Blogger Spotlight... 'Cook, Bake & Decorate'

   It's that time again to introduce to you another fantastic blog! I'm especially excited about this one. Her name is Muriel from Cook Bake and Decorate!  I just ♥ Muriels blog! Her blog is filled with really cute decorating ideas and a ton of yummy recipes. She definitley speaks my food language. Everything she makes I've either thought of making or have made before. She's another foodie twin of mine ; )  She has an amazing dessert to share with ya'll today, so here she is.....

  Hi everyone!  My name is Muriel Miller from the blog Cook Bake & Decorate, and I am seriously more than honored to be a guest blogger on Holly's blog today! I have loved Holly's blog from the second I came across it and have tried and LOVED so many of her recipes. It has been so much fun getting to know Holly through her wonderful blog.

  I am originally from Orem, UT but am currently living in Houston, TX right now. I have always had a passion for food and it wasn't till I got married 4 years ago that I really learned that I have a love of cooking and baking too! When I started my blog a few months back, I would have never imagined that I was going to meet so many fun and wonderful people out there that share the same passion for cooking as I do!  On my blog I also like to share fun design or decorating ideas that either I have done myself, or things that I have fallen in love with either through magazines, or photos on the web. I hope you will all stop by sometime and say Hi! And I want to give one last shout out to Holly for allowing me to share my blog with all of you! Thanks again girl! You Rock!

  Now for my recipe, I am going to share with you an amazing pie recipe that my mom has been baking for our family ever since I can remember. It has become one of my husbands favorite desserts that I bake for him and I hope it will be one that you and your families will all love!

Peanut Butter Pie:
For the Peanut Butter Goodness:
3/4 cup Peanut Butter (we prefer creamy but if you like a little crunch then use crunchy P.B.)
1 cup Powdered Sugar

For the Pudding:
3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
3 cups Milk (whole milk is best)
3 Egg Yolks (save the whites for the meringue)
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

For the Meringue:
3 Egg Whites
1/4 tsp. Cream of Tarter
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar

1. To start, mix together the peanut butter and powdered sugar till it forms into little balls. (You can add more powdered sugar if needed) Set aside. Now I just use a frozen store bought pie crust because I've actually never made a pie crust from scratch yet. (Its on my to do list) So you just take a fork and poke holes on the bottom and sides of the crust before it bakes so it bakes evenly. Bake defrosted crust @ *400 for 10-12 min. Let crust completely cool then sprinkle 1/3 of Peanut Butter Mixture on to the bottom of the crust.

2.  Now take all the ingredients for the pudding (except for the butter and vanilla) and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. When done boiling remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour into the pie crust about 3/4 of the way to the top.(you may have some pudding left over) Now sprinkle another 1/3 of the P.B. mixture on top of the pudding.

3.  In a chilled bowl, beat egg whites till fluffy. Mix in the cream of tarter and sugar and beat till stiff peaks form (about 5-7 minutes) Place meringue on top of pudding and then sprinkle remaining 1/3 of P.B. mixture on top and bake @ *375 till browned on top  (about 8-10 minutes watching closely)

4. Let pie chill in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.



Aimee said...

Sound delicious AND easy! Thanks for sharing!

Kay Heritage said...

Hi, Muriel! So great to see you highlighted here at Holly's site! Great recipes ladies!!

The Country Cook said...

Hi Muriel. I love sweet treats. Peanut Butter is one of my favorites. This sounds so delicious!!

Muriel Miller said...

Thnaks again girl for this opportunity! I had so much fun!

Jennifurla said...

Delish, wonderful post.

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

What is there that Muriel can't do?!?! Lovely, absolutely lovely! Way to go Ms. Muriel! ~Megan

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Yum! This looks so tasty. I'm off to check out Muriel's blog :)

Muriel Miller said...

Thanks you guys! @Megan-you just made my day girl! You are so sweet!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

This sounds wonderful...a MUST TRY!

I follow (stalk!) both of you. :)

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Muriel and Holly! You two did a great guest post! Muriel, your pie is gorgeous and it's too bad I don't have a piece with my coffee right now!

claire said...

hi holly- just happened over from muriels blog... looks amazing- cant wait to poke around and check out some of your recipes!

Desi said...

I just found her blog the other day, and LOVES it! This pie looks amazing!

carolinaheartstrings said...

What a yummy looking recipe. I love peanut butter and cannot wait to try this one!

scratch-made wife said...

Hey there, Muriel! I pretty much didn't have to read any further than "peanut butter" to know that I'd be interested in this dish. ;) But peanut butter and meringue? What an interesting idea! You have one smart momma.

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Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!