Sweetie Pie…

So I ran across a picture the other day. It’s of a cactus staring at a balloon with hearts between them. Below were the words Impossible Love.

First off I don’t think it’s impossible for a cactus to love a balloon, if we get passed the whole inanimate object thing. They can love each other, they just can’t touch. Well, they can touch, but that’s pretty bad news for the balloon. And well, if the cactus is crappy in bed, then the balloon just went and died for nothing. ;)

Odd as it may seem that photo got me to thinking about my friend B who is having a bit of trouble in the love department as of late. See, she is in love. Awesome. That person is in love with her. Awesome. Except that everyone feels the need to chime in and judge them. There were a handful of us (yes, me) who did not care they were together. When the gossip mongrels came a knocking to tell me the news, which I already knew because I was friends with her, to tell me that she was dating an older man, much older (yes, she is more than legal)…they were disappointed in my response. They wanted the horror stricken look. The judgment finger and the I can’t believe it. But what they got was, “I know, they are so cute together”. And they are. Her parents want them broken up. Why? Because of a number. I can assure you that though I may be 37, I have the maturity of a 12 year old…and sadly usually a 12 year old boy. :)

Love is hard enough sometimes, you don’t need people chiming in on who you should love. How you should love. When you should love. There is not enough love in the world, so when you or someone else finds it, support it people. Don’t judge it. (removes self from soapbox).

If it’s not bad enough she gets bagged on for her heart choices, but the rumor is that because B and I are friends who play hockey we therefore must also be lesbian lovers (which technically if it were true we would be bisexual…just saying). Yes, there are many women who are lesbian and who play hockey. There are many who are not. Either way it doesn’t matter. But apparently because we are friends and can stand around and laugh together, we must  BE together. So as jokes to this we have a pet name for each other…love muffin. Some people are not fans of the pet names. I am. I find them endearing. Or maybe because they are usually always sugar related. Honey. Sweetie. Sweetie Pie (hence today’s dessert). Honey Bun. Love Muffin. Love Nugget. Sugar Lips. Stud Muffin. Lots of food. :) Personally I think I am more of a Cuddle Bunny than any of the sweet based ones, since most people don’t think of me as sweet, and Sarcastic Bitch isn’t really all that endearing. :D

So in honour of pet names, I made a Sweetie Pie.
This one is basically a chocolate chip cookie baked into a pie. Except I used half chocolate chips and half Peanut Butter M&M’s. You can use whatever pie crust you want. You can even use a store bought one…I wont judge. :) This is about as simple as you can get. You could throw in just about anything you wanted in this would be my guess and it would be tasty. Well, almost anything.

Sweet. Simple. The way love should be. Make one for your Sweetie Pie today.

Love is All You Need Peanut Butter “Sweetie” Pie

1 recipe pie crust (that will fit one 9-inch pie)
1 cup granulated Sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
3 TBSP peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Peanut Butter M&M’s
2/3 cup milk chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350°.
2.On a lightly floured surface, roll pie crust to ¼ -inch thickness. Transfer and press into a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp edge, if desired.

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, peanut butter, and butter, mixing well.

Add eggs, vanilla, Peanut Butter M&M’s, and chocolate morsels. Transfer filling to prepared pie crust.

Bake until firm in the middle, approximately 45 minutes.

Adapted from Taste of the South, Feb/Mar 2010

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  1. People need to stop judging and just spread the love. Sheesh. What ever happened to the whole “if you don’t have anything nice to say” thing.

    This pie looks awesome. I may have to change my nickname to sweetie pie just to give props to it.

  2. How terrible that they’re being judged! People need to chill. Jeeze…

  3. Oh.My.God. This looks incredibly yummy. :) My partner and I made a deal that April is “cookie month”…I wonder if I can get away with baking this during April? It is -technically- cookie based…

  4. I am so like you, except I would probably carry it too far by holding hands or something just to screw with people! The pie is amazing – looks like little colored Easter eggs in there!

  5. A cookie that decided to be a pie…I love it! Wishing Cuddle Bunny and her Sweetie Pie a Happy Easter!

  6. There’s 16 years between my husband and I, at first we got a few comments, until people saw us together and realised that it worked for us. With new people we occasionally get an odd look, and once or twice people have thought he’s my father.
    If you love each other grab it with both hands and don’t let go, irregardless of what anybody says!

