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The food blogging community is nothing like I have ever experienced before in my life.  A warm, supportive group of people that understand how to take care of their own.  A few days ago, food blogger Jennifer Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen lost her husband to a sudden heart attack.  I have never met Jennie, but my heart breaks for her.  She wrote a beautiful post about celebrating life.  Her husband, just like mine, loved peanut butter pie.  She asked us to all make a peanut butter pie on Friday and eat with the people that we love.  A beautiful idea.

If you are like me, life moves fast.  We take for granted the people in our lives every day.  We rush through, and do not say I love you enough, and do not have enough moments.  So do me a favor, make a peanut butter pie for someone you love, and take a minute to stop and be grateful for the people in your life.

I am always in awe of people that can make videos of what it is that I want to say.  Watch this one from Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White on Rice Couple.  It is a beautiful tribute to a family that needs some prayers, love, and support.

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey from Evolution Multimedia on Vimeo.

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter
Mix together and press into a pie pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.  Let cool and start on the filling.
For the filling:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth)
4 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (completely optional, I prefer to use the mini chips, but did not have any on this particular day)

Whip the heavy cream and set aside.  Cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla.  Fold the whip cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture.  Add the chips.  Pour into cooled crust.  Chill before serving.  Enjoy!

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13 Responses to Pie for Mikey

  1. Marie says:

    I’d seen this on another site, and knew instantly that it was Sun night dinner dessert…for SO many reasons!! This same thing happened with my friend a couple of wks back; and the out pouring of love was overwhelming to the family.
    It’s nice to see that the food blogging community has a heart that enormous!!

  2. Caryn Amanda says:

    I think it’s a little odd that I actually bought all of the ingredients to make your PB Pie to take to a dinner party tonight and the reason why I am reading this post right now is that I logged on to pull up the recipe.

    I guess maybe there was a larger force behind my random choice of desserts. We will say a little prayer tonight for this family and eat some tasty PB Pie in their honor!

    • bakedbree says:

      I believe that there was. I hope that you had a wonderful evening, eating pie, surrounded by people that you love.

  3. Courtney says:

    That video is nothing short of beautiful, moving, and amazing, all at the same time.

  4. Trish says:

    Oh wow … What a touching video – thank you for posting and sharing.

  5. Nice post. I love the picture of the hubs and baby eating pie. It’s so heart warming.

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  7. Haley says:

    This is a new favorite in our family!!!!!
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