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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I've never done this before . . .

but, I have been watching the cooking channels - as I have been sitting a lot these days. I want to cook and bake more so this has been fun. I thought I'd share some of my favorite Chatty Recipes.

This is from the Food Channel - the show is the McNeely's. They are a cute couple that 'cook' together.
Okay if I could eat anything I wanted - whenever I wanted - with no fear of gaining weight - I'd eat a piece for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. I can't do that. But what I can do is have A piece - and that's okay.

Peanut Butter Pie
Recipe courtesy The Neelys
Prep Time: 10 min Inactive Prep Time: 4 hr 10 min Cook Time: 8 min Level:
Easy Serves:
8 servings
Hot Fudge Sauce:
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Peanut Butter Pie:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
1 cup heavy whipping cream, plus whipped cream, for garnish, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces shaved milk chocolate
Chopped peanuts, optional

1 (9-inch) baked chocolate cookie pie crust

Sauce: Add the cream, brown sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the chopped chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate is melted and the sauce has thickened, roughly 3 to 4 minutes. Let the sauce cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Pie: In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar and the peanut butter until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until thick and light. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form.

Carefully fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Pour the batter into the pie shell, sprinkle with the shaved milk chocolate and freeze for 4 hours.

If desired, serve with the hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and chopped peanuts.

"Enthusiasm is one of life's greatest qualities, but it must be practiced to become a dominant factor in one's life... There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"With a passion for life, Norman Vincent Peale's 1952 book, The Power of Positive Thinking, celebrated enthusiasm, the vigorous antidote for apathy and boredom".
(From Daily Celebrations).

Attitude matters.
Love, Chatty


varunner said...

Oh yum yum yum. I adore peanut butter pie. I have an addition to peanut butter anyhow. Seriously - I'll be blogging about it in the near future. At any rate, no pie anytime soon for me - I'm counting calories because I am just 2 pounds away from that pre-preggo weight and I really want to get back to it already!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

You can learn a lot watching those cooking shows! My favorites are Tyler Florence, Barefoot Contessa, Emeril, and Guy. Oh and let's not forget Paula Deen! I love Paula! And the Neely's make a lot of easy recipes too but not that peanut butter pie. I would buy that one at the store though! lol


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie I'm gaining weight just reading that recipe. So this will be served at your house the next time I visit right?? I love some of the cooking shows also.

Jacalyn @ said...

Oh! MY! Goodness! I don't think I would have the self-control to eat just one piece!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oooooooh, that's some serious YUM! :-)

Doris Sturm said...

I LOVE to watch cooking shows. I only have GPB and they show a little cooking on Satureday afternoon, but if I had the Food Network, it would be playing non-stop LOL

Have a wonderful day, Sandie, and enjoy your mobility - in moderation.

p.s. did not go to the Allergist due to transportation issues...will reschedule for another time...

Love you,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Home In The Hollow said...

So, when I come down for a visit...we're having this?????

Life is good! said...

i like their cooking show also, they are darling together. i enjoy a bunch of cooking shows although i very very seldom try the recipes. that pie looks soooo yummy!

Pat MacKenzie said...

I've never heard of peanut butter pie. It sure sounds rich and delicious. Now if there was a low-cal recipe for it you'd really be in businness.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the quotes! And, wouldn't it be grand if we could eat just what and how much we wanted and get away with it??? LOL! (I'm doing it, but it is following me around!)

The Boston Lady said...

OMG, Sandie! I had to scroll because one, I am a peanut butter freak and two, well, I am a peanut butter freak. I am aware of this couple...... they make delish food, I want to see them eat it!!! Just kidding, they are very engaging and I don't blame you for watching while you are sitting and healing. Best wishes this week. Ann. Yum, P-nut butter, my achilles heel!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness!...get in my mouth!I could eat my self silly.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I'm not an avid cook but love to watch the Cooking and Food Network-tmainly because of the host's personalities!
Ate at one of the Neely's Restaurants in Memphis and wasn't impressed with the food or service so I don't watch them!

Susan said...

Oooo weeeee, Sandie. That peanut butter pie sounds finger lickin good. I like the Neelys, also Paula Deen, but my FAVE is Rachel Ray. Love ALL those shows. Susan p.s. Do you know I still have Normal Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking?" Whenever I see a copy at a used book sale, I guy it because I like to give it as gifts. (Especially to people who need its message the most. ha ha ha) Susan

Ginny said...

Oh, this looks SO good!!

Mevely317 said...

Ooooh, I LOVE peanut-butter anything ... this looks really yummy and not terribly difficult. That last part's a "must" for me, since the kitchen and I aren't exactly bossom buddies.

Live Out Loud said...

Oooh, tasty.


Ok..when your Peanut Butter pie is done I will confirm my reservation with the airlines..
Now that you have me REALLY hungry AND craving peanut butter ( not that I even really like peanut butter) I guess I will have to head out to he grocery store! Stay cozy! Hugs...and Go Bears!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

So...don't bother putting it in a pan, just hand over the bowl and a big spoon. Oh my, this sounds delightful, but bet it's not on my WW plan, huh?
I like the Neeley's but Barefoot Contessa was always my fave.