George Washington Carver: The Agricultural Genius

By Michael Engle | February 21, 2012

Photo: Maia C

Photo: Maia C

Simple bar snack, M&M filling, a butter to pair with jelly on a sandwich…how many ways could you think to use a peanut?  George Washington Carver found over 300, while cementing the peanut’s legacy as an agricultural good and reestablishing Southern agriculture.

Born in 1864, Carver and his mother were sent to Arkansas by their master, Moses Carver, due to complications arising from owning slaves in Civil War-era Missouri.  When it was learned that George was Moses Carver’s only ex-slave not to have disappeared, Moses bought back George, where he was raised as a free person.  Back in Missouri, young George developed a keen interest in plants and animals, as he often sketched them.  George left home at approximately ten years of age, in pursuit of an education and employment. Read More


Roundup of Our Best Peanut Butter Recipes

By admin | June 22, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chunks

Peanut Butter Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chunks

I’m really excited for Kraft to unveil their new Planters peanut butter! I’ll be helping out launch the new product tomorrow night. Peanuts and peanut butter are a great way to get your daily dose of protein and can be used in a myriad of different ways in your cooking. To get prepped for its emergence this Thursday, we have a roundup of great recipes that you can use the new Kraft Planters peanut butter in. Read More


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