A Peanut Butter Pie for my Loved Ones

Friday morning, I logged into Facebook and did my routine scan of posts. I noticed a couple of peanut butter pie links and found it a little unusual for more than one blogger to post a peanut butter pie on the same day. Then I came across this link that had been shared by a few of my fellow bloggers. Jennie’s story was completely heart wrenching. Last week Jennie (In Jennie’s Kitchen) lost her husband from a sudden heart attack.

Her story brought tears to my eyes as she talked about her husband’s favorite dessert, a peanut butter pie, that she had been planning to make for him, but she kept putting it off. She said, “For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there’s no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on.”

While I don’t know Jennie and I didn’t find her blog until Friday, her story touched my life. There are so many times that I put things off until later. There are times when I could hold my children a little longer and spend more time with my husband. On Friday, I was reminded again how important it is to live my best every single day and to take time for those I love.

Friday, I decided I wanted to make a peanut butter pie and share it with my family. I used the filling recipe from Jennie, you can find the recipe on her post. I decided to make it easier by using a store bought Oreo pie crust. I also didn’t add the extra melted chocolate or peanutsĀ (Although next time, I will definitely go all out and use the whole recipe because I am sure it is completely delicious!).

With the extra filling, I put some cupcake liners in a muffin tin and put an Oreo at the bottom of some and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup at the bottom of the others and filled them up with the peanut butter filling. The pie and the mini pies are delicious! I definitely love peanut butter desserts!

I am going to make a conscious effort for now on to live my life to the fullest! Take more time for my family! Enjoy every moment with my children and husband! Play more! Laugh more! Be happier! And that double chocolate cake that my husband always talks about…no more putting it off! :)

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4 Responses to A Peanut Butter Pie for my Loved Ones

  1. such a heart-wrenching story – it definitely brought tears to my eyes when i read it + left me feeling like i should be more grateful for what i have. i love that you made the pie for your family + feel inspired to live life to the fullest because of jennie’s story — while it’s a tragic story, there is definitely a lot of good + a lot of community coming together because of it.

  2. As a new member of the food blogging community, I was amazed at the outpouring of peanut butter pie posts I saw over the weekend. What an amazing group it is. Jennie’s story is definitely a reminder that none of us should take one single moment for granted.

  3. I love the idea of a peanut butter cup or Oreo or even a Nilla wafer at the bottom. I also used a store-bought crust and had extra. I just filled up some plastic snack cups for a “pudding” treat for the kids. It’s so rich!

  4. I LOOOVE peanut butter pie and posted a recipe last year, though I haven’t looked at it lately–the pics might be tiny because I switched blog platforms and that happened to some of my posts…anyhooo, what a touching post. I am sorry to hear of Jennie’s loss–I can’t imagine. I will visit her blog too.

    I am your newest follower, btw…

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