The 35th annual pie festival in Pie Town, New Mexico, is today.
What better way to enjoy the festival experience than to bake a pie and enter it into the contest.
And what better way to bake a pie than with friends in the kitchen.
Chef Paul collaborated with Danni on a pie and showed us the fine art of pie crust making.
This is Danni working on the festive embellishments for the top of their pie...
...while Chef Paul taught me how to flip stuff in a skillet. It's all in the wrist.
While my bottom crust was chilling, I got to work on the festive embellishments for the top of my pie.
Carson's theory of pie baking: if you can't make it good, make it pretty.
I used to braid my mare's tail a lot and luckily my hands remembered what to do.
I'd never tried this before, so it was a bit stressful...
...and having the paparazzi in the kitchen added to the pressure.
My sous chef wasn't of much help.
In the end, I think we baked a couple of winners.