December 21, 2009

My name is Sara and I am addicted to peanut butter (and chocolate)...

Here I am, sitting in my living room at 2:55 am, eating a peanut butter square, and creating a blog! Oh, and I have an exam tomorrow - oops!

So, who am I? Well, my name is Sara and I'll be 22 tomorrow...yikes! On second thought, let's go with 21 version 2.0. There, much better! I live in Canada, but grew up in North Carolina and I am definitely a Southern Belle at heart. My husband and I have been happily married for a little over a year. We have two beautiful furbabies. I'm in my last year of university for nursing.

I'm the biggest girly girl I know, by far. I have been in love with baking and cooking since I was old enough to lick a beater. I'm picky like you wouldn't believe, but I'm very adventurous in the kitchen. One of my favourite things to do is to try a new recipe. I've been scrapbooking for 10 years or so - love love love it. I'm fairly new to sewing and totally self taught. I adore it even when my machine isn't being very nice to me!

I've been inspired by all the wonderful cooking blogs out there and wanted to grab my own little corner of the internet to document my cooking adventures...and misadventures. Where did the name come from? Well, I bring all my extra yummies to work and during the summer I had taken some cupcakes and one of my coworkers said "Oh, you're SUCH a Martha!" I thought that was just too cute and with that Oh So Martha! was born.

Now, my first recipe!

To kick off my blog I've got one of the simplest recipes I have: Peanut Butter Squares. This is a case where simple does NOT mean it's not delicious. Look at the peanut-buttery goodness!

These taste just like giant peanut butter cups. I don't remember where I got the recipe for them, but I've been making them for years. If you make these to take somewhere, make sure you bring the recipe too. You will be asked for it.

Feel free to link here, but please don't take the recipe or pictures without linking and giving credit. Here's the recipe...don't forget to let me know how you like them!

Peanut Butter Squares


1 c butter or margarine, melted
2 c graham cracker crumbs
2 c powdered sugar
1 c + 4 Tbsp peanut butter
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips


Mix butter, graham crackers, sugar, and 1 c peanut butter until well-blended. Press evenly into an ungreased 9" x 13" baking dish. Pop into the fridge while you melt the chocolate.

In double-boiler (or microwave) heat chocolate chips and 4 Tbsp peanut butter, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir aggressively (like whipping) the chocolate with a spoon. This makes the chocolate shiny. The more you stir, the shinier it'll be! Spread chocolate over prepared crust.

Refrigerate until set, at least one hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!