07 August 2011


Sometimes you try a recipe that looks and reads as if it will be amazing. You read the recipe several times, carefully select the best ingredients and  put in the effort to follow the recipe meticulously only to find that it's terrible.

This is one of those disappointing moments. This is that recipe. I'm not going to post the recipe. I want to work with it an improve it.

As you know, we live in Arizona, currently (we move two weeks from today! YIPPEE!). It's HOT. Not your normal summer, I need to get to the beach or a pool hot. This is hell... or what one imagines hell to feel like. It's 110 degrees or more most days, if it drops below that, everyone thinks it's a cold front, even when it is still 109 degrees. The pool is NOT refreshing, it's like an hot tub without the bubbles. There is not escaping the scorching sun when you step outside because most trees don't grow tall enough here to provide any real shade. Breathing causes you to break out in a sweat. I use SPF 70 sunblock every day, multiple times a day and still somehow have a bit of a tan. GROSS.

I was excited about this recipe, frozen = cool and peanut butter... well, I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!

I carefully followed the instructions, creaming ingredients...

Whipping cream...

 Combining the two concoctions and delicately placing them in a prepared Oreo cookie crust.  

Placing it all in the freezer and patiently waiting the hours that it took to freeze...

I melted peanut butter and chocolate to drizzle on the top. It looked amazing!

It tasted like a salt lick and barely any peanut butter flavor. Disgusting really. I was, to say the least, disappointed.

We had to throw it out. It was inedible.

So, sometimes, recipes are not all they're cracked up to be. I will tweak this a bit and maybe try it again... or maybe I won't. It sounds like a nice idea, but perhaps I'll stick with pies that actually have to be baked!

In other news, last day of work is this coming Friday! Woo! On the move the Sunday after that! Can't wait to get back to the east coast. I'm looking forward to lots of cool weather baking and Autumn.


  1. oh, what a bummer! i have a peanut butter pie recipe that is perhaps similar and it didn't taste like a salt pile...would be happy to share, if you're interested. i'm wondering if they are from the same source?

  2. Sad! It really does sound delicious.

  3. Wendy, I would love to try the recipe you use. I found this online in a blog.

    Bridget, it was sad. I was so looking forward to it. You know how you get antsy waiting for a recipe to be complete so you can dive into it. I was like mentally diving in to a pool without water.