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UPDATE: Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

August 26, 2011 • 104 Comments

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

UPDATE: A Fund For Jennie

Above is just a glimpse of the nearly 150 peanut butter pie tributes that poured in to our inbox over the past 2 weeks in grief, love and support for Mikey and Jennifer Perillo (see below for the whole story). You can click on the grid above to go to a Flickr set where you can see a slideshow of all of the pies and, in many cases, click through to the blog they came from (please forgive us if we've missed any).

Thank you all for your generosity and your stories -- this has been a difficult and incredibly moving couple weeks, and we know Jennifer will be pleased to see how the community has come together.

Meanwhile, a fund has been set up for to help support Jennifer and her two girls, taking PayPal donations as well as bids on dozens of auctions (promotion for the campaign will end this Monday, August 29th at 12pm PST so hustle over, tell your friends, and tweet and Facebook it up).

Follow the latest on Twitter at #afundforjennie and Facebook at Bloggers Without Borders.

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Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

A few days ago, longtime Food52 community member and friend Jennifer Perillo lost her husband Mikey to a sudden heart attack. Since then, our food community -- both here and all over the blog and Twitter-verse -- has rallied together in grief and support for Jennifer and her two daughters.

Yesterday in a beautiful post, Jennifer told us one way we can help: "For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love."

If you can, please join us in celebrating Jennifer and Mikey with a pie (get her recipe here) -- bake, share, snap, post your support on Twitter, Facebook, your own blogs -- but also send your photos and links in to us at [email protected]. We'll gather them all in one post as our tribute, for Jennifer and the whole community to see.

For more ways you can help -- a care package delivery sign-up and an upcoming fund -- please see Shauna Ahern's post here.

 

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almost 3 years ago Shannon @ A Mom's Year

If you are collecting stories of pies made for Mikey to give to Jennie and her girls some day, please include mine, too. I'm so sorry for what Jennie is going through and hope she will find strength and peace through her gifts of writing and cooking so beautifully. Thank you for being a place where we can let Jennie and the girls know we're thinking about them. http://www.amomsyear.com...

Miglore

almost 3 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Hi everyone -- we wanted to let you all know we're running a new raffle as a fundraiser for Jennie's family, with a chance to win $450 tickets to Outstanding in the Field (a nationwide series of dinner events on farms). More details here: http://www.food52.com/blog...

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almost 3 years ago BettyAnnQ

I made this Peanut Butter Pie for my family on Friday, Aug. 12, as Jennifer Perillo suggested. It was a simple recipe, but rich in so many ways. From now on, everytime I make it I will always be reminded of how fragile life is and how we have to be grateful for the NOW, because it will never come back. Here's my link to my blogpost
: http://asianinamericamag...

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Has there been a more copied or printed or saved or prepared recipe on food52? Rhetorical question, please understand. I already have this on the first week's syllabus for classes. Thank you to all for sharing and sharing and sharing.....

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And by the way, being known as a "widow" seriously sucks.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

seriously.

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almost 3 years ago Midge

Who knew peanut butter pies could be so powerful. I'll be making mine belatedly. Thanks for the great slideshow and update.

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almost 3 years ago Lismi

Oh darn, I didn't know our PB pies were being listed here. This is mine..with love, virtual hugs and healing vibes http://lisamichele.wordpress...

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almost 3 years ago Lismi

Oh darn, I didn't know our PB pies were being listed here. This is mine..with love, virtual hugs and healing vibes http://lisamichele.wordpress...

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almost 3 years ago Flavors of the Sun

I am in awe of the amazing blog community and how it has come together for Jennifer and her family. A very touching spot of sunshine in the midst of so much sadness. It is comforting to know that so many are surrounding Jennifer with healing love.

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almost 3 years ago quaypocooks

I do not know Jennie but I know what she is going through. I did not bake the pie in time for Mikey but I baked it anyway. http://quaypocooks.blogspot... I have also make a donation and written a post on my blog to help raise fund for Jennie. http://quaypocooks.blogspot... I am happy I could do a little for her and her girls. I hope the fund raised will help her through this difficult time.

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almost 3 years ago quaypocooks

I don't know Jennie but I know what she is going through. I did not make a pie for Mikey in time but I made it anyway. http://quaypocooks.blogspot.... I have made a donation and written a post to help raise fund for Jennie. http://quaypocooks.blogspot... Jennie and her girls will in my thoughts. I hope Jennie heals and the fund received will help her through her difficult times.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

God, what a community.

Miglore

almost 3 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Hi everyone -- we wanted to let you all know we've updated this post with all the pies we've received (142 of them, to be exact), plus information about fundraising efforts for Jenny's family.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Took this to my Friday night class (Grilling for Girls) to serve as dessert. Not a dry eye as I told the story of its provenance. I lost my husband when my children were young also. I still thank someone that I had/have them. I love thirschfeld's story of holding his girls close and closer. Perfect.

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almost 3 years ago flourchild

My Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey post is up, if belated. But there's no expiration on love for Jennie and her girls, who are in my heart and thoughts.

http://www.flourchildblog...

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almost 3 years ago flourchild

My belated Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey post is up, with much love for Jennie and her girls. They are in my thoughts.

http://www.flourchildblog...

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almost 3 years ago mcs3000

Sarah Shatz's photo at the top of this beautiful tribute is so perfect. I never met Jennie and her family, but like everyone else, I'm thinking of them. It was an honor to make a pie for Mikey. Jennie, thank you for sharing Mikey with us through your blog. XO

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almost 3 years ago Allison Cay Parker

Made the PB pie Friday as planned. Still eating and sharing it--and the story of love, loss, and support--with family and friends. It'll get polished off today, and I'm thinking of Jennie, Mikey, and the girls with a full heart. I emailed my img and post link, but wasn't sure if I should also put it here.

Just in case: http://www.feedingthesaints...

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almost 3 years ago LindaNoBlog

i am a baker without a blog…i read tons of dessert blogs daily. i so enjoy this "virtual" community of bloggers & love reading about & baking from the posts.
you are an incredible community of kind, emotionally charged, sensitive, caring & unique people with golden hearts. kudos to all for the strength you are giving to jennifer & her girls. i send my condolences & positive energy to jennifer & her entire family.

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almost 3 years ago LindaNoBlog

i am a baker without a blog…i read tons of dessert blogs daily…i love the "virtual" community of food bloggers & so enjoy posts.
you are an incredible community of caring, emotionally charged, sensitive & kind persons…kudos to you all for your giving…condolences to jennifer & her girls….sending positive energy.

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almost 3 years ago dailykale

A Peanut Butter Pie Smoothie for Mikey & Jennie. Thanks, food52 team. I ? this community. http://t.co/UZRjxmS