Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mini Peanut Butter Pies

Normally, I make everything from scratch and shy away from processed foods.  But I also believe in everything in moderation, including moderation.  This is so good; you won’t feel guilty for long.


Servings:  8 (or 4 or 1 if no one is looking)
Time:  Prep: 10 minutes, chilling time:  2 hours
Hardware:  Measuring cups and spoons, a mixer, a large mixing bowl, a rubber spatula, plastic wrap, space in the fridge

  • 1-5 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cups peanut butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅓-½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 miniature, pre-made graham cracker pie crusts
  • Chopped salted peanuts, whipping cream, and miniature peanut butter cups for garnish
  1. Place the pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and sugar in the mixing bowl.  Mix on high for about 1 minute.  The mixture will become very thick. 
  2. Add the cream, a little at the time, and blend until the mix is the consistency of very creamy peanut butter.  Scrape the sides of the bowl as you mix.  Don’t add too much cream or the pie will not set up.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the pie crusts.  Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. To serve, carefully turn the pies out and place in the center of a plate.  Top with salted peanuts, a dollop of whipped cream and one miniature peanut butter cup.

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