make Mom a sweet treat the whole family will love.

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5/7/2013

Daddy's in the Kitchen with the Kids!

It may be Mother's Day, but you'll love bonding with the kids in the kitchen, Dad!

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5/7/2013

Queen for a Day: Breakfast in Bed

This is Mom's big day, so start it off right with a special breakfast in bed, fit for a queen!

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5/7/2013

Happy Mother's Day to Choosy Moms Everywhere!

Moms today are busier than ever, and yet, they still manage to do so much for their families. Mother's Day gives us all an opportunity to remind Mom just how much we appreciate her.

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4/1/2013

Take Over Taco Night

Take over taco night with these fun ideas!

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4/1/2013

Super Salads Start with Jif®

Did you know the great taste of Jif Peanut Butter can be the perfect flavor addition in some really great salads? Try these tips to make your salad spin.

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4/1/2013

Outta Bed, Sleepyhead!

Weekends aren’t so much squares on the calendar as they are a state of mind! A bountiful weekend breakfast brimming with special touches is what family memories are made of.

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3/1/2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Treats

You'll love our creamy Hazelnut Spreads; they're snackable and delicious! And they taste great in these decadent recipes.

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3/1/2013

An Easter Parade of Treats

No Easter celebration is complete without fanciful baskets and beautifully colored eggs.

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3/1/2013

Create a Delicious—and Beautiful—Easter Dinner

Spring just begs for a fresh approach to cooking. Use these simple techniques to create beautiful and delicious food for spring—and year-round.

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3/1/2013

Easter in Full Bloom

One of the nicest things about Easter is the promise of spring, signaled by budding trees and flowers.

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2/1/2013

Bake Sale Beauties

Bake sales are a fun and rewarding way to spend time with your kids, and can also be an effective fundraiser for schools and charities.

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2/1/2013

Big Plans For the Big Game

A great football party is a casual, relaxed event. Plan a menu that is make-ahead and easy to eat.

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2/1/2013

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

Complementary couples "just work." Jif® Peanut Butter and Jif Hazelnut Spreads are no exception.

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2/1/2013

Creative Ways To Share a Little Love This Valentine’s Day

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1/1/2013

Return to School, Return to Routine

With the holidays behind us, it's time to return to school, and to routine. Snacks are a big part of any kid's routine. Many of us menu plan, but snacks don't get the same careful attention.

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1/1/2013

A Pinch of This, a Dash of That, More of This and Less of That

It's easy to make over your favorite meals into "better for you" versions your family will love. Here's a little inspiration to get you started.

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1/1/2013

Seriously Good Snacks

Let’s face it, growing up is tough work and kids need to stay well fed along the way. Smart snacks make for happy kids- and happy kids make for happy Moms.

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1/1/2013

Real life resolutions: Small Changes for Your Daily Routine

Most of us make New Year's resolutions that could only be achieved by a super woman with unfailing willpower- and access to an extra day or two per week.

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12/1/2012

It's Cookie Season! Time to Celebrate!

From teachers to neighbors to co-workers and friends, homemade cookies are always happily received. Try packaging some of our favorite cookies in gift-worthy ways.

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12/1/2012

Gifts from the Kitchen

Everyone loves to receive a homemade goody as a holiday gift. Here are some of our favorites to inspire you.

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12/1/2012

Home: A Holiday Haven

For many of us, holiday evenings are spent wrapping gifts and assembling toys. Why not carve out a little of that time to create a make-ahead holiday breakfast so that you can treasure the best gift of all — time spent with your family.

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12/1/2012

Beautiful Holiday Gifts

The holidays are almost here — and that means lots of gifts to wrap! Here are 8 simple steps to a beautiful holiday gift.

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11/1/2012

Classic Cookies

Holidays and baking go hand-in-hand. Here are a few of our favorite cookie recipes and tips for making each batch the best ever.

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11/1/2012

End on a Sweet Note with Thanksgiving Desserts

You're almost there!

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11/1/2012

Plan Ahead to Savor the Moment

Take on Thanksgiving prep work one step at a time.

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11/1/2012

Gather Together: A Step-by-Step Thanksgiving Plan

The Thanksgiving feast may be the largest meal you cook all year. We've put together a strategy to help you simplify the process to get you out of the kitchen and into the celebration so you can enjoy your family and friends on the big day.

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10/1/2012

Easy Fall Recipes

August through October is the height of pear season. They're juicy and delicious eaten raw but they're even tastier when roasted.

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10/1/2012

Check out our Halloween Tricks and Treats, if you dare…

It’s fun to make decorated cookies for every holiday, and especially for Halloween.

