Bake-offs and basketball easy as pie

Mini pies in tart pans

A bake-off. Each daughter created one large and one small (tart-sized) pie. They didn’t use recipes but they did make homemade pie fillings with blueberries from the freezer and an apple from the fridge. Each family member was allowed a small sample.

Then we voted.

Baking pies

Daughter No. 2, the middle child, had tastier fillings. She used more sugar. Her crusts, however, left something to be desired. They were tough and a bit chewy.

Baking pies

Daughter No. 1, the oldest of my offspring, proved her crusts were top-notch. Her fillings? Not so much. They were a bit tart. Not enough sugar to sweeten her berries. Buttery, flaky crusts? Yes.

So we voted … the mom, the dad, the son.

We determined it was a tie.

Baking pies

The happy little homemakers decided to swap secrets and lend advice. There’s another bake-off planned for later in the week.

And their brother?

Basketball practice

He’s working on perfecting his technique, too.

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    proud aunt December 5, 2012 (5:43 am)

    They look beautiful! Great job girls. I love baker’s! :+)

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    Nanny December 6, 2012 (12:26 am)

    Those are beautiful! put me to shame!