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.
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!