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This peanut butter pie has a story, there’s more to it than just a recipe. Last Sunday evening, after returning from fishing I was browsing twitter and saw a troubling trend of “I’m so sorry for your loss” to Jennifer Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen. I only know of Jennie through her blog and twitter. I was so sorry to hear of her husband Mikey’s sudden death from a massive heart attack. It is devastating to think of Jennie and their two little girls suddenly without warning loosing the husband and father they loved. In the blink of an eye it can happen.
On Monday Jennie posted a video of Mikey dancing with their precious daughter. On Tuesday Jennie shared her recipe for Peanut Butter Pie, Mikey’s favorite. She asked that we make Peanut Butter Pies and share with our loved ones. I can’t imagine how she even had the courage and strength to write. So I made the pie with love and adored every moment that I shared with my husband and three boys while we ate the pie. From now on I will remember Jennifer & Mikey when I have peanut butter pie. I hadn’t really planned to write about all of this, and I didn’t get a proper photo. But it has really affected me and I thought maybe I should. With all of the craziness in the world it is easy for me to loose faith in the overall goodness of humanity. Although, seeing the outpouring of love and support for Jennie and her family, it changes my mind. Being a part of the blogging community which reaches far and wide has come to mean a lot to me. So I made the pie and I’m sharing this story with you today. Rather you make the pie or not, hugs, kisses and sharing your love is in order.