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Peanut Butter Pie for a Guy I Will Never Know

peanut butter pie for mikeyI wasn't going to make Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey. I heard about his sudden death via the twitter account of his food writer wife, Jennifer Perillo. The story touched me and I hugged my husband and daughter more tightly than usual that day.

When Jennifer urged readers to make peanut butter pie and think of Mikey today, Friday, I still wasn't going to make it. I didn't know the family and definitely don't need another dessert in my diet.

But the recipes from food friends started appearing. My taste buds watered at all the various interpretations of peanut butter pie.

I looked a little more seriously at the recipe. I didn't have everything called for in Jennifer's recipe, but I had most ingredients, enough to make it work.

So after Lil's bedtime, I whipped together peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar and more. I served Alex dessert. We toasted a guy we can never know but whose memory is inspiring home cooks around the world to enjoy dessert with their loved ones tonight.

We should all be remembered so well.