My sweet 5 month old Lucy has been cutting her bottom teeth.
Funnest times EVER!!
Jon David didn’t get his first teeth until he was a year old, and he’s 8 now, so my experience with tiny babies growing teeth is nonexistent.
That being said, Lucy is giving me lesson enough to last a lifetimmmmmeeeee.
Normally Lucy Goose is a pretty good sleeper, but growing teeth is making her restless.
Her favorite thing right now, is to start yelling from her crib at around 3 am.
YELLING, not CRYING, mind you, but she tries to make it SOUND as if she is crying so as to create a sense of urgency.
Unfortunately for her, she’s not been alive long enough to perfect her acting skills. So I lay there and listen to her cry yell, giggle, cry yell, giggle for a good thirty minutes before I give up and go in to get her.
Upon seeing me enter her room, she begins shrieking excitedly and kicking her little feet like she’s fit to burst with rainbows. Which would totally annoy me except that even at 3 30 am, it’s stinking adorable.
Anyways. By the time I get her back to bed at around 4, I’m starving, because HELLO isn’t everyone hungry at 4 am?
And I can’t sleep because I keep thinking about food, and healthy food isn’t good at 4 am, we ALL know that.
No one gets up at 4 and eats celery, that doesn’t even make sense.
If you’re a person who gets up at 4 am and eats things, this pie is a perfect thing to have in your fridge.
Last Summer, I went to New York to visit my BFF Shelly, and we ate at Serendipity. It was my first time there, so I got the Frozen Hot Chocolate, but Shelly told me that their Humble Pie is completely amazing.
I remembered that I had a Serendipity cookbook at home, so I decided to see if the recipe was in it…and it was!! I am just now getting around to making it, though, and I decided to change it up a bit.
I made a pretzel crust instead of graham cracker (pretzels and peanut butter just go together), and omitted the peanuts from the peanut butter filling, adding chocolate chunks instead.
Pretty sure this is one of the best pies ever. EVER!!
- 2 cups finely crushed pretzel crumbs
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 6 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup heavy cream, COLD
- 4 oz good quality semi sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium bowl, combine pretzel crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter. Press into a lightly greased 9 inch pie pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool completely before filling.
- To make filling: Place a metal mixing bowl with your mixer's whisk attachment in the freezer.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla with a handheld mixer until smooth. Add cold cream to the chilled mixing bowl and beat with the chilled whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture in 3 addition, until it's thoroughly combined and there are no streaks. Fold in chocolate pieces.
- Spoon filling into crust, forming a dome in the center. Chill uncovered for an hour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least another hour before serving.
Adapted from Sweet Serendipity
This is a seriously amazing pie.
Enjoy and have a happy Wednesday!!