Saturday, February 14, 2015


Some say it's a holiday created by Hallmark. I say no way. 
Next to Halloween, it's one of my very favorite.

There was nothing quite like dressing Aviana the whole month through. She was our sweetest little Valentine, or as she used to call it... Balentine's.
"Happy Balentine's Mommy!"

She was and always will be. She has our heart, and in ours - she's tucked away : )

I'm wishing all of you love, today and every day forward. With love, we can get through anything. It's all we need - love of any kind.

Baking feels best! Lost in the creation. It's like a drug. The high of figuring out what's next! Combining this recipe with that. Lost in the ingredients. Saving what you love, tossing what you don't...until... Yes

 Usually Sweetheart's Pie is cherry, but this year... and for many reasons -
a change was needed.


Vanilla Wafer Crust
Chocolate Vanilla Ganache
Coconut Cream
Whipped Cream

Oh pie,
how I love you...

But I love you more.

And I carry you with me in everything I do.

But you know that ; )


  1. Pie looks incredibly yummy!!! So does your sweet angel! Vicki

    1. Thank you! The pie was so good, one of our best yet. I guess we are into trying new ones lately, instead of making some of our tried and true favorites.

      Tonight we made a peanut/walnut graham cracker crust, with a chocolate cream layer, then peanut butter cream and tomorrow whip cream. I am debating between chopped up peanuts, chocolate and peanut butter cookie crumbs on top... or melted chocolate and peanut butter drizzled across? Hmmm...

  2. Awwww, matching aprons, too cute!! I'm sorry you couldn't be with your lovie on Valentine's. I know she's sending love your way though. And you're right, with live we can get through anything. Sending hugfuls of love your way, too!

    You're pie looks amazing. Now that's my kind of therapy. ha!

    1. Thank you! I loved her aprons. I gave them to our neighbor girl. The one who was Avi-incarnate. It kind of broke my heart.

      I wish you were here to share in all this pie. Another new one tonight. Chocolate - Peanut Butter Cream in a Walnut/Peanut Graham Cracker Crust : )

      Love you. Love you. Love you.

  3. Pie looks so good, know it was delicious. Love the picture of "You & Your-"sweet-angel".
    Hope everything is going as well as can be with You-Dave.
    Hugs to you from Georgia..........


    1. Hi Denise ~

      Thank you. That is one of my very favorite pictures. Everything is going well. We appreciate the hugs! I wish you could have tasted that pie! It was one of our best yet. I wish I had a piece now ; ) Ha Ha.



  4. That is a beautiful pie and I bet it tastes as good as it looks. I love the picture of you and Avi...all coordinated and loving each other.


    1. Hi Dixie ~

      Thank you! I too love that picture, one of my very favorites. That girl - such a beauty. Tonight we were making a new pie and I needed to refer back to Miki Mud Pie. Another of my very favorite pictures of her. She was on Dave's lap and they were eating pie for breakfast. Her hair was all kinds of beautifully messed up and there was a big piece of PIE right in front of her. Perfection : )