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Eat the Errors

A lot of baking is trial and error. No matter how closely you follow a recipe things can still go awry. Is it me or are recipe authors always leaving out some tiny detail that's crucial to the recipe turning out well?

My grandmother used to announce after dinner as she presented dessert, "It's not pretty! But it still tastes good!" Words to live by.

Today I made Mini Fudge Pies in an attempt to give you all an idea of something kids can make at home this fall; for Thanksgiving dessert tables. As you can see from the pictures, I overfilled them. Are they pretty? No. Do they still taste good? Heck, yes!

Part of parenting is letting kids know it's ok to make mistakes. It's ok for things not to be perfect. That's hard for a lot of us. Baking is a great opportunity for imperfections to be acceptable. Flaws to be forgiven. Eat the errors, learn from them, and move on. Words to live by, for real.

Turns out, once I was able to release them from the pan, some of them they still looked pretty cute with a pumpkin candy corn pushed in. I'll work on my recipe and share it some other time. Have a great weekend!


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