I’m still doing an excellent job of “Be-ing”, and boy is it nice. Cool mountain breezes. Time for extra knitting. And did I mention the cool breezes? The flowers here are always so pretty, due to the cooler temperatures at night. I end up taking lots of flower photos while we’re here. It almost makes me think that I’d like to be a gardener, but then I get back to St. Louis and face the reality of weeding in the heat. The gardening thought goes right down the drain, pretty fast.
I tried a new recipe for Father’s Day. We had my parents and brother over for lunch that day and my dad likes Peanut Butter Pie. This one came from the Pioneer Woman blog, which I love.
1/4 cup butter, melted.
Crush Oreos in blender or food processor until fine. Add melted butter, mix well, and press into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Let cool. (Need this recipe to be even easier? Buy one of the prepared Oreo Pie Crusts at the grocery store. That also saves you from having to eat the rest of the Oreos in the package you had to buy to make this.)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Whip together peanut butter and cream cheese. Add in the powdered sugar and mix well. Add in the Cool Whip, mixing until light and fluffy. Spoon the filling into the cooled crust and refrigerate for a few hours or over night. (Lick the beaters – it’s delicious.)
Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!
That pie sounds delicious! And you just have to mention the cool weather, don’t you? It’s hot and humid in DC today! Enjoy the rest of your cool time in Colorado 🙂
Oh no Sheri…I think I’m going to have to make the Peanut Butter Pie!! I love chocolate and peanut butter, my two favorite things in the world to eat. Thanks for adding like 5 lbs – I’ve been so good about exercising too! 🙁
Thanks for the yummy recipe. I recently discovered the Pioneer Woman blog and love it, too! She has so many great recipes, she homeschools and the girls love the horse pictures. Now she just has to add some knitting content!
Glad you’re enjoying your trip. I agree about gardening, too. I went out to do some today but only lasted about half an hour because of the hot sun. Maybe I’ll go back out this evening.
I love the last instruction of licking the beaters. That’s a favorite of mine! Although I have a tongue ring and so I have to be careful to not get it caught in the tines. It happens – and when it does, I sure do look stupid!
I will have to find an alternative to the Oreos, but other than that the recipe sounds delicious! I love when a recipe makes me think of other ways I could use the ingredients!
(My husband finds that Oreos taste burnt. Of course, I only like them for the filling.)
Isn’t this pie to die for? I’m glad you finally got to make it. Keep on “be-ing”, you’re doing a great job of it.
I am absolutely going to have to make that pie – I loooove chocolate and peanut butter. It does need one small adjustment though – I think you meant cut into FOUR pieces, not eight. 😉
That pie looks positively wicked sheri, i wonder if i can find oreo’s here. The flowers are really pretty .. you know in my days when i was a big gardener(owned the house so could do what i wanted with the garden) the trick i found was to overplant and plant lots of perennials so they self seeded .. that way there was no room for weeds to grow. Or if you did still get weeds i found gardening at night relaxing, it also increased the strange looks i got from neighbours who wondered what exactly i was doing out there at 10pm but weren’t game enough to ask. This kept me highly amused.
I’m glad you are having a be’ing holiday 🙂
I recommend the Peanut Butter Pie to everyone 🙂 I found this recipe awhile back and it is so easy and yummy and is a hit with all who try it 🙂 Be prepared with the recipe because people will be asking for it. Yes, it REALLY is that GOOD 🙂 And yes, it does deserve all the 🙂 I have used in this comment 😉
Yum! But do I have to share? So glad you and your family are having such a wonderful and much-deserved vacation. Keep be-ing!
Oh that does sound awesome! The cool weather AND the pie! Can’t wait for that cool weather – I hope it’s NICE and cool at night so we don’t stick together like glue in the tent we’re camping in (ugh, hot weather tent camping is so yucky).
And for some reason I see one of those pies in my future with chopped peanut butter cups or maybe chopped heath bars on top. Might be a mirage, but I do see it very clearly there up ahead somewhere a few weeks into my future. heh
Can’t comment on the PB pie, alas – but the flowers in the pic are gorgeous – what are they? Can you imagine socks in that exact shade of blue? Or a shawl…yum!
Do you de-cream the Oreos or just process the whole cookie? I might make this for my Dad because we couldn’t get together on Father’s Day. Or maybe for a celebrating party if my husband gets the job he is up for (crossing fingers).
I agree with Stephanie. I’m not a big peanut butter fan, but my first thought was that Sheri should get someone to dye sock yarn in those beautiful flower colors. Enjoy your lovely vacation. I’m sure you deserve it.
Doing a lot of Blog updates for someone who is on vacation “Be-ing”. Hope you are getting the rest that you need…..
that looks really, really good! Beautiful flowers, enjoy your vacation
Isn;t it funny I hate peanut butter sandwiches but I love pie, cookies, ice cream, the Reese’s peanut butter cups
Enjoying your Be-ing vacation virtually and want to thank you for my prize from the last contest it arrived today and I am so excited!!!!
Have a wonderful time!
Sheri, Just one question. How many calories in one serving of that pie? Glad you are still be-ing and cool. Hugs
Sounds like you are having a great time on your vacation! We used to live in Colorado and your posts are making me “homesick” for the beautiful mountains there. Continue enjoying your “be-ing” (and your “do-ing” as well!).
HAH! I make this same exact recipe all of the time. It is delicious.
I like to put extra oreo crumbs on top along with mini oreos to mark the size of each slice, The filling of that pie alone is to die for.
I am thinking that I will have to make this again soon. =D
so happy to hear that you are “being” on your vacation – you so deserve it!!!!
That pie looks amazing and I think I’m going to have to make it soon.
back to the spinning (I mean work) I go!!!
That weather sounds lovely. Thank you for the picture of the beautiful flowers!
Try that recipe with crunchy peanut butter and add a dollop of whipped cream. It is wonderful!
Oh-oh. I should never have checked your blog right before lunch with a growling stomach. I’m totally craving that pie right now! The flower picture is beautiful!
ZOMG! I found dessert for tonight. My goodness that looks very tasty. I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo. Although I think this pie might call for one of those hard chocolate shells on top or at the very least a hot fudge sauce. yum
I made the pie for our family last weekend and everyone, I mean everyone loved it!! Thank you for sharing!
I had this recipe (or a very similar one) about 30 years ago and lost it in a move. I’ve been looking for it since.
Thank you for ending my quest. Now I’ll have to make it!
this is the best pie i ever had….we are going to start serving this at my work!…