February 14, 2011

A Treat, Dear Valentine

This year a combination of sick children and difficulty finding a babysitter have put an end to any thoughts we may have had about going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t still have an intimate celebration at home. Maybe it’s actually better. Now we will be celebrating with our three little people, and after all, they’re a big part of our love story.

To cap off our dinner tonight, I made one of our favorite desserts.  After all, what better way to celebrate the joy of love than with a decadent treat?

Mrs. Salter’s Peanut Butter Pie (recipe from the Food Network, courtesy of Paula Deen)


• 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 8 ounces cream cheese

• 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (I substitute creamy peanut butter.)

• 1 cup confectioners' sugar

• 1 graham cracker crust, store-bought or premade ( I make my own using the recipe on the box of graham cracker crumbs. Experience tells me that it makes a difference.)


Whip cream with 1/4 cup sugar. Mix all other ingredients until smooth and fold in whipped cream until well blended. Pour mixture into a graham cracker crust and chill for several hours before serving.
I like to serve it with a little chocolate syrup drizzled over the top.

Photos Copyright Tara Saunders.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day my friend!! We are staying home tonight too. It way to hard to find a sitter on a Monday night plus all the homework and after school activities.

    Have a great one and I hope you are spoiled today

  2. Looks delicious! Valentine's Day is the perfect reason for a decadent treat.

  3. Good morning from Tokyo!

    What a decadent and simple way to enjoy a sweet with your sweeties. Thank you for sharing~I'll be sure to let you know how ours turns out!

    A lovely day to you and yours...



  4. Looks scrummy! My kids and hubby would love this too! Have a fab weekend!

  5. That sounds and looks beyond delish!

  6. This looks so delicious and I hope I'm able to make it once we get settled in our new country!

    Hi There! I'm a new follower; I absolutely love your blog!



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