I have always loved peanut butter and as a child did not believe there was a food that could not be made better with the addition of peanut butter, regardless of how unconventional. There were times when my Mother and Step Dad would be downstairs watching TV after I should have been asleep and I’d sneak into the kitchen, get a large handful of peanut butter to eat hidden underneath my covers. Shhhh….don’t tell!
About halfway through elementary school, thanks to the genius of TV marketing, I realized the combination of chocolate and peanut butter and a lifelong flavor love affair began for me. I don’t eat it regularly however have always loved anything with these two flavors in them.
It won’t come as a surprise if I share my favorite sandwich was a child contained peanut butter. Mine also had banana but there was no better mid-day meal I felt. One day I went over to play with a friend in my neighborhood (we were actually older so I suppose ‘to hang out’ would be a better term) and was there for lunch. She asked if I wanted a ‘fluffernutter sandwich’. A what????? Peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwich. I had never heard of marshmallow cream let alone would have conjured a dessert topping in a sandwich. I was in heaven over the sweet, creamy marshmallow and my true love peanut butter. I stuck to peanut butter and banana as my favorite but never forgot the unexpected desserty sandwich combination.
I have been blogging now for almost four years. It’s a solitary venture and when I started out I naively thought ‘if I write it, they will come’. A few months after starting I realized unless people know your blog is out in cyberspace they have no way to discover it. I joined an online food blogging community called Food Buzz. It was a vast collection of food bloggers from all over the world who quickly became a supportive collective as we all grew and spread our blogging wings.
Food Buzz is no more however a number of friends I made there have transitioned to other communities bearing the same goal of support for each other. Those friends made from Food Buzz are now long term pals as our industry is evolving at light speed. One of these cherished colleague-friends has the most delectable baking blog. She’s taken the internet by storm and without question why. With unbounding creativity and unrelenting mouthwatering treats, one’s sweet tooth may always be satisfied by one of her recipes.
A favorite dessert for my family is Grasshopper Pie, made from a family recipe dating back to my Grandmother. A holiday does not pass without my children feeling Grasshopper Pie would be the perfect dessert, regardless of the season. A riff on Grasshopper Pie sprung to mind; a frozen Chocolate Fluffernutter Pie.
A chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy peanut butter marshmallow filling, frozen and adorned with chocolate sauce swirls. Based on the groans of anticipation from my kids when I suggested the idea, I felt sure it would be a win….and an easy one to make! As the name suggests, it’s creamy, and sinfully delicious. I think it will give Grasshopper Pie a run for its money!
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