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10/1/2012

Cozy up to Comfort Foods

Comfort foods have a special place in our hearts with the way they evoke memories, safety and security. Get cozy and start meal planning this week with these delicious ideas.

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10/1/2012

Seasonal Tricks and Treats

Are you planning to scare up some Halloween cookies this month? Follow these tips for great cookies every time, no matter the season …

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9/1/2012

Sweet Victory!

Whether your team celebrates a sweet victory or needs a pick-me-up after a tough loss, dessert is an essential part of the post-game ritual.

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9/1/2012

The whole world loves football!

American football was derived from the English game of rugby in 1879, but it's enjoyed world wide today, with professional American-style football leagues in many countries. So why not give your ravenous football fans a taste of the world?

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9/1/2012

Ready for taligating season?

If you tailgate often, keep large plastic tubs packed with these game day essentials …

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9/1/2012

Tailgate time!

No matter your favorite sport, team or player, there's one thing we all agree on: tailgating is the perfect way to spend time with friends and family before the big game.

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8/1/2012

Celebrate special days and sharing with friends at school

School days coincide with other special days, too. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, rewarding a great report card, or just because, send your child to school with share-able snacks that will make him or her feel extra special.

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8/1/2012

Fruit and Peanut Butter, a perfect pairing

After school snacks are a tradition of childhood. Make your family's snacks delicious by serving up fresh fruits and Jif Peanut Butter.

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8/1/2012

Keep lunch box favorites fresh

Insulated lunch bags are great for keeping foods fresh until lunch time. If your child prefers a lunch box or brown paper bag, keep refrigerated items such as yogurt, cheese and meats fresh by freezing juice boxes or water bottles and tucking them in to their lunch.

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8/1/2012

Perk up packed lunches for Back to School

Back to school shopping includes cool new clothes and school supplies, but don't overlook cool new lunch accessories, too.

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7/1/2012

Chill out with cool summer desserts

Ah summer, the time for fun at the beach, pool or water park.

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7/1/2012

Simplify your summer with stress-free entertaining

Simple, casual and carefree; summer entertaining has a style of its own.

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7/1/2012

Cooking up creativity and fun!

Welcome kids into the kitchen to cook with you.

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6/1/2012

Dinner on the Deck

One of the joys of summer is cooking and eating outdoors.

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6/1/2012

Summer treats with NEW Jif Hazelnut Spreads

Create a summer haven in your backyard, with the taste of something new!

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6/1/2012

Get the kids creative in the kitchen

The kids are out of school for the summer, and morning routines are a bit more relaxed, but that doesn't mean they should stop learning!

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6/1/2012

Summer fun on the go with Jif®

If you're like most families, you've got travel plans this summer. Maybe it's a little R&R at the beach, a family wedding or reunion. Or maybe you're going to show the kids your favorite museum or campground. Whatever you've got planned, here are some tips to get you there with ease.

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5/1/2012

Muy delicioso twist on Mexican Night!

Mexican night is a popular night at most American dinner tables. And why not? Mexican food is delicious, easy to prepare and kid friendly.

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5/1/2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate: A match made in heaven!

There are lots of famous food matches. Peas and carrots, salt and pepper, macaroni and cheese. But peanut butter and chocolate really take the cake.

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5/1/2012

Start your day together

Let your kids help plan and shop for meals, then give them a role in getting them to the table.

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5/1/2012

Make Mom's Day

Thank goodness for mothers! The world is a far better place thanks to them! Start Mom's day with a delicious breakfast, served on a beautiful tray.

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4/1/2012

Snacks on the Go this Spring!

Kids love to dunk, crunch and munch their way through snack time. Wherever you go, pack smart, portable snacks that let them do just that!

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4/1/2012

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Part food, part craft, all fun! Try these easy Easter ideas everybunny will love!

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4/1/2012

Celebrate Spring with New Recipes from Jif®!

Shake off the winter blues and celebrate spring! Invite friends for a casual spring celebration that's packed with effortless style.

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4/1/2012

Smart Snacks for Clever Kids!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza is a kid-friendly favorite that parents and school age kids can make together.

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3/1/2012

New Ways to Enjoy Jif® Peanut Butter

We're all creatures of habit and getting kids to try new foods and flavors can be a real challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game that just might entice the entire family to expand their food horizons?

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3/1/2012

New Recipes from the Jif® Kitchen

Looking for a little menu inspiration? Make your winter warmer with some new flavors.

