Earlier this month was my husband’s birthday. We kept the celebration small and informal, the way he likes it. We save the big, fun parties for the kids’ birthdays. His favorite dessert is tiramisu. I’ve made it several times for him. Haven’t posted the recipe yet. But, it’s his favorite. I didn’t make it this year. Cruel wife? No, not really. I had my reasons.
As many of you know, last month a fellow-foodie, Jennie from In Jennie’s Kitchen, lost her husband suddenly from a heart attack. And now she is struggling to live without her partner, her best friend and to begin a new chapter in her life and raise her girls alone. Her story has moved many of us. The beautiful video by WORC will reduce you to tears.
Jennie asked the food bloggers to make her husband’s favorite pie, in Mikey’s honor. A Creamy Peanut Butter Pie.
When I found out about it, I didn’t have much time to get the ingredients. Life was busy with school starting. Errands. Appointments. I told myself I would do it, eventually.
Then a month passed.
When my husband’s birthday rolled around, I remembered Jennie, and I made up a pie for my husband, but with Mikey on my mind. It’s not peanut butter, it’s Nutella – our family’s current obsession.
The crust is made with pretzels and chocolate. The filling has cream cheese and Nutella. The topping fresh berries & melted jam.
“I’m loving the taste the Kahlua and the French Vanilla Kahlua give my boxed chocolate brownies or cakes.”
We had a lot of terrific tips on what to add to your favorite box cake/brownie mix. You can check them all out here. I’m personally fascinated with Carrie’s suggestion (from Carrie’s Sweet Life) of chocolate cake and diet soda… Call me sick, but that sounds dreamy!
I’ll have another giveaway for you next week, so until then, hug the ones you love and have a great a week!