I finished up Louis the Owl (now named Gilbert the Owl) and this may be my favorite project ever. The directions were well written, and I look forward to making more of the animals in the book! Pattern: Louis the Owl from Knitted Animal Friends. Yarn: Knerd String Sport and Uncommon Thread DK.
I also have had fun knitting up acorns. I made some for the shop, some for friends, and some for myself, All told, I will have made 15 of them by the time I’m done. Or maybe more. They’re fun and quick and cute. Pattern: Acorn by Kim Hamlin. Yarn: Cascade 220.
I spent some time up in the mountains last week and saw some gorgeous Aspens. If you’ve never been to Colorado in the fall, you really need to make the trip. Those bright yellow trees nestled into the dark green pines make for some beautiful photos. (And if you’re coming to Colorado in the fall – or any time – be sure to stop by Loopy Centra to see us, too!)
Today’s delicious recipe comes from The Baking ChocolaTess (via Pinterest). Quick, easy, and so good.
Amish Peanut Butter Cream Pie
1 9″ pie crust, baked and cooled
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup whipped cream (I used Cool Whip)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups whipped cream
Crumbles: Add powdered sugar and 1/4 cup peanut butter to a mixer and mix until it starts to crumble. Add half of the crumbles to the bottom of the pie shell.
Filling: Combine the dry instant pudding mix, the milk, and the 1/2 cup peanut butter and mix for 2 minutes in an electric mixer. Fold in the whipped cream by hand. Pour into the pie crust on top of the crumbles.
Topping: Spread 2 cups of whipped cream on top of the pie, and add the remaining crumbles.
Refrigerate for 2 hours to let it set before cutting.
I’m betting that you’ll think this Peanut Butter Cream Pie is the best. (I do. But then again, I love pie, I love peanut butter, and I love pudding. So it’s a given that I’d like this.) Do you have other cream pies that you love to make?
Hope you have a great weekend!
I love Gilbert! He is fabulous! And thanks for this recipe – looks delicious!
Thanks, Jan! He was fun to make. 🙂
Your stuffed animals have looked pretty fun!
Thank you, Sue! It was a learning experience, but now I’m ready to make another. They are really fun!
Gilbert is PERFECT! Love the toggle buttons you found! He looks like a WISE owl. 🙂
I thought immediately when I saw your recipe that I would make this pie! I have all the ingredients except the whipped cream. Then I thought….”I’ll probably eat it all myself in one sitting…” Hmmmm…maybe I should wait and make it right before everyone gathers for a meal – that way I’ll be sure to share!
Thanks, Sophia! I was happy with the size and color of those toggle buttons. And on the pie – probably smart to make it before dinner. It’s so good!
Gilbert is quite dashing. How tall is he? I love pb pie. I’ll have to try this easy recipe.