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Make a Peanut Butter Parfaits in #AroundTheWorldIn80Dishes with Emilie from Cookies for England in Virginia.

Virginia is a pretty cool place to live. You have a little bit of city (which means amazing shopping and restaurants), and a little bit of country (which means early morning fog, horse farms, and incredible fall foliage). It has a rich Civil War history, and yes . . . you can hear random cannon fire many times throughout the year during the re-enactment battles. And yes, I have actually walked into Walmart and thought . . . "Um . . . is that a Confederate General in the cereal aisle?" Yep. It's a cool place to live. Virginia is famous for its "red earth." I didn't believe that dirt could be red before I moved to the South, but it totally is. Forgive my toes but hey . . . I thought you needed something in the photo besides DIRT. And you have to admit . . . they are pretty snazzy. ???? Of course, Virginia also has a rich variety of awesome local food items. From VA ham to local apples and peaches, you almost need to take a drool cloth when you go to the farmer's market. And perhaps no ingredient is more beloved or iconic of Virginia produce than the humble peanut. Peanuts are amazing-- they wonderfully complement savory dishes as well as sweet dishes, and they are great for munching, too! This recipe is one of my favorites because of how easy it is to make. It's also naturally gluten free, which means my whole family can enjoy it. You can whip it up the night before you need it, and have a gorgeous, "wow" dessert with practically zero effort. Yesssssss please!

Travel Wishlist:

I would love to see a recipe from London, England. As you all know, my lifetime dream is to visit the UK one day. My entire blog is dedicated to this hope! :) I have loved being part of this "around the world" feature, and I'd love to "pass the torch" to a blogger in England and see some photos/recipes from that area. Thanks for having me!"

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