August 22, 2023

In case you need encouragement to reignite an old childhood flame, or fan a new one, here’s my plea to make yourself a fluffernutter sandwich before summer ends.

There’s little better and close to nothing simpler than a peanut butter sandwich for taking to the beach or park or trail. Jelly is the classic, of course. (Blueberry is my preferred.) But over the weekend I had a sudden urge for an old fashioned fluffernutter, which is to say, a peanut butter and fluff sandwich. Fluff being the delightful, somewhat inscrutable, cafeteria classic: shelf-stable marshmallow creme.


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  • Reply Alice August 22, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    As August, or the Month of Sundays as I, a teacher, call it, comes to a close, the necessity for all things comforting and sweetly soothing sharpens. Those sandwiches sound simply divine. My favorite company for peanut butter is honey and ginger, always using far more ginger than seems necessary. Good luck getting between here and those first days of school. As E.B. Whites crickets’ say, ‘soon, soon…’

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 25, 2023 at 1:27 pm



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