Peanut Butter and Honey Spread


I’ll never forget the day the Teton Dam broke in Idaho. I lived nearby and drove with my family to higher ground and watched as the wall of water wrecked everything in its path. Our home got knocked off its foundation and floated away. That afternoon I ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I was six years old. It is a strange thing to get a call from a friend telling you they found your house three miles away in a ditch. Usually people lose their keys or their dog. We lost our house. And our dog. Aww.


Something else that is tragic, although on a much smaller scale? Honey dripping from a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Makes it just a peanut butter sandwich. That’s just not right. So, what if you mixed the peanut butter and honey BEFORE you put it on your sandwich?? Pure genius!! So, here is a recipe for the spread that you can use on sandwiches or anything else in the bread family.


½ c peanut butter

½ c honey


In a small bowl combine peanut butter and honey. Stir until smooth. Spread on sandwiches . . . or toast, pancakes, waffles, rolls, etc.

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4 Responses to Peanut Butter and Honey Spread

  1. Wendy says:

    I was telling Maya about the Teton Dam break the other day. I told her to ask you about it someday. I don’t think I really realized, though, just how awful it must have been. I’m sorry you had to go through that. Thanks for the great pb and honey tip!

    • Carol says:

      Hi Wendy . . . yeah, Maya and I will have to chat about the dam break. I can show her photos. It really was a horrible disaster but ended up being a fun summer for a 6-year-old. We rode bikes around the Ricks College parking lot where our HUD trailer was parked. Things worked out. Thank goodness we were warned in time. My mom put the vacuum on the bed so it wouldn’t get water damage. Turns out the whole house got water damage. Funny thing, we ended up building our next home up on the hill. LOL! Nice chatting with you. Hopefully we’ll see you guys soon!!

  2. Jan Jardine says:

    Carol, I remember that day too, but since I was in Logan at the time, I didn’t have to suffer the way your family did. I was pregnant with Suzie and I kept thinking about all of the poor women up there who were trying to take care of little babies. Thanks for sharing your story. I can’t remember if we’ve ever talked about this, but if you lost your house, you were probably in Sugar City, right? And if so, was President Sonderegger your stake president? We became good friends with his son, Ferron, and his wife, Paula, when they moved to Logan. Amazing people!

    • Carol says:

      Hard to forget a day like that, right? It was a scary event . . . my sister was a baby too and I remember my mom gathering up bottles and diapers to take with us as we headed to safety. Makes you feel so vulnerable. Yes, we were in Sugar City . . . I’ll message you with more details on Facebook.

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