Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie (Cupcakes) for Mikey

I came across a recipe a few weeks ago for creamy peanut butter pie. I rarely make pies, they just aren't my thing, but this one jumped off the page at me because it was more than a recipe. You see, it was a pie for Mikey, who happened to be husband to blogger Jennie of In Jennie's Kitchen; and of whom passed away suddenly of a heart attack a few weeks back.

First off, I do not know Jennie, I never interacted with her online, and have only browsed through her blog one or two times, she is literally a stranger to me. But regardless of this, I felt her pain. I felt her loss. I felt the loneliness that had enveloped her once vibrant life at the sudden loss of her husband.  I think I felt it so much more intensely, because I realized how easily it could have been me  in the very same position as her.

For those of you who know me on a personal level, you most likely know that Tim (My husband to be) went to the hospital for chest pains last Friday. And if you know that much, then you most also likely know how they found a 99% blockage in his left coronary artery.(Also nickname the "Widow Maker") The doctors told him he was lucky he had come into the hospital and gotten checked out when he did, because he was on the very brink of a massive heart attack, one in which he wouldn't of survived.
Back to Jennie, she asked that those who wanted to help celebrate the love and life of Mikey to simply make this pie. So I did, but of course I made it my way (Sorry Jennie!) I used the same recipe, which can be found here.

The only thing I did different was make them into little pies or cupcakes if you prefer.

By far this had to be the best tasting peanut butter pie, cake, cupcake type of treat I have ever eaten. The peanut butter filling was a perfect mixture of velvety and sweet complimented by the crunchy, buttery flavor of the chocolate crust.

I hope you try this recipe and love it! I know Tim and I did and we also hold each other a little more as each day goes by...knowing how blessed and fortunate we are to have yet another day!


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