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3/1/2012

Brand New Take on Burger Night

Break out of your burger night routine and enjoy Jif peanut butter in bold new ways!

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3/1/2012

Raising the Bar

Nothing beats the simplicity and portability of bar cookies.

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2/1/2012

Home is where the Hearts are!

This Valentine's Day, why not celebrate with all your heart? We've got some sweet ideas for decorations, celebrations and special treats. Try these ideas to fill your home with love:

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2/1/2012

Gear Up for the Big Game

The Big Game... fans know it's not just something you watch, it's something you experience. Whether you've done this for years or it's your first time planning, here are some tips to host a winning party.

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2/1/2012

Lunch Box Love

Show your little Valentine how much you care: tuck a funny picture, silly note or Valentine joke in with their PB&J.

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2/1/2012

Bring on the Day!

From sleepy heads to un-made beds, mornings can be a challenge! With fork in hand, the morning is easy to conquer with these family-friendly breakfast ideas.

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1/1/2012

Happy New Year!

If you're planning to ring in the new year with a resolution or two, here's some good news! Even small changes can yield positive results.

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1/1/2012

Out with the Old, in with the New

Try this new year's tradition: open each jar in your spice collection and give it a sniff. If you can't smell it, and you can't taste it, it should be replaced.

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1/1/2012

Planning for a Great Year

Are you in a recipe rut? Why not resolve to make 2012 the most delicious year yet!

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1/1/2012

Make it the Best Year Ever

If you've vowed to help your family eat more meals together, you're in for a delicious surprise. Check out these resolution-supporting ideas:

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12/1/2011

Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a time when family and friends gather to celebrate the season. Why not add a little extra holiday sparkle to your table? You can do it in 4 simple steps:

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12/1/2011

Personalized Gift Wrap Ideas

Our family and friends are all very different people. That's precisely what makes them so special to us. Whether they're young or old, world traveled or home-bodies, avid readers or movie buffs, personalized gift wrap celebrates just what makes them unique. Go beyond standard wrapping paper and consider these alternatives:

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12/1/2011

Stay in and Make Gifts from the Kitchen

Whether indulging your creative side or saving money on a gift list gone wild, it's as gratifying to make homemade gifts as it is to receive them.

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12/1/2011

Entertain with a Coffee and Dessert Bar

Holiday entertaining doesn't have to be overwhelming. After all, the holidays are about sharing time with family and friends, not working yourself senseless! Why not try an easy to set up (and clean up!) coffee and dessert bar party?

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11/1/2011

Countdown to Turkey Day

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit overwhelming. So many recipes. So many dishes. So many relatives. Here are some simple strategies to help you get through the big day with ease:

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11/1/2011

New Classics for the Holidays

This holiday season infuse your traditional recipes with the fresh peanutty taste of Jif Peanut Butter to create new recipes that are sure to become classics.

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11/1/2011

Gather Together for Meals and Memories

The days leading up to Thanksgiving often bring out of town guests. Make them feel right at home with a few simple touches.

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11/1/2011

Final Touches: Special Sweets

The turkey may take top billing, but for many of us, Thanksgiving is all about dessert!

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10/1/2011

Simple Tricks for Halloween Costumes

Here's a treat for Mom: No-Sew Costumes! Even if you can't sew a stitch you can create a magical, one-of-a-kind costume for your trick-or-treater!

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10/1/2011

Seasonal Treats

Why do kids love Halloween so much? The treats, of course! As parents, we need to balance those treats with nutritious meals, but that doesn't mean we can't provide a little Halloween magic along the way!

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10/1/2011

There's No Place like Home, Especially when it's Spooky!

Why not greet trick-or-treaters with a Haunted Halloween Porch!

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10/1/2011

Savor the Season: Traditions with a Twist

Traditionally, the crisp autumn air revs up our appetites for hearty foods. Embrace the season with flavorful comfort foods, served up with a modern twist your family will love.

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9/1/2011

Game On!

No matter your favorite sport, team or player, there's one thing we all agree on: tailgating is the perfect way to spend time with friends before and during the big game.

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9/1/2011

Tailgate Totes

If you tailgate often, stay organized with large plastic tubs packed with these game day essentials:

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9/1/2011

Home Field Advantage

Sometimes the best place to watch the game is right at home. A great game keeps the fans on the edge of their seat!

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8/1/2011

Back to School: Off to A Great Start!

