Have you ever seen the show Chopped?  It’s on the Food Network and my 9 year old granddaughter loves it. My son and his girlfriend decided to surprise Abby with our own version of Chopped. Abby couldn’t have been more surprised and she absolutely loved it. This first picture is her checking out some of the ingredients they will have to use in their creation.


Abby cooking

This next photo gives you an idea of how much fun she was having.

Acting silly


This one gives you an idea of what my kitchen looked like when they finished. Who cleans the kitchen after the real Chopped? I bet it isn’t Nana!


And this one was the winner. I would gladly share the recipe with you but since they made it up as they went along, that’s impossible. I can tell you it had strawberries, pistachios and grated orange in it. Both desserts were good but the one we chose was not the dessert my granddaughter helped make. It was made by her uncle. Abby was disappointed and cried until I convinced to her try a bite of both desserts. Then she smiled and said, “You are right. Theirs really is better. Can I have a piece?”

strawberry tart

If you haven’t watched Chopped, watch it. And if you aren’t afraid of a little (BIG) mess, have your own version at home!

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  1. pioneerpat1 14 Oct, 2014

    Great photos.

  2. Can I have some please heheh! fun photos

  3. teresak 14 Oct, 2014

    Yes, you may. Come over and I’ll fix you some!

  4. teresak 14 Oct, 2014

    Thanks for visiting me!

  5. Not familiar with Chopped but I’m guessing it is something my three teen daughters would love. They love to make a mess in the kitchen at the best of times. I might need to give them a lesson on cleaning up (to my standard) soon.

  6. Merlinda Little 14 Oct, 2014

    Those looks yummy! #ww

  7. That does look delicious! I love Chopped too! What a great idea to create it at home for her, that is way cool!

  8. I’ve never seen the show, but your grand daughter looks happy.

  9. sounds like a fun family activity! you should do it more often! 🙂

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  10. I love that show! I bet she had so much fun.

  11. mail4rosey 15 Oct, 2014

    Aww, that’s a good lesson to teach, but still a tough one to swallow at first. 😉 Glad the desserts were a hit, and I bet your granddaughter loved the whole day!

  12. Food Corner 15 Oct, 2014

    she looks so happy…

  13. teresak 15 Oct, 2014

    She was happy! Loves to cook!

  14. teresak 15 Oct, 2014

    She did Rosey! Thanks for commenting!

  15. That does look fun! And love that ending! Glad at least one of them turned out well!

  16. Jessica Fiorillo 15 Oct, 2014

    Aw, looks like you had so much fun! 🙂
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  17. ethel 15 Oct, 2014

    look like they had part was probably not that fun though right? 🙂 thanks for linking @Hubby and Me plus 3

  18. Diana M. 15 Oct, 2014

    That is so awesome! My kids got inspired one day, too, and had a mini Master Chef competition. They were so serious about it, it was so cute!

  19. Colleen 16 Oct, 2014

    HAHAHA i love Abby’s expression! Mess? What mess? Everything stayed on the plates. 😉

  20. teresak 16 Oct, 2014

    Thanks Colleen…all my grands are blessings! Abby is a fun gal!

  21. teresak 16 Oct, 2014

    Awww, that sounds fun! Did you make pictures?

  22. teresak 16 Oct, 2014

    You are so right, Ethel….cleaning not fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  23. teresak 16 Oct, 2014

    You to Jessica, I always enjoy your photos!

  24. teresak 16 Oct, 2014

    Thanks Janice and thanks for the shout out on Twitter!

  25. Cascia Talbert 21 Oct, 2014

    Looks like she was having fun! We don’t watch that show, but I’ve heard about it. Have a terrific day!

  26. teresak 21 Oct, 2014

    Hi Cascia, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it!