Dessert/ Lunch

A Mighty Peace Offering


How’s your Sunday going?! Mine has been filled with friends and I couldn’t be happier. Church was great this morning…an incredibly powerful message this morning—the podcast should be around Wednesday from that and when it is I will link it here so y’all can have a listen as well! I just love Brian, our pastor, because he is so relatable and down to earth.

I snacked on this bar from my purse midway through the morning—


I haven’t had one of these in forever but had one stashed at the way bottom of my purse for “emergency situations” such as when church goes from 10 am- 1pm. hahaha 😉

Lunch was easy. My mom is out of town right now but before she left she made some awesome pulled chicken in the slow cooker for my dad and I to eat while she was away. I honestly don’t even know what this was or where the recipe came from but when she comes home I’ll make a point to was good! I filled up an Ezekiel wrap with it + hot sauce!


An apple for dessert!


And then I spent the afternoon outside at the park with some great women from Created. It poured at first but then the sun came out a little and we got a nice walk in!



April’s dog JUMPED OFF THE DOCK!!!!!!! She was about to jump in after him but I was able to shimmy down and grab him out of the water. Poor wet Cosmo!!! I do have to admit though, we all laughed our butts off. 😉


I ate this yummy bar—


And then later, grabbed some pizza with a friend for dinner!

Greek salad to start—


Followed by two slices of veggie pizza perfection!! I haven’t had pizza in FOREVER and boy, was it ever delicious tonight!


So good.

So our neighbor is a HUGE USC fan (I know, gross right?! hehe). He had a big party at his house for the game tonight and all those boys were hootin and hollerin all night long about the big win since they know we are OSU fans over here. So today, the doorbell rings and our neighbor’s girlfriend stands there with a big plate of homemade buckeyes for us!!!!!!!


How’s that for good sportsmanship….or a peace treaty!!!! Y’all, I wish I could tell you how to make these but sadly I have no idea. They are, however, the most amazing thing EVER….chocolate peanut butter to the EXTREME. I had a very large “bite” out of one when I got home from pizza.


What are you looking forward to this week? I can’t wait to go to Deeper Still on Friday with Sarah and Jessica!!! 🙂

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  • Meg @ Megzz Wins At Life
    September 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Jenna, those pulled chicken wraps looked soo good!! I love the slow cooker!! The wet doggie looks soo cute!!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Those buckeyes look incredible! What a cute gesture!

    And that pizza looks like gooey perfection! I hope you have a good week!

  • Cates
    September 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I’m from Ohio (go Bucks!) and so I LOVE seeing the buckeyes candies on the blog. 🙂 I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to make them, but my cousin makes them every year for Christmas, and they’re freaky delicious!

  • bee
    September 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    i’ll be at deeper still also! can’t wait.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of those breakfast squares before, but they really look good! The perfect snack to hold you over.

    LOVE the “apple for dessert.” Seriously, my favorite dessert of all time. 😉

    OMG, those buckeyes sound FABULOUS. I’ve never made any myself, but PB in dessert/snack form??? Of course I love it! Haha.

  • Lizzy
    September 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    i love afternoons spent outdoors! I’m so glad you had a good day! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    September 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    BUCKEYES!!! Hell yes for an Ohioan treat 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    September 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    By the way, this is a good Buckeye recipe:

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    September 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    hahaha I’m from L.A. so we are all USC fans here! 🙂

    I’m looking forward to decorating my apartment with my husband. The little things in life are always the best!

    Glad you had a nice Sunday!

  • Monica
    September 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Glad you had such a great day, I love your blog! Disclaimer: I am NOT a buckeyes fan, but figured I should de-lurk to give you the recipe for these AAAAAMAZING cookies.. they are TO DIE! Enjoyy!

    1.5 sticks butter, softened
    1 box powdered sugar
    1 tbsp. vanilla
    1.5 cups peanut butter
    1.5-2 cups chocolate chips

    Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and peanut butter. Roll into balls. Melt chocolate in double boiler/microwave if you don’t have access to double boiler. Use toothpicks to dip balls in chocolate (TWSS). Place on waxed paper/in fridge and TA-DAAA!

  • Evan Thomas
    September 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oh man, homemade buckeyes, I don’t know the last time I had those.

  • WholeBodyLove
    September 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Since I moved to Ohio three years ago, my family insists that I take homemade buckeyes back to Illinois for every holiday! I love to be in the kitchen, so I don’t mind spending time up to my elbows in chocolate and PB! GO BUCKS!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I love Buckeyes. A PB fudge dipped in chocolate…what’s not to love. What a nice peace offereing. 🙂

  • Rebecca
    September 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The Greek salad looks awesome! So does the pizza! Yum!

  • Jenna
    September 13, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    i absolutely love veggie pizza!!
    i have never heard of those buckeye candies before, but they sure do look good!

  • Errign
    September 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    What a cool treat for your neighbor’s girlfriend to bring over – so yummy!

    Do the pb&j bars actually taste like pb&j?

  • Becky
    September 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Mmmm that chicken looks amazing. Can’t wait for the recipe. Buckeyes are soooo good. I made them one year for a Christmas party we had. They are super easy….definitely rich though!

  • Courtney
    September 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Oooooh buckeyes are GREAT! Make sure you chill the peanut butter balls before you dip them in chocolate, or else they will melt! =D

  • Allie Katie
    September 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    That’s because USC fans are awesome 🙂
    Have a great night!

  • Emily
    September 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Jenna, if you google “buckeyes,” you’ll find lots of recipes. I’ve made them a couple of times before (one recipe I used called for wax to help them stick together better). I LOVE buckeyes (and the real Buckeyes). What a nice neighbor!