A good start to the school year can go a long way to building a child's confidence and shaping their attitude. Most kids look to the new school year with a mix of excitement and anxiety. As parents, we can help get their year off to a great start. Here's how:

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8/1/2011

Develop New Rituals

One of the best ways to ease the transition from carefree summer vacation to the structure of school days is to create new rituals for the school year. Discuss, as a family, the strategies that will make the school year run smoothly and then make sure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities.

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8/1/2011

O as in Organization

Organizing your family for the school year is a solid investment in peace of mind. Try these tips that will bring a sense of calm to your preparations.

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8/1/2011

Make Dinner Time a Special Time

Ask any teacher how to help your child be successful in school and the answer usually includes a recommendation to "sit down together as a family." Nothing fussy, nothing fancy, simply time spent together, away from the distractions of our increasingly busy lives! Here are some ideas to make that time special:

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7/1/2011

Celebrating the Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Over the past 9 years the winners of the Jif® Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest have continually been inspiring. They've proven that a delicious peanut butter sandwich can become creative and unique with a little imagination. Here's a few ideas to make your own sandwich creations fun and inspirational:

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7/1/2011

Wrapped Up in Love

Everybody loves a classic sandwich, but making a wrap provides new ways to get creative and have fun! See how several of our past winners wrapped things up using lettuce leaves and tortillas. Other ideas for wraps? The possibilities are endless: spring roll wrappers, flatbreads and thinly sliced vegetables can all stand in for basic bread.

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7/1/2011

A World of Great Sandwiches

Discover a whole world of new flavors! In Africa you might pair peanuts with tomatoes and chiles. In Indonesia you might include coconut and shrimp. Go global with these creations from our past contest winners.

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7/1/2011

Fanciful Shapes Make Delicious Sandwiches

A few cookie cutters and a little imagination are all you need to create fanciful peanut butter sandwiches! A bouquet of flower-shaped sandwiches with jelly centers are fun to make and eat! How about a school of fish-shaped sandwiches? Or cut out hearts from both wheat and white bread sandwiches and pair a wheat heart with a white heart for a two-toned look that says "I love you". Looking for more inspiration? Check out these creative ideas from past winners.

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6/1/2011

Gearing Up for Summer Road Trips

Car trips bring the family closer - literally! Before you hit the road, get prepared with these simple tips:

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6/1/2011

Are We There Yet?

A little advance planning can make the difference between a dream vacation and a stressful nightmare! Here are some easy ideas for keeping the journey fun and easy.

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6/1/2011

History in the Making

Document your trip to capture as many memories as you can. Here's how:

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6/1/2011

Make it Last with a Trip Down Memory Lane

The best part about a memorable vacation is that you can go back again and again by revisiting the memories! Plan a special night to share memories of the trip with friends, family and each other! Go back in time in just a few simple steps:

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5/1/2011

Make It a Very Special Father's Day

From the moment he wakes, make this day a special one for Dad! Why not start by making his breakfast in bed? Try these simple tips to create a breakfast tray that says "You're special""

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5/1/2011

Brighten Father's Day with Breakfast

What type of Dad are you making a special breakfast for?

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5/1/2011

Beautiful Beginnings

Make sure to plan a big day for Dad, based on his interests. Maybe your Dad would enjoy a family hike or picnic, a visit to his favorite museum, a trip to the local mall or seats at a ballgame. Wherever the day takes you, make sure to start off with a special breakfast.

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5/1/2011

Bakery-Style Treats for Your One and Only Dad

Let Dad indulge in some bakery inspired treats. Place a doily on a cake stand and fill with "Peanut Butter-licious" Ring-a-Rounds. He'll be so impressed!

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4/1/2011

Put a Spring in Your Step

Spring brings a renewed dedication to health and wellness - and doing the best we can for our families, and ourselves. Here are 3 small "feel good" steps to help you and your family make this Spring the best ever.

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4/1/2011

Put Spring on Your Plate

Use these simple techniques to create fresh, beautiful and delicious food for Spring - and year round.

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4/1/2011

Treats for Easter Entertaining

Try our festive recipes and simple ideas to add a fresh breath of Spring to your Easter table:

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4/1/2011

Brighten Up Your Meals- and Kitchen- for Spring!

Leave the drab days of winter behind and splash right in to Spring! Try these tips to brighten up your meals- and your kitchen.

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3/1/2011

Fresh New Ways to Picnic with Jif® Peanut Butter

A picnic isn't so much a meal as a state of mind. Your own back yard is the ideal spot to create a memorable family picnic. Here's some inspiration:

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3/1/2011

Why Not Picnic in Your PJ's?

Wake up a few minutes earlier to turn breakfast time into picnic time. Grab a mug of cocoa for the kids - and coffee for you - then add a yummy breakfast sandwich made with Jif® Peanut Butter to fuel your day!