    Love the sweetie pie, going to have to try it out. I love the bright colours inside it, it makes it look so interesting.

  7. Reminds me of a pie I made that had chocolate chips and hazelnuts from the Baked cookbook, Tuscaloosa Tollhouse Pie. It reminded me of a cookie in pie form!

  8. That’s a bummer – well I hope things work out well for B. I have a couple of friends who married older men, and it worked out well for the.

  9. What an interesting recipe. I ve never thought of a cookie and a pie in one )

  10. Awww a cactus loving a balloon, impossible love.

    Love the look of the cookie pie, great for using up leftover mini eggs too

  11. hakiemah says:

    Hi “peabody” firstly thanks for a great blog &yummy recipes!I’m blog_reader junkie(if there IS such a thing:-))but have yet to start my own bog…someday soon.Jus a bit of advice to your friend B…If it feels right..GO FOR IT! I was seeing a guy 17yrs my senior,that same guy now happens to b my husband of 12yrs and the father of our 3 beautiful kids….B…Age is nothing but a number!!!

  12. Nom nom nom… I love what you did with this sweet pie… slam dunk delicious! And I loved your thoughts too… how right they are!

  13. Gabriela says:

    Just for the record, my husband is 15 years older than me and we’ve been happily married for 20 years and together for 30! Yes we lived together for 10 years. I thought it was cool to live “in sin” and defy society for a while. He’s amazing! He cooks for me, he shops for me, he takes care of the house, and is now a Stay at Home Dad for our 12-year old daughter. Please tell B to just rock on.

    Oh! And on “Diveristy Day” (at the office), I held hands with a girlfriend colleague just to mess with people. It was a riot.

    Thank you for the Sweetie Pie recipe – it looks divine.

  14. Terrific! That pie must be deliciously sinful!



  15. Is it wrong that my dog has been called probably half of those pet names?
    Love the pie idea – and your pie plate is adorable.

  16. This looks so yummy!! I have had this Taste of the South recipe set aside for some time. I really need to make it!!

  17. This is for sure going into my MUST MAKE SOON file. Wow… it looks ridiculously good and sounds amazingly decadent!

  18. People need to let other people be happy…

  19. Yummy sounding recipe! And I love the pie plate!

  20. Yum!

  21. People can be mean… and when they are, it’s usually because something is missing or wrong with their own life. It’s always easier to gossip and judge than it is to fix things in your own house. I hope your friends don’t let the unhappy and mean people take away from what they have together. Also.. love the pie, and the pie plate.

  22. Butt out is my mantra! It’s nobody’s business but theirs. (They’ll probably be divinely happy.)
    Your sweetie pie is SWEET.

  23. What an incredibly happy looking pie! And I’m a huge fan of the PB M&Ms, so will have to make this! Thank you.

  24. This looks insanely delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Pet names…ahhh. We used to be ‘Fluffy and Scruffy’….27 years later we are now, ‘Puffy and Huffy’.
    A few changes!

  26. My husband is 17 years older than I am. It’s worked out great for us. Could work out great for your friend too.

  27. There are 25 years between my husband and I, *plus* we met online, 3000 miles apart. We’ve been married for 8 years and have 2 kids – and no one has ever given us even a funny look (he looks young for his age though).

  28. This post needs Dion Warwick singing Burt Bacharach in the background. We’re all over nicknames here and having been one of those on the other end of being judged about my heart — (my husband is 7 years younger than I am) suffice it to say we’ve been married 22 years. With nicknames. And a slice o’ that pie. :)

  29. Delicious!

  30. This pie looks scrumptious!!

    I totally agree with you. There’s nothing wrong with their relationship. At least they’re happy and have love. I wish I could say the same for my love life :(.

  31. Ahhh, this pie gives new meaning to the phrase ‘sweetie pie’. I think I’d pick this over the loveydovey version though!

    I like the m&ms, it’s like a secret guilty pleasure. Cake AND pie! Double sugarheaven whammy!

  32. I almost got a heart attack when I thought you said peanut M&Ms (as you can no doubt tell, I don’t like them…). But now that I realize you said Peanut Butter M&Ms, which are as awesome as peanut M&Ms are yucky, then all is right with the world :)

    I’m a big supporter of love, especially when I’m party to it ;) Age ain’t nuthin but a number – though I doubt a 12 year old boy would say that two people are “cute together”…

  33. oh my gosh! how delicious and colorful this looks!