  • maria
    September 13, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    This post made me miss home in a big way, Jenna! Between the buckeyes that my Uncle always makes when he comes to visit and the pulled chicken (which looks TOO yummy), I’m thinking, “Gosh it would be nice to be home with this food!”

  • Hallie (Healthy Twists)
    September 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I make pulled chicken in the crock pot with two ingredients: chicken and BBQ sauce! Oh and 1 chopped onion. It’s so easy and pretty tasty. But MMM what caught my eye was those buckeyes! My boyfriend’s family makes them every Christmas but they call them “peanut butter balls” and what makes them different is that they have rice crispies in the PB part…so it’s a TAD lighter (tasting) but still incredible! It’s a Christmas tradition this Jewish girl can definitely handle, hehe 😀

  • laura
    September 13, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    my name is Laura and i am from Spain.i am new in Tampa and i love go to church on Sundays. what church do you go??
    i love your blog. you are my new sister 🙂

  • Steph
    September 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Friends and pizza…sounds like a good night to me 🙂

  • Sarah
    September 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    buckeyes are sooooo good! I make them as treats around christmas time. This is the recipe I use…

  • Lorraine
    September 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Jenna, I hope you have such a great time at Deeper Still. I saw Beth Moore speak a few weeks ago at a Living Proof Live event (it was the simulcast so she was teaching in Wisconsin and we were watching from a local church). It was just amazing. I know all the women at Deeper Still will be wonderful and you will be richly blessed.

  • Alex
    September 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Fight on, Trojans!!

  • Stephanie
    September 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Heck yea for PB + chocolate yummm! I am looking forward to starting some new training at work this week in which I will hopefully become “black belt certified” – no, not karate haha, but in a program called Six Sigma. Should be a nice change of pace from my everyday CPA work!

  • Ali
    September 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Wowzaa I’ve never heard of buckeyes, but now I reeeeeally want to try one! Those look yum to the maxxx

  • Kelly Olexa
    September 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I didn’t know you were OSU fans!! I went to The Ohio State University! Go Bucks! 😉

  • Leianna
    September 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Thats so sweet of your neighbor to make you those, such good sports!
    Cute doggy all wet, probably scared himself!
    Love that Greek Salad!

  • Kristine
    September 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    oh my gosh. BUCKEYES are the best candy EVER! I grew up 15 minutes away from OSU, so you can imagine how many of those I had back in my childhood days!!!

  • Kristine
    September 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    ooh and I have the recipe if you want it!!!

  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    September 13, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Awww haha Poor little puppy! So adorable!
    Omg those Buckeye’s look amazing! 🙂

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Wait, wait – where can I get that Larabar?!?!

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    September 13, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of those oatmeal bars. We sell them where I work, but they always seem so high in calories for a little bar. I like some bang for my buck! The buckeyes looks delish. Pb&chocolate might be one of the greatest combos EVER.

  • Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    September 13, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Those buckeyes look amazing!

  • Jolene (
    September 13, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I have never heard of buckeyes but they sure look good!

  • BroccoliHut
    September 14, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Oh man! Those Buckeyes take me back…

  • Jac
    September 14, 2009 at 12:24 am

    oo.. i’ll be making ’em buckeyes soon.. looks yummy.. haven’t had ’em before tho i’m mad about pb.. i’m so looking forward to finishing my internship.. finally!

  • emily - eatventures
    September 14, 2009 at 1:56 am

    That is so sweet of your neighbor, homemade buckeyes are the best! If you wouldn’t mind posting, I would love that pulled chicken recipe your mom made.

  • Julia
    September 14, 2009 at 3:19 am

    That pizza looks delicious! Again: it’s morning here for me, but to be honest: I would like a bite;)
    Enjoy your day!
    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • The Voracious Vegan
    September 14, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Oooh I have to find out how to make those buckeyes, they look delicious. Chocolate and peanut butter is probably my favorite dessert combination.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    September 14, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Glad you had a nice day! That is so sweet of your mum to make you and your dad food before she went away :). One of the advantages of living with the parents I suppose!

  • Lauren
    September 14, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Haha you are so cute. Is that little piece in the background the remains of your “large bite?”

    I think Kraft has a really easy good buckeye recipe if you ever were interested in seeing how these were made. Simple and little ingridents.

    Hope you had a good night Jenna!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    September 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Wow those buckeyes look SO good! Chocolate and peanut butter together is amazing!

  • April
    September 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I LOVE buckeyes!! I LOVE pizza and greek salad too HA!

    Awe, poor Cosmo 🙂

  • Missy
    September 14, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Love buckeyes! I had them for the first time at Christmas and they are SO good!

  • Amanda (modernation)
    September 14, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Buckeyes are so delicious and easy to make but so dangerous – luckily they come in bite-sized form, but I have been known to have one too many “bites”. Love the idea of pulled chicken. I am always looking for new slow-cooker recipes, so I will look forward to your mom’s recipe!

  • suzie
    September 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm


    2 cups peanut butter I think it equate to 1 jar
    1 lb powered sugar
    1 stick of butter
    I also like to but 3 cups rice crispy in mine.

    Then shape into ball and freeze for an hour. I also go the lazy way and make them like bar cookies. It take forever to form and dip all of these. I have a recipe for the cholate but I just use what ever is around. I like to use my easter bunny to make make the chocalte.

  • Dotsie
    September 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, looks like you had a good weekend! Love the peace offering, haha!
    The pulled chicken wraps, mmmm, yum-another one I’ll have to borrow!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    September 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    That dog pretty much made my DAY!!!! hahaha. Awesome picture!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    September 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Oh and congrats on your new PR!!! That is awesome! 🙂