Peanuts have been enjoyed by humans for at least 3,500 years. They were brought to North America in the 1700s, according to the National Peanut Board, and have been common in savory and sweet dishes since the turn of the last century. But despite being high in nutrition and low in cost, peanuts are not often the star of a meal. National Peanut Day, on Sept. 13, puts the peanut in the spotlight, but home cooks don't need an excuse to try these recipes, from appetizers to main dishes to desserts.
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