  34. LOVE this pie. Would you judge me harshly if I ate two pieces?

    Sometime when we’re together, ask me to tell you the song my sister and I would sing in the grocery store.

  35. Ah yes, Snuggle Bunny is used often in our house. Much better than the Menopause Maniac that could be bantered about.

    LOVE this pie. Must give it a try. And no I didn’t mean to rhyme…

  36. I love your attitude, and I’m sure that your friend does, too. It’s a hoot that you call each other lovey-dovey nicknames – great way to tease the ones who would judge you or her. And this dessert? Completely over the top. Saving it for one of those PMS-give-me-sugar-right-this-minute days!

  37. This “pie” looks dangerous, as in I would eat it until it was gone!!!
    As far as older men go, both of my sisters have married older men. My one B-I-L is 20 years older than my sister, the other is 15 years older. They are both perfect matches for my sisters, wouldn’t have it any other way. I, on the other hand have married someone my age…it just worked out that way and he is my perfect match. The heart wants what the heart wants :)

  38. That’s so funny because my best friend and I also have similar names for each other: I’m stud muffin and she’s love muffin. And no, we are not lesbian :)

  39. i found your recipes and photo on this website- they have taken my photos and posts, too without my consent- please do contact them- here is the link to yours
    and here is the link to what they have taken without my consent from my website

  40. Here is a recent discussion between my 3 year old grandson and myself upon him seeing my cat walk across the room:

    N- “Oh,she’s so cute!”
    Grandma- “So are you.”
    N- “No I’m not.”
    Grandma-“You’re not? Then what are you?”
    N- “I’m a sweetie pie.”

    Truer words could not be spoken.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  41. maybe making this pie will help me. i’ve said goodbye to a man 25 years my senior, with the very real desire to only be married one time in my life, and not have babies RIGHT NOW. i’m trying to date other people, but my heart keeps going back to him. thanks for posting.

  42. Love the pie! And love the sentiment that inspired it. You’re so right — if two people are happy, it doesn’t much matter what anyone else thinks. And truth be told, they wouldn’t listen to the criticism anyway. When you’re that smitten, you only see things through rose-colored glasses. If it’s not meant to be, it’ll eventually peter out. But if it is fated, then those two will definitely have the last laugh while enjoying many slices of that Sweetie Pie. ;)

  43. Ohhh wow this pie looks so so good!!
    Yummm! I love that photo of the cactus and the balloon as well, I saw some pyjamas with that design on just last week!! I so wanted to buy them!!

  44. Love that pie! My son would also adore it! As far as your post goes, people just need to mind their own business and live their own lives. Everyone should live the life they want to live on their own terms..after all, they are the only ones living it!!!!

  45. Boy oh Boy, you post the most mouth watering photos and recipes! This looks like another great one!

  46. Oh, if only I had eggs!! Your site is such a guilty pleasure- I absolutely love seeing what you cook up =)

    I love that “Impossible Love” picture- not sure where you saw it, but it’s actually a shirt on Threadless.com, where they hold weekly t-shirt design contests and print the winners. I almost bought this one a few years ago, it put a smile on my face to see it in your post!

    Good luck to your friends- as soon as the novelty of the relationship fades away, I’m sure all the gossip will too. Good for you for not jumping on the judgment bandwagon!

  47. Thanks, Pea (or should I say, “my other lover” :-P K and I are touched by your story about us and I enjoy reading people’s comments about setting judgments aside for once and accepting how it is. It’s given me a little extra support in these frustrating times.
    I can’t help it. He can’t help it. We are in love and I hope it will stay that way forever, whether my parents agree or not (I really hope they come to accept it some day soon).

    I mean, come on! We met in the penalty box for crying out loud, how awesome is that for two die-hard hockey players?

    Thanks again, Peabody.


  48. Aw I hope your friend ignores all the naysayers and does what makes her happy. And she’s lucky to have a friend like you to support her. We definitely need to nurture all the precious love there is in the world. I’m in a pie mood. This looks perfect.

  49. Hey what is the problem with younger women liking older men? We usually know how to treat a women (with respect) and treat them to some of the nicer things in life since we are already established in our careers. I could see some women just getting tired of beer and a video. We can treat you to a play/musical and a nice dinner out without getting hammered.

  50. I made mini pies of this this weekend, and put them in a french silk pie. Best pie! Pic:


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