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3/1/2011

Where Can You Take Your Snack?

Half the fun of a picnic is eating in completely different surroundings. Half the fun of eating is trying something new. Browse your community for unusual picnic spots, then grab one of these creative sandwich ideas- and go!

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3/1/2011

Put a New Spin on Your Cookout Night with a Backyard Picnic

Invite friends for an outdoor potluck to celebrate Spring! You supply the main dish, then ask your friends to round out the menu with simple finger foods that are easy to eat. Make sure to plan fun activities for the kids, like a basket full of balls to toss around, butterfly nets or sidewalk chalk. Capture candid photos of your family and friends enjoying the first moments of Spring.

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2/1/2011

Spread the Love with Jif® Peanut Butter

Try these tips to spread the love throughout Valentine's Day! Wow your family with a special Valentine's Day table in 3 easy steps:

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2/1/2011

Mix It Up! Try Some Fun, New Alternatives to the Traditional PB&J

Use heart shaped cookie cutters to send a little love for lunch! True Love Sandwich Treats deliver your message in every delicious bite!

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2/1/2011

Make Their Valentine's Day Extra Sweet with Their Favorite Treats

What's more fun than eating favorite treats? Helping to make them! Try these tips to get the kids cooking:

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2/1/2011

Add a Personal Touch to Your Valentines – Include a Homemade Snack

Dress up Double Peanut Snack Mix for Valentine's Day. Adorn red paper or plastic cups with Valentine stickers, line with a paper doily and fill to the brim with snack mix. Deliver them to friends, relatives and neighbors. Sweet!

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1/4/2011

New Year, New You! Jif® Peanut Butter Can Help Power Your Busy Lifestyle

Here are some time-saving strategies to help you balance mom time with you time, so you can recharge, renew, and keep your family on track for the best year ever!

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1/4/2011

Enjoy Your Lunch with Jif® Omega-3 Peanut Butter

Lunch time is great time for "you time". Simple stretches, a brisk walk and a lunch will get you through the afternoon with energy to spare!

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1/4/2011

Try Jif® Natural Peanut Butter and These Quick Breakfast Tips

No time for breakfast? Find some with these simple tips: Pack lunches, backpacks and diaper bags at night. Put them by the door to grab-and-go.

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1/4/2011

Savor The Peanutty Flavor! These Dinner Ideas Are Packed with Goodness

The most important ingredient in dinner is you and your family! Prepare meals that do "double duty" and can be stashed in the freezer for a future night, then slow down, relax and enjoy a meal together for "moment in time" you and your family won't soon forget.

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12/7/2010

Holidays Aren't Just About Sweets, Try Jif® in Appetizers, Too!

If you're planning a party, you're probably feeling equal parts exhilarated and anxious. One of the biggest fears is "will I have enough food?" The answer is yes, if you follow some basic party planning rules.

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12/7/2010

All of Your Holiday Treats Are More Delicious and Beautiful with Jif® Peanut Butter

Package your holiday cookies with gift-giving style!

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12/7/2010

Jif® Peanut Butter Makes Your Holiday Cookies The Envy of Any Exchange

For the best-ever cookies, follow these simple tips:

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12/7/2010

Make Jif® Peanut Butter a Part of Your Holiday Tradition!

Start a sweet tradition with your family and friends! Host an annual Cookie Exchange for an evening of fun, friendship and cookies! Here's how:

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11/1/2010

Perk Up Your Dinner Routine With Some Peanutty Inspiration!

Dine in exotic locales – without leaving home! As you share a family meal, expand your children's horizons with food and culture from around the world, no passport required!

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11/1/2010

Jif® Peanut Butter Makes Early Mornings More Delicious

Breakfast keeps energy up and helps with concentration and problem solving - key skills the kids need at school - and you need at work. Need help getting your family to the breakfast table?

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10/27/2010

Celebrate Fall with Seasonal Themed Treats!

As the weather turns crisp, there's something about the aroma of cooking and baking that make any home more inviting! From salads to stews to irresistible cookies, we've got delicious fall treats the whole family will enjoy, plus simple tips to present them with seasonal style.

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10/27/2010

Irresistible Peanut Butter Jack O' Lanterns

What do you get when you combine our classic peanut butter cookie with Halloween shapes and fun festive frosting? A truly irresistible treat! Let the kids help decorate them, too. You'll all delight in the expressions on the sweet little pumpkin faces. But don't stop there! Let the pumpkin play continue with these simple ideas:

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