Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Recipe by Lauren Weisenthal via Serious Eats.


  • 9 ounces of Oreo cookies
  • 3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces of heavy cream divided in half
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 ounces of confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 ounces of creamy peanut butter
  • 5 ounces of dark chocolate chopped fine


  • Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs. With processor running pour in melted butter until crumbs are evenly coated. Pour mixture into a pie plate and press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides as evenly as possible. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to set up.

  • Whip 5 ounces of the heavy cream to soft peaks and set aside in fridge.In bowl of stand mixer whip room temperature cream cheese, confectioners sugar and salt together. Add peanut butter and continue to whip until well incorporated. Last add the previously whipped cream into the cheese/sugar/peanut butter mixture and whip together until smooth and even consistency. Pour peanut butter mixture into chilled Oreo pie shell and smooth evenly with spatula. Return pie to refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Heat remaining 5 ounces of heavy cream until just before boiling. Pour heated cream over finely chopped 5 ounces of chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes. Stir cream and chocolate together until smooth and silky. Pour chocolate mixture over chilled pie and smooth with spatula. Chill pie until chocolate sets 10+ minutes.


A Thirsty Thursday, What No Bacon?!

Buttermilk pancakes for dinner? Sure why not.

Wait I got no bacon. Oh crap!

This week theres been some reporting in the news that there may be a bacon shortage next year. I know, take a breath, there you go, in…out….in…out. Calm now? I panicked too when I first heard the reports. Lets face it, a world without bacon just isn’t worth living. Think about it for a moment. Lines at the grocery store. Bacon rationing. Underground bacon black markets. People rioting around Waffle Houses and Ihops for bacon. Bacon pandemonium. Perpetual darkness. Hail and brimstone! Without bacon there is no life!

Turns out the reports may be exaggerated a bit. Seems to revolve around the drought we had this year and the corn supply. See pigs eat corn. Corn costs money. Less corn, for more money and the pigs are thin or not being replaced/bred to the same numbers. Since bacon is a commodity its still very much an issue of supply and demand. Experts say the supply wont be effected that much but the prices will be going up (like everything else) but there will be bacon. Thank Jesus H. tap dancing Christ!

In other news:

The NFL’s normal union referees have reached an agreement with the NFL for the next four years. In a way I am glad. This takes away any chance of abortion like we saw this past week with Green Bay and Seattle.

On the other hand, generally speaking I am not pro union in most all but a very few cases. Don’t get me wrong. I see the need for the unions. I understand their past and how they came to be. However, in many years all the unions have done is become the same greedy behemoth monsters they supposedly set out to protect the workers from in the first place. Unions do not protect shit anymore. If you have a skill and worth, you should be able to enter any market and get paid fairly for it. As an industry if you need specific labor you should be able to pull from the market any level of skill and pay honestly for it at will.

So I think its officially fall. Here in Florida we have two seasons, hot and wet. Anyway, I remember fall from my childhood living in the north. I miss fall. Fall is candy corn. My grandmother always and if I had to bet even right this very second has a little crystal glass dish on a hutch in her dinning room full of candy corn. Granted the candy corn is probably thirteen years old right now (her memory is starting to go) but I bet there is some there.

Speaking of candy corn. I want!

You know I just realized, between these special candy corn Oreos and the Oreo cake earlier this month I am becoming a regular shill for Oreos. Screw it, I like them.